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  • Six Israelis dead, dozens injured in holiday car accidents

    March 28, 2013 | 11:46 am

    Six Israelis died and dozens were injured in car accidents during the Passover holiday.

    Israel Police recorded 160 car accidents from Tuesday to Thursday. Magen David Adom emergency services treated nine people with serious injuries, as well as 13 with medium injuries and 146...

  • Israel holds national exercise simulating rocket strikes on schools

    February 14, 2013 | 6:15 am

    A national exercise simulating rocket strikes took place in all schools and kindergartens in Israel.

    The exercise, held Thursday morning, was planned in advance as part of the 2013 training schedule for the country and was staged by the Home Front Command, in cooperation with the...

  • Terror warning puts Jerusalem on high alert

    February 12, 2013 | 8:19 am

    Security forces in Jerusalem went on high alert in response to intelligence reports of a possible terror attack in the city.

    The alert level was raised on Tuesday, affecting police, firefighters and Magen David Adom emergency crews, among others. Police conducted security checks on cars entering Jerusalem at several points.

    No details were released by Jerusalem police on the contents of the intelligence information. It reportedly was the first time the level was raised in more than a year.

  • Israeli rescue team leaves for Ghana

    November 8, 2012 | 9:52 am

    A team of Israeli military experts left for Ghana in the wake of the collapse of a four-story shopping mall in the country's capital.

    The delegation includes rescue engineers, medical personnel, and communication experts as well equipment specifically designed to rescue people...

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  • West Bank communities refuse blood drives over MDA deal

    November 29, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Two communities in the West Bank refused to allow Magen David Adom to hold blood drives in their jurisdiction to protest MDA’s promise to the Red Cross to pull back operations in the West Bank.

    Peduel and Tapuach, part of the Shomron Regional Council, instead organized a blood drive...

  • Principled Stand

    By Sharon Samber

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's exclusion from the global Red Cross organization appears to have been the pivotal factor in the resignation of the head of the American Red Cross.

    Dr. Bernadine Healy said last Friday that she had been forced out of her job over policy differences with her board. In...