About OE and our inspiration...
Operation Embrace (OE) offers assistance to injured survivors of terror in Israel. With the expert guidance from social workers throughout Israel and Bituach Leumi (Israel’s National Insurance Agency), Operation Embrace helps all people who have been violated by random acts of terror and does not discriminate by race or religion.Operation Embrace provides direct assistance as well as group support through a variety of PTSD and trauma support programs. OE funds medical, therapeutic, and rehabilitative needs to help people move forward. The goal is to facilitate a brighter future and to help individuals who suffer with physical/emotional trauma to rebuild their lives.
OE Trauma support centers have included:
Hadassah Mt. Scopus - Jerusalem
Western Galilee Hospital - Nahariya
Laniado Hospital - Netanya
Rambam Hospital - Haifa
Municipality of Sderot - Sderot
Therapy Support Groups - Zfat
It has been our experience that when visiting with survivors of terror we have heard them say that “one day we are news headlines and the next day we are soon forgotten.” OE is committed to offering short, long term and ongoing support to survivors of terror and will not allow them to feel forgotten.
Operation Embrace was founded in Potomac, Maryland U.S.A. in November 2001.
Michal, the original inspiration for Operation Embrace - October 2012
Over a decade ago, Michal became a double amputee when she sustained severe
injuries from a car bombing in Hadera.
It is unbelievable to think that OE volunteer visits to Michal began in Orthopedics
and now the visits culminated in the Maternity ward of the same hospital. Michal’s
challenges are many, however, on April 20, 2012, she has fulfilled her dream of
becoming a mother.
Over the years, OE has provided a variety of assistance to Michal and currently OE is providing Michal with a nurse who is educating her in caring for her son.