Here is the latest installment of our series, “What we lose if we lose Israel”:
Excerpted from Joel Leyden\’s article for israelnewsagency.com:
Jerusalem, Israel – April 25, 2015 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening following the lethal earthquake in Nepal and nearby areas, held an assessment of the situation, via telephone, with Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Israel Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.
It was agreed to dispatch – as soon as possible – a rescue delegation including medical support. The humanitarian delegation will land near the affected zone and make its preparations until it becomes possible to land in Nepal.
Israelis in the affected zone will receive the means necessary to return to Israel. The Prime Minister, on behalf of the Israeli people, conveys his deepest condolences to the people of Nepal and says that Israel will render such assistance as may be required.
The IDF announced that they will send a delegation to determine the extent of required humanitarian aid assistance. The mission is set to fly out in the next 24 hours on the orders of IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.
Israel, as it was in Haiti, in Indonesia after the tsunami, and virtually everywhere else there has been massive tragedy, is there – fast and effectively – with humanitarian aid. Not just a pledge of money which might or might not get there, but with medical teams, equipment and supplies.
How many of Israel\’s neighbors, who want – make that demand – that Israel is obliterated, will be sending similar humanitarian aid? I would say there are so few that you could count them up on the fingers of one hand…but I don\’t think you even need the one hand.
That is what we lose if we lose Israel.
Maybe losing Israel isn\’t such a good idea.