President Trump may have come under fire for his comment referring to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries,” but for white nationalists, he struck just the right tone.
(JTA) — The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing aid to Haiti after a hurricane caused widespread damage in the Caribbean country. The Jewish humanitarian group, partnering with the on-the-ground relief organization Heart to Heart International, is focusing on providing medical aid and serving the basic needs of those affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to…
Michael Oren says in his new book that he felt ‘kicked in the chest’ when President Obama omitted Israel from a list of countries helping Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. That’s odd — since the first Israeli rescuers hadn’t even arrived yet.
Just in time for the 11th anniversary of America’s war to liberate Iraq, a leading global business consulting firm comes forward with what could be the most telling measure of our success.
With Passover around the corner, many of us are poised to recite the words, “Let all who are hungry come and eat.”
GIVING 2011: Aid groups raced to Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake, including many Jewish groups. Those that remain are focused on creating sustainable improvements.
IsraAID celebrates Israeli humanitarian work in Africa The organization’s vital lifesaving work has attracted praise from the professionals and interest in future projects. Live Aid concert organizer Bob Geldof was in Israel recently to laud Israeli humanitarian projects in Africa. The Irish rock musician spoke at a conference presented by IsraAID (www.israaid.org.il) in Herzliya. People from Israel’s business, arts, media and civil society sectors met at the conference to applaud past achievements and inspire future ones. Geldof’s 1985 concert raised almost $250 million to fight hunger in Africa. Also appearing at the conference were Israeli musician Idan Raichel (www.idanraichelproject.com/en), the goodwill ambassador of the Israeli organization Save a Child’s Heart www.saveachildsheart.org), which provides life-saving heart surgery to children in developing countries; and Itai Anghel, a journalist and filmmaker who has interviewed rape victims in the Congo: DOWNLOADS: VIDEOS: - HiRes: www.megaupload.com - HiRes No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming: www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos
Rare life-saving heart operation saves Haiti girl Doctors at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center (eng.sheba.co.il) near Tel Aviv have performed a rare and complicated life-saving open-heart operation on a 12-year-old Haitian girl. The doctors discovered Amy Mariolata when she came to a primary care clinic outside Port au Prince opened by Israeli medics in the wake of Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010. She was suffering from rheumatic heart disease, a condition affecting the heart valves, and had a life expectancy of just two years. The doctors brought her to Israel and carried out an eight-hour surgery, which is likely to extend her life by at least 20-30 years. The $30000 operation and transportation costs were covered by Sheba. DOWNLOADS VIDEO: - HiRes: www.megaupload.com - HiRes No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming: www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos
The images beamed from Haiti seem to go from very bad to unbearably worse. The nation was already the poorest in the hemisphere before the January 12 earthquake crushed the landscape and killed hundreds of thousands. Then came the sight of more than a million displaced people living in over-crowded, squalid refugee camps.
Fundraising events for Jewish non-profits don’t usually turn out to be laugh riots. But tonight’s American Jewish World Service (AJWS) benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center should have the audience rolling in the aisles. No, president Ruth Messinger’s not doing her banana-peel shtick; director Judd Apatow (“Knocked Up,” “Superbad”) will premiere a celebrity-studded tribute video that the NY Daily News calls “so funny benefit-goers are in danger of choking on their rubber chicken.”