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Israeli seeds

The Indo-Israel vegetable center of excellence in India has boosted the annual number of seedlings grown from half a million in 2011 to six million in 2015, and Israel’s Technion Institute has built a safe drinking supply water system in a village school at Meskele Cristos, in northern Ethiopia.

By: Michael Ordman



6 million seeds for Indian farmers

The Indo-Israel vegetable center of excellence in Haryana state, India has boosted the annual number of seedlings grown by state farmers from half a million in 2011 to six million in 2015. Farmers from Punjab, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh are also using the facility.

The Ethiopian festival of Sigd

The Sigd holiday, 50 days after Yom Kippur, is now celebrated annually in Jerusalem. Kessim (leaders of the Ethiopian Jewish community) in traditional garb sat under colorful umbrellas. Buses brought tens of thousands of Israeli Ethiopians from all over Israel to participate.

Glide awarded for work with hearing-impaired

US national advocacy group for the deaf and hard of hearing, TDI (Telecommunications for the Deaf and hard of Hearing) has awarded the Andrew Saks Engineering Award to Israeli startup Glide for making its video messaging app accessible to the hearing-impaired.


New bridge to connect Israel and Jordan

A new bridge is to be built across the Jordan River to connect Israel and Jordan. The bridge is a key part of the Jordan Gateway project – a joint industrial and business area spanning the river that is a natural border between the two countries.

3,000 come to honor fallen Druze hero

3,000 people, from all over Israel, attended the memorial of Druze policeman Zidan Saif, killed while responding to a terrorist attack at a Jerusalem synagogue one year ago.

IDF’s dramatic rescue of wounded Syrians

The UK Daily Mail has published video footage of an IDF mission to evacuate seriously wounded Syrian Sunni rebels and treat them in Israel. The mission also returned treated patients to Syria.


Water for Ethiopian kids

Israel’s Technion Institute chapter of Engineers Without Borders has built a safe drinking supply water system in a village school at Meskele Cristos, in northern Ethiopia. The system collects and stores rainwater from rooftops during the rainy season giving fresh water to over 600 schoolchildren.

Israeli-trained medics treat Paris trauma victims

15 French clinicians, trained by Israeli experts, provided psycho-trauma treatment to victims of the Nov 13 Paris terror attacks. The Israel Trauma Coalition trained 80 French mental-health professionals following the terror attack on a Paris kosher supermarket last January.

World Bank brings Brazil delegation to Israel

A delegation of 4 World Bank representatives and 20 from nine Brazilian states came to Israel in November to view water and agriculture technologies that can be implemented in the extensive World Bank and other projects planned in Brazil.

UN Euro conference protected by Israeli technology

The Skystar 180 tactical aerostat surveillance balloon system developed by Israel’s RT Ita Systems was used to protect world leaders at the recent United Nations climate summit in Paris. And a nice cartoon by Dry Bones to illustrate the significance.



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