Caring for the Heartland
The One Israel Fund began immediately after the completion of the Oslo Accords in 1993. While not an investment fund involved with the stock market, The One Israel Fund invests in the heartland of Israel, Judea and Samaria. They have invested capital in over 200 projects, including providing fire fighting equipment, armored vests for first responders, and planning for communications project. Executive Director, Scott Feltman, explains: “One Israel Fund has saved countless lives, added growth and vibrancy to the 150 communities. [in Judea and Samaria]. “It is overwhelming but incredibly fulfilling to accomplish as much as we do. The more funding we have available, the more of these projects we will have completed.”
A current major project for The One Israel Fund, The Binyamin Medical Center, it will service the 75,000 residents in the Binyamin Region, one of the largest in Israel. It will provide both primary and general health care, along with save valuable time for the residents. Currently, “urgent care is only available to the residents in Jerusalem,” a trip that can take up to an hour. The hospital will additionally provide employment for the region.
“The One Israel Fund is helping ensure that Israelis stay healthy, secure, and connected regardless of where they live in the homeland. With One Israel’s Funds support tens of thousands of Israeli families are living in thriving communities that are shaping Israel’s future.”
(Source: The Jerusalem Post)