Actress Maureen Lipman has written a heartfelt message to an IDF soldier, sending them “a postal hug”.
The star of stage and screen has penned the postcard as part of Technion UK’s Message a Hero campaign in partnership with the JC, which sees thousands of children and adults sending postcards to soldiers serving on Israel’s front line.
Addressing “my unknown soldier” Dame Maureen Lipman wrote: “You represent a shield and an arrow for the Jewish people of the world, and although I don’t share your tank or your trench or your battalion of comrades in arms, I share your pain and feel your qualms and if I could, I would hug you and tell you how inspirational you are.”
The postcards are being sent to IDF soldiers in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.
The university, which is located in Haifa has over 3,000 students, faculty members and other staff currently serving in the IDF.
CEO of Technion UK Alan Aziz said that the aim of the postcard project was to give “a little morale” to soldiers”, adding that he was grateful to everyone who had so far taken part.
To take part in the “Message a hero” campaign, go to: https://technionuk.org/postcard
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