Palestinian fishermen. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90) (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
Palestinian fishermen

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Israel is increasing the fishing zone for Gaza fisherman from six to nine nautical miles to facilitate increased activity in Gaza Strip’s fishing sector; In the documentary ‘My Home,’ we see life in Israel through those rarely heard from – the Israeli-Arab citizens who would never live anywhere else, and much more. 

By: Michael Ordman

 

ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL

Israel expands Gaza fishing zone

From Nov 1, Israel is increasing the fishing zone for Gaza fisherman from six to nine nautical miles to facilitate increased activity in Gaza Strip’s fishing sector, which is an [important] source of income. The expansion is conditioned on Gazans not exploiting it to smuggle or penetrate Israel’s territory.

http://www.bicom.org.uk/news/israel-expands-gaza-fishing-zone-50-per-cent/

My Home

For the first time, in the documentary My Home, we see life in Israel through those rarely heard from – the Israeli-Arab citizens who would never live anywhere else. Those Arab minorities who change the false narrative that Israel is an apartheid state, that minorities can’t succeed, that they have no rights.
http://israelseen.com/2016/09/26/my-home-israel-through-the-eyes-of-arab-israelis/

Program to boost vs in high-tech

Ten male and 10 female Arab students have been selected to take part in Bridgetech – a pre-academic program that aims to increase participation of Israel’s Bedouin populations into the country’s high-tech ecosystem.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/program-seeks-to-boost-bedouins-in-israeli-high-tech/

Arabs who do National Service

Another article about the 4,500 non-Jews doing Sherut Leumi (National Service) in Israel. Seventy percent are Muslim, the rest being Druze, Christian or Circassian.
http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/israel-news/serving-israel-cost

Jewish-Arab women’s choir wins international award

The Rana Choir, a mixed Jewish-Muslim-Christian women’s chorus from Jaffa, received a 2016 International Hrant Dink Foundation award in Istanbul, Turkey. The foundation awards “people and organizations working for a world free of discrimination, racism and violence”.

http://www.israel21c.org/jewish-arab-womens-choir-wins-international-award/

Israeli member of Malawi parliament

David Bisnowaty was born in Israel and served in the IDF. Last year he was elected by a big majority to the parliament of Malawi. He says that Malawi has always had very strong ties with Israel. Israel was the first country to send doctors and agricultural people to Malawi unconditionally.

http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/interviews-and-profiles/god-has-sent-us-the-jew-from-judah-to-help-us-an-interview-with-malawis-israeli-mp/2016/09/28/

Israeli architect to receive US Lifetime achievement award

Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie – whose works, including Yad Vashem, span the globe – will be honored for lifetime achievement at the 2016 National Design Awards by the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-architect-to-receive-US-Lifetime-achievement-award-468173

PM and President meet East Asia’s faith leaders

A delegation that included Hindu gurus, Buddhist monks and Shinto priests met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin on the first day of a Jerusalem conference designed to deepen Israel-Asia ties.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Israeli-leaders-meet-with-leaders-of-Eastern-faith-traditions-467559

Israel hosts OECD Education Conference

For the first time, Israel hosted the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Global Education Industry Summit. More than 30 delegations from around the world attended the two-day event, which focused on innovation in education.
http://embassies.gov.il/MFA/PressRoom/2016/Pages/President-Rivlin-addresses-conference-of-OECD-Education-Ministers-26-September-2016.aspx

 

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