Israel, a light unto the nations

By Ted Belman


An amazing, heartwarming story of triumph of the human spirit in Haiti, and of hope for the handicapped, everywhere. On January 12, 2010, the earthquake that devastated Haiti left George, a professional dancer, with an amputated leg, and severe injuries in his remaining one. Now it seemed that his career was over, and that his life would never be the same. But then George met with the Israeli experts operating a rehabilitation project in post-quake Haiti.

Watch 28-year-old George one year later, following his intensive
treatment in Israel and Haiti.

The rehabilitation clinic and prosthesis lab are a joint project of Israel’s Magen David Adom, The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), working in collaboration with the Haitian Government, the Haitian Red Cross and the University Hospital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince.

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  1. Kiss – God of Thunder

    Kiss bassist Gene Simmons says boycotters of Israel are ‘fools’

    “They’re fools,” the legendary bassist told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday, on his first return to Israel since leaving the country as a child more than 50 years ago.

    Simmons described the visit as a “homecoming.” He offered a description of himself that might shock his legions of fans who know him as an American icon prone to spitting blood and sticking out his exceptionally long tongue:

    “I’m Israeli. I’m a stranger in America. I’m an outsider,” he said, speaking in a hotel lobby across a valley from the walls of Jerusalem’s historic Old City. “I was born here and I’m proud of it.”

    Simmons had harsh words for musicians like Elvis Costello and the Pixies who have recently canceled concerts to protest Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has gone further, joining an organized movement dedicated to boycotting Israel and its exports, though he appeared in Israel in 2006.

    “The countries they should be boycotting are the same countries that the populations are rebelling,” he said. “People long to be free … And they sure as hell don’t want somebody who’s a ruler who hasn’t been elected by them.”

    KISS – Rock n Roll all night!

  2. email rec’d

    Last year at AIPAC’s annual conference in DC, I met IDF’s Colonel (Surgeon General) Ariel Bar. He was one of the speakers and he spoke about how he led the IDF’s Rescue Mission to Haiti days after the earthquake. We became friends and have stayed in touch. Well, yesterday I forwarded him your email – the same one below – about the success story from the Haiti victims. Thank you for sharing. Well, this morning Col. Bar wrote me back. From where? From Japan!!!!!!! Israel always to the rescue!!! Always a light unto the nations! Best regards, Jennifer

  3. Praise God for the generous and capable Israeli medical team who gave of their talents and time to the devastated people of Haiti.