Nepal Earthquake

Israel Offers More Aid as Nepal Hit by 2nd Quake

Israel Offers More Aid as Nepal Hit by 2nd Quake

Earthquake near Mount Everest the second major quake in three weeks; aftershocks already rippling through Nepal, India.Tova Dvorin, 5/12/2015, 1:37 PM
IDF Closes Field Hospital in Nepal

IDF Closes Field Hospital in Nepal

1,600 Nepalese treated over a three-week period; hospital holds closing ceremony.Koby Finkler, 5/10/2015, 12:42 PM
Foreign Ministry Issues Travel Advisory for Nepal

Foreign Ministry Issues Travel Advisory for Nepal

Israelis encouraged to reconsider travel plans as the country takes time to rebuild.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 10:03 AM
Netanyahu Speaks to the Family of Or Assraf

Netanyahu Speaks to the Family of Or Assraf

Prime Minister Netanyahu tells Or Assraf's family that he was "a heroic soldier who fought for the security of Israel's citizens".Ben Ariel, 5/4/2015, 4:46 AM
Search Party: Or Assraf Died In Fall from Cliff

Search Party: Or Assraf Died In Fall from Cliff

Friends of Or Assraf who had been with him on his trek in Nepal said that it appeared that he fell from a cliff when the earthquake struck.Moshe Cohen, 5/3/2015, 7:17 PM
Body of Or Assraf Found in Nepal

Body of Or Assraf Found in Nepal

Israeli search and rescue organization Zaka reported that it has found the body of Israeli hiker Or Assraf.Moshe Cohen, 5/3/2015, 3:53 PM
Report: Objects Belonging to Or Assraf Found

Report: Objects Belonging to Or Assraf Found

Items from missing 22 year-old's backpack found, though his fate remains uncertain.Tova Dvorin, 5/3/2015, 2:54 PM
IDF Team in Nepal to Return to Israel

IDF Team in Nepal to Return to Israel

Eight days after earthquake, IDF to begin slow return home; part of the delegation to stay to search for Or Assaraf, run hospital.Tova Dvorin, 5/3/2015, 8:35 AM
Watch: Nepalese Boy Recovers at IDF Hospital

Watch: Nepalese Boy Recovers at IDF Hospital

A 15-year-old Nepalese boy was brought into the IDF's field hospital after miraculously surviving for 5 days in the rubble.Arutz Sheva North America, 5/2/2015, 12:22 AM
Father of Missing Israeli Cautiously Optimistic

Father of Missing Israeli Cautiously Optimistic

Patrick Assaraf, father of 22-year-old Or Assaraf who is missing in Nepal, urges decision-makers to step up efforts to locate his son.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/1/2015, 9:18 PM
Helicopters Sent to Search for Missing Israeli

Helicopters Sent to Search for Missing Israeli

Search-and-rescue copters from the Home Front Command leave for Langtang; death toll up to 6,100.Tova Dvorin, 5/1/2015, 8:07 AM
Watch: IDF Mission Treats Patients in Nepal

Watch: IDF Mission Treats Patients in Nepal

As of Thursday, the IDF field hospital in Nepal has treated more than 200 patients.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2015, 5:46 AM
Watch: 'It's Amazing, the Whole IDF is in Nepal'

Watch: 'It's Amazing, the Whole IDF is in Nepal'

New video documents IDF evacuating stranded Israeli tourists to field hospital, and efforts there to save wounded Nepalese.Ari Yashar, 4/30/2015, 9:07 PM
Watch: Nepalese Man Thanks Israel in Hebrew

Watch: Nepalese Man Thanks Israel in Hebrew

'Israel is helping us, we'll be okay then' - man who worked in Israel thanks IDF for fixing his mother's leg broken in earthquake disaster.Ari Yashar, 4/30/2015, 5:25 PM
Tourist Charged Extra $1,180 to Return to Israel

Tourist Charged Extra $1,180 to Return to Israel

When Etti Buskila inquired into putting daughter on early flight back from Nepal, El Al said it would cost $1,180 - before flip-flopping.Cynthia Blank, 4/30/2015, 2:09 PM
Hikers Dodge Nepal Destruction, Reach Chabad House

Hikers Dodge Nepal Destruction, Reach Chabad House

After five days of trekking through destruction in the Nepalese countryside, three Israelis managed to reach the Chabad House in Katmandu.Moshe Cohen, 4/30/2015, 1:40 PM
Nepal: Children Rescued after 5 Days in Rubble

Nepal: Children Rescued after 5 Days in Rubble

International effort: US, Nepalese teams rescue 11-year-old girl, 15-year-old boy who miraculously survived for days under the rubble.Ari Soffer, 4/30/2015, 1:17 PM
Rabbi Rontzki: Why Look for G-d in India?

Rabbi Rontzki: Why Look for G-d in India?

On a trek in the Far East, Rabbi Avihai Rontzki is coming face to face with Israelis' spiritual thirst.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 10:49 AM
Nepal: Searches for Missing Or Assraf Continue

Nepal: Searches for Missing Or Assraf Continue

Assraf family hopes for second shot of good luck for missing son in Nepal who also survived shrapnel injuries during Protective Edge.Cynthia Blank, 4/30/2015, 9:13 AM
Head of IDF Nepal Mission Meets PM

Head of IDF Nepal Mission Meets PM

"We will do our best to save as many lives as we can," says the head of the IDF's humanitarian mission in Nepal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2015, 4:42 AM
JDC Coordinates NGOs in Nepal Crisis

JDC Coordinates NGOs in Nepal Crisis

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, one of the largest charities in the world, gets its boots on the ground in Nepal.Gedalyah Reback, 4/30/2015, 1:46 AM
Rivlin Thanks 'Tremendous' Chabad Family in Nepal

Rivlin Thanks 'Tremendous' Chabad Family in Nepal

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosts the children of the Chabad emissaries rescuing hikers in Kathmandu. Family: It's our mission.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2015, 9:06 PM
Nepal Chabad House: We're Running Out of Cash

Nepal Chabad House: We're Running Out of Cash

The Chabad House in Kathmandu has been doing its best to help all who need help - and as a result, it needs financial help.Moshe Cohen, 4/29/2015, 8:15 PM
In Photos: Chabad Saves 25 Hikers in Nepal

In Photos: Chabad Saves 25 Hikers in Nepal

Hikers rescued after days stranded in the wilderness, will receive warm food and shelter.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 4/29/2015, 8:14 PM
Anger Erupts among Nepal Quake Survivors

Anger Erupts among Nepal Quake Survivors

Desperate survivors attack gov't buildings, intercept aid transports, as anger boils over at inadequate response.Claire Cozens, 4/29/2015, 4:33 PM
Nepal: Israel Searches for 22-Year-Old Or Assaraf

Nepal: Israel Searches for 22-Year-Old Or Assaraf

Hiker the last Israeli missing in Nepal; parents say they are optimistic he will be found.Tova Dvorin, 4/29/2015, 4:01 PM
Foreign Ministry Urges Israelis to Leave Nepal

Foreign Ministry Urges Israelis to Leave Nepal

After Israeli rescue helicopters were attacked by desperate locals, citizens told to evacuate the area immediately.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2015, 3:25 PM
10 More Israelis Rescued in Nepal

10 More Israelis Rescued in Nepal

IDF opens field hospital to treat 200 a day with 50 tons of equipment; 10 stranded Israelis rescued from near frozen lakes area.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2015, 10:11 AM
Watch: 10 Israelis Rescued from Nepalese Monastery

Watch: 10 Israelis Rescued from Nepalese Monastery

Netanyahu orders efforts to concentrate on Everest and frozen lakes area, as Israeli team digs Israelis and locals alike from the rubble.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 6:36 PM
Watch: From Nepal to Israel - Home at Last

Watch: From Nepal to Israel - Home at Last

One rescued traveler recounts his ordeal to Arutz Sheva - and praises Chabad's handling of the situation.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 4/28/2015, 3:09 PM
229 Israelis Arrive Home; 11 Still Missing

229 Israelis Arrive Home; 11 Still Missing

El-Al flight includes 15 infants; two premature babies evacuated to hospital. Netanyahu: we will continue to search for the missing.Tova Dvorin, 4/28/2015, 2:06 PM
Twenty Israelis Rescued from Nepal Mountains

Twenty Israelis Rescued from Nepal Mountains

Fifty Israelis still unaccounted for; situation becomes complex as Nepalese locals begin to burn bodies.Tova Dvorin, 4/28/2015, 12:36 PM
IDF in Nepal: Video and Pictures

IDF in Nepal: Video and Pictures

The IDF aid delegation has arrived in Nepal, to assist in rescue efforts after terrible earthquake.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/28/2015, 10:15 AM
Nepal: 4,300 Dead, Rescue Efforts Intensify

Nepal: 4,300 Dead, Rescue Efforts Intensify

Israel works with Nepal to rescue stranded hikers, who have reportedly faced violence from locals; 216 due to return Tuesday at noon.Tova Dvorin, 4/28/2015, 9:36 AM
After Quake, Feiglin Questions Gays, Surrogacy

After Quake, Feiglin Questions Gays, Surrogacy

Firestorm over ex-MK's thoughts about the gay men who hired surrogate mothers for the babies now being extricated.Gil Ronen, 4/28/2015, 8:10 AM
First IDF Aircraft Lands in Nepal

First IDF Aircraft Lands in Nepal

Aircraft with 200 medical staff and Home Front Command officers arrives in Nepal. Four more aircraft to arrive in the coming hours.Kobi Finkler, 4/27/2015, 11:22 PM
Parents Demand Answers from MFA About Nepal

Parents Demand Answers from MFA About Nepal

Small protest erupts in front of the Foreign Ministry as parents state that the only information they receive is from the media.Tova Dvorin, 4/27/2015, 8:49 PM
Watch: Inside the Chabad House in Kathmandu

Watch: Inside the Chabad House in Kathmandu

Chabad continues to serve hot meals to stranded Israelis despite lack of electricity, damage.Yoni Kempinski, 4/27/2015, 7:35 PM
Photos: First Israelis Return from Nepal

Photos: First Israelis Return from Nepal

Magen David Adom escorts five surrogate families from Kathmandu as rescue operation continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2015, 5:45 PM
Magen David Adom: Kathmandu 'In Chaos'

Magen David Adom: Kathmandu 'In Chaos'

MDA paramedic reveals how the situation in Nepal has deteriorated since Sunday, adds that no Israelis are seriously injured.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 4/27/2015, 3:57 PM
4 Israelis Rescued in Nepal, Others Still Stranded

4 Israelis Rescued in Nepal, Others Still Stranded

Helicopter mission gets stuck tourists out of Everest area; mother of one tourist gets panicked message from mountain-locked daughter.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/27/2015, 2:51 PM
First Planeload of Babies Evacuated from Nepal

First Planeload of Babies Evacuated from Nepal

Military plane carrying stranded Israeli infants and their families touches down in Israel in early hours of the morning; more to follow.Ari Soffer, 4/27/2015, 11:29 AM
Watch: Avalanche Triggered by Nepal Earthquake

Watch: Avalanche Triggered by Nepal Earthquake

Nepalese authorities reappraise death toll at 3,218 as new bodies continue to be found, and aftershocks continue to wreak terror.Ari Yashar, 4/27/2015, 8:38 AM
Nepal Mission Departs: 'What The IDF Stands For'

Nepal Mission Departs: 'What The IDF Stands For'

Watch IDF briefings ahead of rescue crew departure; Netanyahu praises 'true face of Israel,' Rivlin lauds 'messenger angels.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 4/26/2015, 8:38 PM
Israel Prioritizes Surrogate Babies in Nepal

Israel Prioritizes Surrogate Babies in Nepal

Babies and surrogate mothers along with Israeli parents to be 'first on plane' in rescue operation from Nepal earthquake.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2015, 7:29 PM
Nepal: Relief Effort 'Shows Israel's True Face'

Nepal: Relief Effort 'Shows Israel's True Face'

Israel medical NGOs embark on unprecedented joint-mission to earthquake-struck Nepal; 'This is tikkun olam at its best.'Ari Soffer, 4/26/2015, 3:34 PM
IDF Prepares to Send Medical Team to Kathmandu

IDF Prepares to Send Medical Team to Kathmandu

Forty doctors, nurses to set up field hospital at earthquake site; two El-Al 747s drafted to transport the delegation.Koby Finkler, Tova Dvorin, 4/26/2015, 3:01 PM
Nepal Chabad a Crisis Hub After Massive Earthquake

Nepal Chabad a Crisis Hub After Massive Earthquake

No Israeli casualties yet reported, but some 200 still missing; Chabad center lightly damaged, now a refugee center.Chabad.org, 4/26/2015, 1:41 PM
Kerry: US Working with Nepal to Provide Aid

Kerry: US Working with Nepal to Provide Aid

US Secretary of State sends 'heartfelt sympathies' to the people of Nepal after earthquake, notes Washington is sending rescue team.Tova Dvorin, 4/26/2015, 1:05 PM
Israelis Stranded in Kathmandu with Newborns

Israelis Stranded in Kathmandu with Newborns

Israelis who traveled to Kathmandu for surrogate births now fear for their lives, beg rescue services to save them from cold, exposure.Tova Dvorin, 4/26/2015, 12:16 PM
IDF Rescue Team Departs for Nepal; 1,900 Dead

IDF Rescue Team Departs for Nepal; 1,900 Dead

Foreign Ministry still looking for 250 unaccounted-for Israelis after the worst earthquake in 81 years.Tova Dvorin, 4/26/2015, 10:44 AM
IsraAID Launches Fundraising Project for Nepal

IsraAID Launches Fundraising Project for Nepal

IsraAID to be one of the first Israeli groups on the scene with a team of rescuers, and they need Israeli and Diaspora help to pull it off.Gedalyah Reback, 4/26/2015, 10:37 AM
Death Toll in Nepal Earthquake Passes 1,800

Death Toll in Nepal Earthquake Passes 1,800

Israel's rescue organizations to send a joint delegation to assist in the aftermath of devastating Nepal earthquake.Ben Ariel, 4/26/2015, 5:32 AM
Rescuers on 2 El Al Jets Heading for Nepal Sunday

Rescuers on 2 El Al Jets Heading for Nepal Sunday

The return flight is expected to carry survivors of the disaster as well as 24 babies born through surrogacy.Gil Ronen, 4/25/2015, 11:08 PM
Israel to Send Emergency Aid to Nepal

Israel to Send Emergency Aid to Nepal

Netanyahu says a rescue delegation including medical elements will be dispatched as soon as possible.Gil Ronen, 4/25/2015, 9:19 PM