6 Tevet, 5763
In a Ceremony to Be Held Under the Aegis of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Jewish Agency Chairman Sallai Meridor:
39 Patrol Cars and 400 state-of-the-art communications sets will increase the operational capabilities of Civil Guard volunteer units. The equipment is the gift of the United Jewish Communities (UJC).
This Thursday (12 December), Jewish Agency Chairman Sallai Meridor will present the Civil Guard with 39 new patrol cars, 400 state-of the-art communications sets and ten transmitters. This equipment will enhance the operational capability of Civil Guard volunteer units deployed throughout Israel.
The gift of the patrol cars and communications equipment comes in the context of the Israel Emergency Campaign, which the Jewish Agency and the United Jewish Communities launched last March upon the initiative of Prime Minister Sharon. As part of the Campaign, the Jewish Agency and the UJC are conducting special events to raise and allocate essential resources for the security of the home front and upgrading the capabilities of Israeli hospitals.
In order to ensure that the equipment will enter operational use as quickly as possible, the Jewish Agency and the UJC not only raised the funds from Jewish donors but also coordinated staff work: beginning with defining critical needs, establishing orders of priority and culminating with the management of assets so as to improve the operational capacities of personnel, equipment and systems.
Jewish Agency Chairman Sallai Meridor said that activities of the Israel Emergency Fund, such as the donation of the patrol cars in order to enhance the operational capabilities of volunteer Civil Guard units, are tangible expressions of the mutual responsibility between Jews in the Diaspora in general, the members of the UJC in particular and the people of Israel. He added that according to high ranking Israeli security and medical officials, the Israel Emergency Fund Campaign transformed the Jewish Agency and the UJC into an essential arm for protecting Israel's home front.
The patrol cars and equipment will be presented to the Civil Guard in a ceremony which will take place in the Jewish Agency's Kiryat Moriah Educational Campus, 3 HaAskan St, Talpioth Mizrach, Jerusalem at . Entry of Journalists until upon presentation of your GPO press card.
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