Building mobile bomb shelters saves Israeli lives. From the moment Hamas rockets are launched, Jewish families in Israel have 15 to 60 seconds to get to a shelter for protection.


In 2012

our efforts helped to build a protected shelter for the Emergency and Children Departments in Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.

The doctors are now able to operate under ongoing Hamas fire.


In 2014

during Operation Protective Edge, 8 bomb shelters were built and other 7 were repaired in the South of Israel.

Letter from Barzilai Hospital Officials:

“Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon is one of the largest hospitals in southern
Israel. All the underground rooms were promptly fortified against rocket attacks
while the essential medical equipment was installed.
The most important departments such as maternity, neonatal, oncology and ICU
as well as Admissions and Surgical Wards have been moved into the shelters in
just a few days.

Since Barzilai hospital is situated very close to the Gaza Strip any wounded civilians
and soldiers are being sent there. Protected areas allow doctors and nurses to deliver
urgent care to the wounded. The well-protected bomb shelters allow the most complex
surgeries without fear of getting hit by a rocket. The hospital is now entirely housed
within the fortified shelters.

The shelter was rebuilt and fortified according to the requirements of Israeli military.
All of this was possible due to the donations of Russian-speaking Jews in America."


For the third time, American

Forum for Israel is leading

the fundraising campaign to

protect the Israeli civilians.

Today, as rockets endanger thousands of unprotected Israelis who do not have appropriate shelter, the Ministry of Defense of the State of Israel, Home Front Command Division, has requested Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael to help with the purchase and repair of mobile bomb shelters (Miguniyot).

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The cost of each mobile shelter is over $10,000.

Your participation will save Israeli lives NOW


Send checks to:

American Forum for Israel
1529 Voorhies Ave., Brooklyn NY 11235

Thank you for your support of the
State of Israel.

American Forum,
Telephone: 7184340990

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