Since 1958 — just 10 years after Israel’s founding — the country has been providing development and humanitarian aid, as well as natural disaster relief, to some 140 countries and territories around the world. The list has even included nations that do not have diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. The date the aid program began is significant: It was a time when Israel itself was struggling with economic hardships and with resettling hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from Arab countries.
Quote: “Through various governmental organizations like MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, and non-governmental organizations, Israel has a long-standing tradition of coordinating relief to alleviate disease, hunger, and poverty. Starting 10 years after its founding, Israel adopted an official humanitarian aid agenda, providing vital relief to more than 140 countries. Among those countries receiving aid are nations that do not maintain diplomatic relations with Israel.”
Sources: Wikipedia, mfa.gov.il
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