(Photo: Regional Cooperation Ministry) 

(Photo: Regional Cooperation Ministry) 

By Judy Siegel-itzkovich - October 2, 2017

Originally appeared here in The Jerusalem Post

Following the criticism by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over Israel’s support for the Kurds, Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi visited Kurdish children who were receiving medical treatment here on Monday.

During a visit to Holon’s Wolfson Medical Center, the base for the Save a Child’s Heart program that performs congenital heart surgery on needy children from abroad, Hanegbi said: “Israel is the greatest defender of human rights.”

The minister was accompanied by ministry director-general Dr. Joseph Dreznin. After being greeted by Wolfson doctors, Hanegbi and Dreznin toured the pediatric wards and met with children from Afghanistan, Togo, Zanzibar and the Palestinian Authority as well as from Kurdistan in Iraq. Read More