Good News Israel presents Arabs across the Middle East support the IDF; Tanzania taps Israeli innovations and much more.

By: Michael Ordman



Promoting the IDF to the Arab world

At the Israeli Army officers’ training base, the members of Team 12 includes a Bedouin Muslim, an Ethiopian, a soldier who is both Muslim and Jewish, plus rural and city dwellers from both sides of the Green Line. And one Arab is successfully promoting the IDF to the Arab world.

A very special school

I was researching something completely different when I discovered the Alon Center in Kibbutz Alonim. It caters for the needs of teenagers of normal intelligence with emotional and/or behavioral issues who have been unable to successfully integrate into the regular school system.

An Ethiopian actress in the true Rainbow Nation

Meski Shibru is an Israeli actress and vocalist. She immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia at the age of 16.

Gaza girl can walk again

Israeli doctors saved the life of a 4-year-old girl from Gaza after Hamas finally gave permission for her to be treated in Israel. In Gaza, Yara had been run over by a truck. Local Gaza doctors amputated Yara’s leg but allowed necrosis to set in. Israeli doctors treated the injury and fitted a prosthetic leg.

4 Israeli universities in top 300

The QS World University Rankings rates 800 of 3000 world universities. It includes the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at 138; Technion Institute at 190; Tel Aviv University at 195 and Ben Gurion University at 292. Many Israeli universities featured in the top 100 for individual subjects.

Nepal – Israelis are on the scene

So much has happened in Nepal. A new 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit, with Israelis still on the scene. IsraAID is working in one of the remote devastated regions. A Nepalese man, who had previously worked in Israel, thanks Israel (in Hebrew) for saving his mother. And Israeli medical clowns have been improving recovery times for injured Nepalese children.

Tanzania taps Israeli innovations

The Tanzania-Israel Business and Investment Forum (TIBIF) 2015 in Dar es Salaam in May focuses on agribusiness, education, energy, mining, infrastructure, security and technology. TIBIF taps Israel’s advancement in scientific and technological innovations, for the economic development of Tanzania.

How Israel helped the blacks of South Africa

In a 1997 article recently rediscovered, David Kaplan revealed Israel’s clandestine support for the blacks of South Africa, during the apartheid era.

35% increase in Chinese tourism

Israel has become a popular destination for Chinese visitors. Israeli Ministry of Tourism figures show that over 35,000 Chinese tourists visited Israel last year, 35% higher than the figure for 2013. The ministry has now opened Chinese language classes for Israeli tour guides.

CHIP – making better citizens of the world

C.H.I.P. (Western Civilization Heritage Israel Program) offers educational tours of Israel – the bedrock of Western civilization. CHIP teaches tolerance through education, in order to bring about peace and make our world a better place for all of us.


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