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Good News Israel presents designing products for the disabled; alleviating drought in the Marshall Islands and much more.

By Michael Ordman



Designing products for the disabled

Israel’s Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) held a 3-day make-a-thon – a unique marathon in Tel Aviv, geared to producing affordable and cutting-edge products that will significantly improve the lives of people living with disabilities.

Young cancer patients enjoy extreme sports

Israeli cancer charity Zichron Menachem took some 100 young cancer patients on a special 3-day camp in the Galilee. They took part in ice-skating, bowling, paint balling, sailing, rafting, jeep tours and a helicopter flight. It also gave their parents a well-deserved rest.

A center for autistic children

Yona and her son Tomer aged 3, live in Kiryat Gat, a small town in Israel’s Negev. Tomer was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2014. Watch the video to discover how the JNF UK funded Marianne’s Early Childhood Center has given Tomer and Yona the support they need.

Israel’s “green” army

In between defending the Jewish State, Israel’s Defense Forces are embarking on several ecological projects. They include repairing the Tel Kadesh archeological site, turning the Army Radio building into a habitat for indigenous animals and plants, and restoring the swallows to the IDF’s Tel Aviv base.

Young Israeli-Arab soccer sensation

I featured Maccabi Haifa-Nahalal’s youth football academy in March, with its Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Circassian players. Here is a video of Wiam – the team’s talented 13-year-old forward. Please listen to/read what his father says.

Alleviating drought in the Marshall Islands

When Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak appealed to Israel for assistance with their acute water shortage, Israel’s Foreign Ministry called in Israel’s G.A.L. Water Technologies. G.A.L supplied the islanders with a GalMobile that purifies enough water for 6,500 people.


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