ZAKA launches public campaign to enable daily phone contact with those living alone

Amid coronavirus epidemic, ZAKA Search and Rescue launches campaign promoting daily 'check-up' calls to the elderly and those living along.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2020, 9:49 AM

ZAKA rescued Jewish body when no one else would

“In one recent incident, an Israeli in quarantine suffered a medical emergency and died in his home., 4/2/2020, 5:24 PM

'I found the body'

ZAKA volunteer who found body of dead 18-year-old was recorded updating superior in real time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 12:29 PM

Remains of Israeli killed in Ethiopia plane crash identified

ZAKA volunteers locate remains of Avraham Matzliah 6 months after he and another Israeli were killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2019, 4:25 PM

Man disappears in water near Tel Aviv

Two young men go swimming together near Tel Aviv. One of them reports his friend disappeared.Orli Harari, 8/20/2019, 12:58 AM

ZAKA volunteer awarded 'Ambassador of Peace' honor in Guatemala

Guatemala's Secretary of Peace says award given out of respect for humanitarian assistance provided to nation's citizens by ZAKA volunteers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2019, 2:59 PM

Three-year-old run over by bus in front of family

Baruch Eisenberg, who arrived with family from NY for Passover visit, hit by bus on after suddenly descending from sidewalk to road.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2019, 10:34 PM

ZAKA delegation to locate bodies of Israelis

Two teams from ZAKA International Rescue Unit leave for Ethiopia to locate bodies of Israelis killed in the plane crash there.Ben Ariel, 3/11/2019, 12:06 AM

Watch: Israeli team recovers bodies after Brazilian dam collapse

Israeli search and rescue team dispatched to Brazil following dam collapse operating in flood zone, accessible only by helicopter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2019, 1:28 PM

ZAKA prepares for phase 2 of Danube search for Holocaust victims

Israeli emergency response group continues its mission to locate remains of Holocaust victims in Danube and bring them for Jewish burial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2019, 10:14 AM

No bones found in Danube sweep for Holocaust victims’ remains

Sonar scan of Danube River in Budapest fails to reveal signs of human remains during search for bones of Holocaust victims.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 1/16/2019, 2:07 PM

ZAKA divers to retrieve Holocaust victim's bones from Danube

75 years after mass shooting of Jews on banks of River Danube, Budapest, ZAKA divers attempt to retrieve their bones for burial.Mordechai Sones, 1/14/2019, 5:46 PM

Canadian play: Why does ZAKA prefer Jews over terrorists?

Israeli-Canadian play deals with ZAKA decision to ignore directive to treat terrorists in same way as Jews. 'Even morality has boundaries.'Guy Cohen, 12/18/2018, 1:53 PM

ZAKA medic describes Givat Assaf attack scene

All four attack victims in their 20s, two dead, two fight for their lives.Mordechai Sones, 12/13/2018, 5:24 PM

ZAKA Chairman: 'Enough, I have no more strength'

'I've seen all kinds of disasters for 30 years, but every time you come back to a disaster where children are killed - you can't stand it.'Mordechai Sones, 10/30/2018, 6:33 PM

ZAKA at scene of Pittsburgh shooting to treat murder victims

Sources tell Arutz Sheva that scene is reminiscent of brutal Har Nof massacre.Yoni Kempinski, 10/28/2018, 8:41 AM

ZAKA commanders become emergency rescuers

40 volunteers undergo special training including rescue techniques at Home Front Command base.Mordechai Sones, 8/23/2018, 12:38 PM

Guatemala's 'Jerusalem neighborhood' rises from the rubble

ZAKA-initiated international alliance finances and builds 100 homes for Guatemala volcano evacuees.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2018, 7:37 PM

Jewish aid and rescue organization at Guatemala volcano scene

About 50 ZAKA volunteers join local search and rescue; work perilous, warnings of more eruptions.Mordechai Sones, 6/4/2018, 10:37 PM

British teens hike from Sea to Sea for ZAKA

Teens complete 55 mile trek from Mediterranean Sea to Kinneret in 3 days to support ZAKA Search and Rescue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2018, 5:14 PM

'A second generation of ZAKA volunteers'

ZAKA volunteers receive certificate of excellence at Jerusalem's City Hall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2018, 2:05 PM

Laying the cornerstone for ZAKA's new headquarters

Search and rescue organization which operates worldwide lays cornerstone its new World Headquarters in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2018, 5:53 PM

Watch: Thousands of Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball fans salute ZAKA

'For the first time in my life I participated in a basketball game. It's moving to see the appreciation for the important activity of ZAKA.'Mordechai Sones, 1/21/2018, 1:56 PM

Jews killed in Costa Rica plane crash identified

Remains of 9 Jews out of 12 people killed in Costa Rica plane crash 2 weeks ago identified. Bodies to be flown today for Jewish burial.Chana Roberts, 1/11/2018, 9:32 AM

Watch: ZAKA head attacked by lion on African safari

Head of emergency response group rushed to local hospital, condition good. 'In retrospect, it was found he just wanted to hug me.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2017, 12:56 PM

2 Jews missing in Mexico

ZAKA volunteers search for missing people, promise to work until they find missing Jews.Uzi Baruch, 9/23/2017, 11:46 PM

Reflections after the hurricanes

Chief officer of the ZAKA International Rescue Unit recounts devastation, aid efforts, following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.Mati Goldstein, 9/18/2017, 8:49 PM

Dramatic Shabbat rescue on Caribbean island

ZAKA volunteers worked desperately Shabbat to save Chabad emissary's family stranded during hurricane.Tzvi Lev, 9/10/2017, 1:12 PM

Here's what those in Hurricane Irma's path need to know

ZAKA chief officer outlines guidelines for community leaders who choose to remain in Irma's path.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2017, 12:42 PM

Israel's ZAKA team helping with hurricane clean-up in Houston

Volunteers from Israeli search and rescue team in Houston to help with relief efforts following Hurricane HarveyJTA, 9/5/2017, 7:15 PM

'It's a shame Dad isn't with us'

For the first time since the terror attack which murdered their father, the Salomon children have some summer fun.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2017, 3:18 PM

ZAKA establishes Kohanim unit for Temple Mount attacks

ZAKA organization establishes unit of Kohanim to respond in case of future terror attacks on Mount.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 8/1/2017, 2:35 PM

WATCH: Joy turns to tragedy at scene of attack

ZAKA Chairman shows deadly attack scene, where food prepared to celebrate new grandson's birth remains untouched.Chana Roberts, 7/23/2017, 1:49 AM

ZAKA New Chesed Service

When you mourn, they mourn too: Help ZAKA make THE CHESED CAR a reality.ZAKA, 3/23/2017, 3:44 PM

ZAKA, MDA sign cooperation between organizations

ZAKA and MDA broaden cooperation. ZAKA volunteers will be on call together with MDA personnel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2017, 6:17 PM

Skeletons of uniformed soldiers found in Jerusalem

2 skeletons unearthed at Jerusalem construction site. It is unclear whether the skeletons belonged to Jewish soldiers or not.JTA, 3/9/2017, 8:41 PM

Verdict for Israeli facing death sentence postponed

Family of imprisoned Israeli imprisoned in Islamic country conducting meetings with authorities to arrange compromise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2017, 3:56 PM

ZAKA considers returning ransom money to donors

After $120,000 raised to free Israeli in Islamic country, rescue org. says it will return funds to donors if mediator not found in 2 days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2017, 10:31 AM

ZAKA raises funds to save captive Israeli's life

The ZAKA organization raises $120,000 to save life of Ben Hasin, charged with murder in hostile Arab country and facing death penalty.Yoni Kempinski, 1/26/2017, 3:17 PM

Help ZAKA save lives

They're on duty 24/7 - now we have one day to give back: ZAKA's national fundraising day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2016, 9:26 PM

Watch: Kiddush and Havdala at site of the tragedy

Zaka personnel endured a long Shabbat which included completing the work of extracting the bodies of the parking garage collapse victims.Yoni Kempinski, 9/10/2016, 11:36 PM

Last body extracted from parking garage rubble

The final body has been extracted from the rubble of the Tel Aviv parking garage, making the final toll from the tragedy six dead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2016, 7:59 PM

Fifth body extracted in parking garage collapse

Body of fifth victim in collapse of Tel Aviv parking garage extracted. Rescue forces still searching for body of six and final victim.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/9/2016, 10:23 PM

ZAKA to help in aftermath of Turkey attack

ZAKA delegation flying to Turkey to care for bodies of Israeli victims.Yoni Kempinski, 3/19/2016, 9:05 PM

Tragedy in Terminal 3

Haredi family from England was about to board a plane back home ending their trip to Israel, when the father suffered a fatal heart attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2016, 10:13 PM

'Innocents take precedence over terrorists'

Shaare Tzedek trauma director Dr. Merin speaks out for the first time about who should be treated first in terror attacks.Eliran Aharon, 2/18/2016, 3:30 PM

'The moralists are wrong - we won't apologize'

ZAKA head Yehuda Meshi Zahav criticizes Israeli Medical Ethics Council and doctors who call to treat terrorists before victims.Eliran Aharon, 2/17/2016, 10:31 PM

ZAKA volunteers in the field - even under fire

On call 24/7, risking their lives to save others, ZAKA volunteers carry out their unique and sacred mission with dedication.Avi Shimshi, 2/16/2016, 10:50 PM

'Some flew from the bus, some crushed to death'

ZAKA spokesperson tells Arutz Sheva that lethal crash scene 'looked like a battlefield,' recalls being met by 'a deathly silence.'Hezki Baruch, 2/14/2016, 9:10 PM

'ZAKA wants to share its knowledge with the world'

Matti Goldstein of ZAKA International speaks of his organization being internationally recognized by the UN.Yoni Kempinski, 2/11/2016, 1:16 AM

ZAKA continues to gain international prominence

ZAKA participates in international conference of INSARAG to discuss protocols for future emergency situations.Yoni Kempinsky, 2/3/2016, 11:15 AM

UN officially grants ZAKA consultative status

Israeli Ambassador to UN Danny Danon praises 'diplomatic win' for Israel as emergency response org. receives status it deserves.Uzi Baruch, 1/27/2016, 5:42 PM

Report of shooting east of Jerusalem ruled out

Driver at Mishor Adumim Junction reports being shot at, but nothing found at the scene.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2016, 7:33 PM

Adamant ZAKA won't treat terrorists before Jews

ZAKA director Yehuda Meshi Zahav charges 'no one will teach use what morality is,' least of all Israeli Medical Association.Cynthia Blank, 12/17/2015, 1:26 PM

Zaka Clarifies: We Treat Jews Before Terrorists

After outcry over MDA director's claim severely wounded terrorists to be treated before victims, ZAKA says Jewish victims come first.Ido Ben Porat, 10/15/2015, 11:28 AM

'Treat Terrorists First if They're Wounded More'

MDA director says 'I don't have the privilege to come and sort out the wounded, we treat those wounded worst first.'Ido Ben-Porat, 10/14/2015, 11:13 AM

Couple Murdered in Terror Road Shooting

Arab shooting attack between Itamar and Elon Moreh in Samaria leaves parents dead, 4 children physically unhurt. Situation may be ongoing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2015, 9:09 PM