The Indian state of Haryana – located just northwest of Dehli – will initiate micro-irrigation projects based on Israeli expertise at 14 sites throughout the state, and 2,000 Syrian war wounded have been treated in Israeli hospitals.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Irrigating Indian farms
The Indian state of Haryana – located just northwest of Dehli – will initiate micro-irrigation projects based on Israeli expertise at 14 sites throughout the state over the course of 2016. Israeli agricultural professionals work extensively in Haryana and neighboring Punjab, as well as around the country.
Syrians see Israel’s good side
Another report about some of the 2,000 Syrian war wounded who have been treated in Israeli hospitals.
Connecting kids to Israeli seniors
The HaVeDa project connects senior Israeli citizens with Jewish and Israeli children living in the diaspora who want to keep in touch with Israel – its people and its language. The Israeli seniors live at home or in a nursing home and are happy to share their stories with young people.
El Al’s first all-female cockpit
An El Al flight that flew from Israel to Larnaca, Cyprus was a small-but-significant historical moment for the Israeli airline: its cockpit was comprised entirely of women. The controls were in the hands of Captain Smadar Shechter and First Officer Meirav Schwartz.
35% of Teva’s senior management are women
Israel’s Teva has reported that 49% of all its management positions are staffed by women, with a female level of 35% in senior management. Teva launched 315 generic medicines in 2015. It saved UK local authorities $4.3 billion in 2014 and tens of billions of dollars worldwide.
Free on-line English courses
Israel’s Education Ministry is paying for Israeli university students to take English language courses offered online by the Open University in preparation for further study at academic institutions. It will save students thousands of shekels and improve their career opportunities.
$3.3 billion to help Israeli-Arabs
Israel will spend around 13 billion shekels ($3.3 billion) over the next five years to improve the standard of living of its Arab minority. Investment will be boosted in education, infrastructure, culture, sports and transportation in Arab areas.
R&D agreement with Colombia
Israel and Colombia have signed an agreement on cooperation in industrial R&D. Colombia is the fourth largest economy in Latin America, after Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, which have also signed agreements with Israel in recent years.
Apple learns Hebrew
iPhone and iPad users will know about Siri – Apple’s speech-recognition robot. Now Siri (Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface) will be available in Hebrew in March.
Where Israel gives humanitarian aid
Israel21C has produced a map showing all the top locations where Israel offers aid to people in need around the world.
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