San Francisco gathers to witness the release and homecoming of Gilad Shalit October 19 8:00 AM

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After five and a half years of being held by Hamas terrorists, the release of Gilad Shalit is expected Tuesday morning.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, Israel’s Consul General Akiva Tor, and Deputy Consul General of France, Corinne Pereira, will gather with community leaders to watch the unfolding events via live feed from Israel. The program will include brief remarks by the dignitaries. The press is invited

The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, as well as its Israel Center, the Consulate General of Israel, and the Jewish Community Relations Council are sponsoring this gathering.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 8:00 am.

WHERE: The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, 121 Steuart Street, San Francisco.

(Media RSVP required to Noga Zimerman: or 617-447-9994.)

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