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Search for missing Haifa man enters fifth day

The Israel Dog Unit, a Samaria-based SAR organization, and volunteers from local kibbutzim are searcing through heat and rough terrain.

Search for missing Haifa man enters fifth day

Demand for counterterror dogs growing among security forces

Israel's security forces are requesting steadily more working dogs to counter increasingly common terrorist activity and violent riots.

Demand for counterterror dogs growing among security forces

IDU teams up with medical experts to find Alzheimer's patients

Experts on dementia meet search and rescue teams from the Israel Dog Unit to study how best to search for dementia victims.

IDU teams up with medical experts to find Alzheimer's patients

Minister of Galilee visits Meron search and rescue station

Minister Yitzchak Wasserlauf met with the volunteers working to solve several disappearances in the Galilee region.

Minister of Galilee visits Meron search and rescue station

Missing man rescued in Ashkelon

A seventy-five-year-old man was located alive after two days wandering around Ashkelon, just before plunging into the nearby woods.

Missing man rescued in Ashkelon

Israel Dog Unit increases counterterror dog deployments

The recent attack at Eli Junction and uptick in terrorist activity make it more urgent than ever to train and deploy dogs to Israeli towns.

Israel Dog Unit increases counterterror dog deployments

Israel Dog Unit trains canine operators from across Israel

A special workshop held today introduced dog handlers to a series of fundamentals for use of working dogs in several applications.

Israel Dog Unit trains canine operators from across Israel

Israel Dog Unit trains 'Animal Ambassadors' in Ashkelon

A special working dog exhibition was held as part of a course to raise awareness about the challenges facing urban animals today.

Israel Dog Unit trains 'Animal Ambassadors' in Ashkelon

Israel Dog Unit bids farewell to heroic search dog

Aisha, a 14-year-old Malinois, had taken part in numerous rescue missions before passing away yesterday.

Israel Dog Unit bids farewell to heroic search dog

Special conference for families of missing persons in Tel Aviv

Families with missing loved ones came together to hear from professionals in the field of locating the missing.

Special conference for families of missing persons in Tel Aviv

After 2 years:

Missing Israeli man found in Jordanian hospital

Man who suffered PTSD from a rocket strike near his home as a child reunites with his family 2 years after disappearing.

Missing Israeli man found in Jordanian hospital

Israel Dog Unit holds exhibition for children with cancer

The IDU's working dogs demonstrated their capabilities at a special show for the Lev Malka cancer support organization.

Israel Dog Unit holds exhibition for children with cancer

Families of missing persons meet search and rescue workers

Israel Dog Unit hosts event allowing families of missing persons to meet the volunteers searching for their loved ones.

Families of missing persons meet search and rescue workers

IDU saves woman in Haifa

Volunteers from the Israel Dog Unit saved an elderly woman lost in the woods near Haifa this morning.

IDU saves woman in Haifa

Appeal for public assistance locating missing persons in Meron

Three people have gone missing in the Meron area, and never been found. The public celebrating Lag B'Omer there is asked to help find them.

Appeal for public assistance locating missing persons in Meron

Israel Dog Unit saves a life near Sderot

Sara Tautang was found after being missing for forty hours, in a state of heat exhaustion, by an Israel Dog Unit volunteer.

Israel Dog Unit saves a life near Sderot

IAF holds award ceremony for Israel Dog Unit

The IAF thanked the Israel Dog Unit for taking part in an escape exercise in southern Israel with a special awards ceremony.

IAF holds award ceremony for Israel Dog Unit

Israel Dog Unit's Independence Day exhibition

The Israel Dog Unit demonstrated its dogs' capabilities for a group of foreign students as part of an Independence Day tour.

Israel Dog Unit's Independence Day exhibition

Israel Dog Unit remembers the fallen and the missing

The Israel Dog Unit remembers both its volunteers killed during their service in the IDF and those whose fate was never known.

Israel Dog Unit remembers the fallen and the missing

Israel Dog Unit holds joint exercise with IAF

The exercise was held over four days in the deserts of southern Israel.

Israel Dog Unit holds joint exercise with IAF

Israel Dog Unit brightens Passover for special needs children

The Israel Dog Unit held an exhibition of their working dogs' capabilities for special needs children in honor of Passover.

Israel Dog Unit brightens Passover for special needs children

Israel Dog unit runs joint exercise with IDF officers' course

Potential IDF officers came to the Israel Dog unit to learn the organization's capabilities in responding to various kinds of emergencies.

Israel Dog unit runs joint exercise with IDF officers' course

Government officials attend tribute evening for Israel Dog Unit

An appreciation evening for the Israel Dog unit nonprofit included ministers, police officials, and terror attack survivor David Stern.

Government officials attend tribute evening for Israel Dog Unit

Huwara shooting victim receives visit from former colleague

David Stern, who was wounded in a shooting attack, received a visit today from the director of his former volunteer unit.

Huwara shooting victim receives visit from former colleague

Israel Dog Unit holds search and rescue drill for police

The Israel Dog Unit led a simulated search to train a senior officers' course in finding missing people.

Israel Dog Unit holds search and rescue drill for police

Missing, now found:

Two 15-yr-olds who traveled to Evyatar located safe & sound

Contact was lost with Mayan Shreiber & Yosef Chaim Banjo on Monday night. The boys were presumed missing till Tuesday afternoon.

Two 15-yr-olds who traveled to Evyatar located safe & sound

Search for missing woman turns dangerous

A live grenade and a hostile suspect challenged searchers looking for a Haifa woman missing from her home.

Search for missing woman turns dangerous

IDF to incorporate Israel Dog Unit in disaster response

The Israel Dog Unit will work with the IDF's rescue units to save victims of a a building collapse or national disaster.

IDF to incorporate Israel Dog Unit in disaster response

Human remains found in area where haredi teen vanished

Avraham Moshe Kleinerman disappeared nearly a year ago near Meron. Over the last week, searchers unearthed human remains in that area.

Human remains found in area where haredi teen vanished

Preparing for an earthquake in Israel

The Israel Dog Unit works to help prepare Israel for a disaster on the same scale as Turkey has recently experienced.

Preparing for an earthquake in Israel

Volunteer's car stolen while he saved gunshot victim

Shmuel Segal performed CPR on a gunshot victim to keep him alive until he reached a hospital, and returned to find his car stolen.

Volunteer's car stolen while he saved gunshot victim

Urgent call to save man missing in Be'er Sheva

A patient in immediate need of life-saving surgery has disappeared from Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva.

Urgent call to save man missing in Be'er Sheva

Rescue training in a rainstorm

The Israel Dog Unit prepares for disasters amid increasingly fierce winter weather.

Rescue training in a rainstorm

Stranded hiker rescued from Nahal Amud nature preserve

A 60-year-old man was located after hours spent walking, with no water or any way to find a trail out of the forest.

Stranded hiker rescued from Nahal Amud nature preserve

300 days later:

Tzfat mayor meets with searchers for Moishe Kleinerman

The mayor of Tzfat is taking a personal interest in the ongoing search for Avraham Moshe Kleinerman, who vanished from Meron 300 days ago.

Tzfat mayor meets with searchers for Moishe Kleinerman

Australian students train in Israeli disaster recovery methods

A contingent of high school students from Australia got hands-on experience with Israel's methods for coping with disaster.

Australian students train in Israeli disaster recovery methods

One year later:

Missing Israeli found on Egyptian border

An Israeli man reported missing a year ago has been located on the Israeli-Egyptian border near Eilat.

Missing Israeli found on Egyptian border

Patrol group deploys guard dogs to Jewish farm after attacks

Israel Dog Unit deploys guard dogs to farm near Efrat, south of Jerusalem, following spate of Arab attacks.

Patrol group deploys guard dogs to Jewish farm after attacks

Missing Jerusalem man rescued from extreme cold

The Israel Dog Unit located a man in the early hours of Sunday morning, saving him from extreme cold and preexisting medical conditions.

Missing Jerusalem man rescued from extreme cold

'Pray for good news' -

Search for Moishe Kleinerman to focus on specific area

Local police request help of Israel Dog Unit to search area near Meron.

Search for Moishe Kleinerman to focus on specific area

Israel Dog Unit Spokesman:

"Missing persons can be found even after years"

The Israel Dog Unit conducted renewed searches in the Mount Meron and Safed area for the three missing people in the area. The chances and t

"Missing persons can be found even after years"

Changing how Israel is preparing for the next disaster

The Israel Dog Unit, along with the National Resilience Institute, are changing how Israel will prepare for the worst.

Changing how Israel is preparing for the next disaster

One month later, missing man laid to rest

Ilan Zack has been laid to rest after a month of searching and a request to Interpol for help.

One month later, missing man laid to rest

Israel Dog Unit honored in police ceremony

A special ceremony was held by the Asher regional police to recognize a nonprofit organization for helping locate missing people.

Israel Dog Unit honored in police ceremony

Israel Dog Unit volunteer helps end terrorist atack

An Israel Dog Unit volunteer helped to neutralize the terrorist who murdered three at Ariel Junction earlier today.

Israel Dog Unit volunteer helps end terrorist atack

New search and rescue headquarters inaugurated in Meron region

A moving ceremony was held to formally open a new search and rescue center in Israel's north.

New search and rescue headquarters inaugurated in Meron region

A dream comes true on election day

The Israel Dog Unit took time during election day to make a dream come true for a young boy with leukemia.

A dream comes true on election day

Samaria dog unit trains dogs to protect Jordan Valley kibbutzim

The Israel Dog Unit is training working dogs to help Jordan Valley communities defend themselves in case of terrorism or disaster.

Samaria dog unit trains dogs to protect Jordan Valley kibbutzim

Mother of missing teen buys him balloon and birthday present

Gitty Kleinerman, who believes her son Moishe is still alive, purchases a birthday gift and balloon for his 17th birthday.

Mother of missing teen buys him balloon and birthday present

Israel Dog Unit exhibition strengthens Samaria

The Israel Dog Unit held a special exhibition in honor of Sukkot to reassure Samaria residents against rising terrorist activity.

Israel Dog Unit exhibition strengthens Samaria

Missing since Yom Kippur

Vanished woman may have been been victim of nationalist crime

Search and rescue director fears missing woman fell victim to nationalist violence.

Vanished woman may have been been victim of nationalist crime

200 days missing

Court extends gag order on search for missing teen

A court has extended an order forbidding publication of details about the disappearance of a Modi'in Ilit teen who vanished 200 days ago.

Court extends gag order on search for missing teen

Israel Dog Unit hosts Israel Police's Intelligence Department

A delegation of officers from the Israel Police's national headquarters traveled from Jerusalem to Samaria to meet with the Israel Dog Unit.

Israel Dog Unit hosts Israel Police's Intelligence Department

Emergency services hold Israel's 9th National Emergency Summit

A gathering of Israel's emergency services in the South Sharon cultural hall explores how ready the country is for a disaster.

Emergency services hold Israel's 9th National Emergency Summit

Home Front Command tours Israel Dog Unit base

In preparation for a seismic event, the IDF Home Front Command met with the Israel Dog Unit to discuss disaster response.

Home Front Command tours Israel Dog Unit base

150 days later: IDF joins hunt for missing teen

150 days after Moishe Kleinerman vanished from Meron, the IDF's missing-person specialists joined the Israel Dog Unit in searching for him.

150 days later: IDF joins hunt for missing teen

Special needs camp blesses searchers for missing teen

A special needs camp blessed the Israel Dog Unit that they should find missing teen Moishe Kleinerman - and soon.

Special needs camp blesses searchers for missing teen

Israel Dog Unit holds exhibition for special needs NPO

The Israel Dog Unit hosted an exhibition on Wednesday for more than 150 individuals with special needs in Kfar Saba.

Israel Dog Unit holds exhibition for special needs NPO

Israel Dog Unit searching for missing man in Yavneh

36-year-old Asiyan Natan vanished without a trace three days ago. Authorities are growing increasingly worried for his safety.

Israel Dog Unit searching for missing man in Yavneh

Israel Dog Unit goes bushwhacking looking for missing teen

Day 140 of the search for the missing Avraham Moshe Kleinerman sees searchers cutting their way through the deepest brush around Meron.

Israel Dog Unit goes bushwhacking looking for missing teen