IsraAID volunteers in Oklahoma

A recent edition of the AJC Live radio show focused on Israel’s humanitarian work around the globe being carried out by IsraAid, and Kuwaiti reporter Ahmad Al-Sarraf called on Arabs to look at the reasons for Israel’s success and superiority, instead of viewing it as a political-religious foe.

By: Michael Ordman



Interview with IsraAID’s founder

A recent edition of the AJC Live radio show focused on Israel’s humanitarian work around the globe being carried out by IsraAid, which is supported by AJC. AJC Live interviewed Shachar Zahavi, the Founder of IsraAid. Here is the link to the show:

Kuwaiti reporter praises Israel

Ahmad Al-Sarraf, of Kuwaiti daily Al-Qabas, wrote on Israel’s advantages over the Arabs in democracy, military, science, technology, human rights, freedom of worship and economics. He called on the Arabs to look at the reasons for Israel’s success and superiority, instead of viewing it as a political-religious foe.


Ethiopian-Israelis get top IDF roles

Derech Kfar (The Village Way) Educational Institute operates preparatory programs that helps Ethiopian Israelis to be assigned as IDF medics, social services NCOs, drill instructors and intelligence NCOs. In its first class of 14, three recruits became commissioned officers.

Empowering women in workplace and home

Three Israeli groups, Ima Kadima, Women In Wireless and Digital Eve Israel, held their first joint event at Tmol Shilshom Cafe in Jerusalem. The room was crowded with women eager to network with others they had only ever communicated with on the Internet.

Disabled can type in Hebrew

The IssieBoard is an adaptive Hebrew iPad keyboard that makes typing easier for children and adults with learning disabilities, visual impairments, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and can even assist immigrants who wish to learn Hebrew. It was developed by a collaboration of SAP and the Israeli charity Beit Issie Shapiro. http://en.beitissie.org.il/new-at-the-app-store-issieboard/

Israelis under cover to save Syrian lives

Some 200 or so Israeli volunteers working for the nonprofit Il4Syrians have been secretly operating in Syria since the civil war began in 2011. They have delivered food, medical supplies, sanitation kits, baby powder, survival kits and even 3000 protective suits for doctors treating victims of chemical attacks.


Egypt’s new Ambassador is proud to be here

Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel, Hazem Khairat, told Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin that he was very happy and very proud to be in Israel and that he hoped for a situation in which the friendship between Jews and Arabs will be such that they can live in peace. And in a first, a new Egyptian schoolbook teaches about the peace treaty with Israel.


Arab trade via Israel

In 2015, some 13,000 trucks laden with products from Turkey and Bulgaria passed through Israel on their way to Arab states – an increase of more than 25% on 2014. An additional shipping line is to be added next month between Turkey and Israel, which will add another 150 trucks a month.

California-Israel Water Summit

The JNF is presenting the first ever California-Israel Water Summit in Beverly Hills on March 2nd. Political and policy leaders, utility officials, investment executives, labor, business, and environmental leaders will discuss the future security of California’s water supply.

First visit by Kenyan President in 21 years

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta came to Israel for a 3-day state visit – the first such visit by a Kenyan president to the Jewish State since 1994. The visit focused on economic and security cooperation. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said “Israel is coming back to Africa, and Africa is returning to Israel.



International bird conservation

In mid-March, Israel will host over 30 international scientists at a 4-day meeting of the Technical Committee of the AEWA (Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds). The meeting is a vital stage in the implementation of this UN treaty.

Get a law degree in Israel and practice in the USA

Israel’s Lirom Global Education offers foreign students graduate courses in a variety of fields – far cheaper than a US degree. Eg, a 3.5 year bi-lingual bachelor of law degree (LLB), that qualifies students to practice law internationally, at the age of only 22.


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