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ZAKA Expands into Guatemala

The UN-recognized international humanitarian volunteer organization to train Guatemala City fire and emergency first responders, as well as members of the Jewish community

The ‘High’ of a Good Night’s Sleep

"Close to 20 percent of the population in the West suffer from insomnia."

University of Haifa Signs Groundbreaking Deal With Chinese Conglomerate Wahaha

The institutes will select cutting-edge application technologies from advance disciplines that can be industrialized.

Tzohar Ethics Chair Addresses UNESCO on Bioethics

24 Adar 5777 – March 21, 2017
"I believe it is incumbent upon our national governments to... respect diverse positions," Rabbi Cherlow said.

ZAKA, MDA Expand Operational Cooperation

ZAKA volunteers who have undergone the required training will download the MDA app and will join the thousands of community first responders.

UN Marks 2017 International Day of Happiness [video]

23 Adar 5777 – March 20, 2017
The global event is seen as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in people's lives.

Israeli Health System to Strike After Nurse Set On Fire

17 Adar 5777 – March 14, 2017
The alleged arsonist, an elderly man who was mentally ill, said he hadn't intended to kill anyone.

Serious Injury in Central Israel Fireworks Factory Explosion [video]

The sound of strings of explosions continued throughout the efforts to put out the fire.

Migdal Ha’Emek Disabled Residents’ Center Sends Purim Packages to City’s Children

15 Adar 5777 – March 12, 2017
Residents at the center worked together with volunteers for two days to prepare the mishloach manot gift baskets, thanks to a budget secured by the mayor.

ZAKA Volunteers Uncover 2 Pre-1948 Skeletons in Uniforms, Helmets

12 Adar 5777 – March 9, 2017
The remains have been sent to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in Tel Aviv for identification.

Report: 6 Infant Herpes Cases Since De Blasio’s Metzitzah B’peh Compromise

Arguing that respect and sensitivity protect public health better than a restrictive policy, the mayor waived the requirement that parents sign a consent form showing understand the risks involved in Metzitzah B'peh.

Israel Wants Cannabis Export, Licenses 40 Farms

A year ago, Health Minister Jacob Litzmann (UTJ) objected on moral grounds to exporting cannabis, but he appears to have changed his mind and voted to approve the new proposed legislation.

Magen David Adom to Offer Arabic Courses for Volunteers

10 Adar 5777 – March 7, 2017
"Expanding our knowledge of languages opens up doors to understanding and contributes to an collaborative atmosphere."

Arab Stoning Slashes Israeli Bus Driver’s Eyes, Smashes Windshield

8 Adar 5777 – March 5, 2017
Arab road terror is continuing; multiple attacks against Israeli public buses left wounded Israelis and damaged vehicles.

Israel Launches Weed Decriminalization Reform

An inter-ministerial team will work on amendments to existing laws, regulations as well as on other necessary changes before putting the new policy into action.

Report: Despite Severe Overcrowding, Israeli Hospitals Admit Tens of Thousands of Gazan Patients

5 Adar 5777 – March 3, 2017
According to senior healthcare officials, the PA systematically evades payment for the hospital care received by its residents.

Report: Wounded Terrorists Wait 47 Minutes on Average for Medical Treatment

4 Adar 5777 – March 2, 2017
The Police Spokesperson said that police protocol requires an examination of the injured terrorist by sappers to verify that no weapons or explosives are present on his or her person.

Israeli Breakthrough Could Diagnose Sleep Disorders While You’re Awake

3 Adar 5777 – March 1, 2017
Smartphone system under development at Ben-Gurion University can evaluate apnea and other sleep disorders at home, without contact sensors.

Health Minister Threatens to End Medical Care for Syrian Refugees Without Funding

1 Adar 5777 – February 26, 2017
"Starting March 5... until this issue is resolved, no more Syrian refugees will be transferred to government hospitals unless in mortal danger."

Six Donated ZAKA Rapid Rescue Motorcycles Hit the Ground Rolling

27 Shevat 5777 – February 22, 2017
The Sall Family Unit is named in memory of Dave Jerry Sall who donated five of the new motorcycles to the volunteer search and rescue organization

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