After public outcry, Defense Minister Liberman gave orders: ‘If soldiers have free time, they should help Holocaust survivors or the needy. Charity begins at home.’
Israeli Defense Minster Avigdor Liberman has given orders to put a stop to a volunteering program involving IDF soldiers playing with children of migrants in south Tel Aviv after the incident caused public outcry, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.
Israel’s then FM, now Defense Minister, Avigdor Liberman – Photo: AFP/MENAHEM KAHANA
According to the report, Liberman personally phoned IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot last week and ordered him to put an immediate end to the program. Continue Reading »
Israel Police seeks to build on the fact that many of the new immigrants were too old to serve in the IDF, yet, are looking to give back to the community.
By BEN HARTMAN
“Zionism doesn’t end at Ben-Gurion Airport, that’s where it begins”, says Jay M. Shultz of the Internationals Tel Aviv salon, addressing a group of mostly English-speaking immigrants on the 12th floor of the Tel Aviv municipality Monday night.
Israeli Police. – Photo courtesy: Israel Police
It’s a rather muted pep talk, but there’s a decent turnout to hear it – 30 or so mostly Anglo immigrants who have heeded the call to sign up as volunteer officers with the Tel Aviv police’s Yarkon subdistrict civil guard, which covers the city’s northern end. Continue Reading »
Video: Sukkot event at Har Bracha in the Shomron show American group of volunteers from HaYovel, an int’l humanitarian organization which supports Jewish farming in Judea & Samaria
In cooperation with the Har Bracha community in the Shomron (Samaria) and Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, the head of the Har Bracha yeshiva, dozens of Christian volunteers from the United States joined families in the year’s annual harvest of crops.
Tommy Waller led his group of volunteers from HaYovel, an international humanitarian organization which supports farming in Yesha (Judea and Samaria).
Despite previous accusations that HaYovel were a missionary group, Rabbi Melamed described the event as “a blessed phenomena of non-Jews seeing the truth and pledging themselves to help the Jewish Nation in the heartland of the Jewish Land.” Continue Reading »