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IN THE AFTERMATH of the December 26 tsunamis in South Asia, I read an article on about how Israeli doctors, who were among the first on the scene in Sri Lanka, have the ideal training for dealing with a disaster of such proportions. As Professor Avi Rivkind, head of both the Department of Surgery and Trauma Unit at Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, Jerusalem, is quoted as saying, “We will try to use our broad experience in dealing with terror attacks and rescuing

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