Julia Fisher talks to Yuriel Katz – Today I’m at the Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Aviv, on an emergency ward caring for babies born with congenital heart disease. What makes this story so interesting is that the majority of children that pass through this ward come from neighbouring Muslim Arab nations including Gaza, Syria, Iraq and Kurdistan. This is made possible by an organisation called Shevet Achim, founded and directed by a Christian called Jonathan Miles. Today I’m talking to the consultant cardiologist, a Jewish doctor called Yuriel Katz. I started by asking him how long he’d been involved working as a surgeon saving the lives of these children.
Our aim is to build bridges… To build bridges of understanding and support, in a spirit of reconciliation, between believers (both Jewish and Arab) in the Holy Land (Israel and the Palestinian Areas) and Christians worldwide.