European Jewish Congress
Israeli NGO sends aid relief to Israel
Life in Israel
Israeli NGO sends aid relief to Israel

A team of Israelis headed to Texas on Tuesday to help communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

International aid organisation iAid, a non-profit based in Israel, sent 10 relief professionals to coordinate efforts with the Texas National Guard and American NGOs.

“We have contacts on the ground there and people in the Jewish community,” said iAid founding director Shachar Zahavi said. “We plan to mainly focus on distribution of relief items and helping people get out their houses in the short run.”

In the long term, iAid hopes to help with technological needs of the community, such as water purification, using Israel innovations, Zahavi added.

Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday called for helping “our brothers in need.”

“For years, the Jews of Houston were there for us, and now we can be there for them,” Bennett wrote on his Facebook page. “All Israel is responsible for each other,” he concluded, quoting a famous rabbinic saying.

Click here to read the full article in Jerusalem Post

Thursday, August 31, 2017
More News
Tamar and Mohammed top Israel's baby name list
The most popular baby names in Israel over the past year were Tamar for girls and Mohammad for boys, the two favourites remaining at the top of their lists for the third consecutive year, according to figures released on Sunday by the Interior Ministry.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Life in Israel
President's Page Security and Crisis Centre by EJC European Parliament Working Group On Antisemitism