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Guatemala Embassy moves to Jerusalem!

2018-07-23T12:51:49+00:00June 15th, 2018|

When Guatemala opened its embassy in May in Jerusalem just two days after the US embassy move, it was only natural that ZAKA would be closely involved. ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav joined Guatemalan Foreign Minister Dr. Sandra Hoval, Guatemalan Ambassador to Israel Mrs. Sarah Solis Castaneda and the Rabbi of Guatemala Rabbi Joseph Gramon in affixing the mezuza to the new embassy in the Malha Technological Park in Jerusalem.

ZAKA among first international rescue missions in Guatemala volcano disaster

2018-07-23T12:51:40+00:00June 4th, 2018|

When the Fuego volcano erupted in Guatemala in early June, creating devastation and disaster in the local communities, the ZAKA local volunteers were able to provide an immediate light search and rescue response in the first critical days – even before the international teams arrived to help.

ZAKA Volunteers Receive Certificate Of Excellence At Tribute Event In Jerusalem City Hall

2018-07-23T12:51:31+00:00May 30th, 2018|

In a tribute event for the security, emergency and rescue forces in the Jerusalem District held at Jerusalem City Hall in late May, ZAKA volunteers received a certificate of excellence for their dedication, professionalism, leadership, heroism and personal example during the past year.

ZAKA representing Israel at the UN Committee on NGOs

2018-07-23T12:51:11+00:00May 28th, 2018|

ZAKA Search and Rescue was selected as one of four Israeli NGOs to participate in a special session of the UN Committee on NGOs, hosted by Israel’s Mission to the United Nations. The forum, which took place end May, celebrated seventy years of Israeli civil society innovation and their contributions to the world. Ambassador Danny Danon opened the event with celebratory remarks, followed by presentations from four Israeli NGOs that are bettering the world.

LA Students pack ZAKA first aid kits in Jerusalem HQ

2018-07-23T12:51:00+00:00May 10th, 2018|

About 40 students from Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Los Angeles packed first aid kits for ZAKA volunteers as part of their recent Bar/Bat Mitzvah tour to Israel. After a short introduction to the work of ZAKA in the Jerusalem headquarters, the students packed essential emergency supplies into the bags to be distributed to ZAKA volunteers in the field