Mrs. Sara Netanyahu, wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, presented holiday vouchers totaling NIS 550,000 today to lone soldiers from combat units, at a special ceremony in Jerusalem. The money was raised by Keren Hayesod-UIA donors. Vouchers were given to soldiers from disadvantaged homes as well.
“It is an honor for Keren Hayesod to support our soldiers who defend Israel, the homeland of the Jewish people”, said KH-UIA World Chairman, Eliezer (Moodi) Sandberg.
“This has become an annual tradition”, noted Mrs. Netanyahu. “We are happy that we reached NIS 550,000, yet we aim higher in future years.
"The vouchers will be used by the soldiers and their families to enhance their holiday. We are all indebted to them. As the mother of a soldier, I feel that I’m a mother to all of you as well. We have to make sure that every lone soldier has a Rosh Hashana meal, and we are starting with soldiers in combat units. We wish you all the best; take care of yourselves and shana tova”.