Plane Briefing for Delegation Members

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    March 27, 2011

    The aid delegation to Japan landed this afternoon in a Tokyo airport, after a 14 hour flight.

    The delegation was received at the airport by the Israeli Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Nissim Ben-Shitrit, as well as the embassy staff, and the IDF attaché in Tokyo, Rami Ben-Efraim. As of recently, the delegation has been making its way by bus towards Kurihara, located in the Miyagi Prefecture.

    Tomorrow, the aid delegation will set up its medical equipment and begin administering aid to local residents in Minamisanriku. The 53 members of the delegation join the preliminary team and the logistics staff already sent by Israel to Japan. In total, there are 60 members of the aid delegation.

    After they landed in the Tokyo airport, the Delegation Commander, Brig. Gen. Shalom Ben-Arye, thanked the embassy staff for the warm reception.

    Pictured: Members of the delegation to Japan receive a briefing on the plane

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    1. Chana-Simcha bat Leah 48 months ago | reply

      GOD BLESS TZAHAL - GOD BLESS AM YISRAEL!!! In the midst of being attacked by terrorist rockets in the south, as well as terrorist bombs exploding in crowded areas of Jerusalem, and families with little children brutally massacred by terrorists in their homes in Itamar, Israel still finds the people and resources to send to help other human beings in need on Earth...The Jewish nation of Israel is indeed a light unto the world - Am Yisrael Chai!

    2. frothymilk 48 months ago | reply

      AMEN. Baruch HaShem.

    3. Glenn Cottage 48 months ago | reply

      Very encouraging. May the Holy One bless them and the people of Japan.

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