Israeli aid organizations and charities are raising money to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. “It’s something new in the air, Israelis giving money to Americans and to America,” said former chief Israeli army spokesman Nachman Shai, who is heading the project. Israel has always been on the receiving end in it's special relationship with the US. The Jewish state receives $3 billion a year in American military and economic aid, more than any other country. “And this is the time for us to show that we appreciate what the Americans have been doing for Israel and Israelis for so many years,” Shai said. Israelis admit that this aid is modest and symbolic, but they say, it comes from the heart.