News and updates about ZAKA

Flight of Holocaust survivors departs from Kishinev to Israel

Jewish community in Moldova secures emergency flight to rescue elderly Holocaust survivors and those wounded from the war in Ukraine.

Flight of Holocaust survivors departs from Kishinev to Israel

TRAGIC: Maternity Patient & Baby Die In Ukraine Hospital Bombing

Miraculously, included in those rescued in the incredible mission was a 100-year-old holocaust survivor.

BREAKING: 100-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Rescued In Ukraine

100-year-old Holocaust survivor rescued from Ukraine

Altogether 8 people were saved in an operation fraught with danger, including bribing Russian soldiers to let them pass.

100-year-old Holocaust survivor rescued from Ukraineplayer

First wounded Ukrainians arrive in Israel for medical treatment

MDA, ZAKA, and HatzolAir transport family wounded when missile struck their home on Saturday to Israel.

First wounded Ukrainians arrive in Israel for medical treatmentplayer

ZAKA rescues family injured by missile strike

A missile strike to an apartment building in Kyiv left a family injured. ZAKA volunteers rushed to extract to hospital care.

ZAKA rescues family injured by missile strike

ZAKA on Facebook's 'death': 'We're on it, don't worry'

Hebrew speakers point out: Facebook's new name means 'dead' in Hebrew. 'Jewish community will make fun of this name for years to come.'

ZAKA on Facebook's 'death': 'We're on it, don't worry'

Supreme Court overrules Prosecution: Autopsy unnecessary in Beit Shemesh stabbing case

Following protests & intervention of ZAKA, Supreme Court orders Prosecution to expedite burial of stabbing victim.

Supreme Court overrules Prosecution: Autopsy unnecessary

ZAKA founder now 'a vegetable,' friend says

'In the past 5 years, he's been perfectly righteous. A person is allowed to repent,' says Rabbi Aharon Baumel, friend of Yehuda Meshi-Zahav.

ZAKA founder now 'a vegetable,' friend says

ZAKA volunteer: 'Dozens of people were lying on the floor'

'Everywhere there were cries for help, there was the smell of death and bereavement,' says ZAKA volunteer who responded to Meron disaster.

'Dozens of people were lying on the floor'

ZAKA founder's letter: A pile of plots and lies

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav left letter denying any wrongdoing ahead of suicide attempt.

ZAKA founder's letter: A pile of plots and lies

Report: Police were planning to arrest ZAKA founder in coming days

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav remains in critical condition hours after attempting suicide, faces arrest if he recovers.

Report: Police were planning to arrest ZAKA founder

'Uvda' to air inquiry of ZAKA founder despite suicide attempt

Television program on investigation of Yehuda Meshi-Zahav to air tonight despite his critical condition at Shaarei Tzedek hospital.

'Uvda' to air inquiry of ZAKA founder despite suicide attempt

ZAKA founder's family: Suicide note a forgery

Family of Yehuda Meshi-Zahav say image of suicide note does not match ZAKA founder's handwriting.

ZAKA founder's family: Suicide note a forgery

Police find letter at scene of Meshi-Zahav suicide attempt

'I am sorry, try to remember the good I did and what I forgot,' ZAKA founder writes in letter found at scene of suicide attempt.

Police find letter at scene of Meshi-Zahav suicide attempt

ZAKA founder unconscious and on a respirator, with signs of life

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, founder of ZAKA, undergoes CPR, is hospitalized, after attempted suicide.

ZAKA founder unconscious and on a respirator, with signs of life

Tragedy in Jerusalem: Motorcycle rider killed in accident

20-year old Itamar Hilman lost his life in a motorcycle accident in the center of Jerusalem.

Tragedy in Jerusalem: Motorcycle rider killed in accident

'People are embarrassed to drive around in ZAKA vehicles'

'We always suspected him of being a pervert,' says senior ZAKA official after search and rescue organization's chief accused of rape.

'People are embarrassed to drive around in ZAKA vehicles'

Lahav 433 opens investigation into ZAKA founder

Allegations of sexual assault against Yehuda Meshi Zahav gather steam.

Lahav 433 opens investigation into ZAKA founder

ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav awarded Israel Prize for contribution to society

ZAKA Search and Rescue organization founder and chairman to receive prestigious Israel Prize for organization's work to save lives.

ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav awarded Israel Prize

ZAKA chief blames haredi community leaders for parents' death

ZAKA chairman Yehuda Meshi Zahav lost both his parents to COVID-19 in recent weeks.

ZAKA chief blames haredi community leaders for parents' deathplayer

ZAKA head Yehuda Meshi-Zahav mourns father's passing - days after his mother's

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Meshi-Zahav, Father of ZAKA chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, dies within one week of his wife's passing.

ZAKA head mourns father's passing - days after his mother's

ZAKA chief: People are walking around one day, and two days' later they pass away

"Is this really just a political debate?" asks Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, "or are we simply facing a reality?"

ZAKA chief: Healthy people are succumbing within just days

The elderly who die alone, in their own homes - coronavirus' forgotten victims

ZAKA has dealt with no less than 120 forgotten victims of coronavirus - the elderly who die alone in their own homes.

The forgotten victims of coronavirus - the elderly who die alone

New campaign urges: 'Neighbor, notice whether or not I'm here'

Following unnoticed deaths of some elderly, ZAKA organization begins campaign to raise awareness. 'Say good morning to your neighbors.'

'Neighbor, notice whether or not I'm here'player

Hadera man found dead in car from extreme heat

41-year-old found unconscious inside closed vehicle on Sigalit Street in Hadera; MDA team determines death.

Hadera man found dead in car from extreme heat

Sderot: Holocaust survivor found dead

Paramedics say 90-year-old woman slipped and fell in her house and died after no one heard her cries.

Sderot: Holocaust survivor found dead

ZAKA: No more ignored and unreported deaths

The organization has encountered decaying bodies discovered while no one was aware of the deaths and has now decided to raise awareness.

ZAKA: No more ignored and unreported deaths

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.

'Call once a day - it could save a life'

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.

ZAKA rescued Jewish body when no one else would

'I found the body'

ZAKA volunteer who found body of dead 18-year-old was recorded updating superior in real time.

'I found the body'

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.

Remains of Israeli killed in Ethiopia plane crash identified

Man disappears in water near Tel Aviv

Two young men go swimming together near Tel Aviv. One of them reports his friend disappeared.

Man disappears in water near Tel Avivplayer

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.

ZAKA volunteer awarded  'Ambassador of Peace' honor in Guatemala

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.

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

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.

ZAKA delegation to locate bodies of Israelisplayer

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.

Watch: Israeli team recovers bodies after Brazilian dam collapseplayer

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.

ZAKA prepares for phase 2 of Danube search for Holocaust victims

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.

No bones found in Danube sweep for Holocaust victims’ remains

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.

ZAKA divers to retrieve Holocaust victim's bones from Danube

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.'

Canadian play: Why does ZAKA prefer Jews over terrorists?