Our Pizza project started in 2002 during Israel's Operation Defensive Shield. This military operation was designed to rid our area of terrorists following the bombing of the Park Hotel in Netanya and the murder of thirty innocent people, many Holocaust survivors, who were sitting down to their Passover Seder meal.
Sending pizza to our soldiers provides them a much needed moral boost by demonstrating support from around the world and at the same time providing people outside of Israel with a way to express their solidarity with Israel and her soldiers. See some pictures of the pizzas being delivered.
Our project also aids many small business owners here in Israel. This includes directly the pizzerias, burger restaurants, delivery people and the sales staff, and indirectly the tomato growers and the milk producers among many others. As we are taught that the highest form of charity is to help people to work with dignity, with feel, in our small way, we are contributing positively to the overall situation.
Israel's largest distribution newspaper, Yediot Aharonot sent a reporter and photographer out one night with the pizza distribution. See the article and translation at PizzaIDF.org/Yediot.htm. The Wall Street Journal featured us in their Best of Web article on May 1, 2002, at www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=105002009. Other articles and press releases are avalailable at our Press Center.
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Many people have asked us for a couple of posters to put up in their local Pizzerias, synagogues or
community centers. So here they are: