Donate Shop Register


StandWithUs Delivers Your Letters to the Fogel Family
Last month, Ruth Fogel, 35, and Udi Fogel, 36, together with three of their children, were murdered by terrorists as they slept in their home on Shabbat. 
 
"Today it was my sad duty, but also my honor, to visit the parents of Ruth Fogel z"l, who was tragically murdered together with her husband Udi and their children, 11-year-old Yoav, four-year-old Elad, and three-month-old Hadas. I was there to deliver thousands of letters from people around the world who wanted to give their support to the family. It is clear this will be a devastating Passover for the family, and we wanted to give them some comfort and strength via a show of support from people around the world," said StandWithUs Israel Director Michael Dickson.
 
The messages included a heartfelt letter from Dr. Denis McEoin, a non-Jewish friend of Israel from the UK, to Tamar, the Fogels’ 12-year-old daughter, who was orphaned together with her eight-year-old and two-year-old brothers. The letter was was signed by hundreds of people. 

In his letter Dr. McEoin wrote, "We have never met, nor are we likely to. I am not a Jew nor an Israeli, though for many years I have defended both Jews and Israelis from the physical and political attacks that are made on them.…I saw a video in which you spoke to a reporter and your tears gave way to a most articulate, awesomely mature, and moving assertion of your right to live in Samaria. I wish every Palestinian could watch that video with an Arabic voice-over. Perhaps there and then they might see that their fight against Israel is worthless, that you will never surrender, that you will not let yourselves be led to the slaughter.…By living, you make clear to everyone that the People of Israel live, that their light will not be snuffed out, and that when your enemies have gone to dust and seen a darkness beyond measure engulf them, the light of the Jews will illuminate the nations. Grow and be happy and tell us what you see on your journey." 

Rabbi Yehuda Ben Ishai, Ruth's father and grandfather to the late Yoav, Elad, and baby Hadas, expressed his thanks to all those who had written and supported both the family and Israel in this difficult time. He wanted as many people as possible to hear about and learn from what happened. He praised Ruth and Udi as gentle, kind people who had never done anyone harm and always expressed a desire that Am Yisrael – the people of Israel – stay strong. "They were strong and would want this to bring us all together and strengthen us. The response we have had from people everywhere shows that is what is happening," he said.  
 
May G-d bring comfort to the Fogel family. You can watch a memorial video, "We Remember the Fogel Family," here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzJAh-RQnMA.

Pictured: StandWithUs Israel Director Michael Dickson, together with Rabbi Yehuda Ben Ishai, father of Ruth Fogel z"l at his home




Father - Udi Fogel     


Mother murdered - Ruth Fogel       


Yoav Fogel, 11, murdered at home       

4-year-old Elad – stabbed to death       


3-month-old victim - Hadas       
Other stories
6/23/2017
During the last couple of weeks, Jewish and Israeli media outlets were filled with woeful ...
6/23/2017
On June 7, the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C. commemorated the 50th anniversary of t...
6/23/2017
Did you know... ...
6/22/2017
With only about 40% of US Jews visiting Israel, more and more young adults find their Jewi...
6/21/2017
StandWithUs commends the Westchester, New York Board of Legislators for overwhelmingly (16...
6/16/2017
British-born Kay Wilson reflects on the double standards when it comes to tackling Islamis...
6/14/2017
I was riding my bike one summer evening alongside the beautiful, crashing waves and the go...
6/12/2017
StandWithUs is honored to have been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Classy.org Awards,...
6/12/2017
That`s when the 24-year-old social work student stopped by Bain`s office to tell her she`d...
6/12/2017
As Israeli actress Gal Gadot`s “Wonder Woman” film heads toward $400 million i...
6/9/2017
On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C. commemorated the 50...
6/9/2017
In “ An Israeli-Arab`s Journey to Israel Advocacy”, we had the privilege to he...
6/9/2017
United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, received a petition with thou...
6/9/2017
On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C. commemorated the 50...
6/5/2017
While Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer`s plan to withhold federal funding from univ...
6/5/2017
The people of London are facing the beginning of a slippery slope, one where we all know h...
6/5/2017
JERUSALEM - Israelis are celebrating 50 years since the Six-Day War - and with good reason...
6/5/2017
To the members of IfNotNow who chose to stage a disruption at Bret Stephens talk at Emanu-...
6/2/2017
New faces at StandWithUs MI...
6/2/2017
In a recent statement on the Ryerson University website, president Mohamed Lachemi emphasi...

 

About Us
Get Involved
Resources
Shop For Israel
Social Media
StandWithUs Websites