Arab students on the first day of school at the Mekif highschool in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Gosh. (Photo by Isaac Harari/FLASH90) Arab students on the first day of school at the Mekif high school in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Gosh. (Photo by Isaac Harari/FLASH90)
Arab students on the first day of school at the Mekif highschool in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Gosh. (Photo by Isaac Harari/FLASH90)

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Good News Israel presents Israel is inclusive and global: Arabs proud to be Israeli, rescue missions and more …

ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL

Kids can explore the world in 80 words. (Thanks to Atid-EDI) Tel Aviv’s Wiki-Kids has launched Wikids – apps with friendly text, images and sound, to help children discover the world independently. Each entry has around 80 words, with no adverts or links – all certified by the kidSAFE Seal Program and Momswithapps.
http://www.wiki-kids.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq3iJEqBTcY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX-1e5dD-kc

Jerusalem opens center to empower new mothers

The Jerusalem Municipality is opening a community center to address the ongoing needs of women during and after pregnancy. It will offer career counseling to assist mothers on maternity leave to successfully renter the workforce.
http://www.jpost.com/landedpages/printarticle.aspx?id=386083

Lalli the lamb gets a new chance of life

Lalli the lamb was born with deformed legs and unable to walk. Thanks to Israeli ingenuity and physiotherapy, she is getting along just fine. (Video has English subtitles)
http://www.mako.co.il/news-israel/local-q1_2015/Article-b6e3c6d6fd4aa41004.htm

Arabs proud to be Israeli

In a recent survey, 65 percent of Arab citizens said they were either “quite” or “very” proud to be Israeli in 2014, up from 50 percent the previous year. The majority had faith in the Supreme Court, Israeli police and in the IDF.
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/2015/01/08/65-percent-israeli-arabs-say-theyre-proud-israeli/

Israel’s top rescue missions – Leadership and saving lives

An inspirational presentation by Brigadier General Professor Yitshak Kreiss describing the medical rescue missions undertaken by Israel’s army in recent years. Leadership, medicine and the personal dilemmas faced when dealing with humanitarian emergencies.

Journey to the Start-up Nation

During January, students from seven US Jewish day schools will participate in the first “CIJE-Tech: Journey to the Start-Up Nation” STEM Education Israel Trip. It will prepare students to innovate, problem solve and leverage their skills in 21st century Science, Tech, Engineering and Math.
http://www.jewishlinkbc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6311

Chicago reaches out to Israel for water’s sake

The University of Chicago has sought out Israel’s Ben-Gurion University to help tackle water scarcity. In laboratories in Chicago and the Israeli desert, scientists are crafting radical new approaches that may one day rejuvenate the world’s water-starved regions.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-u-of-c-israel-water-scarcity-global-cities-0104-20150102-story.html#page=1

 

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