The Israeli government voted to spend some 900 million shekels ($240 million) to develop and strengthen Israeli-Arab Bedouin communities in northern Israel; For the first time in five years, an Israeli delegation is in Turkey. It is exhibiting at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, reflecting the Jewish tradition of ‘Tikun Olam’, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
NIS 900 million for Bedouin sector
The Israeli government voted to spend some 900 million shekels ($240 million) to develop and strengthen Israeli-Arab Bedouin communities in northern Israel over the next four years. The money is to improve local infrastructure, schools, and welfare services.
Israeli pavilion at human rights summit
For the first time in five years, an Israeli delegation is in Turkey. It is exhibiting at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, reflecting the Jewish tradition of ‘Tikun Olam’ (repair the world) in responding to international disasters and assisting developing countries.
Israel’s inclusive champion soccer team
Hapoel Beersheba just won Israel’s Premier league soccer title. Seeing female owner Alona Barkat celebrated by the male coaches and players demonstrates a beautiful side of Israel. The players include Jews, Muslims and Christians. All stood side by side for the national anthem.
Helping Haredim become self-sufficient
Israeli NGO Mesila encourages and teaches Haredim to become financially independent – breaking the Haredi cycle of poverty. Last year it reached 8000 men, women and children, in Israel, USA, Canada and the UK – helping them to seek, achieve and maintain financial stability.
Arab doctor and Israeli nurse share medical prize
Dr. Abed Abu Quidar, senior physician in the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department at Soroka Medical Center and Chaya Hirshberg, a nurse in the department, won Israel’s Danielle Prize – for doctors and nurses who have shown “devoted care” and “admirable treatment” of their young cancer patients.
Israel’s first Bedouin hi-tech company
Sadel Technology, founded by Technion graduate Ibrahim Sana, is the first Israeli Bedouin hi-tech company. Most of SadelTech’s 15 employees are Bedouins, including three women. SadelTech provides mobile and web app development and software quality assurance.
Ex-Ethiopian MK meets African women UN delegation
Likud MK Avraham Neguise met at the Knesset a delegation of women from several African countries. They included politicians and academics, as part of the UN Women initiative. Neguise urged merging Israeli tech and fertile African soil to effect change in Africa.
Publicizing Israel achievements
My wife had a letter published in the media highlighting that London’s Thames Water company once boycotted Israeli companies but now uses one to purify its wastewater. Please use my database www.IsraelActive.com to publicize positive messages in the press about Israel.
Israel is the center of the digital future
At the Dell Future Ready Conference in Tel Aviv, Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell stated “Israel’s performance has inspired the entire world, and it’s important for us to be in Israel”. He also used the event to name Dell Technologies as the merged Dell-EMC2 partnership.
Preventing AIDS in 14 African countries
The World Health Organization will approve the PrePex device by Israel-based Circ MedTech. It allows medical workers in Africa to perform painless circumcisions to help stop the spread of AIDS. WHO’s prequalification will allow PrePex it to be offered to adult males in 14 countries.
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