Tag Archives: Israel

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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Newly Sworn-in Knesset Member Maintaining His Previous Commitments

Newly sworn-in Yinon Azoulai, took the oath of office last Wednesday in place of his father David Azoulai who served and still serves as the Minister of Religious Services. Yinon Azoulai took his father’s place as part of the Shas … Continue reading

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34 New Charedi Women To Serve Their Communities As First Responders

34 Charedi Women graduated a United Hatzalah EMT course on Thursday, joining the Women’s Unit of the organization. The newly trained EMTs will be tasked with providing emergency medical care as first responders to women in the Charedi communities of … Continue reading

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How Israeli Innovation Is Changing the World

Avi Jorisch is the author of the newly published “Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World,” which presents 15 stories showing how Israelis of different religions are “making life better for billions of people around the world” and … Continue reading

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Send in the Clowns

“One of the more interesting things about being a volunteer first responder is that you never know when or in what situation you will be when you will receive an emergency call. Whenever that call comes, you drop everything and … Continue reading

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Save An Uncle, Save a City – How One Muslim EMT Created a Revolution In His City

For more than sixteen years Marwan Masarwe has worked as an ambulance driver and EMT. He used to go to work, help people while doing his job and then head home. But three years ago his daily routine changed, and … Continue reading

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Tonight We Celebrate

My name is Benny Dadush, and I am a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT. I live and volunteer in Or Yehuda, a town in which everyone knows me, especially my fellow EMS volunteers. Our team of first responders in the area … Continue reading

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On The Way To The Office, EMS Responders Saves 9-Month Old From Choking

On Sunday morning, United Hatzalah Dispatch and Command Center in Jerusalem received a call that a baby was choking in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Jerusalem. Volunteer EMT first responders Yechiel Gurfein and Daniel Katzenstein who live in the neighborhood … Continue reading

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My Fifteen-Year-Old Self Saved A Life

The blood pounded in his ears, drowning out the sounds of the frantic passengers around him. The two sisters who had identified themselves as medical professionals were tending to the unconscious woman, obscuring his view. They were over 30,000 feet … Continue reading

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ER Volunteer Finishes Shift And Heads Home To Deliver A Baby

 On Monday night, after an incredibly long day, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Bentzi Goldberg arrived home and was about to relax, when his radio alerted him to a woman giving birth two blocks away. He turned around raced to the … Continue reading

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