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December 27, 2014 / 5 Tevet, 5775
 
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Jonathan Pollard Unconscious, Taken to Hospital

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Jonathan Pollard (60) was hospitalized on Friday after losing consciousness. It is not yet known why he collapsed.

Jonathan’s wife Esther was told that he was taken from his cell to the hospital.

Pollard has been in very bad health for the past few years, and getting worse.

Pollard has spent the last 30 years in jail for spying for Israel.

Last month the parole board and US Justice Department rejected his parole.

His Hebrew name for your prayers is: Yonasan ben Malka.

9 Hospitals Okay to Buy MRIs, ‘Without Funding’

Friday, December 5th, 2014

In principal, nine Israeli hospitals received approval Thursday to purchase – at their own expense – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines.

The green light came from the Knesset Labor, Social Services and Health Committee just before Yesh Atid MK and Health Minister Yael German quit her post after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired German’s party chairman, Finance Minister Yair Lapid, from his post in the coalition government.

The hospitals were blocked by the Finance Ministry from purchasing the life-saving machines until now, even at their own expense, due to the costs to the HMOs.

Hospitals marked to receive the machines over the next three years include five state-owned medical centers – Wolfson in Holon, Ziv in Tzfat, Hillel Jaffe in Hadera, Poriya in Tiberias and Bnei Zion in Haifa; Emek in Afula, owned by Clalit Health Services and three others to be decided in future.

In September 2010, eight new MRI machines were approved for various hospitals and medical centers around the country as well.

MRI scan is a medical procedure in which human body organs and structures can be viewed using a large magnet and radio waves. The instrument is used most often to scan the brain, spinal cord, chest, abdomen, blood vessels and bones.

It is used to help diagnose various medical conditions and diseases or abnormalities such as tumors, infection, injury or bleeding. But due to the expense involved, an MRI is usually only recommended in Israel only after a problem has been spotted in an X-ray, CT scan or ultrasound scan.

Also approved just before the resignation of the health minister was permission for the purchase of a Positron-Emission Tomography (PET) scanner by the Augusta Victoria hospital on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem.

The number of CT machines being used for dentistry around the country, however, are to be limited in order to minimize overexposure to radiation.

Purchase of a nuclear accelerator was also approved for cancer treatment in the center of the country, along with cardiology x-ray machines and special decompression chamber.

Sister of Hamas Official Moussa Abu Marzouk Receiving Care in Israel

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

There are enemies, and then there’s that stubborn Jewish heart that always hopes.

Hope usually rules at the Erez crossing, where Gaza Arabs are allowed to enter Israel from Gaza for special medical care.

Journalists were told Monday that the sister of deputy Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk has been one of those crossing through in recent days.

Halamiya Shecata, age 60, is currently in critical condition at an Israeli hospital where she has been treated several times before for her cancer, military sources said.

For years, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) has allowed Palestinian Authority Arabs from Gaza, Judea and Samaria to enter Israel for humanitarian and medical reasons. Each week a list of those with special needs is approved after review of each individual case.

Family connections do not apply, claims the COGAT in speaking with media.

Perhaps, but a rocket launch by Gaza terrorists that sent the projectile flying into the Eshkol Regional Council district Friday night prompted the IDF to close Erez and the Kerem Shalom crossing “until further notice.”

Moussa Abu Marzouk slammed the move on Sunday, accusing Israel of violating a cease-fire that ended this summer’s 50-day counter terror Operation Protective Edge.

Marzouk, who was educated at two American universities, knew enough not to mention the numerous rocket launches since late August that fell short — in Gaza or in the Mediterranean — and preceded Friday night’s landing in Eshkol.

He also adroitly avoided reminding the reporters that Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital recently treated the daughter of Hamas de facto Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. The Gaza ruler’s mother-in-law was also treated in Israel — at a Jerusalem hospital – this past June.

Hope springeth eternal in the Jewish heart that perhaps enough compassion will someday heal the rage. Not likely — but it’s always worth a shot (forgive the pun.)

Yehuda Glick’s Condition Stabilizing, “He Was Very Lucky” (1:00 PM)

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Shaarei Tzedek Hospital reports on Friday afternoon that over the past day Rabbi Yehudah Glick’s condition has stabilized and he is expected to recover.

Glick was shot by a terrorist four times on Wednesday evening outside the Begin Center in Jerusalem, in an assassination attempt. Glick was shot in the stomach, chest, neck and arm by Islamic Jihad terrorist Mu’taz Hijazi, who was subsequently killed in a police shootout in his Abu Tor home.

This morning Glick underwent stomach surgery, and part of his intestines were removed. Part of his lung was removed in the first operation.

Glick will have to undergo a third surgery, probably on Tuesday.

Dr. Ofer Merin, the head of Sharei Tzedek’s trauma unit said that “Glick has a very significant injury, and I’m hoping things settle down by the middle of next week… The more time passes, the more the danger decreases… He was very lucky… Four bullets pierced his body, but not in critical locations. He was shot in the lung, in the arm, he was hit near the spine, but it wasn’t damaged. Glick will have minimal disability… He should be able to return to a mostly normal lifestyle, but we’re not jumping to conclusions yet.”

Please pray for Yehuda Yehoshua ben Itta Breina, and we hope he will soon be able to pray and give thanks on the Temple Mount.

Yehuda Glick’s Doctors Cautiously Optimistic

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Rabbi Yehuda Glicks’s condition has shown a “slight improvement” and doctors are optimistic although he has not out of danger, Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital told The Jewish Press Friday morning.

Doctors are keeping him under sedation and on life support systems, but he is not in a coma.

The hospital’s spokeswoman said that Rabbi Glick’s condition improved enough Thursday night to enable doctors to perform a procedure, without taking him to the operating room, to repair damage to his stomach, which suffered wounds from the gunshots of the Jerusalem Arab terrorist who tried to kill him Wednesday night.

He underwent an operation when he was arrived at the hospital, and doctors are considering another operation on Friday depending on his condition.

Rabbi Glick, who lives in the southern Hebron Hills, has been campaigning for years for “complete and comprehensive freedom and civil rights for Jews on the Temple Mount.

Arab media, and some Israeli leftists as well as international media, have termed him an ”extremist,” but he has never been involved in violent activity or preached incitement.

He has faced dozens of arrests for trying to ascend the Temple Mount but earlier this year won a court battle against police who have tried to keep him away from the holy site because Arabs consider him “provocative.”

The courts also have awarded damages to Glick for two wrongful arrests while he filmed police barring entry to the Temple Mount to Jews who were dressed in religious clothing.

 

New York City Hospital Testing Patient for Ebola Virus

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

New York’s Bellevue Hospital is running tests for the Ebola virus on a healthcare worker who returned to the United States from West Africa with suspicious symptoms.

The healthcare worker arrived with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms within the past 21 days from either Sierra Leone, Guinea or Liberia, the city’s health department said.

Preliminary results from the testing are expected within 12 hours, according to a statement released by the NYC Dept. Of Health and Mental Hygiene.

All of the patient’s contacts are being tracked down in order to identify anyone who may be at potential risk of contracting the virus. The patient, who is being isolated, was brought to the hospital from the airport by specially trained staff who wore protective gear.

The virus has claimed more than 4,500 lives around the world to date, although most of the victims were in the three West African countries listed above. The virus currently has a 70 percent death rate.

At least two cases were identified so far in Texas; both were linked to a traveler who arrived in the U.S. from Liberia. One of the two patients died shortly after being diagnosed and hospitalized with the illness.

Govt Approves Massive Upgrade of Southern Israeli Infrastructure

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

The Cabinet on Sunday approved a proposal by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to upgrade the southern Israeli city of Sderot and its surrounds, and to build a new hospital in Be’er Sheva.

The NIS 1.3 billion five-year plan was created by a team of ministry director-generals led by PMO director Harel Locker. It is the largest and most comprehensive economic development plan ever made for the area, according to a release from the prime minister’s office.

The plan supplements the government’s July 13 decision to allocate NIS 417 million in economic benefits to the area adjacent to Gaza in 2015-2016. Approximately half of that sum is dedicated to Sderot.

“This is the largest investment that the State of Israel has ever made in this area,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting. “This is in addition to the NIS 417 million that we transferred during Operation Protective Edge. We are developing a new industrial zone in Sderot, transportation infrastructure in the area and are encouraging young people and students to move to the area adjacent to Gaza.

“We came to this country to build and to be built. We came to this part of our land in order to build and be built in it, and no one will uproot us. We will strengthen our hold and our development of this area just as in other areas,” the prime minister said.

“On Tuesday we will submit for Cabinet approval a supplement regarding an approximately NIS 2 billion in additional funds for the communities and cities of the south,” Netanyahu continued.

“In the framework of this decision, we will build a new hospital in Be’er Sheva, in addition to the hundreds of additional beds for the existing Soroka Medical Center.

“We will connect new natural gas infrastructures for the benefit of factories in the south. We will invest in initiatives to connect the Negev in the framework of the Digital Israel program.

“We will encourage small and mid-size businesses. We will develop tourism and all aspects of life, including the important ‘cyber’ aspect for all residents of the Negev, including Bedouin.

“This is a deep commitment on our part. I think that it has found expression.”

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