Major General (res.) Meir Dagan, former chief of the Mossad, joined United Hatzalah’s international board of directors on Sunday afternoon. Dagan will join the illustrious board that already includes Alan Dershowitz, Jay Schottenstein, and Director Mark Gerson.
Dagan joined the organization in a ceremony held at United Hatzalah’s headquarters, where he also personally dedicated an ambucycle to United Hatzalah’s fleet.
“It was a great pleasure and honor for me to join this organization, and to meet people who are willing to save lives, no matter the gender, color, or religion,” said Dagan. “I believe the cause is right. It is a just and worthy cause . . . I believe you are fulfilling the mission in a very profound way.”
United Hatzalah Founder and President Eli Beer said: “I am honored that Major General Dagan has chosen to sit on our international board. He is a man that has dedicated his entire professional life to protecting and safeguarding Israel. With his help and advice as part of United Hatzalah’s international board of directors, we will undoubtedly be able to save even more lives.”
United Hatzalah is Israel’s first and largest fully volunteer emergency rapid response service. With a fleet of more than 300 ambucycles, United Hatzalah’s 2,300 volunteers respond to nearby emergencies from mobile alerts and are able to arrive first on site to administer urgent care within minutes from the initial call of distress—bridging the gap between emergency and ambulance arrival. United Hatzalah works exclusively with volunteers; they do not charge for their lifesaving treatment, and they rely purely on generous donations from supporters worldwide. For more information, watch United Hatzalah Founder and President Eli Beer’s TED talk or visit www.IsraelRescue.org. v