Israel in Haiti

The media has been full of praise for Israel’s rescue efforts in Haiti. The Israelis set up a field hospital in Haiti which has treated numerous patients around the clock. The Israeli team consists of doctors, paramedics, a rabbi and psychologists. The only internet connection in all of Haiti was set up by the Israelis and is used by all the journalists for sending in their reports.

NBC has a great report on Israeli efforts in Haiti. It’s nice to see some positive coverage of Israel in the international media.

UPDATE: The Muqata has posted a letter from an Israeli soldier in Haiti to his parents.  Here’s the best part:

In the IDF Medical Corps Delegation which came from Israel in the Middle East to Haiti, there are American volunteer doctors. They have no other useful installation in which to work in. A doctor and nurse from Germany came. They heard this is best hospital in Haiti. An emergency room team from Colombia arrived with all their equipment and asked if they could set up next to us to be part of our hospital. England is the enlightened country in Europe, the one which has an academic boycott of Israel; twenty British doctors and nurses asked to work with us.

All these people, without exception, stand together at the morning formation at 7 AM in the flag square. The flag of Israel. The flag of a country which was established after the USA was already superpower. After the British left a land under their control. After Colombia was already an established country. After the Holocaust against the Jewish people.

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