British Ambassador to Israel Joins the Basketer Family Ambulance Dedication at ALEH Moriah

British Ambassador to Israel Joins the Basketer Family Ambulance Dedication at ALEH Moriah

Monday, May 9th, 2011


May 9, 2011

The severely disabled children at ALEH Moriah recently received a vital gift from their dear friends in the UK, Irving and Gillian Basketer: a specialized ambulance to transport them to their various rehabilitative frameworks while providing emergency medical treatment whenever necessary.

The Basketers dedicated the ambulance at a special Passover ceremony in Moriah, in the presence of family members and Friends of ALEH UK leaders, Gail Seal and Pamela Wagman.  Special guest of honor was Matthew Gould, the recently appointed British ambassador to Israel and the first Jew ever to serve in this post.

“This contribution to the children of ALEH represents the special connection between Britain and Israel, and the British Jewish community’s empathy and dedication to Israel,” said Ambassador Gould.

At the ceremony, the ambassador met Major General (Res) Doron Almog, whose son Eran z”l was a resident of Moriah for many years.  Reminded of the unpleasant situation created when Almog was unable to enter Britain because of his service in the Israeli Defense Forces, Ambassador Gould promised to do everything in his power to bring the matter to a close.

“I hope to host you at ALEH’s upcoming event in Britain later on this year,” he told Mr. Almog, after expressing how moved he was to see for himself the outstanding love and care given by ALEH to Israel’s most vulnerable children.

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