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Good News Israel presents a Jordanian who received an Israeli PhD; more Syrians treated in Israel and much more.

By: Michael Ordman



Israel’s Center for Accessible Learning

The Kibbutzim College of Education is opening the Center for Accessible Learning, to promote education, training, and employment for people with disabilities. It will not only help acquire a profession but also improve skills via a range of tailored and accessible training programs

National Hearing Day

For national hearing day, Shlomi Bracha of the legendary Israeli rock band Mashina – performed a unique performance of the song “Someone Hears Me” by the rock band Eifo Hayeled with children suffering from hearing disabilities. It was a joint project with the NGO MICHA.

The women from iAngels

Shelly Hod Moyal and Mor Assia are founding partners of iAngels, a crowdfunding platform that focuses exclusively on Israeli startups. Two of their startups are also founded by women – Liat Hertanu of and Maayan Cohen of Hello Heart – both now available on the Apple Watch.

Syrians treated in Israel

Two wounded Syrians were taken to the Baruch Padeh Medical Center–Poriya Hospital in Tiberias. One of the injured was 27 years old and had shrapnel in his upper body. The other was 26 and had a bullet lodged in his spine. So far the hospital has treated 176 wounded from the war in Syria.

The first Jordanian to get an Israeli PhD

Jordan’s Amer Sweity recently became the first Jordanian citizen (and probably the first from an Arab country) to earn a doctoral degree from an Israeli university. He studied desalination as part of his PhD at Ben Gurion University and wants to bring peace through water.

Israeli doctors in Nepal

Four of Haifa’s Rambam hospital doctors have been saving lives in Nepal. Dr Itai Shavit took care of premature babies; Dr Arik Shechter helped set up field hospitals in Northern Nepal. The other doctors were cardiologist Dr Oved Cohen and anesthesiologist Dr Amit Lehavi. Meanwhile, Sheba (Tel Hashomer sent three doctors and two nurses, including Professor Eli Schwartz, director of Sheba’s Travel Clinic.


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