It’s been one of those weeks when our horror of the tragedy in Haiti was coupled with pride at the immediate and invaluable help sent by Israel.
Without fanfare, the Israeli army contingents arrived and set about their work.The Rescue Unit went straight to work with their highly trained Oketz dog handling unit, searching for and finding, survivors buried in the destroyed buildings.
And the medical team set up their state-of-the-art field hospital complete with operating rooms, respirators and imaging equipment.
Our field hospital , has, by all accounts, been the one light in the bleak medical turmoil where survivors of the quake are now dying in the streets for lack of medical attention.
The birth of a healthy baby boy, in a country where infant mortality is one of the highest in a ‘good’ week, was cause for a few minutes celebration before emergency work was resumed.
Baby Israel in his mother’s arms shortly after his birth in the field hospital.
What an international ‘kiddush Hashem’.
Once again it’s Kol HaKavod LeTzahal.