United Hatzalah, the emergency medical first response organization of volunteers, was founded by Eli Beer with the singular goal of meeting an emergency in the shortest possible time with the aim of saving life, regardless of whose life it is. United Hatzalah’s volunteers include both charedi and secular Jews and any definition in between, as well as Arabs and Druse.
Beer and Murad Alyan, a male nurse at Hadassah hospital and head of United Hatzalah’s east Jerusalem branch, are this year’s recipients of the Victor J. Goldberg Institute of International Education Prize for Peace in the Middle East. The award ceremony was held today at the US Embassy’s American Center in Jerusalem.
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