What now?

By Gilad Amzaleg

Gilad sits on the Mazkirut (FZY’s National Executive) and grew up in Project 500 (FZY’s northern-most Chavura in Glasgow). He is currently planning a Chavurot Seminar in Glasgow.

On the 18th of October 2011 the whole world was glued to their TV to watch the release of a single IDF soldier, Gilad Shalit. After five brutal years of captivity the swap was finally made and few people cared about the political background or the competing agendas behind it. All anyone cared about was that he was getting back to his family, and home, in Mitzpe Hila. After the huge celebration, partying and Gilad returning home, Israel and the world settled down and thought… “What now?”

This is the exact same question we FZYniks face. “What now?” After a 5-year long campaign to get Gilad Shalit released, it has finally happened. At least this part of our Magen campaign is complete. But “What to do now?” Shall we move onto another Magen campaign or stay with MIA’s (Missing in Action soldiers). Should we move onto a non-Jewish cause like the genocide in Darfur or should we protest for the release of Israeli spy Jonathon Pollard?

There are many choices, however one thing for sure is that FZY CANNOT be Magen-less. The FZY motto is a movement that never stops moving and right now, some could argue that FZY has STOPPED. So let us not neglect our responsibility to stand up and make our voices heard or ignore causes that need support. Lets put our heads together and find a new Magen campaign, so that we can find the new cause to mobilise our generation…


Faces for Freedom

Emma Stone - FZY Bogeret

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Thank you for your support, both now and over the last five years,

The FZY Team