A Bridge to Peace: Using Music to End Conflict

In Jerusalem there are subtle waves of change reverberating through the streets. One such person, who wants to sustain and increase this momentum of change is David Broza. Mr Broza, 58, is an Israeli singer-songwriter, who has performed in Hebrew, Spanish, and English for nearly four decades (Rudoren 1). His latest project takes place in the forlorn…

Ending a Paradox: Israel’s New Approach to Organ Donation

  Organ donation has been a controversial subject for many people. In America, it is “estimated that 18 patients on the waiting list in America die every day” (Ofrim 1). Americans rely on altruism, which means that we have to patiently wait for the death of a kind person who has chosen to donate their organs. Other…

Small Intestine Transplantation Breakthrough in Israel

For the first time ever in Israel, the dedicated staff at the Rabin Medical Center performed a small intestine transplant in an adult. The operation lasted 10 hours, and required immense planning and preparation. Prior to this, small intestine transplants had only been performed in a few, select hospitals throughout the world. The recipient was…

An American Abroad

American Friends of Rabin Medical Center Executive Board Member Arlene Sterlitz reflects on her hospital stay at Rabin Medical Center: I am an American living in Herzliya, Israel, more than 8,000 kilometers from my children, grandchildren, and family doctor, a person I have known and trusted for many years. When I was admitted this spring…

Travel in Comfort

For many, winter is a great time to get away. Whether your goal is to escape the cold weather, relax, or make memories, it is important to be both safe and smart when abroad. There is nothing worse than being far away from home when disaster strikes. Luckily, Dr. Uri Sendovski, head of Emergency Medicine…

Bridge to Peace

It is almost impossible to turn on the news and NOT hear something about the ongoing conflict in Israel. What is more rare, is to hear of ways in which the citizens of Israel interact in a positive and mutually beneficial way. Of the 8 million currently living in Israel, 20% self-identify as Arabs. Not…

5 Medical Advances Pioneered by Israel’s Rabin Medical Center

2013 was a monumental year for Israel’s Rabin Medical Center. From physical expansion and growth to the exploration of uncharted medical territory, the hospital made tremendous gains. In terms of scientific advancement and innovation, future patients of the hospital will benefit from the incredible work that was done. RMC pioneered research and technology that will…