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Raphael Poch

Raphael Poch is the international media spokesperson for United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer EMS organization.

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Levi Yitzchak Ben David, originally from Union City, N.J., now lives with his family in Tzefat. He works as a caterer and is often seen around the city rushing to help…
Irit Ravid is one of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit (PCRU) responders. She is ready to assist any patient suffering emotional or psychological distress at any time of the day…
On a recent Wednesday afternoon, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yitzchak Levinger received an alert to a serious accident on Keren HaYesod Street in Beit Shemesh, right near his location. He…
Eden Mantsur from Jerusalem was among the five soldiers injured after a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into them in a ramming attack at the Hizme checkpoint in July 2019. Mantsur was seriously…
Amir Hayek is an IT specialist, a volunteer in a French Christian religious hospice called the Sacred Heart, (Sacre Coeur), and a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and ambucycle driver. Hayek, an Israeli…
In September, on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah, United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs Aharon Avital, Tomer Tzenani, Yossi Cohen, Naftali Friedman, Adi Avivi, and Lior Filshteiner were summoned to…
The most important thing to realize is that we are all people. Last night I hugged a Palestinian man I had never met before outside the southern gate of Efrat, the town in which I live. Other first…
Last week United Hatzalah volunteer Eli Almoznino orchestrated a successful search and rescue operation that found three missing people. This is something Almoznino, who heads the organization’s…
With continuous conflicts revolving around politics, religion, territory, and even its capital cities, Israel may be the hardest country in the world in which to remain apolitical. This difficulty is…
Ariel Attias is a volunteer with United Hatzalah who lives in Ganei Modi’in. He serves as head of the Western Binyamin Chapter and is responsible for more than 60 EMS responders who serve under him.…
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