Medics from Judea and Samaria treated a Palestinian Arab injured in a traffic accident before transferring him to the PA’s Red Crescent; the founders of Israeli-developed Powtoon brought their animation software to the remote Hadzabe tribe in Tanzania; two Israeli researchers are behind a global campaign to rescue the last remaining yellow-tailed woolly monkeys of Peru, and much more.
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‘Settler’ medics treat Palestinian Arab
In a not-unusual event, United Hatzalah medics from Judea and Samaria treated a Palestinian Arab injured in a traffic accident near Gush Etzion. Afterwards they passed him to the Palestinian Authority’s Red Crescent ambulance service, which transported him to the nearest PA hospital.
Bringing laughter to Tanzanian tribe
The founders of Israeli-developed Powtoon brought their animation software to the remote Hadzabe tribe in Tanzania. On seeing PowToon’s cartoons for the first time, the entire tribe was in fits of laughter. After earning the tribe’s trust, the team brought doctors to treat their eye problems.
Saving the Peruvian monkey
Two Israeli researchers are behind a global campaign to rescue the last remaining yellow-tailed woolly monkeys of Peru – one of the world’s 25 most endangered Primates. The Israelis have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to purchase lands that the monkeys inhabit.
Promoting women, Arabs and haredi in hi-tech
The Israeli government has announced a $325 million six-year program to boost the number of higher education students by 40%, and to encourage women, Arabs, and ultra-Orthodox to get hi-tech jobs. The program aims to address the future likely shortage of hi-tech workers.
First ever Druze cabinet minister
Member of Knesset Ayoub Kara is to become the first lawmaker from Israel’s Druze community to serve as cabinet minister. Kara will be minister without portfolio.
Arabs volunteers in the IDF
“Why did I decide to enlist?” asks Sergeant Yusef Salutta, a 20-year-old Arab from the north of Israel who serves with the Desert Reconnaissance Battalion. “Because I’m from this country and I love the country and I want to contribute,” he said. “anybody who lives here should enlist.”
Co-operating over water
After a six-year hiatus, Israeli and Palestinian Authority (PA) officials have signed an agreement to jointly advance water infrastructure and development. In the last 18 months, the two sides have signed agreements covering electricity, mail, 3G cellular infrastructure and now water.
Celebrating 20 years of EU-Israel co-operation
In sharp contrast to political conflicts, European ambassadors to Israel joined Israeli scientists, entrepreneurs, and invited guests to celebrate a successful two decades of collaboration on scientific research and technological development.
Historic visit of African states
Foreign ministers from 12 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) attended a major Jerusalem conference – the first ECOWAS meeting outside of Africa. Pamela’s son Adam of MASHAV talks about the visit on IBA news (view from 9 mins 30 secs)
Jamaican PM meets Israeli PM
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness visited Israel and met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss cooperation in water, agriculture and domestic security. He also visited the Western Wall (Kotel) and invited Mr Netanyahu to make an official visit to Jamaica.
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