30.10.2011 02.Cheschwan. 5772 Sommerzeit endet
The renovated NIS 30m facility in the capital – courtesy of NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other donors – promises to improve service.
Veteran Jerusalemites recall the capital’s Magen David Adom station from the 1970s as a fortress-like concrete building – a dreary place with small windows and too little space. The narrow panes had been installed purposely to prevent harm from Jordanian snipers in the valley across from the Romema neighborhood.
Constructed in 1963 with funds from MDA’s South African Friends, the building was suitable for pre-1967 Jerusalem, but inadequate after the city flourished and grew.
Last week, the capital was presented with a gift by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg – a magnificent, NIS 30 million, renovated and expanded regional facility suited for decades to come to the needs of the 13 percent of the population in the Jerusalem region. Bloomberg was the lead donor, joined by contributors through American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) and other groups from Europe and elsewhere….