Israel’s Galilee International Management Institute is to train 100 farmers from Kano state Nigeria, which is on the edge of the desert, and the existence of a 60-member search-and-rescue team wearing IDF uniforms in the Israeli-Arab town of Abu Gosh may surprise you.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Teaching desert farming to Nigerians
For five years, Israel’s Galilee International Management Institute is to train 100 farmers each year from Kano state Nigeria, which is on the edge of the desert. Israelis will also go to Kano to train the farmers in advanced water management, desert agriculture and drip irrigation.
The Israeli-Arab rescue team
The existence of a 60-member search-and-rescue team wearing IDF uniforms in the Israeli-Arab town of Abu Gosh may surprise you. The team’s leader, Muslim Arab Imad Jaber, said “We rescue people. It doesn’t matter gender, race or religion. Our goal is to save human lives.”
Aging with dignity
In Israel, although there is yet no cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia, the charity Ezer Mizion provides caregiver services, a counseling center, an empowerment center, walking groups, a variety of workshops, visits by volunteers and a unique “Bonding with Motion” program.
Christian Arabs in the IDF
Father Gabriel Naddaf of Nazareth celebrated Christmas with Christian soldiers at an IDF base in Northern Israel. He works with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews to encourage Christian Arabs to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces. Only 40 enlisted in the whole of 2012 before Father Naddaf began his project, but in March 2015 alone, 102 Christian Arabs volunteered to serve in the IDF.
The Swede who turned
Sweden’s Daniel Borg was working for the anti-Israel ISM organization in Ramallah, East Jerusalem and Hebron. Then contact with some Zionists and Israeli Arabs changed his whole mindset.
Israeli doctors save Syrian girl
Christian organization Shevet Achim brought two-year-old Niyaz from a Syrian refugee camp to Israel where surgeons from Save A Child’s Heart (SACH) repaired a large hole in her heart. She already suffered lung damage, but the surgery was successful and Niyaz will now lead a normal life.
Connecting power grids
Israel, Greece and Cyprus are connecting their power grids to continental Europe. The 1,518 km subsea power cable, known as the EuroAsia InterConnector will allow Israel and Cyprus to sell their excess electricity generated from natural gas to anywhere in mainland Europe.
World Bank enlists Israeli help for India
The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation has launched TechEmerge in Israel – a project matching top Israeli health technology innovators with interested healthcare providers in India. India needs Israeli tech to address the rise in non-communicable chronic diseases in India.
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