Tourist in Sweden thanked by Syrian refugee waitress for Israeli medical treatment, Sheba Medical Center trains nurses from PA and Gaza, Israel’s great achievements in last decade, and much more!
By Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Surprise for Israeli in Sweden
Israeli Noam Shalev was worried when a Syrian refugee waitress in Sweden asked where Noam was from. He said “Israel” and rushed to the exit. But the waitress and her sister stopped him and thanked him for Israel’s medical treatment that saved their mother during the Syrian civil war.
Training PA and Gaza nurses
16 nurses (11 from the Palestinian Authority and 5 from Gaza) took part in a four-day medical simulation course at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan. The program also featured sessions on managerial skills, focusing on how to deal with tense situations.
Video of the decade
Some of Israel’s major achievements in the last 10 years, summarized in 2 mins 18 secs.
Government funding for all citizens
This article highlights Israel Innovation Authority funding for women, ultra-Orthodox and Israeli-Arab entrepreneurs. The startups featured include a medical device to protect the eyes of diabetics; the world’s first property management computer and a platform for smart beauty tips.
Coexistence in Israeli mixed cities
In every Israeli mixed Jewish-Arab city there is close cooperation between Jews and Arabs at every level of municipal administration and activity. 81% of Jewish residents said relations with Arab residents were good and 89% of the Arab residents said relations with Jewish residents were good.
Israelis win debating championships again
For the 3rd time, an Israeli team has won the World Universities Debate Championship. It was the first Israeli women’s team to win, defeating 750 international contestants in the English Second Language (ESL) category, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Israel sends aid for fire-injured Australian animals
Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo has raised money to donate veterinary medical supplies to treat animals suffering from the fires raging in Australia. The items include burn creams, milk replacers, wound sprays and hydration concentrates to be used in Victoria’s East Gippsland region.
Aid to Puerto Rico
Volunteers from Israeli NGO IsraAID were still helping Puerto Rico recover from 2017’s Hurricane Maria (see here), when the island was struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. Over one million people have no electricity and water, and an estimated 300 are homeless. IsraAID is conducting a needs assessment.
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