Category Archives: COVID-19

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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Seizing The Opportunity To Help A Blind and Homebound Senior Citizen

On Sunday around 3:00 p.m., Yehuda Amitay and Meir Vaanunu were transferring elderly patients to receive their Covid-19 vaccines in Jerusalem. When they arrived at the home of the next person they were supposed to transfer, a man in his … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah To Suspend Indefinitely All Unvaccinated Volunteers

In a move that some may see as controversial, United Hatzalah Founder and President Eli Beer has instructed the chapter heads of all regions in Israel, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian, both secular and religious, to make sure that all of … Continue reading

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National Project For Vaccinating All Holocaust Survivors in Israel Opens

On Sunday morning, the Claims Conference initiated a new project in partnership with United Hatzalah that will orchestrate a national operation with the goal of making sure that all 20,000 homebound Holocaust survivors living in Israel are able to go … Continue reading

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No One Gets Left Behind

With more than a quarter of its citizens fully vaccinated, and nearly half of the country having received their first vaccination, Israel is currently leading the world in the race to vaccinate its entire population.    United Hatzalah volunteers, from … Continue reading

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Father Resuscitated In The Rain After Collapsing In Front Of Son Just Before Shabbat

In what turned out to be a dramatic and successful CPR that took place on Friday evening, just as Shabbat was coming in, a father collapsed in front of his son and was saved by the quick reaction of his … Continue reading

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Ambulances Transport Elderly To Receive Their Vaccinations

Answering a need faced by many elderly or disabled persons who are without cars, and for whom the use of public transportation can be difficult, United Hatzalah has begun working with various cities and regional councils throughout Israel to transport … Continue reading

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Israeli Startup Nanosynex Aims to Bring Rapid COVID-19 Test Kits To Israeli Markets

Nanosynex, a startup whose mission is to save lives by speeding up diagnostic processes, is working to bring a new inexpensive rapid testing kit that will successfully detect COVID-19 antigens to the Israeli market. The tests, which were developed by … Continue reading

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Women’s Unit at the Forefront of Lifesaving: An Interview with Gitty Beer

Gitty Beer, the busy mom of five, a new grandmother, and the wife of United Hatzalah’s founder Eli Beer, started and runs United Hatzalah’s Women’s Unit, which is made up of more than 100 EMS volunteers and counting. Although there … Continue reading

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A Jab Of Love

30-year-old Yogev and 22-year-old Noa Ben-Yehuda are a married couple living in Ashdod. The couple volunteer as United Hatzalah EMTs in the Ashdod chapter. The two have been volunteering since they met a year-and-a-half-ago, Noa volunteers as a paramedic and … Continue reading

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