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May 29, 2003

Action: Israel Day Concert in Central Park, June 1

25,000 PEOPLE EXPECTED TO GATHER IN CENTRAL PARK TO OPPOSE PLO TERRORIST STATE -- ISRAEL DAY CONCERT FEATURING LEADING SINGERS AND AMERICAN JEWISH LEADERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 1

May 27, 2003, NEW YORK, NY - The Israel Concert in The Park Committee, in association with the National Council of Young Israel announced today they would host the 10th annual Israel Day Concert in Central Park, at the East Meadow, located at 97th Street and 5th Avenue, on Sunday, June 1, 2003 from 3-6 PM, rain or shine.

Over 25,000 people are expected to gather at this year's event, which is dedicated to urging President Bush and Prime Minister Sharon to "Say No to a PLO terror state."

Additionally, the program will be dedicated to the Jewish communities located in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (The West Bank), the more than 1100 victims of Oslo who have been killed since the signing of the Oslo "peace" accords, the more than 700 murdered since the outbreak of the latest War against Israel which began on September 28, 2000, and the 55th Anniversary of The State of Israel.

Honorary guests will include a number of New York elected officials, leaders of the American Jewish community, including Rabbis and major organizational heads.

The event is organized by Dr. Joseph Frager, was founded by Carl & Sylvia Freyer and the concert chairman will be Sam Domb.

The concert, which is a memorial to Dr. Manfred R. Lehmann will feature leading Jewish performers, including Avraham Rosenblum and Diaspora, Ira Heller, Soulfarm and a variety of other leading performers.

"As New Yorkers, we feel the need to stand up and let the world know on the 55th year of the Anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel that we will not sit silent as the Jewish homeland is in danger. We will gather to rejoice at Israel's independence, but also in fear as the potential creation of a PLO terror state is a grave dangers to Israel," said Dr. Joseph Frager, organizer of The Israel Concert in the Park. "We will not sit silent, and expect tens of thousands to join us to publicly say "No to a PLO terrorist State."

Further information on the event is available by calling Ronn Torossian at 212-999-5585.