In the first rice donation from a foreign diplomatic agency in Vietnam to those affected by the pandemic, the Israeli Embassy donates 3 kgs (almost 7 pounds) of rice to each person who lost their job due to the coronavirus outbreak, enough to feed their families for a week.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Israeli Embassy in Vietnam has donated one ton of rice to the needy in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital.
Nadav Ashkar, the Israeli ambassador handing out food. – Photo: Israeli Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam
Hundreds of needy, most of whom have lost their sources of income due to the coronavirus epidemic, have received three kilograms (almost seven pounds) of rice, enabling them to feed their families for a week. Continue Reading »
CEO of the company’s Israel division, Yaron Yitzhari says, “the financial impact has negligible weight, because the main thing is saving lives, and that’s what our company knows how to do.”
By Shimon Cohen
Medtronic, the world’s largest manufacturer of medical equipment, is currently receiving large amounts of attention for its ventilator. This week, the CEO of the company’s Israel division, Yaron Yitzhari, made the decision to release all of Medtronic’s patents for the production of ventilators, in order to enable any company wishing to manufacture them to use Medtronic’s blueprints, for free.
Arutz Sheva spoke with CEO Yitzhari, asking him about his decision and the possible repercussions for the company. Continue Reading »
Philanthropist and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, donates 2 million face masks to New York & Nevada hospitals from which 250K of the masks will go to the Trump administration’s program to assist health workers.
By Marcy Oster/JTA
Billionaire casino magnate and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson has donated about 2 million face masks to hospitals and first responders in New York and Nevada.
The Jewish Insider website first reported the donation, citing an unnamed source close to Adelson.
The masks were made in China and paid for by Adelson.
Some 250,000 of the masks will go to the Trump administration’s program to assist health workers. Continue Reading »
The Israeli Drugmaker, Teva Pharmaceutical rushes to send its Malaria drug to Covid-19 patients in U.S. hospitals following encouraging results from China and France. Teva said 6 million tablets will be delivered to U.S. hospitals by March 31, and more than 10 million in a month.
By Riley Griffin
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said it plans to donate more than 10 million tablets of hydroxychloroquine sulfate, a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a potential treatment for the coronavirus, to help U.S. hospitals meet a potential surge in demand.
The Israeli company is one of the world’s largest makers of hydroxychloroquine, a less-toxic version of chloroquine, which is used in malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Continue Reading »
Israeli researchers in the Upper Galilee are currently establishing parameters, permitting the safety approvals that will enable the Galilee Research Institute’s preclinical testing of a coronavirus vaccine.
A group of Israeli researchers at the Galilee Research Institute (MIGAL) are close to developing a coronavirus vaccine that could be ready in three weeks and available within 90 days, according to Israeli Minister of Science and Technology Ofir Akunis.
The research team has already created a vaccine against avian Coronavirus Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV), and are adapting it to create a human vaccine against Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to The Jewish Press. Continue Reading »
In response to the United Nations World Health Organization’s appeal to Israel for help in Samoa, Israeli’s Foreign Ministry asked the Sheba Medical Center to send a delegation of medical experts.
By Abigail Klein Leichman
A medical team from Israel is on its way to the Pacific island nation of Samoa to assist overwhelmed healthcare workers trying to contain a serious measles epidemic and treat those already infected.
Measles vaccines are now mandatory in Samoa. – Screenshot
A reported 70 people – mostly children — are reported dead from the outbreak, which has affected more than 4,800 citizens in the country of 200,000 since October. Continue Reading »
Coming from Iraqi Kurdistan, a Kurdish mom says they were “not hostages in the hospital,” and they ventured out to see the country, including touring Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and even going to pray on the Temple Mount.
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After being bombed and attacked by both the Turkish Army and its allied Free Syrian Army Forces in Afrin last year, Aram (name changed for security reasons) and her family – Kurds who were native to northern Syria – were forced to flee to Iraqi Kurdistan, much like the hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have recently become refugees due to the Turkish military operation. Continue Reading »
The Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Center north of Tel Aviv is running a unique program that provides nesting areas and hatcheries for the endangered Green sea turtles, with some 200 turtle eggs expected to hatch by the end of 2019 breeding season.
MIKHMORET – On a Mediterranean beach in central Israel, a newly-hatched baby turtle fumbles along the sand, making its way to the sea for the very first time.
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A newly hatched baby sea turtle makes its way into the Mediterranean Sea for the first time, as part of the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Center’s conservation program near Mikhmoret.
The first wave of volunteers from the Israeli humanitarian aid agency will distribute emergency relief supplies, offer psychological first aid for those suffering from trauma and distribute water filters to restore immediate access to safe drinking water.
By Abigail Klein Leichman
As Hurricane Dorian finally begins to move away from the Bahamas, and the full extent of the destruction is revealed, Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID is preparing to send vital emergency support.
So far, 43 people are reported killed and about 13,000 homes damaged or destroyed on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands – about 45 percent of all the houses on the islands. Continue Reading »
Young Israeli women join up with college students from the United States and Puerto Rican in joint effort to help rehabilitate communities still suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017.
– One of the Israeli volunteers, “I wanted to use this time in my life to do something meaningful.”
BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The first delegation of Israeli young adults have arrived in Puerto Rico this week to begin a three-month volunteering project as part of the Jewish Agency’s Project TEN program and the PR4PR organization.
The young Israeli women have been joined by college students from the United States and Puerto Rican locals. Continue Reading »
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu mobilized an IDF search & rescue mission on Saturday night after speaking with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, offering to immediately dispatch aid & assistance following the dam-collapse disaster.
An Israeli army delegation departed for Brazil on Sunday morning to assist in search and rescue efforts following the collapse of a disused dam that killed at least 34 people and left hundreds missing.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mobilized the IDF rescue mission on Saturday night after speaking with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and offering to immediately dispatch aid to assist in the search for survivors of the dam collapse. Continue Reading »
Before Guatemala, thousands of the inexpensive and specially designed wheelchairs have been provided in the past few years to the children of 17 developing countries, with funding from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ MASHAV Agency for Int’l Development Cooperation.
– WATCH video clip.
By Abigail Klein Leichman
“The smile of the children who received the chairs will reflect the friendship and brotherhood between our peoples,” said President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales as 270 colorful child-friendly wheelchairs were distributed to disabled children in a ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Guatemala.
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270 disabled children in Guatemala received Wheelchairs of Hope from Israel at no charge.
Israel’s first team of emergency responders from Rescuers Without Borders includes doctors, paramedics and emergency aid specialists.
• A 2nd aid delegation consisting primarily of trauma specialists will head to Indonesia later on.
By Ariel Kahana, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
An Israeli aid team has been working in Indonesia in recent days to help the country and its people cope with the aftermath of a devastating tsunami last weekend, triggered by an earthquake at sea.
The Israeli volunteers are members of the organization Rescuers Without Borders, and include doctors, paramedics and other emergency aid specialists.
A second aid delegation is expected to depart for Indonesia later this month and will consist primarily of trauma specialists. Continue Reading »