Website created in Dec. 2015 thanks Nation of Israel for ongoing assistance to refugees from Syria
A Syrian refugee created a website thanking the Nation of Israel for their ongoing support and humanitarian efforts in assisting refugees from Syrian as well as victims of Syria’s 5 year, ongoing civil war.
The website, “Thank you Am Israel” was created in December of 2015 “is dedicated to acknowledging the numerous Jewish and Israeli individuals and organizations who have gone out of their way to provide aid, assistance and medical care to Syrian refugees since 2011… with the purpose of recognizing and thanking all the Jewish and Israeli individuals and groups who have done so much for Syrians in need over the past few years.”
The website was created by a Syrian refugee Abud Dandachi, high-tech professional living in Istanbul. It is updated with news and photos of communities assisting from Europe, Canada, Israel and the United States.
The website reads: “At a time when numerous countries in the Arab world and Europe have turned away those fleeing the conflict in Syria, Israeli and Jewish organizations and NGOs have, often at great risk to themselves, been at the forefront of efforts to provide assistance to Syrians. In a world where the refugee issue has been exploited by opportunistic political parties in Europe and the United States, Jewish groups have offered assistance to Syrians in need unreservedly and with no expectations of any manner of reciprocation.
It is said that one of the truest moral tests of a society is in how it treats those in need, and who have nothing to offer in return save for gratitude. It is a challenge that this generation of Israelis and Jews have met with exemplary generosity and charity, and it is that generosity that Thank You Am Israel was set up in acknowledgment and appreciation of.
Thank you to the people of Israel and the Jewish people the world over, for showing kindness and charity to Syrians, whether it is through your IDF medical teams, your aid workers in Greece and the Balkans, or your congregations in North America raising money to aid and sponsor Syrian refugees. God bless you and protect you.”
Israel’s Magen David Adom, IsrAID, numerous humanitarian organizations and the IDF have been actively providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and victims of the Syrian war. The IDF constructed a military-field hospital close to the border with Syria where hundreds have been treated, many in Israel hospitals, their identities hidden, as they would be killed for entering Israel.
Israel has sent delegates to Turkey and Greece, as well as doctors to assist refugees escaping Syria.