Innovation: Africa has connected 104 rural villages in Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, DRC and Ethiopia to water and electricity, and Egypt’s Ramy Aziz was invited by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to visit Israel after which he wrote a glowing report.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Help for a million Africans
Innovation: Africa, founded by Israel’s Sivan Ya’ari, has connected 104 rural villages in Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, DRC and Ethiopia to water and electricity. It has brought solar energy, improved irrigation and cleaner water to as many as 1 million people.
An Egyptian sees Israel for the first time
Egypt’s Ramy Aziz was invited by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to visit Israel as part of a delegation of European-based Arab journalists and media representatives. He freely explored the country without influence by any person or institution. Here is his report.
A unique school
The Eastern Mediterranean International School near Tel Aviv has 140 students including Israeli Jews, Arabs and Palestinian Arabs. They include citizens of Afghanistan and Yemen. Almost all receive scholarships from Israel’s Ministry of Education, foundations, and private donors.
Coming clean about co-existence
Jamila Hair, a 76-year-old Israel-Druze owner of a soap factory, amazed the Spanish audience and press at the Festival of Women in Segovia, Spain, speaking about the peace between the Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Druze women who work at her factory.
IDF veterans promote Arab startups
Former Israeli soldiers are helping Arab tech startups in Nazareth. The The Israeli Government and the 8200 Alumni Association – representing graduates of the top technology unit in the Israeli army – have introduced the Hybrid Program at the Nazareth Business Incubator Center.
Tunnels tell stories
Israel has completed digging the tunnels for the new Tel-Aviv Jerusalem Rail Line. It will help all Israelis (Jews, Moslems, Druze, etc) dramatically cut travel time between the two cities. They are in stark contrast to the purpose of the tunnels that Hamas is digging in Gaza.
Dubai Arab names baby after IDF officer
An Arab woman from Dubai, who went into labor while traveling to the Palestinian Authority, named her newborn son Hadi – after a Druze IDF officer who saved the day and assisted in delivering her baby.
Nigerian competition to win pilgrimage to Israel
Kennedy Opara, exec secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, said that it was extremely necessary for every practicing Christian to visit Israel on pilgrimage. NCPC has launched a “Win-a-trip-to-Israel” program to generate funding for the pilgrimage.
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