Author Archives: Raphael Poch

The U.S. Needs More Paramedics. Israel Might Have the Answer

This article was originally published in The Weekly Standard and was written by Mark Hemingway The police response to the Parkland, Fla., school shooting has been much criticized for being cowardly and negligent. But one aspect of the poor response deserves … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah To Train South African First Responders in Psyhcological and Emotional First Aid

This article was written by Rebecca Stadlen Amir first appeared in Israel21C United Hatzalah of Israel is sending a delegation of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to Johannesburg, South Africa, to train their counterparts in providing effective psychotrauma care in times of … Continue reading

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Here’s What 9 Million Shekels Look Like In EMS Vehicles

Last week Thursday night, as Israel’s Independence Day was coming to a close, a few hundred people gathered in a banquet hall on the edge of the coastal city of Bat Yam. The banquet hall, Sunset Hall, is one of … Continue reading

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Dignity Becomes Them Lest We Forget

In many instances in Israel, elderly people, especially those who live on their own a long distance away from their children or loved ones, do not receive the help that they need and deserve. One of United Hatzalah’s community outreach … Continue reading

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Emergency Doctor Resuscitated By Volunteers Gives Back

Just before Pesach an emergency doctor from Terem in Kiryat Gat, Dr. Matthew Friedman, surprised the crowd at the city’s United Hatzalah volunteer EMT graduation ceremony when he presented a newly graduated volunteer EMT with a defibrillator. What made this … Continue reading

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Leaving A Legacy For The Victims Of The Parkland High School Massacre

“My son was a hero, not just on the last day of his life but throughout his life.” This is how Linda Schulman spoke of her son, Scott Beigel, just five and a half weeks after he was murdered protecting … Continue reading

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Making Sure Israel’s Elderly Have a Happy Passover

As Passover preparations are moving full speed ahead, United Hatzalah’s Ten Kavod volunteers are working to make the lives of Israel’s elderly that much better this holiday season. In addition to the weekly visits and free medical checkups that Ten … Continue reading

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Going Beyond the Emergencies and Providing Preventative Medical Care to The Elderly

United Hatzalah has become well known in the field of emergency medical response in Israel. Over the last decade, the organization has grown considerably, along with the demand for its services. Recently, the organization and its volunteers have taken steps … Continue reading

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Palm Beach Jewish Community Gathers to Commemorate and Honor Parkland Victims By Donating Lifesaving EMS vehicles

The Jewish Community of Palm Beach Synagogue will be holding a special ceremony to commemorate the 17 students who were murdered in Parkland, Florida on February 14th. The ceremony will have a Jewish element to it, commemorating the period of … Continue reading

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Petach Tikvah Inaugurates New Life Saving Vehicle

In a moving ceremony, the city’s first mini-lance electric emergency medical services car was inaugurated in Petach Tikvah on Tuesday. The emergency vehicle, which will permanently reside in Petach Tikvah, will be a large addition to the emergency services offered … Continue reading

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