Yuval Arad is a young woman, who’s now 24 years old. Her father’s name is Ron Arad, and he has been missing for nearly 23 years, ever since his Phantom plane crashed in Lebanon in 1986, which resulted in him being captured by the Amal Movement, and later handed over to Iran. For the first year and half of his captivity, it was known for sure that Ron is alive, but we have since lost track of him, and his fate remains a mystery.
Yuval Arad grew up without her father, and until recently has kept away from the limelights.
This week she decided to join the fight for the release of Gilad Shalit, visiting his parents in their protest tent in Jerusalem, and granting an interview to Channel 2 news.
This matter burns inside of me, she told Oded Ben-Ami. “For the first year and half we knew my father was alive. We know now that Gilad is alive. We can’t know what might be in half a year from now.”
This coming Friday, March the 13th, at 10 am, the public is urged to come and protest together with Gilad’s parents in front of Olmert’s residence in Jerusalem. Olmert is leaving office in less than 2 weeks, and now is the time to pressure the man who could not find a way to release Gilad in the past 3 years. Bus routes 9 and 32 can take you from the Central Bus Station to Olmert’s residence.
March 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm
God bless Yuval Arad in standing up for others who have suffered hardship.That is the way it works many times as Ive seen in my own life. Those who go through certain problems and sufferings want to help those who have gone through suffering and troubles.As good as that is,it is not by works of righteousness which we have done,but according to his mercy he saves us.We cannot do good works to get ouselves to Heaven,but by repenting of our sins against God our Creator and trusting Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour,God,and Messiah. He is the way,the truth,and the life,no man cometh unto the father,but by me.(John14:6). He was wounded for our transgressions and was bruised for our iniquities,and surely he hath born our griefs and carried our sorrows.(Isaiah 53,the suffering Messiah).Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved,and thy house.(Acts 16:31). And remember Yuval and all All things work together for good to them that love God to them who are the called according to his purpose(Romans8:28). Christ also rose again from the dead and went back up to Heaven.And is alive forevermore. Thank You,very much,Sincerely;