Israeli lawmakers laid the cornerstone for a medical center that will be the largest provider of health services for both Israelis and Palestinian Authority citizens in Judea and Samaria; Israeli parpamedics calmed blind-deaf daughter of 80-year-old patient; Israel is working with the Jordanian Red Crescent and Hebron’s Greenland Association to train local residents as first responders in the event of an earthquake, and much more!
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New Samaria medical center is for Jews and Arabs
Israeli MKs have laid the cornerstone for a medical center that will be the largest provider of health services for both Israelis and Palestinian Authority citizens in Judea and Samaria. It is sited in the Binyamin Industrial Park, north of Jerusalem, adjacent to Psagot.
Paramedics calm blind-deaf daughter of 80-year-old patient
When United Hatzalah EMTs and paramedics arrived to revive an 80-year-old woman, her blind-deaf daughter was panicking as she didn’t know what was happening. United Hatzalah brought in Psycho-trauma Unit responder Moshe Mizrachi to explain, using sign language and simultaneously maneuvering the daughter’s hand.https://israelrescue.org/blog/emt-calms-blind-and-deaf-daughter-of-cpr-patient-while-fellow-emts-revive-her-mother/
Israel refuses PA request to reduce electricity to Gaza
Despite Palestinian Authority requests, Israel won’t reduce its supply of electricity to Gaza over unpaid bills. Hamas closed Gaza’s power plant in April as it refuses to pay for fuel. The PA cut its payments for Israeli power to Gaza by 40% due to the PA’s dispute with Hamas.
Training to combat a regional earthquake
With the border area with Jordan at high risk for earthquakes, Israel is working with the Jordanian Red Crescent and Hebron’s Greenland Association to train local residents as first responders in the event of such a catastrophe. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Palestinians-Jordanians-and-Israelis-team-up-to-combat-earthquake-risk-484965
Joint air exercise with UAE
Pilots from Israel, the US, the UAE and Italy conducted a joint drill in Greece, which also marked the second time that crews from the IAF and the UAE have flown side-by-side.
Solidarity with Egyptian Christian
For the first time ever, the flag of an Arab nation lit up Tel Aviv City Hall to show Israel’s solidarity with the citizens of Egypt in the wake of a deadly ISIS attack on Coptic Christians. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-news/tel-aviv-city-hall-lit-with-flag-of-egypt-in-solidarity-for-deadly-isis-terror-attack/2017/05/28/
Israeli water expert featured in Arab press
One of the largest Arab media companies published an AP story about Israel’s Daniel Hillel who was central to the global success of drip irrigation. The article says that nominations for his 2012 World Food Prize award (see here) poured in from Jordan, Egypt and the UAE.
Israeli specialists help Manchester trauma victims
Jerusalem Rabbi Dov Benyaacov-Kurtzman setup the UK National Emergency Response, Resilience and Treatment Program for Stress and Trauma. Its first task is with the victims of the Manchester bombing. Also involved are Israelis Professor Yori Gidronn and Dr. Moshe Farchi. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/global/europe/uk/israeli-specialists-step-in-to-help-manchester-trauma-victims/2017/05/29/
Aid to flood-stricken Sri Lanka
Israel’s Ambassador to India and Sri Lanka Daniel Carmon delivered disaster-relief supplies to Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry, including power generators, drinking water and high-power light sources. President Reuven Rivlin also expressed Israel’s solidarity with the Sri Lankan people.
Saving children in Mosul
Sally Becker, famous as the “Angel of Mostar”, has enlisted the help of Israeli experts to treat some of the children of Mosul in need of specialist pediatric care. Israelis are not allowed into Iraq, but Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center is ready to receive wounded children.
Embassy in Nigeria funds displaced children
The Israeli embassy in Nigeria cancelled its Independence Day party and used the funds to setup a football league for children from Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps. The Israeli Government is also planning to award scholarships to 100 IDP kids.
Israel to fund Cambodian agriculture center
Israel plans to fund an advanced agriculture training center in Cambodia, where students will study the latest techniques on model farms. Cambodia has a long history of sending agriculture students to Israel, considered a world leader in agricultural technologies.
Renewed relations with Nicaragua
Israel and Nicaragua renewed official diplomatic relations after a 7-year freeze. In a joint statement, “The two governments attribute great importance in the renewal of relations, with the goal of advancing joint activities for the benefit of the two peoples and contributing in the fight to reach peace in the world.” http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-and-nicaragua-renew-ties-after-seven-year-freeze/
Vice President of UN General Assembly
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon has been elected as Vice President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. For one year, beginning September, Danon will chair meetings of the General Assembly and help set its agenda.
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