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  • Spread news on Israel’s relief efforts

    To the Editor: The message must get out that Israel is a front-line responder, with all the wonderful medical and engineering and other skills the country is sending to Haiti. It is not being mentioned on TV, so we must give them the information. Israel must speak up, show videos, give material to the news… More ▸

  • Israel sends rescue team to Haiti as several Israelis are missing

    Though Haiti does not have much of a Jewish community left, the Jewish world is mobilizing to help out in the recovery from last night’s massive earthquake. In the United States, several Jewish groups — including the American Jewish World Service (www.ajws.org/haitiearthquake), American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (www.jdc.org), American Jewish Committee (www.ajc.org/haitifund) and B’nai B’rith International (https://secure.ga1.org/05/web_relief_donations) — have… More ▸

  • Around the Jewish World As Haiti Burns, Its Few Jews Choose Business over Politics

    At the once-elegant El Rancho Hotel in the hills above Port-au-Prince, aggressive young men peddle exotic African sculptures next to the taxi stand, and colorful Haitian paintings decorate the reception area. Yet it’s hard not to notice the black, wrought-iron menorah smack in the middle of the lobby. “My father was Jewish,” explains manager Elizabeth… More ▸

  • Israeli Volunteer Contingent Returns from Service in Haiti

    The Israeli police contingent that was dispatched to Haiti last October as part of an international peacekeeping force returned to Israel this week. During their three months of service in the tiny Caribbean island nation, the 28 Israeli volunteers worked to help create better relations between the community and local police. The Israeli detachment was… More ▸

  • Israeli Police Joining Haiti Force; Training in Puerto Rico for the Mission

    A 30-member Israeli police contingent left here last week to join an international peacekeeping force whose goal is to restore law and order in Haiti. The 28 men and two women who volunteered to assist in the restoration of stability in the Caribbean island nation left Israel on Oct. 6. The group left two days… More ▸

  • Court Clears Way for Dispatch of Volunteer Police Force to Haiti

    After temporarily blocking the move, Israel’s High Court of Justice this week unanimously approved sending a 30-member police contingent to assume peacekeeping duties in Haiti. The court’s decision, combined with the Cabinet’s approval of the mission last week, cleared the way for the departure of the 28 men and women who volunteered to help restore… More ▸