Category Archives: Coexistence

United Hatzalah Launches “Year of the Volunteer” and Saving Lives Sunday Telethon

United Hatzalah of Israel, the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service in Israel, announces the launch of its 2021 campaign, Year of the Volunteer. The year-long campaign will act as a showcase and celebration of United Hatzalah’s volunteers. … Continue reading

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Leaving Prayers To Heal Trauma, Both Physical and Racial

On Monday morning, just after 7:00 a.m., Daniel Katzenstein, a United Hatzalah volunteer who works at United Hatzalah’s offices, was in his local synagogue in the Neve Ya’akov neighborhood of Jerusalem, when his emergency communications device began to ring. Just … Continue reading

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Ramadan Rescue Of Muslim Man In Jewish Town of Neriya

A Muslim construction worker in his 40s was working on a new construction site near the horse ranch in the town of Neriya in western Binyamin. During his work with a cement mixer, he was accidentally electrocuted, causing a power … Continue reading

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Two Muslim Ambulance Drivers Save The Life Of a Collapsed Neighbor

On Wednesday morning, just before 9:00 a.m. in the town of Jadeidi-Makr in the Galilee, Farok Dabas was sleeping after a long ambulance shift the previous night, when his United Hatzalah communication device begins to chime, alerting him to a … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Encounter with a Holocaust Survivor

  Namah Abohaikal is a 22-year-old volunteer EMT living in the Arab village of Ein Naqquba, located 15 kilometers west of Jerusalem. She is the only Arab woman in the Mevaseret Zion chapter and has been volunteering with United Hatzalah for … Continue reading

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Trio of Muslim and Jewish EMTs, Save a Disabled Woman’s Life

On Monday morning, a woman with disabilities lost consciousness and collapsed at a care center near the town of Ma’aleh HaHamisha. Medical staff from the center initiated CPR and called emergency services for assistance.  United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Murad Barhom … Continue reading

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“Our Common Goal Is Saving Lives”- Jewish and Muslim EMTs Leave Training Class To Save A Life

On Monday night at 9:30 p.m., four United Hatzalah volunteers were participating in an advanced EMT training class. Three of them were Jewish men, Alon Goldenberg, Yoni Butbul, and Israel Yaakov Avitan, and one, Sanaa Mahameed is a religious Muslim … Continue reading

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First Aid Training Center Opened By United Hatzalah in Kfar Qassem

Zim Urban Life Corporation, under the auspices of Rani Zim, assisted United Hatzalah to build its new regional training and activity center in the Zim Urban Life business center in Kfar Qassem. The corporation invested in the initiative in order … Continue reading

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UH volunteers in Akko hand out heat blankets to the homeless on coldest night of the year

In a moving act of lovingkindness, Muslim and Jewish volunteers from United Hatzalah distributing blankets to the homeless in the city of Akko on what is thus far, the coldest night of the year.  United Hatzalah EMTs Eran Lev, Shira … Continue reading

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An Early-Morning Rescue in East Jerusalem

This morning, (Sunday) just after 2:30 a.m., a 72-year-old man collapsed in his apartment in the A-Tur neighborhood of the Mount of Olives in east Jerusalem. The man’s wife saw what happened and was terrified. She quickly called emergency services … Continue reading

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