“Reach everyone who needs us, even on the other side of the world.”

משלחת סיוע. צילום ארכיון: דובר צה”ל

Members of the volunteer organization, JCRC, came to visit the HA and heard on the IDF’s humanitarian delegations overseas.

תאריך: 12/08/2012, 12:20    
מחבר: יעל ליבנת, אתר צה”ל

Palmahim is different guests every week, but also for our visit where a special expedition last week – not used. 20 guests from New York, all Jews and all community activists in various federations in the United States, the first to visit Israel together with JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council), and met with Lt. Col. Yuval ירפ”א, who with his experiences as a part of the delegation to Haiti two years ago.

Each of the participants is a leader of an ethnic group or a political activist that affects the public agenda, and the organization which is responsible for expeditions JCRC differ, recognise them as people of influence in the community and invite them, in order to continue the relations of Christians with a visit here after returning to New York, and connect. In their visit to the country the delegation visit in Syria’s border, Sderot and the Holy places.

Rabbi Michael Miller, the Organization’s Executive Director in New York, said the goal is to produce sound for Israel with the top people in the various communities, including support for the Army Commander ירפ”א meets the Organization’s initiative to introduce deep connection between military people through humanitarian missions abroad and contributing to the community in a fundamental sense of the word. “We wanted to show the Israeli character, some challenging transition between doctor, in case of a tributary, the pilot helicopter gunships, the Israeli military nature. As the delegation deemed that smoke in military uniform out Lt. Col. Yuval to save lives, they realize the meaning
In Israeli society, “he says.

As mentioned, Lt. Col. Yuval traveled from his capacity as paediatrician the delegation to Haiti, after the earthquake in January 2010, in order to establish a field hospital to treat the wounded. “I got a call in the middle of the night and asked if I would like to join the delegation. After 5 seconds I knew I couldn’t pass on this, “says Lt. Col. Yuval.

When asked by one of the delegation what made him and the Israeli delegation was to fly to the other half of the ball to help, said that “the main reason was that we can and need. The State of Israel is ready always to a situation where nothing is safe, so we prepared for this situation and we knew if anyone else needs help and we can reach, we will. ” “We saved conviction if one life saved an entire world, and that the IDF believes, even in distant countries and enemy countries.

Translated from Hebrew