At the Na Laga’at center in Jaffa, professional deaf & blind actors run the show; the IDF gives important jobs to young people with autism; a free program helps Israeli-Arab men stop smoking, and much more.
Of the 141,200 citizens of Ethiopian origin in Israel graduating from high school, 89% took the matriculation tests compared with the national average of 94%; 20 women have enrolled in the IDF Paratroop Brigade’s instructors course; Eitan Na’eh arrived in Ankara to take up the position of Israel’s new ambassador, and much more. By: Michael… Read more »
25-year-old Yityish ‘Titi’ Aynaw was crowned Miss Israel in 2013 and, on speaking tours in the US, has emphasized that the world must learn how unique and diverse the Jewish state is; Ethiopian-Israeli to become IDF Colonel, and much more.
Rambam treats Palestinian Arabs from Jenin and Gaza the same as its Israeli Jewish and Arab patients; In a historic first, two female lawyers were appointed as Israel’s first Ethiopian judges, and much more.
Fiji has received 12 portable solar generators from Israel to address the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston; Billed as the largest clearinghouse of its type, a new website has plenty of resources to counter the lies of those who want to boycott the Jewish State, and much more.
Israel is increasing the fishing zone for Gaza fisherman from six to nine nautical miles to facilitate increased activity in Gaza Strip’s fishing sector; In the documentary ‘My Home,’ we see life in Israel through those rarely heard from – the Israeli-Arab citizens who would never live anywhere else, and much more.
Israel’s Dr. Bill Clark combats poaching in Kenya. Now another Israeli, Ofir Drori, has launched the EAGLE network and put 1300 poachers behind bars; 4,500 non-Jews (mostly Israeli Arabs) do national service, and much more.
A team of 20 Israeli volunteers from IsraAID is the first foreign NGO to arrive in quake-struck Italy; Eighteen Ethiopian young men and women have received Lapan scholarships to fulfill their dream of becoming nurses, and much more.
Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who plays Wonder Woman in the film Batman vs Superman, is the star of a new campaign to highlight the uniqueness of Israeli women; Eight severely injured Syrians were evacuated by Israeli helicopters, and much more.
Israeli international relief organization IsraAid has been helping West Virginia homeowners with the tremendous amount of damage caused by flash floods in June; The IDF treats hundreds of Syrians wounded in the ongoing civil war in that country, and much more.
Israel is due to open in October a new 40-mile rail line between Haifa and a terminal 5 miles short of the Jordanian border; Over 650 women attended the 7th annual Temech Conference for Israeli Female Entrepreneurs on June 28 in Jerusalem, and much more.
Is it possible to ‘reprogram’ an organism, which consumes sugar and releases carbon dioxide, to consume carbon dioxide from the environment and produce the sugars it needs to build its body mass? That is just what a group of Weizmann Institute of Science researchers recently did.
Hundreds of Eritrean asylum-seekers marched in Tel Aviv in support of a UN probe into the African state’s regime, considered one of the world’s most repressive; The 3 Million Club is an Israeli NGO that works in Haiti, Nepal, and is now starting in India to save children from malnutrition, and much more.
Israeli NGO Fair Planet is giving Ethiopian farmers access to high-quality seeds and training; The World Bank has just completed a mission to Israel to seek advice on how to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, and much more.
The Israeli company Nano Textile has invented a technology that makes any fabric capable of killing bacteria. The technology prevents bacteria growth on natural and synthetic fibers, which helps prevent the spread of infections acquired in hospitals and reduces cross-contamination between medical staff and patients.
The Empire State Building in New York City shone blue and white on June 5 – mirroring the colors of the Israeli flag – for the annual Celebrate Israel Parade and festival in New York City; Israeli genealogical website MyHeritage recorded family stories of some of the 800 native tribes in Papua New Guinea, and much more.
Israel has sent $20,000 worth of supplies to Sri Lanka, following recent floods and landslides there; The Israeli Ministry of Economy held the first Israeli Food Festival in 25 Costco stores across Japan, focused proton beam lasers to treat tumors, and much more.
Israel will spend $240 million to develop and strengthen Israeli-Arab Bedouin communities; For the first time in five years, an Israeli delegation went to Turkey and exhibited at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, reflecting the Jewish tradition of ‘Tikun Olam’, and much more.
Google is granting $700,000 to Tikkun Olam Makers, an Israel-based initiative aimed at producing technology to help people with disabilities; Cancer charity Ezer Mizion transports the sick, frail, elderly and disabled to treatment centers, therapy clinics and doctor’s appointments, and much more.
So far in 2016, at least 5,700 Coptic Orthodox Christians have traveled from Egypt to Israel; Israel and China have signed seven academic cooperation agreements with Chinese universities, and much more.
In Israel, Naomi Campbell was presented with the “Women Leading Change” award in recognition of her global endeavors for women and for needy communities, and Imams and other Muslim religious leaders from six central African states spent four days in Israel, and much more.
A therapeutic riding school in Israel’s Arava desert, each week takes 200 special needs children and adults into another dimension, and Israel founded Good Deeds Day in 2007, which since then includes blood donations, volunteering with the needy, helping out in animal shelters, and much more.
Innovation: Africa has connected 104 rural villages in Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, DRC and Ethiopia to water and electricity, and Egypt’s Ramy Aziz was invited by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to visit Israel after which he wrote a glowing report.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that he has been entrusted by Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan to form an alliance with Israel, and Israel’s Paratrek organizes hiking trips and outdoor adventures for the physically challenged and impaired.
A recent edition of the AJC Live radio show focused on Israel’s humanitarian work around the globe being carried out by IsraAid, and Kuwaiti reporter Ahmad Al-Sarraf called on Arabs to look at the reasons for Israel’s success and superiority, instead of viewing it as a political-religious foe.