Wednesday, May 10, 2006

AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM SHLOMO WOLLINS

This is a personal appeal from editor Shlomo Wollins of israelreporter.com.

The current plans of the Israeli government to evacuate between 80,000 and 100,000 Jewish citizens from the Land of Israel require a significant media battle to educate the Jewish world as the immorality and dangers of such a plan. At israelreporter.com, we have been able to participate in and transmit the struggles for the Gush Katif settlements, to bring our audience safely into the coliseum of violence known as Amona via video, photographic, and audio coverage, and to provide hours of video and audio coverage of the illegal evictions from the Hebron shuk in January and the Beit Shapira residence this week. While these events are horrific to experience and sometimes perilious to cover, we consider it a privilege to be serving in this unique and historic role.

You will notice that our website has no advertising or other forms of sponsorship, outside of our audience and readership. We rarely have had to ask for financial assistance to continue our operations, not including the post-amona tragedy and the destruction of our main filming equipment. At this point, we are planning to launch a remarkable new netcast, radio station in the next 30-60 days, with the radio station website now nearly complete. This has been accomplished in the last two months, despite the ongoing journalistic and technical demands of
Bottom-line: we are in need of additional funds to launch the radio website, rebuild
israelreporter.com into a full-blown video news website, and commence several other initiatives to work against the Land surrender policies of the current government. Our website information and video/audio data has been and will remain free to our rapidly-growing audience seeking an alternative to bland and nonsensical coverage of the critical issues surrounding Israel's security. We will continue to provide that through israelreporter.com, the new webcast radio station, and several other new media websites in various stages of planning or development.
We absolutely require your help--if you cannot be here and stand with us, the help us afford the necessary tools to conduct an effective media battle. Please take a moment and hit the banner below to support israelreporter.com's development, which can be done either through paypal, or major credit card. We have no raffles, auctions, or prizes to give out--just a complete commitment to our audience to be "in the middle" of any flashpoint for the Land of Israel and to transmit the events via our websites in video/audio/text formats. The first year "birthday" of israelreporter.com passed this last week, and we look back at our first year with pride at our accomplishments and great enthusiasm for the task ahead. Participate in our growth and we will all benefit israelreporter.com, which has experienced a near doubling of traffic just in the last month. We are now serving over 10 gigabytes of data per day and the sit is receiving thousands of visitors per day, requiring the upgrading of our hosting package.

Bottom-line: we are in need of additional funds to launch the radio website, rebuild israelreporter.com into a full-blown video news website, and commence several other initiatives to work against the Land surrender policies of the current government. Our website information and video/audio data has been and will remain free to our rapidly-growing audience seeking an alternative to bland and nonsensical coverage of the critical issues surrounding Israel's security. We will continue to provide that through israelreporter.com, the new webcast radio station, and several other new media websites in various stages of planning or development.

We absolutely require your help--if you cannot be here and stand with us, the help us afford the necessary tools to conduct an effective media battle. Please take a moment and hit the banner below to support israelreporter.com's development, which can be done either through paypal, or major credit card. We have no raffles, auctions, or prizes to give out--just a complete commitment to our audience to be "in the middle" of any flashpoint for the Land of Israel and to transmit the events via our websites in video/audio/text formats. The first year "birthday" of israelreporter.com passed this last week, and we look back at our first year with pride at our accomplishments and great enthusiasm for the task ahead. Participate in our growth and we will all benefit.


THE PAYMENT WILL TAKE LESS THAN 3 MINUTES, THE INVESTMENT WILL ACCRUE FOR ETERNITY!

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT


Shlomo Wollins
Publisher & Editor
www.israelreporter.com
shlomo@israelreporter.com
054-7388-054 (Israel)
011-972-54-7388-054 (from overseas)


(See donation link on the Israel Reporter's website, box on the righ-hand column of your screen)

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