Scheduling, not Netanyahu, prohibits Obama-Rivlin meeting
Largest Israeli religious youth movement invites members to build illegal settlement
Netanyahu expresses sympathies to Japan after apparent ISIS hostage killing
Histarut threatens Monday Egged bus strike
More chickens with bird flu culled at north-central kibbutz
Hebrew U. scientists map brains of the blind
‘Policing children’s Web surfing may backfire’
*Why some parents suddenly refuse to vaccinate their children*
Israel seeks solutions for 20 million tons of salt set to pile up annually
Israeli innovators receive grants to aid developing world
Tel Aviv-bound United Airlines passengers demand NIS 1.2m. for consecutive canceled flights
Genetic markers in olive breeding to bring cheaper, higher quality oil to consumers
ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Jerusalem ICC, January 22
Undercover cop reveals huge cocaine ring in south Tel Aviv
Nir Bergman’s journey to bring ‘Yona’ to the screen
Emma Watson launches second phase of famous gender equality campaign in Davos
Sela remains upbeat despite being overpowered by Nadal
Yellow-and-blue machine continues to roll on
Mac TA moves top; Beersheba falls in Haifa
Eilat gearing up for Israman competition
IAF upgrading old Hercules planes to bring them up to date
Significant drop seen in Jerusalem traffic accidents, injuries in 2014
Netanyahu urges Likud MKs to attack the press
MK Tibi suspects polls underestimate Arab united list strength
Environmentalist Yael Cohen Paran chosen for 24th spot on Labor-Hatnua list
Khalon calls for expanded benefits, credit for small businesses
Yishai and Ben-Ari ‘in unification talks’
Hezbollah in first response since Syria strike: Zionists will fail in attempts to set new rules
Rivlin blasts attack against Druse guard who served in President’s Residence
'Hezbollah promised not to avenge Israeli attack from Lebanese soil'
Report: Iranian general was killed in Israeli strike because he didn't turn off his phone
What was behind Israel’s strike in Syria that killed an Iranian general?
Netanyahu presented with emergency plan to absorb 120,000 French Jews
Ukrainian Jews look to evacuate city as Jewish woman reportedly killed by shelling
New report on anti-Semitism finds France is most dangerous country for Jews
Kiev to appoint special envoy to combat anti-Semitism
Kippah-wearing Swedish reporter assaulted in Malmo
Assad: Israeli strikes in Syria benefit al-Qaida
15 protesters killed on anniversary of Egyptian uprising against Mubarak
Zarif and Kerry get a little too friendly for Iranian regime
Rivlin praises Abdullah for bringing stability to region
Ex-Obama aide takes president to task for 'not being tough enough' with Iran
How did Saudi King Abdullah become a world hero?
Iran and the state of Obama-land
Letters to the editor: Jan. 25
Inappropriate elections tactics
If Palestine joins the ICC, then what?
When will we hear of Jacob’s daughters?
Two revolutions, two outcomes
Oil spill fallout
Arrivals: Securing his own freedom in Israel
Book Review: The lady doth protest too much
Book Review: Translating Patrick Modiano
Hot off the Arab press
Grapevine: A man of many talents
A not so tight budget
This Week in Jerusalem
Mud-slinging and more
Happily Eva After: Ushering in 2015 the Eva way
Giving Beit Shemesh children a helping hand
Red in the South
Anti-Semitism and the battle against Jihad
US, Britain and France will be next if ICC indicts Israel
Combating terror: The tough battle ahead
Lebanon reaches the limit
A song for Shvat: 'Song of the grasses'
אַתְ לְבַדֵך תָבִינִי
18 recommendations that could determine Israel’s fate before the ICC
La liste de Herzog
Le parti national religieux a un nouveau nom
Promesses et programmes de campagne
Les mots valent mieux que la violence
Coexistence festive à Haïfa
Festival du film juif de Jérusalem, que la lumière soit !
Un autre regard sur l’Ethiopie
Une démocratie tronquée
Hautement qualifiés, fortement motivés
2014, un excellent cru pour l'aliya
Loin de la campagne
Unis contre la terreur islamique
Le califat : rêve ou cauchemar pour l’islam ?
Comment Abbas tire avantage de la mort d’Abou Ein
Frappes en Syrie, Damas accuse Tsahal
Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
Le 11 septembre français ?
Une semaine de deuil
Un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine
L'aveuglement de l'Occident
Birth control ban doesn't mean breed 'like rabbits,' Pope says
Pakistani Christians protest Charles Hebdo
WATCH: Orthodox Christians take the plunge to commemorate Jesus's baptism
Pope says Mass for crowd of over 6 million in Manila, appeals for suffering children
Anti-Christian prejudice: The last acceptable form of bigotry
Friends of JNF Australia Visit Negev Communities
International Dental Convention Participants Tour the Negev with KKL-JNF
Holiday Cheer as KKL-JNF Distributes Christmas Trees
The Moshav Movement Honors KKL-JNF
Serbian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Sharing and Learning - German Forestry Students Intern with KKL-JNF
Israel and Finland Connect through the Environment
KKL-JNF Experts Visit China for Future Environmental Collaborations
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
Nigerian Forestry Delegation Sees KKL-JNF Desert Afforestation First-hand
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
WMC 2015 Closing Evening Reception
Living on the Edge in the Gaza Periphery
Former UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman at WMC 2015
WMC 2015 Opening Reception at Beit Hatfutsot
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
01.26.2015 | 6 Shevat, 5775
Weizmann scientists bring nature back to artificially selected lab mice
Health Scan: The ‘memory’ of starvation is in the genes
Looking young in old age
Medical Corps training, improved technologies saved lives in Gaza
German ‘reneges’ on optional fluoridation of drinking water
Ministry urges taking preventive measures against West Nile virus
Religious Zionists, ultra-Orthodox men free to pursue nursing degree
*Health Scan: Upgrading the stethoscope*
*Danger: Viruses may trump mankind*
MDA urges adherence to safety rules to prevent drowning
Health Ministry instructs public hospitals to return to routine
*Rx for Readers: Is alarmist ad campaign’s vaccine as necessary as its sponsors say?*
Health & Science
JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH \
MDA blood drive..
(photo credit:MAGEN DAVID ADOM)
As voluntary and other public organizations realized that Operation Protective Edge could continue for some time, they geared up to provide vital services to the population. Magen David Adom bolstered its professional and volunteer staffers to cope with any injuries or wounds on the home front/ Six people were lightly injured on the campaign’s first day from falling when running to a safe haven, and 32 suffered from anxiety attacks, MDA said on Wednesday. The first-aid organization established its highest alert level even over the weekend.
MDA is fully coordinated with the security forces, the Israel Police, the local authorities and relevant government ministries. It has also increased its blood donation collections. More information is available at 1-800-400-101 and at www.mdais.org/dam. It also updated MDA’s smartphone application to include the Home Front’s advice for giving first-aid in the event of burns, hemorrhaging, trauma and so on.
Meanwhile, the voluntary rescue organization United Hatzalah is urgently seeking out an additional 100 bullet-proof vests and helmets for its volunteers in the south so its volunteers won’t endanger their own lives as they save others. UH president Eli Beer said that a set of a vest and helmet costs $1,400.
Yad Sarah, which lends out medical equipment and performs services around the country for the elderly, disabled and lonely said that almost all its branches remain open, and its Nechonit service to take the wheelchair bound to medical institutions has been bolstered. Call *6444 for help. A special team has been set up to assist residents of the south. In addition, Yad Sarah volunteers have initiated phone calls to people who live alone to find out if they need anything.
The Interdisciplinary Clinical Center at the University of Haifa has opened a free hotline to help people suffering from anxiety and fears. The phone line is manned by psychologists and psychotherapists who advise how to cope with anxiety, disquiet and sleep problems, how to help young children cope and how to deal with memories from previous military conflicts. One may call 04-8288622 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. or leave a message that will be answered promptly. The center offers clinical communications, psychotherapy and occupational therapy services to people in the north.
The Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva offered free psychological counseling for children suffering from anxiety. The experts can be reached at 03-9244955.
Meanwhile, the iAPPs company has developed a free iPhone application to help people locate the nearest safe place to be during a missile attack. It can be accessed by going into this link: https://itunes.apple.com/il/app/secure-spaces/id467924709?mt=8. In addition, a short film on the application can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmipZU95rDw.
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