One Jerusalem Announces Nationwide School Competition
To Encourage Jewish Youth Awareness Of Jerusalem
Students in participating schools will have the unique opportunity to hear Jewish leaders speak on the subject of Jerusalem and its centrality to Israel and the Jewish people. Mr. Olmert and Mr. Sharansky will also answer a selection of questions submitted by students in advance. In addition, the call will mark the beginning of a nationwide petition drive, ending on Yom Yerushalayim (21st May, 2001), during which students will be encouraged to collect as many signatures as possible to be added to the One Jerusalem Petition, which currently numbers 125,000 signatures from around the world. Only schools that agree to participate in the drive will be privileged to take part in the conference call.
"This is a unique opportunity to actively involve Jewish American youth in history as it unfolds in Israel," said Yechiel Leiter, Director of One Jerusalem. "The three elements of this program- the conference call, the petition drive and the essay competition, are all aimed at bringing the issue of the unification of Jerusalem to the forefront of Jewish consciousness, for Jews around the world and not just in Israel."
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