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Israel is due to open in October a new 40-mile rail line between Haifa and a terminal 5 miles short of the Jordanian border; Over 650 women attended the 7th annual Temech Conference for Israeli Female Entrepreneurs on June 28 in Jerusalem, and much more.

By: Michael Ordman

 

ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL

Rail link for Arab trade

Israel is due to open in October a new 40-mile rail line between Haifa and a terminal 5 miles short of the Jordanian border. Trade between Israel and Jordan increased 65% between 2010 and 2015 as trucks with European goods travel on to Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the Gulf.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-builds-railway-in-hope-of-boosting-commerce-with-arab-neighbors-1466614190

Conference for religious female entrepreneurs

Over 650 women attended the 7th annual Temech Conference for Israeli Female Entrepreneurs on June 28 in Jerusalem. Parallel programs were offered in English and Hebrew. Temech was started by Anglos but Hebrew speakers were in the majority this year.
http://www.baltimorejewishlife.com/news/news-detail.php?SECTION_ID=37&ARTICLE_ID=75262

Beyachad – together

The latest JNF newsletter contains many great features on JNF’s latest activities not only in the fields of water technology, but also in coexistence and diversity projects like support for Bedouin Arabs and “Baseball for All”.

http://www.jnf.org/byachad/

Free sports in Jerusalem for lone soldiers

Jerusalem’s municipality has given season tickets to all lone soldiers for the Kiryat Yovel sports center. Free pool, gym and studio classes like yoga and Pilates.

https://www.facebook.com/nir.barkat/photos/a.163572597082036.27441.159416337497662/866408356798453/?type=3&theater

Thank you for saving my daughter

Hadassah doctors saved Palestinian Arab student Sara al Qassriwy (Katzroy) who collapsed while jogging. Now, her father has shown his gratitude by hosting a Hadassah interfaith mission with a festive meal in his Bethlehem home.
http://www.hadassah.org/news-stories/hadassah-interfaith-mission.html

Tanzania to open embassy in Israel

The Tanzanian government has said it has decided to open an embassy in Israel in a move aimed to promote economic diplomacy and “following the economic development Israel has made in agriculture, science and technology”.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201606220625.html
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/363730#.V3qakjUbNf4

Africa needs Israel

During the visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Israel is a critical partner in the battle against terrorism, the most serious challenge facing the world today. President Kenyatta vowed to work to upgrade Israel’s status in the African Union.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/During-historic-Netanyahu-visit-Kenyan-president-says-Africa-needs-Israel-459548

Drip irrigation for Paraguay

Israel has delivered 13 drip irrigation systems from Israel’s Netafim to farmers in San Pedro, Paraguay. It is part of the “Family Drip System” plan led by Paraguayan agronomist Edgar Figueredo, a graduate of Mashav – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-to-deliver-drip-irrigation-systems-to-paraguayan-farmers/

HUJ VP gets France’s highest honor

Yossi Gal, the Vice President for Advancement and External Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been named a Commander of France’s Legion of Honor. Prior to joining the Hebrew University, he served as Israel’s Ambassador to France.
http://new.huji.ac.il/en/article/31554

 

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