Court gives former Bat Yam mayor Lahiani 8 months jail time on state appeal
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Voice of the people
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Over 270,000 light virtual candles via Defense Ministry app
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The weird and wonderful world of Aya Ben-Ron
He’s a believer
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Deadlock does Beitar and Beersheba little good
Greens boost BSL playoff hopes with win against Nahariya
Shalva tees off in Caesarea
Video: Police filmed beating IDF soldier
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Major US military law experts: IDF ‘contentious’ targeting complies with int’l law
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Estimates: No Israeli involvement in alleged overnight Syria strike
Report: Israel strikes Hezbollah, pro-Assad targets in Syria
IAF kills 4 terrorists who crossed into Israel from Syria and planted bombs
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Letters to the editor - April 27
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Listening for Tamar’s scream
The Begin phenomenon
Book Review: Anywhere but Zion
Book Review: Russian compound interest
Hot off the Arab press
Catching the wave
The Armenian imperative
Take a walk
A culture of survivors
Grapevine: Coalition against pollution
Egypt’s fight against terror
Saving Democracy from Itself
The sorry state of Yemen
The Jewish Communal Fund must stop funding anti-Israel causes
מִי לָקַח אֶת הַגְבִינָה שֶלִי?
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Following the green line
Jerusalemites of note
Holocaust Remembrance Day: What’s in a name?
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Israeli parties prepare legislative demands for Netanyahu's new coalition
With full term possible, Netanyahu may outlast Ben-Gurion (and Obama)
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Joubran: Polls have to include parties that don’t pass threshold
Armenian Archibishop chides Rivlin for referring to genocide as 'mass killings'
Israelis commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide, drawing comparisons to Holocaust
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France detains armed suspect allegedly planning church attack
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New Occupational Therapy Room and Garden for the Galilee Medical Center
Landscaping Absorption Centers with Ethiopian Immigrants
Holocaust Day Ceremony Honoring the Heroism of Jewish Rescuers
Pedaling Along the Tel Aviv Shore
Chinese Ambassador Visits the Israel-China Friendship Fores
Expo 2015: Italian Journalists Tour the Arava
President of Lombardy Tours Israel Prior to Milan Expo
French Students Get to Know the Real Israel
New Bio-filters Purify Surface Runoff Water for Reuse
Future Tour Guides Discover the Negev with KKL-JNF
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
From Sunny Israel to Cold Canada
Walking for Water with KKL France in the Mountains of Eilat
JNF Ontario Community Mission Tours the Western Negev
Celebrating 50 Years of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations
The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
Arava Open Day: Food Security for Israel and the Entire World
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
How One Oleh is Helping to Transform the Way People Drink Water
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Award Winning Designer Launches Career as Wedding Dressmaker
Outdoor Fitness Israel: An Innovative Fitness Program Developed By UK Olim
5 Tips to Land a Job in Israel
Starting Your Own Business in Israel: Real Life Examples
5 Strategies for Finding Your Professional Place in Israel
PetBNB:An Olah’s Unusual Canine Startup
36 Hours in Southern Israel
Food Shopping In Israel
How Women Can Have it All in Israel
The Eisenberg’s Long Journey Home
Why Retirees are Thriving in Israel
Thanks to Aliyah video
6 Frequently Asked Questions about Israeli Healthcare
Starting Over in Israel
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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
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Religious Zionists, ultra-Orthodox men free to pursue nursing degree
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*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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