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Syrian refugee baby born in Cyprus flown to Israel for successful heart surgery

Israeli surgeons successfully operate on a 3 days-old Syrian baby boy, suffering from a serious congenital heart defect.
• Baby and his Syrian refugee father were air-lifted in after Cypriot Health Ministry requested Israel’s help.

By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or


Doctors in central Israel performed a successful operation on Sunday on a Syrian baby who had been flown to Israel from Cyprus three weeks ago for urgent medical treatment.

The baby is recovering and is said to be in stable condition.

The baby in a special incubator on his flight to Israel in late December – Both Photos: Aviation Bridge (<— Visit website)

The baby was only three days old when he arrived in Israel to undergo a procedure to correct a serious congenital heart defect. Continue Reading »

Israeli rescue unit assisted in 5 worldwide humanitarian operations during past week.

ZAKA chairman, “With so many incidents around the world, our goal is to overcome the dozens of obstacles & bureaucratic hurdles that make life so difficult for people in their hour of need.”



Forty ZAKA rescue and recovery organization volunteers assisted thousands of Johannesburg residents after severe storms ripped through homes in different parts of the city between December 31 and January 2.

ZAKA volunteers in Johannesburg help with clean-up and relief efforts following severe storms that displaced thousands and left two people dead and over 50 people injured. – Photo: Zaka/Facebook page

The team took part in relief and clean-up efforts together with city officials and several other NGOs. Continue Reading »

Israelis install solar panels, electricity grid, clean water for hundreds of African villages

According to the Israeli NGO ‘Innovation: Africa’, their collaboration with UNICEF was initiated last year by Israel’s Ambassador to Cameroon, Ran Gidor, “As of this week, this collaboration is improving the daily lives and futures of… tens of thousands of refugees of conflict in Africa.”



NGO “Innovation: Africa” is teaming with UNICEF of Cameroon to provide solar power, clean water and healthcare to tens of thousands of refugees living in the neighboring war-torn Central African Republic.

According to the Israeli NGO, the collaboration with UNICEF was initiated last year by Ambassador to Cameroon Ran Gidor, who sought to create sustainable partnerships that would engender “generational change” within Africa’s rural communities. Continue Reading »

IDF Druze medic greets wounded Syrian civilians in Arabic, ‘we’re here to help you’

Druze Israeli Staff Sgt. ‘A’ from southern Israel, who’s currently serving as a medic in the Golan Heights says he sees “the fear in the eyes” of the wounded Syrians as they cross the border to Israel, so he comforts them, saying in Arabic, “Hi, my medical team and I are here to help you.”

By Nitzi Yakov


A Druze staff sergeant from the southernmost tip of Israel is saving wounded civilians from Syria as well as wounded and injured IDF comrades.

Staff Sgt. A., 21, is deployed in the Golan Heights as a medic with the 77th medical platoon in the IDF’s Armored Corps. Continue Reading »

Syrian missives express gratitude for Israel’s humanitarianism

Expressing their gratitude, Syrian civil war victims treated by Israeli field hospitals on the Golan Heights pen appreciation letters for the IDF’s medical care, saying it has strengthened their yearning for peace, undermined indoctrination of Israel as an enemy.
“To all Syrians who say Israel is the enemy, I say that you are liars….Israel is our friend.”

By Yoav Birenberg


Dozens of Syrian civilians have written letters of gratitude to Israel and the IDF for establishing field hospitals on its northern border which provided, and continue to provide, medical care to numerous victims wounded in the country’s ongoing violent civil war. Continue Reading »

Israeli Doctor honored by Buenos Aires Parliament for treating Syrian war victims

Dr. Alejandro Roisentul, who moved to Israel 28 years ago, is the head of the Maxillofacial Surgery Unit of Ziv Medical Center, in Safed, Israel, where “more than 1,500 Syrian have been treated for free.”



BUENOS AIRES — An Argentinean-Israeli doctor was honored at the Buenos Aires city parliament as an “outstanding personality in the human rights field” for assisting victims of the Syrian civil war.

Dr. Alejandro Roisentul, who has lived in Israel for the last 28 years, received the kudos on Tuesday for his part in bringing Syrian patients to Ziv Medical Center in Safed, Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel offers Iranian journalist asylum in Israel

Responding to a request by the Jerusalem Journalists Association, Israel’s Interior Minister commented, “This is a journalist whose life is in real danger, only because of writing columns on an Israeli news website.”

By Mordechai Sones


Interior Minister Aryeh Deri responded to a request by the Jerusalem Journalists Association and the National Journalists Association to approve entry into Israel of Iranian journalist Nada Amin, who writes for the Times of Israel.

Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri – Photo: Wikipedia

Amin is currently in Turkey, where she fled from Iran three years ago. Turkey has already announced that she will be deported in coming days from Turkey to Iran, where she is expected to be sentenced to death. Continue Reading »

Israel admits to sending tons of food, clothing, fuel and aid to Syrian refugees

The IDF revealed that it has been providing humanitarian aid, including half a million liters of diesel fuel and dozens of generators to about 200,000 Syrian citizens living in 80 villages and towns in the Syrian Golan Heights that is controlled by ‘friendly’ rebel groups, not affiliated with ISIS.

By Yoav Zitun & AFP


The IDF revealed Wednesday the scope of humanitarian aid that it helps provide the victims of the civil war in Syria. These efforts included transporting about half a million liters of diesel fuel, 360 tons of food, 77 tons of clothing and shoes, as well as dozens of generators and water delivery systems. Continue Reading »

Syrian patient at Ziv Medical Center: ‘Israel is not the enemy. Bashar is the enemy.’


After 5 years of Syrian regime bombing of its own people, Syrian refugees treated by the IDF or in Israeli hospitals learn quickly that their Jewish neighbor is not their real foe.
– A Syrian patient treated in Safed says, ‘The future of Syria has no Bashar Assad…Israel is not the enemy. Bashar is the enemy.’

By The Associated Press


Seven wounded Syrians—two children, four women and a man—waited in pain for darkness to fall to cross into enemy territory. Under the faint moonlight, Israeli military medical corps quickly whisked the patients across the hostile frontier into armored ambulances headed to hospitals for intensive care. Continue Reading »

IDF Radio reports: Aleppo family claiming to be Jewish asks Israel to extricate them


Jewish Agency spokesperson: “We are looking into the matter in order to determine whether the information can be verified and will act accordingly.”



A family from Syria’s war-torn Aleppo is appealing to the state of Israel for refuge, citing their Jewish heritage, Amy Radio reported Sunday.

Courtyard of Aleppo’s Central Synagogue – Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Govorkov

“There is nobody who can help us to get out of this place,” said 30-year-old Aleppo resident Razan (real name withheld) in an audio recording aired on the radio station. “We are asking that the Israeli government does not abandon us, but helps us get out of here to another country. Continue Reading »

Israel Hospitals threaten to end Syrian refugee treatment over lack of gov’t funding


Although the gov’t has partially paid, Israel’s Health Minister has ordered hospitals to stop treating Syrian refugees [if not life-threatening] starting next week, if Jerusalem doesn’t allocate funds to allay the financial burden.

By Rotem Elizera


Hospitals are warning that they will cease to admit wounded Syrian refugees for treatment starting next week, if the government does not help to provide assistance to allay the financial costs involved.

Director of the Government’s Medical Centers Division Dr. Orly Weinstein said in a letter sent Sunday to PMO Deputy Director Ehud Prawer that “as we know, public medical centers up north have been admitting Syrian refugees transferred by the defense establishment for the past four years now. Continue Reading »

Israelis launch undercover mission into Syria: Supplying winter coats to suffering civilians


Israeli Jewish, Druze, & Arab youth groups and aid organizations are covertly sending truck loads of winter supplies to anguishing Syrian civilians.

Israel Today Staff


The harsh winter has been made all the more unbearable for millions of Syrians as a devastating civil war enters its seventh year.

Across the border, Israel is doing all it can without getting too mired in a neighboring state that still officially considers the Jewish state its sworn enemy.

Bags of donated winter gear to be sent to Syrian refugees from Israeli citizens Photo- Youth Federation for Working and Studying

Enemies or not, a growing number of Israelis are determined to engage in private aid missions to augment the medical care being provided by the government and the Israeli army to those Syrians who can reach the border. Continue Reading »

WATCH VIDEO REPORT: Israel plans to assimilate 100 Syrian orphans

Israel reports plans to absorb 100 Syrian orphans from the war-torn country and place then in Ministry of Education dormitories, before they get assimilated into families. 

By I24news



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Medical mission from Israel, Germany treat pediatric heart patients in Tanzania


Israeli based Save A Child’s Heart, sent a multi-national team to Tanzania to assist a local hospital improve the cardiac care for children with heart disease.

By David Ruhm


A joint Israeli-German medical mission composed of teams from Wolfson Medical Center and the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, earlier this month carried out a 5-day mission to Tanzania, the mission’s organizer told i24news.

The five-day mission, which began on Novermber 1, was organized by Save A Child’s Heart (SACH), an Israeli-based non-profit organization, working around the world to improve the cardiac care for children from developing countries, and carried out in partnership with the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute in Dar es Salaam. Continue Reading »

Israel Electric Corporation technician goes extra mile for Holocaust survivor


IEC employee recruits help from his colleagues and the Arad Municipality after posting on Facebook the dire situation of 82 yr-old woman, who’s in need of a new refrigerator after the faulty electrical infrastructure was short-circuiting her home.

By Ilana Curiel


An Israel Electric Company technician arrived on Monday to fix a glitch at the home of an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor, only to discover the woman was living in a rundown house with neglected infrastructure. He decided to take on the project and even got his colleagues on board. Together, they are trying to fix her infrastructure and get her a new refrigerator. Continue Reading »