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Friday, August 06, 2004

Some GOOD NEWS for a change

Aliyah in honor of Dr. David Appelbaum

(IsraelNN.com) Less than one year following the tragic terrorist slaying of US-Israeli Dr. David Applebaum in Jerusalem, 15 US and Canadian physicians are moving to Israel-together with their families numbering nearly 100 individuals-in a program sponsored by Nefesh B’Nefesh in close cooperation with the Jewish Agency for Israel, to honor and memorialize the murdered healer.

Dr. Applebaum was killed, together with his 20-year-old daughter Nava on her wedding eve, September 9, 2003, at Cafe Hillel in Jerusalem. Seven people were killed and 30 injured in the suicide bomb attack. Dr. Applebaum, born in Detroit and raised in Cleveland, moved to Israel in 1981, where he served as director of Emergency Services at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Hospital.

Applebaum Fellows on this summer’s third Nefesh B’Nefesh-sponsored El Al flight of over 400 newcomers to Israel, include: an ER specialist, surgeon, pediatric nephrologist and pediatric gastroenterologist.

In total, nearly 1,500 North Americans are moving to Israel this summer.