NBC News described Israel as a “sanctuary” for wounded Syrians, with doctors having tended to scores of patients who have fled the war-torn country. More than 120 Syrians have received medical treatment in various Israeli facilities during the two and a half years of the Syrian civil war. One location has even become a kind of epicenter in the effort: Western Galilee Medical Center in the coastal Israeli city of Nahariya. Israel has generally and deliberately kept a low profile about its humanitarian medical operations. Syrian civilians brought to Israel for treatment – usually by IDF troops at the border with the Golan Heights – face retribution upon returning home: Running time 4:04 minutes
Since 1998 Physicians for Human Rights is a voluntary non-profit organization for healthcare serving refugees in their Tel-Aviv clinic, visiting Bedouin Villages, a mobile clinic in the West-Bank helping Palestinians and Israelis. Their staff has over 2700 volunteers including Medical Doctors, Psychiatrists, and Nurses. Part of our story focuses on the plight of the Sudanese and Eritrean refugees from the Horn of Africa who crossed the Egyptian border seeking refugee to enter Israel. Unfortunately, many are kidnapped and placed in torture camps hoping their relatives will pay a ransom for their release.
The "Dream Doctors Project" integrates professional medical Clowns into medical services provided at 22 hospitals in their pediatric wards and clinics throughout the country. They are also allowed in the operating room when procedures are being done, which is rare in most countries. Not only do they alleviate the apprehension of the children but also the parents.
The Jerusalem Botanical Garden often referred to as "The Bible Path" is located on 35 acres in Jerusalem with over 10,000 species of plants. From the beginning of Genesis, when God plants His Garden of Eden, nature infuses the Bible. The prophets used botanical metaphors to convey moral and other messages. Nature also furnished the props for miracles; a bush engulfed by fire that didn't burn; the branch of an almond tree produced buds, blossoms, and fruits at the same time. The Bible Path opens a window to the symbolic role that plants play in the scriptures.