The Institute for the Advancement of Deaf Persons in Israel has launched the first online sign language 3000-word lexicon, and the Gulf Cooperation Council, made up of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Oman, want to buy Israel’s missile defense Iron Dome system.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Learn sign-language on-line
The Institute for the Advancement of Deaf Persons in Israel has launched the first online sign language 3000-word lexicon. Users enter a word in Hebrew, English, Arabic, or Russian, and immediately, a 5-second video clip opens in which a presenter demonstrates the word in Israeli Sign Language.
Gulf States want Iron Dome
UK TV station Sky News reports that the Gulf Cooperation Council, made up of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Oman, wishes to buy Israel’s Iron Dome system for its six members. The purchase will be through Raytheon, the US partner of Israeli developer Rafael.
Israel reported VW testing problem to EU in 2013
Israel’s Environment Ministry told European regulators two years ago that local testers had been unable to test Volkswagen diesel vehicles at higher speeds because of a component placed in engines by the company. The EU committee said then that no changes were needed.
First ever visit by Indian President
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) during his historic 3-day trip. Talks with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu focused on bilateral ties in security, technology, innovation, and agriculture. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem also awarded President Mukherjee an honorary doctorate.
10 agreements signed with India
During President Mukherjee’s state visit to Israel, India and Israel signed ten Memoranda of Understanding. They covered fairer taxation, cultural exchange and stronger university ties. http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/india-israel-signed-10-mous-to-enhance-bilateral-cooperation-1444992359-1
Buzz Aldrin touches down in Israel
As promised, the second man to ever walk on the moon, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, 85, talked to an enthusiastic audience at the International Astronautical Conference in Jerusalem. Buzz recounted his personal history and technical issues in space.
Jews and Arabs rescue injured pelican
Amir, Sunny and Muhammad Riad Hamed from the Arab-Israeli village of Muqeible found a pelican with a broken wing and other injuries in their yard. They contacted the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and the bird is now receiving treatment at its wildlife hospital.
Arab and Israeli neuroscientists work together
Ahmed El Hady is a 31-year-old Egyptian postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute. His decision to co-chair the NeuroBridges 2015 Conference – a scientific meeting of the minds between Arabs and Israelis – was a no-brainer.
40 mayors converge on Jerusalem
Mayors from nearly 40 cities around the world have converged on Jerusalem for the 30th annual Mayors Conference. The delegation will get a taste of the “Start-Up Nation” when they meet with Jewish and Arab leaders of successful Israeli tech hubs.
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