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Israel’s arch enemy, PLO chief puts himself on transplant list in Israel


After a career of lying, demonizing and delegitimizing Israel, as well as preferring conflict over peace, the Palestinian chief negotiator and adversary at every peace table, Saeb Erekat now looks to Israel over every Arab or Muslim country for his life-saving treatment.



Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is suffering from a serious respiratory disease and is on the waiting list for a lung transplant in Israel or the United States, according to Ynet.

Erekat, who is also secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and one of the most recognizable Palestinian public figures, is reported to be suffering from pulmonary fibrosis and has been informed that a transplant will markedly increase his chances of survival. Continue Reading »

Record number of organ transplants in Israel for 2016


Hospitals throughout Israel saved 504 lives in 2016 attributed to organ transplants, compared with 433 in 2015.
• 1,116 patients still waiting for organ transplants, most of them needing a liver, kidney or heart.
• 61% of families approached about donating a dead loved one’s organs agreed.

By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or


A record 504 organ transplants were performed in Israel in 2016, a significant increase from the 433 in 2015, according to data from the National Transplant Center. The transplanted organs were taken from both the deceased and the living, giving new life and hope to terminally ill patients. Continue Reading »

Palestinian boy saved by Jewish kidney donation

Palestinian child saved by family who’s son suffered brain death

Peres: We are proud of your contribution to peace.


Sarit and Avi Naor, who donated a kidney from their son Noam to a 10-year-old Palestinian boy on dialysis for seven years, received a phone call from President Shimon Peres on Sunday.

Palestinian boy who got a kidney donation from Jewish boy.

Palestinian boy who got a kidney donation from Jewish boy. – Photo: Courtesy Schneider Medical Center

Noam suffered irreversible lower-brain death after falling from a fourth-story window in his home to the second floor below.

“This is one of the most moving contributions to peace. It exploded all prejudices,” Peres told the parents.

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