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In light of the ongoing situation in Israel, the Israeli Ministry of Health is building a list of medical personnel from abroad to volunteer in Israel should the need arise.
In the event of further strains on the health system, as well as in preparation for future natural or man-made disasters, we invite friends of Israel to add their names to our growing community of medical personnel who stand with Israel.
Sign up for the opportunity to receive CME credits in the future, train with Israeli teams, and connect with friends of Israel in your area. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other medical personnel licensed abroad who wish to volunteer should join using the Ministry of Health’s online form, to ensure pre-clearance of medical licenses.
We thank you in advance for signing up – and for standing with Israel.
Our PJ Library partner, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation has developed a page where you can find tips and resources on how to explain this horrific attack on Israel to your children. Access these resources https://pjlibrary.org/israel
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN/TEENS:
Jews have been dispossessed of their land, their homes, their belongings, from many countries (Iraq, Iran, Ethiopia, Yemen, Morocco, England, Russia, Ukraine, France) just as their ancestors were dispossessed by the Romans in the first two centuries of the common era, and by the Babylonians before them. This does not in any way justify the dispossession of Palestinians from their land and homes and belongings, but it is Jewish history. Here we are, two peoples, stuck together. There is no way forward without recognition of that reality.
Jews are still in deep, deep pain but that does not mean we cannot recognize that our Muslim, Palestinian, and Arab American friends are also in pain. We are capable of this nuance: standing with the Israeli people after the horrors of October 7th, and acknowledging our neighbors’ pain.
We are also capable of unequivocally condemning Hamas’ terror, supporting Israel’s right to defend itself, and demanding the unconditional release of the hostages, while also decrying the loss of innocent Palestinian lives. In fact, all of it is necessary if we are to ever find a path towards peace.
Particularly as extremists exploit this crisis to spread antisemitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of hate and bigotry, we are reminded that our communities’ safety and futures are inextricably linked.
Israel was created, in part, to ensure that Jews could never be massacred again. This has already occurred as civilians, women, children, the elderly, have indiscriminately been a target of Hamas. On October 7, 2023, more Jews died in a single day than any day since the Holocaust. In this war, Israeli soldiers will die and innocent Palestinians will die. Hamas is responsible for the loss of all those lives. If evil is permitted to win peace will not be possible.
Hamas: Hamas is an Iranian-backed Palestinian terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip and openly seeks the destruction of Israel. Israel unilaterally evacuated Gaza in 2005 leaving its residents with the freedom to build a prosperous new nation. Instead, Hamas chose to take the country in a different direction. Since 2005, Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza have launched over 20,000 rockets and mortars at Israel, carried out more than one hundred suicide bombings, and dug dozens of terror tunnels into Israeli communities—all at the expense of the people of Gaza.
Iran as largest state sponsor of terror: Iran views Hamas as a proxy and uses the terrorist organization to pursue its ultimate goal of destroying Israel. Iran and Hamas work together to prevent Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation. In recent years, Tehran has contributed upwards of $70 million per year in financial and military support to Hamas.