mission of hope, a story of life and death

i am proud of the israeli hospital in haiti

our humanitarian efforts in Haiti are remarkable because

Gubilande Jean Michel holds her son at the IDF hospital in Port-au-Prince on Saturday. He was born there, a month early but healthy, and she has named him Israel.

Jean Michel Gubilande holds her son at the IDF hospital in Port-au-Prince on Saturday. He was born there, a month early but healthy, and she has named him Israel.

  • we live half a world away
  • our efforts are done full-heartedly
  • the results are meaningful
  • the response was quick
  • at the time, the American medical efforts in Haiti are still in planning phases and not operational
  • for once, our disproportionate response is positive
  • and, it is still difficult to find stories of how israel is to be blamed for the earthquake

makes you wonder, when will we help the people 80 km south of here?

for some remarkable stories, perhaps the best i have seen related to israel in a long time:

interview with a brother of a man rescued after 4 days.

even sky news has something nice to say about this.

abc doctor trying to help a pregnant woman and another miracle of birth

and a short, but telling CNN piece, really worth watching:

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2 Responses to “mission of hope, a story of life and death”

  1. Ran Arad Says:

    Indeed it’s hard for a sarcastic person like myself to see our efforts in Haiti, and not think of the people starving under the siege in Gaza (clearly this will not lead to a popular uprising that will overthrow the Hamas – what are we thinking?). Also, a local TV show (“Matzav HaUma”) presented a clip of all the aid we’ve been rushing to give over the past few years to places stricken with natural disasters – which was hilarious. And still, the Guttman article was hard to swallow. Talk about conflicting emotions…

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