Ethiopian-Israeli graduates of Nishmat, a center for advanced biblical studies for women. (Nishmat/File) (Nishmat/File)
Ethiopian women alumnae, Nishmat

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Of the 141,200 citizens of Ethiopian origin in Israel graduating from high school, 89% took the matriculation tests compared with the national average of 94%; 20 women have enrolled in the IDF Paratroop Brigade’s instructors course; Eitan Na’eh arrived in Ankara to take up the position of Israel’s new ambassador, and much more. 

By: Michael Ordman

ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL

Ethiopian-Israelis are closing educational gaps

There are currently 141,200 citizens of Ethiopian origin in Israel. Of those graduating from high school, 89% took the matriculation tests compared with the national average of 94%. The dropout rate of 1.21% was slightly lower than the 1.4% among all Jewish students.

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-ethiopian-immigrants-closing-gaps-in-education-1001163583

Scholarships to mark Sigd

Israel’s Science, Technology and Space Ministry has announced that is marking the Ethiopian-Jewish holiday of Sigd by allocating scholarships totaling some NIS 1.8 million to Ethiopian students.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Education-system-marks-both-Sigd-holiday-and-day-of-expulsion-from-Arab-countries-and-Iran-474120

Disabled cross the Negev

75 Canadians were among the participants of the 9th annual cross-Negev hike for the disabled, organized by OneFamily and Paratrek. Hikers included those who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and brain injuries, blind hikers and (for the first time) wheelchair users.

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Disabled-hikers-take-on-the-rough-Negev-terrain-471758

Parachuting beyond the glass ceiling

Two decades after Ronit Budette became Israel’s first female parachuting instructor, 20 women have enrolled in the IDF Paratroop Brigade’s instructors course. Ronit was inspired by seeing the historic images of paratroopers reconquering the Western Wall from Jordan in 1967.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Parachuting-beyond-the-glass-ceiling-474252

Israeli firms are socially responsible

Israel has just held its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Experience Conference. The Maala CSR Index – set up to promote social and environmental innovation – comprises 98 Israeli companies that employ 310,000 with $94 billion sales – about one-third of Israel’s GDP.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/erdan-90-of-israels-waste-water-recycled-4-times-higher-than-anywhere-else/2016/12/01/

Israel’s Heron completes first mission for Germany in Mali

Germany is currently in charge of the UN peacekeeping intelligence unit in Mali and successfully completed its first mission using an Israeli-made Heron 1 drone. Germany has leased 3 Israeli Aerospace Industries Heron drones for $100 million.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israels-Heron-drone-completes-first-successful-mission-in-Mali-471961

Israel’s new Ambassador to Turkey

After five years, Israel and Turkey have resumed full diplomatic ties. Eitan Na’eh arrived in Ankara to take up the position of Israel’s new ambassador.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Israels-new-ambassador-to-Turkey-arrives-in-Ankara-474167

Guatemala’s president makes historic visit

During Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ state visit to Israel he and Israeli Prime Minister signed agreements in agriculture, science, technology and security. He was honored at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University for Guatemala’s mobilizing of support for the 1947 UN partition plan that led to the establishment of Israel.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221087

 

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