Director General, Ziv Medical Center, and Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Bar-Ilan University, Safed, Israel
Dr. Salman Zarka
Hosting Togo's Head of State Faure Gnassingbe
Former commander of the Military Health Services Department and head of the Medical Corps of the Northern Command
Dr. Zarka served as a colonel in the IDF for 25 years.
A graduate of the National Security College, where he earned a master’s degree (summa cum laude) in political science and national security, he studied medicine at the Technion’s Rappoport Medical Faculty as part of the IDF’s academic program. He also received a master’s of public health degree from the Hebrew University’s Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine.
Dr. Zarka who in this photo is hosting Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, regularly welcomes dignataries and personalities from all over the world. Doctor Zarka explains the work that Ziv medical Center does with the multicultural society of northern Israel and with the Syrian casualties of the civil war in that country.
Born in Peki’in in the Upper Galilee into a large Druse family,Doctor Zarka is married and the father of three. He has lectured at the University of Haifa's Welfare and Health Faculty, and Hebrew University’s special military medicine program in Jerusalem.
Dr. Zarka regularly visits the United States to address issues regarding Israel’s role providing medical aid via Ziv hospital to the multicultural ethnicities in the Northern Israel region and its medical humanitarian efforts to the casualties of the ongoing Syrian civil war.
Dave Sharma, Australia's ambassador to Israel, a regular visitor at Ziv Medical Center
In his last position in the IDF Dr. Zarka, as the head of the medical services center and the department of health services he run the humanitarian hospital in the Golan Heights. He was the architect and builder of the field hospital on the Syrian border providing medical services to Syrians wounded in the civil war there.
Welcoming Jason Grenblatt, US President's envoy for Middle East negotiations