Rabbi Robert Kravitz, the Excutive Director of the American Jewish Commitee in Arizona said something that must put the popular misconception about Israeli aid being refused by Sri Lanka to rest.
He said that aid was never refused, and showed us a newspaper, the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, which had it as a front page story. Check it out here. The story shows the picture on the left, of the Israeli army handing over aid to the Sri Lankan army. We build walls and rules in our world, he observed, but there are times when we must defy these rules and break down these walls, because we all belong to one human family.
Rabb Kravitz spoke at an inter-faith service for the family of Lal Fernando, a businessman in Arizona, whose wife lost several members of her family in Hambantota.