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Audio: Philippines Special: Israel is Always First to Help


Walter Bingham's exclusive interviews from the Philippines.
12/2/2013, 10:39 PM

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Wherever there is a natural disaster, you will find Israeli rescue and hospital units are among the first to offer help - and if accepted, among the first on scene.   Whether it was the Turkish earthquake; by the way, our transport to Turkey carried necessary aid, while Turkish ships to our coast carried unnecessary provocateurs.

We rushed to Haiti after their devastating earthquake and IDF rescue and hospital  units were quickly in the central Islands of the Philippines, to help after the recent unprecedented Typhoon .  Israel always gets there fast and in force.

Today’s programme gives an insight into the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the work of the IDF who went to help and the efforts of the local Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi. 

The Ambassador of the Philippines  gives his government’s official assessment of the damage and casualties - and we hear how the population of the Philippines face adversity with fortitude and of their love for Israel.

NOTE: Due to thelong distance lines availble, the interview with the IDF officer in the Philippines has lower audio quality.

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Colonel Shay Brovender (L) holds baby "Shay" after delivered him in the field hospital. Photo credit: Shay Wagner/IDF Spokesperson/Flash90


The Philippine Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Generoso D.G. Calonge. Photo courtesy Embassy of the Philippines.


Rabbi Yossi Levy and Tiferet Levy, Chabad emmisarries to the Philippines.


Rabbi Levy distributes food.







Walter Bingham was born in Germany. Just days before the outbreak of WWII, with the help of a Zionist youth movement he was selected for a place on the ‘Kindertransport’ to Great Britain. Walter saw front line action during the Normandy invasion of Europe and was awarded the Military Medal for ‘Bravery in the Field’. In England Walter also acted in films including several Harry Potter films. On the day of his Aliyah in August 2004 he transferred his programme ‘Walter’s World’ to Israel National Radio as a weekly Magazine programme and it has been running here regularly ever since. Walter is an accomplished public speaker and was a member of a visiting panel of lecturers at schools throughout the UK, where he spoke on events in the Third Reich. He has also spoken at schools in the USA and addressed audiences in Israel.
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