Good News Israel presents flood relief for Myanmar; Israeli help for Syrian Druze and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
NIS 18,000 for every Israeli child
The Israeli government is to create a savings account for every Israeli child, regardless of religion that will be worth up to 18,000 shekels (around £3000 or $4700) on the child’s 18th birthday.
“I am a Zionist because I am an Arab”
Excellent article by Fred Maroun.
OECD praises Israel for improving Israeli-Arab job situation
An OECD report praises Israel in its efforts to deal with Israeli-Arab unemployment. Whilst recommending further improvements, it noted the important role of Israeli employment centers in advancing employment for the Arab and Beduin sectors.
The first Israeli Arab to coach an Israeli soccer team
Israeli-Arab Salah Hasarma made history when he took over as coach of Israeli soccer club Kiryat Shmona (K8) in the Europa League qualifying game against Czech team Slovan Liberec. Although K8 lost, their Israeli-Arab striker Ahmed Abed scored a vital away goal.
Israeli-Arab delivers baby of mother of terror victim
Magen David Adom paramedic Ziad Dawiyat has met Chana Braun twice. Firstly he transported her 3-month-old baby Chaya to hospital, where she died from being run-over by an Arab terrorist. The second, though, was when he came to deliver Chana’s new baby.
Israeli police save Palestinian-Arab girl
A team of Border Police in Hebron responded to the emergency call from the family of a young Palestinian-Arab girl suffering acute respiratory distress. Corporal Shai Chen administered oxygen to stabilize the girl’s breathing and bring her pulse down to a normal rate.
Israeli summer co-existence camps
Three Israeli summer camps bring together Jewish, Israeli-Arab and Palestinian Arab youth. ILAN, The Israeli Association for Disabled Children; Rosh Tzurim, a religious kibbutz in Judea, hosted disabled Arab-Israelis; Wings of Peace brings together Palestinian Arabs and Israelis.
Photos of things only seen in Israel
I hope you enjoy this compilation from Ira Jacobson.
Israeli help for Syrian Druze
Rabbi Yechiel Z. Eckstein, head of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, is helping destitute Syrian Druze refugees sheltering in Jordan.
Sandstorm diverts Jordanian planes to Tel Aviv
A major sandstorm swept through most parts of Jordan. It prevented multiple flights from landing at the country’s main international airport in the capital of Amman, Queen Alia Airport, sending two flights to divert to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport.
Tel Aviv on the Seine
Visitors to Paris will be able to experience Tel Aviv beach as they wander down the River Seine. The Paris municipality is inaugurating the Tel Aviv artificial beach, despite a BDS campaign.
Chinese science competition prize is a trip to Israel
19 Chinese teenagers who won a prestigious science competition are scheduled to visit Israel as their prize. The winning group was given a choice of travel destinations and opted to attend a special 10-day workshop hosted by Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science.
Flood relief for Myanmar
Israel responded quickly to recent severe flooding in Myanmar. Ambassador Daniel Zonshine personally delivered a truck of food, medicines, mosquito nets and hygiene packs to the hard-hit Thayarwaddy delta area. Israel’s MASHAV is preparing more supplies, including water purification tablets.
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