WHEN: Thursday, June 24, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Queen of Hearts boat
Pier 40 (Houston Street and West Side Highway)
New York City
RSVP REQUIRED TO ACCESS MEETING
Marking the fourth anniversary of Gilad Shalit’s kidnapping by Hamas, the “True Freedom” Flotilla will sail from Pier 40 around the tip of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty to the United Nations to remind the international body and the world of the real siege in Gaza and call for the release of Gilad Shalit. The Flotilla is organized by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
The Flotilla will sail regardless of the weather forecast, as the boats are covered.
The media is invited to remain aboard the Queen of Hearts following the press conference. The Flotilla will depart from Pier 40 at 12:00 noon and will return around 2:00 p.m.
Gilad Shalit was kidnapped from within Israeli territory on June 25, 2006, as part of an unprovoked and well-planned attack by Hamas terrorists. He remains held in total isolation with no access to the International Red Cross or other humanitarian bodies. Since his capture, Hamas has provided only two indications that Gilad is still alive – a recorded message of his voice released on June 25, 2007, and a video of him released on October 2, 2009.
PLEASE NOTE: Security requires advance notice of all attendees to this meeting. To RSVP for the meeting, please contact the Conference of Presidents at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-318-6111.