Putting his heart into it

It took a cardiac arrest to open up Larry Rich’s eyes to how the Emek Medical Center in Afula is helping Israelis and Arabs work together for the common good of humanity

August 19, 2015 18:50
Emek Medical Center

At the Emek Medical Center, Jewish and Arab staffers and patients interact daily.. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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One day in 1997, factory manager Larry Rich woke up in cardiac intensive care at Emek Medical Center in Afula. He had suffered a heart attack and was surprised to see Arab and Jewish physicians working together to save him.

Even though he had been living in Israel for 25 years at the time, this sight profoundly affected the course of his life.


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