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April 30, 2015 6:41 pm

Israel Pledges to Rebuild Entire Nepalese Village, Chabad Feeds 2,000 in a Day

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Chabad of Nepal feeds Nepalis in need following the devastating earthquake in that country. Photo: Chabad.org/Chabad of Nepal.

JNS.org – Israel has pledged to fully rebuild an entire village in Nepal as part of its long-term relief efforts following the devastating earthquake in that country, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced Thursday.

“After consulting with various departments in the Foreign Ministry, we decided to adopt a village in Nepal, to assist with its reconstruction and to do our utmost to help people who have really found themselves in a difficult situation,” Lieberman said in a briefing at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, The Times of Israel reported.

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The foreign ministry said it will work with the Nepalese government to select a village and to assist in clearing the area as well as rebuilding the infrastructure and houses there.

“We, the professional staff, will start to work after the dust has settled and it’ll be possible to talk with Nepali authorities about the location of the village and the matter of the reconstruction,” said the foreign ministry’s director-general, Nissim Ben-Sheetrit.

Israeli rescue units are continuing to search for Or Asraf, the last Israeli citizen who is unaccounted for in Nepal. Rescuers believe that Asraf was hiking at the time of the earthquake. Dozens of Israelis have been rescued from remote regions of Nepal over the last few days.

Meanwhile, Chabad-Lubavitch of Nepal said it prepared 2,000 meals for Nepalis in need on Wednesday alone. Additionally, the Chabad emissary in the region, Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz, led a helicopter mission to rescue stranded Israelis.

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  • A Sanders

    In proportion to the rest of the world, Israel appears to putting more effort and resources to aid the plight of the Nepalese. I dont see reports of any aid from Iran, Turkey, Russia, China and yes Middle Eastern countries as well as Hamas (if they can find the money to bomb Israel, they can find the money to help others) So all you Israel boycotters and ant Semites stop bashing Israel and find someone else too have a go at e.g. Syria with 18,000 Palestinians living in concentration camp conditions.

    • Agree, where are all those Billion dollar sheiks, Sultans( Brunei) who are boastful of their precious billions lavishly squandered on shall we say “ladies of pleasure”, yachts, exquisite jewellery, vintage cars! .
      The Middle East hardly respond to any major disasters! Neither do most of the millionaries in the Far East. How shameful, utter madness.
      I salute Israel for what they are doing!!! Respect for also the Americans, British who are the first to also respond to any disaster!

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