Good News Israel presents Israel launches irrigation project in Kazakhstan; Israeli technology in New York City taxicabs and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Israel’s Trade Consul to Canada is a Christian Arab
Michael Khoury is Israel’s trade consul to Canada. He hails from the predominately Arab city of Shfar’am, in Israel’s north, near Haifa. He is in the second year of a four-year posting in Toronto. He promotes Israeli exports, companies and investors to Canada.
I haven’t reported this for some time, but every day Israel facilitates the delivery of over 500 trucks containing some 14,000 tons of goods into Gaza via the Kerem Shalom crossing.
UN to co-operate with Israel in Outer Space
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has signed an agreement with Israel for cooperation in space. It was signed in Vienna as part of preparations for a world conference on space that will be held in Jerusalem in October.
Israeli technology in New York cabs
Israel’s Mobileye car safety system is being installed in New York City taxicabs. NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has launched its Vehicle Safety Technology (VST) Pilot Program with Mobileye alerting drivers if they tailgate or veer out of lane without signaling etc.
A “Roof for All” in Nepal
Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID has launched its “A Roof for All” program to provide safe and sturdy transitional shelter for thousands of displaced families who have lost their homes as a result of the last two devastating earthquakes in Nepal.
A medical clinic for Ecuador
María Angela Serrano, a graduate of the Young Leadership: Tools and Methodologies course organized by Israel’s MASHAV, together with members of a rural community in Ecuador utilized recycled materials to build a much needed medical clinic for the local population.
Irrigation for Kazakhstan
Israel and Kazakhstan have launched the Israel-Kazakhstan Irrigation Demonstration Center in the Almaty region. The Israeli Foreign and Agricultural ministries are implementing the project, together with the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry and the “KazAgroInnovation” group.
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