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Good News Israel presents Greek Foreign Minister visits Israel; Investing in the weakest members of society and much more.

By: Michael Ordman

 

ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL

Investing in the weakest members of society

Jerusalem Venture Partners founded Bakehila (In the Community) in 2002. Since then, it has helped more than 25,000 poor Jerusalem residents (Jews and Arabs) to be self-sustaining contributors to their communities.
http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/investing-in-the-weakest-members-of-society/

Pensioners to become environmental activists

Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) is working with the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to initiate a program called “Environmentally Active Retirees.” Elderly Israelis will raise public awareness about reducing and separating waste.
http://www.sviva.gov.il/English/ResourcesandServices/NewsAndEvents/NewsAndMessageDover/Pages/2015/06-June/Joint-venture-between-MoEP-and-JDC-Israel-Environmentally-Active-Retirees.aspx

The woman who founded iAngels

Israel’s Mor Assia explains why she moved back from New York to Israel where she founded the social investment company iAngels. She knew personally many of the entrepreneurs that launched over 1000 startups per year, and she wanted to be part of this Israeli ecosystem.
http://www.techworld.com/blog/double-act/making-of-israeli-entrepreneur-3618149/

Yahoo sends top employees to Israel

Yahoo’s senior Product Development Director brought ten participants of the Yahoo Associate Product Manager (APM) program to Israel. They visited the Technion and Jerusalem and had lectures in Yahoo’s Haifa and Tel Aviv R&D centers.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4674457,00.html

Greek Foreign Minister visits Israel

Interesting that despite the Greek economic crisis, Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias came to Israel for a 3-day visit. Perhaps he wanted to learn how Israel transformed itself in the 1980s from financial chaos into an economic success.
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/greek-foreign-minister-in-israel-despite-domestic-crisis/2015/07/06/

Free Wi-Fi on South African buses

Israel’s Radwin has deployed its FiberinMotion wireless mobility to provide free Wi-Fi onboard buses in the South African city of Tshwane which includes the capital Pretoria. Over 200,000 unique users have accessed the free Wi-Fi service since it was installed in Dec 2014.
http://www.radwin.com/news/press-room/55802

 

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