Two Israeli-trained Palestinian Arab doctors travel from Jerusalem to Gaza every two months to perform eye operations on local Gazans; Israel’s new 20-shekel and 100-shekel bank notes are about to be distributed, both featuring women; in 2007, there were only some 300 Arab engineers in the industry, while today there are an estimated 5,000, and much more.
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Gaza eye doctors trained in Israel
Two Israeli-trained Palestinian Arab doctors travel from St John’s hospital in Jerusalem to Gaza every two months to perform eye operations on local Gazans. They have conducted 60 corneal transplants since the beginning of this year.
New bank notes to feature famous women
As predicted previously (5th Feb), Israel’s new 20-shekel and 100-shekel bank notes are about to be distributed. They feature Israel’s greatest poet, Rachel Bluwstein (1890-1931) and Leah Goldberg (1911-1970) – poet, author, playwright, teacher, literary translator and researcher.
Israeli-Arabs in hi-tech
In 2007, there were only some 300 Arab engineers in the industry. Today, there are an estimated 5,000 Arab computer programmers and software engineers employed across Israel.
Opening border to sick Syrian children
In unprecedented footage, the IDF allowed an Israeli TV crew to film it opening the border gates to Syria, and allowing in a group of 21 mothers and their 23 children, who were then transported to Israel’s Ziv hospital in Safed for medical treatment. Syrian doctors had selected the patients.
No politics between beauty queens
Adar Gandelsman (Miss Israel) and Sarah Idan (Miss Iraq) publicized their friendship ahead of November’s Miss Universe competition. Gandelsman posted on Instagram, “Get to know, this is Miss Iraq and she’s amazing.” Idan posted “peace and love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel.”
The largest ever aerial drill
1,000 pilots and crews from India, the US, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and Israel took part in the 11-day exercise “Blue Flag” launched from Israeli Air Force’s Ovda base. The goal was to simulate extreme scenarios and fly in coalition as realistically as possible.
Iron Dome to protect Falklands
Britain is buying Israel’s Iron Dome short range missile defense system to protect the Falkland Islands. A UK Defense Ministry spokesman said, “we selected Rafael for a £78 million contract to provide the main computer system and boost our defense of the Falkland Islands.”
Science and tech center for South Sudan
Israeli humanitarian organization IsraAID has helped build a center for the study of science and technology in South Sudan. 10,000 youth will train at the center in the next 3 years to become engineers, technicians etc. and contribute to the country’s economic and social development.
Electricity for Africa
The Israeli government is now partnering with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in order to continue providing Africa with electricity.
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