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Fostering Coexistence

Sheba Medical Center is a model for coexistence and peace in Israel.

Sheba staff is 25% Arab-Israeli.

In the whole of Israel, only 20% of citizens are Arab-Israeli. The Medical Center is an island of coexistence and cooperation.

Sheba treats all patients without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, etc., and medical professionals from across Israel’s beautiful tapestry work alongside one another, focused only on patient outcomes.

Whether patients are from Israel, Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Authority, Sheba provides medical service to all. Sheba also supports Palestinian hospitals with advice, counsel and assistance.


Witness the peace within Sheba’s walls for yourself:


The Story of Abdullah Al-Manar

Abdullah Al-Manar was born in Gaza two months premature and with a heart defect.

Incorrectly diagnosed, he was given a surgery that made his situation worse, and his prognosis was very poor. He was granted permission to travel out of Gaza with his mother to Sheba, for life-saving heart surgery.

Sheba is a world leader in pediatric cardiology.

Adullah and his mother happened to leave Gaza the day before the most recent round of conflict between Israel and Gaza erupted.

Like the other babies at Sheba in intensive care, he was moved down to a protected underground parking garage converted to an ICU, as a rocket landed 500 meters from Sheba Medical Center. Abdullah was being giving loving expert care and protected from barrages of rockets that were being fired into Israel from Gaza, where his family makes its home and he will grow up.

Today Abdullah is back in Gaza and doing well.

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Spread Positivity.

While the news and press paint Israel as the ugliest of pictures, Sheba provides a window into truth and reality.

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