Music and art therapy pioneered in British hospitals has been crucial in helping Israeli charity Reuth to help victims of terrorism and injured soldiers, its chair said in London this week.
Merav Mandelbaum visited to forge links with the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability and to raise awareness of Reuth, one of Israel's largest social welfare charities, which has a staff of more than 800.
Fourteen people were killed in an incident that has since been described as the first suicide attack on Israelis.
The attack, which also left 27 people with injuries, occurred on the number 405 bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The driver had reached the junction after the Israeli Arab village of Abu Ghosh, when a man seized the steering wheel and began shouting in Arabic.
The fifth anniversary of the capture of Gilad Shalit has rekindled the debate over the price worth paying for his release. A flurry of diplomatic activity in Israel in recent weeks has so far failed to deliver a breakthrough.
On Shabbat, June 25, it will be five years to the day in which Palestinian fighters attacked a tank by Kerem Shalom, killed two and took Shalit.