On International Women’s Day, Israel’s ex-President Shimon Peres presented supermodel Naomi Campbell with the “Women Leading Change” award in recognition of her global endeavors for women and for needy communities, and Imams and other Muslim religious leaders from six central African states spent four days in Israel, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Award for Naomi Campbell
On International Women’s Day, Israel’s ex-President Shimon Peres presented supermodel Naomi Campbell with the “Women Leading Change” award in recognition of her global endeavors for women and for needy communities. It was Campbell’s first visit to Israel.
African Muslim leaders visit Israel
Imams and other Muslim religious leaders from six central African states spent four days in Israel, discovering the socio-political aspects of Israel; generating an interreligious, intercultural dialogue; and exploring economic and agricultural cooperation development.
Women who lead by example
Twelve Israelis are featured in this Timeout article to mark International Women’s Day.
A video of posters published by Elder of Zion that shows how Arabs are well- integrated into Israeli society.
Israeli-Arab boy fulfills his dream
Ali Salati, a 13-year-old Israeli Arab boy from Nazareth, realized his dream when he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ask him “to make every effort to bring peace and unity to the whole region.”
Scholarships for IDF Christian veterans
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and the Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum is awarding academic scholarships to 40 Christians who served in Israel’s armed forces or performed national service. The IFCJ awarded scholarships to Druze students in Aug.
Bedouin who patrol Israel’s borders
Many Bedouin have sworn allegiance to Israel and volunteer their tracking skills to the IDF. Major Guy Gadir, 41, a veteran Bedouin tracker, shares the secrets of his trade with MailOnline.
Abbas’ brother treated in Israel
The brother of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is being treated for cancer at Tel Aviv’s Assuta Medical Center. 76-year-old Abu Luay, who lives in Qatar, decided specifically to come to the Tel Aviv hospital for treatment, where other members of Abbas’s family have been treated in the past.
Sick lion rescued from Gaza
A lion in declining health was rescued from a zoo in Gaza and transferred to a zoo in the Palestinian Authority in a joint effort by Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, the Gaza Ministry of Agriculture and the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture.
A joint farm with Jordan
A model farm is to be established in Jordan, to be managed by both Israeli and Jordanian experts. Its goal is to eradicate the threat that the housefly poses to agriculture on both sides of the Jordan River, and promote advanced and efficient agriculture in both Israel and Jordan.
The first IDF officer at the UN
Major Jonathan Conricus is the first Israeli officer to hold a position at the United Nations. Since Nov 2014 he has been responsible for identifying and evaluating risks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, on al-Shabaab in Somalia, and on Ukraine separatists.
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