Israeli international relief organization IsraAid has been helping West Virginia homeowners with the tremendous amount of damage caused by flash floods in June; The IDF treats hundreds of Syrians wounded in the ongoing civil war in that country, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Aid for West Virginia flood victims
Israeli international relief organization IsraAid has been helping West Virginia homeowners with the tremendous amount of damage caused by flash floods in June that killed 23 people and destroyed hundreds of houses.
Israeli female paramedics treating Syrian wounded
The IDF treats hundreds of Syrians wounded in the ongoing civil war in that country; Two of the women who treat them when they first arrive at the border – Sgt. Rotem Einav and 2nd Lt. Leshem Shirgaouker describe the wounded they’ve seen, and the thrill of saving a life.
Technology training for all
In 2003 non-profit organization Machshava Tova opened a tech room for low-income Ethiopian children in Jerusalem. Today it has over 12 centers spanning the country, providing 30,000 children, teenagers, job seekers and special needs with computer literacy skills, irrespective of ethnicity.
A winning formula for coexistence
“The Equalizer” is a national educational and sports organization that brings 2,300 children from 152 Israeli schools together through their love of soccer. They include Muslims, Bedouins, Jewish immigrants, Druze, and even children of Eritrean refugees.
Druze women attract tourist trade
Dozens of Druze women are opening home-based businesses, in embroidery and in Druze traditional cuisine. In some cases, the women are the sole breadwinners in the family. Israel’s Tourism Ministry provides courses in entrepreneurship and helps with advertising.
The first Israeli-Palestinian Arab mall
Israeli developer and business guru Rami Levy is building the first Israeli-Palestinian Arab mall along the road between Jerusalem and Ramallah. His existing shopping centers and supermarkets in Judea and Samaria have become points of friendly interaction between Jews and Arabs.
Israeli AIDS solution extended to adolescents
The World Health Organization has expanded the use of the PrePex device made by Israel-based Circ MedTech, to all males over 13 years of age. Prepex allows medical workers in Africa to perform painless circumcisions to help stop the spread of AIDS.
Israel-Ghana friendship society
Israel has launched a society that stresses mutual friendship between the Israeli Knesset and the parliament of Ghana. MK Avraham Nagosa will act as head of the society. Inauguration guests included members of Ghana’s parliament, Ghana’s ambassador to Israel and members of the Israel-Africa Chamber of Commerce.
Renewed ties with Guinea
Israel has renewed diplomatic relations with the Republic of Guinea that were severed in 1967 after Israel’s Six-day War with the Arabs. The West African state has 10.5 million citizens, over 85% of whom are Muslim.
It has been reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently met with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the African state of Somalia in the first high-level contact between the two countries.
First visit by President of Paraguay
Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday in Jerusalem during a three-day visit. Paraguay is one of Israel’s best allies in international forums.
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