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.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Six African countries ask Israel for help
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 to rid their countries of the jihadist Islamic State, Al Qaeda and their affiliates.
Everyone has the right to trek
Israel’s Paratrek organizes hiking trips and outdoor adventures for the physically challenged and impaired using chairs with oversize wheels, mountain bike tires and a harness that allows them to be pulled like a rickshaw. Paratrek’s slogan is “Where there’s a wheel, there’s a way!”
Developing for the disabled
Jerusalem’s Alyn Hospital, Israel’s biggest rehabilitation center for physically challenged youngsters, aims to become the world’s first full-time “maker lab” to develop projects to help the disabled. Alyn just held its first-ever Makeathon, for developers of technology with global social benefits.
It’s ability, not ethnicity
Israel Technion’s Professor Hossam Haick, whose breakthrough work in nanotechnology has garnered global accolades, says his success as an Arab citizen of Israel proves that education knows no boundaries and is key to improving his community’s lot. Prof Haick was included in Good Magazine’s 2016 “Good 100” and also awarded the Humboldt Research Award in Germany.
“Simply Sing” is a Jerusalem-based cross-cultural project that has Jews and Arabs meet every few weeks for an evening of musical performances and singing. 250 attended the latest event at Jerusalem’s Museum of Islamic Art which featured three Jewish and three Arab Israeli musicians.
Muslims that support Israel
This blog by Steve of IsraelSeen, featuring nine important Muslim intellectuals, needs to be seen.
Bulgaria, one of Israel’s best friends in the EU
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that it was a pleasure to welcome “my good friend” Boiko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, when he visited Jerusalem. They discussed cooperation in the energy sector. Bulgaria often votes for Israel in the UN.
Canadian Aborigines leadership mission to Israel
For the third time in five years, Grand Chief Ron Evans of the Norway House Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba is taking a youth group on a leadership development tour of Israel. Ron believes Israeli entrepreneurship can motivate his community’s youth to achieve more.
Israel’s mobile industry has extra benefits
10% of the 2,000 companies presenting at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona were either based, or do the majority of their R&D work, in Israel. This has led to the event being an opportunity for Israelis to show the positive side of Israel that few abroad are aware of.
See what Israel has done for the World
If you are travelling through Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport be sure to view the exhibit, between customs and the departure hall, of 60 posters showcasing Israeli developments and discoveries that have influenced the world.
Israel is only one call away
The ultimate video shows that Israel is more than just another country.
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