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MAGEN DAVID ADOM UK MARKS
ABRAHAM ACCORDS ANNIVERSARY
Magen David Adom UK marked the 1st
Anniversary of the signing of the Abraham
Accords with a series of events featuring HE
Dr Mohammed Al-Hadid, President of the
Jordan National Red Crescent Society and
former Chair of the Standing Commission of
the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Dr Al-Hadid addressed and impressed MDA UK
donors and friends about the humanitarian work
he and The International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Societies have been
involved in together with Magen David Adom
Dr Al-Hadid’s insights into the Red Cross
movement demonstrated a different side of
Israel, which surprised some key politicians and
church leaders who were previously not
sympathetic to Israel.
It is hard to imagine how quickly the
geopolitics of the region have evolved and how
Israel and her Gulf neighbours have become
partners and allies – at government level as
well as people-to-people. As we and the world
continue to adapt to constant change, we are
so proud of the fact that Magen David Adom is
always choosing humanity over politics in its
mission to save more lives.
- Daniel Burger
WELCOME ON BOARD
Magen David Adom UK is delighted to announce two new additions to its
leadership. The Most Hon the Marquess of Reading will join Sir Ian
Gainsford as Co-Presidents of MDA UK, and Judy Saphra has been
appointed a Vice President of MDA UK. Judy, a member of the Orthodox
Hendon Adath community, reflects the increasing diversity of MDA UK
MDA UK welcomes and appreciates all of its supporters and the decision to
bring Simon and Judy into prominence within the MDA UK family emphasises
this. On accepting the honorary position, The Most Hon the Marquess of
Reading said: “MDA UK’s desire to extend the Israeli humane influence in the
Middle East is important to me.” We look forward to a new era together.
The Most Hon the
Marquess of Reading,
Co-President MDA UK
RETURNS TO ISRAEL
The Royal Ambulance, generously donated by stalwart MDA UK
supporter Alan Rind CVO in honour of the historic visit to Israel in June
2018 by HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, has been returned
to Israel to commence its service.
The ambulance is stationed in Nazareth, the largest Arab city in Israel. In three
and a half months of service, it has been involved in over 400 emergency calls.
MDA UK is ever grateful to Alan Rind for his ongoing support and dedication.
It is very special to see an ambulance bearing the name of HRH on the
streets of Israel saving lives.
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Russell Jacobs, Chairman MDA UK,
Alan Rind CVO and Daniel Burger,
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