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

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 18:15
ZAKA founder's family: Suicide note a forgery

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 16:06
Police find letter at scene of Meshi-Zahav suicide attempt

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.Chana Roberts, 22/04/2021 15:16
ZAKA founder unconscious and on a respirator, with signs of life

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

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, founder of ZAKA, undergoes CPR, is hospitalized, after attempted suicide.Chana Roberts, 22/04/2021 11:49
Tragedy in Jerusalem: Motorcycle rider killed in accident

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2021 12:47
'People are embarrassed to drive around in ZAKA vehicles'

'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.David Rosenberg, 17/03/2021 12:27
Lahav 433 opens investigation into ZAKA founder

Lahav 433 opens investigation into ZAKA founder

Allegations of sexual assault against Yehuda Meshi Zahav gather steam.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/03/2021 22:58
ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav awarded Israel Prize for contribution to society

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/03/2021 17:29
ZAKA chief blames haredi community leaders for parents' death

ZAKA chief blames haredi community leaders for parents' death

ZAKA chairman Yehuda Meshi Zahav lost both his parents to COVID-19 in recent weeks.i24NEWS, 25/01/2021 23:39
ZAKA head Yehuda Meshi-Zahav mourns father's passing - days after his mother's

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/01/2021 18:39
ZAKA chief: People are walking around one day, and two days' later they pass away

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?"Nitzan Keidar, 14/10/2020 10:17
The elderly who die alone, in their own homes - coronavirus' forgotten victims

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.Ben Shaul, 22/09/2020 12:41
New campaign urges: 'Neighbor, notice whether or not I'm here'

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2020 13:50
Hadera man found dead in car from extreme heat

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2020 18:06
Sderot: Holocaust survivor found dead

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2020 11:46
ZAKA: No more ignored and unreported deaths

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2020 17:48
ZAKA launches public campaign to enable daily phone contact with those living alone

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, 21/04/2020 09:49
ZAKA rescued Jewish body when no one else would

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., 02/04/2020 17:24
'I found the body'

'I found the body'

ZAKA volunteer who found body of dead 18-year-old was recorded updating superior in real time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2019 12:29
Remains of Israeli killed in Ethiopia plane crash identified

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, 11/09/2019 16:25
Man disappears in water near Tel Aviv

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, 20/08/2019 00:58
ZAKA volunteer awarded  'Ambassador of Peace' honor in Guatemala

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, 01/08/2019 14:59
Three-year-old run over by bus in front of family

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, 22/04/2019 22:34
ZAKA delegation to locate bodies of Israelis

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, 11/03/2019 00:06
Watch: Israeli team recovers bodies after Brazilian dam collapse

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, 29/01/2019 13:28
ZAKA prepares for phase 2 of Danube search for Holocaust victims

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, 17/01/2019 10:14
No bones found in Danube sweep for Holocaust victims’ remains

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, 16/01/2019 14:07
ZAKA divers to retrieve Holocaust victim's bones from Danube

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, 14/01/2019 17:46
Canadian play: Why does ZAKA prefer Jews over terrorists?

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, 18/12/2018 13:53
ZAKA medic describes Givat Assaf attack scene

ZAKA medic describes Givat Assaf attack scene

All four attack victims in their 20s, two dead, two fight for their lives.Mordechai Sones, 13/12/2018 17:24
ZAKA Chairman: 'Enough, I have no more strength'

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, 30/10/2018 18:33
ZAKA at scene of Pittsburgh shooting to treat murder victims

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, 28/10/2018 08:41
ZAKA commanders become emergency rescuers

ZAKA commanders become emergency rescuers

40 volunteers undergo special training including rescue techniques at Home Front Command base.Mordechai Sones, 23/08/2018 12:38
Guatemala's 'Jerusalem neighborhood' rises from the rubble

Guatemala's 'Jerusalem neighborhood' rises from the rubble

ZAKA-initiated international alliance finances and builds 100 homes for Guatemala volcano evacuees.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2018 19:37
Jewish aid and rescue organization at Guatemala volcano scene

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, 04/06/2018 22:37
British teens hike from Sea to Sea for ZAKA

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, 31/05/2018 17:14
'A second generation of ZAKA volunteers'

'A second generation of ZAKA volunteers'

ZAKA volunteers receive certificate of excellence at Jerusalem's City Hall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/05/2018 14:05
Laying the cornerstone for ZAKA's new headquarters

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, 23/04/2018 17:53
Watch: Thousands of Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball fans salute ZAKA

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, 21/01/2018 13:56
Jews killed in Costa Rica plane crash identified

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, 11/01/2018 09:32
Watch: ZAKA head attacked by lion on African safari

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, 15/11/2017 12:56
2 Jews missing in Mexico

2 Jews missing in Mexico

ZAKA volunteers search for missing people, promise to work until they find missing Jews.Uzi Baruch, 23/09/2017 23:46
Reflections after the hurricanes

Reflections after the hurricanes

Chief officer of the ZAKA International Rescue Unit recounts devastation, aid efforts, following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.Mati Goldstein, 18/09/2017 20:49
Dramatic Shabbat rescue on Caribbean island

Dramatic Shabbat rescue on Caribbean island

ZAKA volunteers worked desperately Shabbat to save Chabad emissary's family stranded during hurricane.Tzvi Lev, 10/09/2017 13:12
Here's what those in Hurricane Irma's path need to know

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, 07/09/2017 12:42
Israel's ZAKA team helping with hurricane clean-up in Houston

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, 05/09/2017 19:15
'It's a shame Dad isn't with us'

'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, 14/08/2017 15:18
ZAKA establishes Kohanim unit for Temple Mount attacks

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, 01/08/2017 14:35
WATCH: Joy turns to tragedy at scene of attack

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, 23/07/2017 01:49
ZAKA New Chesed Service

ZAKA New Chesed Service

When you mourn, they mourn too: Help ZAKA make THE CHESED CAR a reality.ZAKA, 23/03/2017 15:44
ZAKA, MDA sign cooperation between organizations

ZAKA, MDA sign cooperation between organizations

ZAKA and MDA broaden cooperation. ZAKA volunteers will be on call together with MDA personnel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/03/2017 18:17
Skeletons of uniformed soldiers found in Jerusalem

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, 09/03/2017 20:41
Verdict for Israeli facing death sentence postponed

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, 28/02/2017 15:56
ZAKA considers returning ransom money to donors

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, 07/02/2017 10:31
ZAKA raises funds to save captive Israeli's life

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, 26/01/2017 15:17
Help ZAKA save lives

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, 14/12/2016 21:26
Watch: Kiddush and Havdala at site of the tragedy

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, 10/09/2016 23:36