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Israeli kids link to Chinese youth in lockdown due to coronavirus, three Israeli innovators presented at AIPAC, new tech accelerator caters to Bedouin minority, and much more!

By Michael Ordman

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On-line learning for locked-down Chinese kids

Israel’s Education Cities is linking Israeli kids to pupils in China where schools are closed due to the coronavirus. The children speak to each other, share experiences and commentary on music and popular culture, and take part in group lessons.
https://nocamels.com/2020/02/learning-project-chinese-pupils-coronavirus-lockdown-israeli/

Israeli tech at AIPAC

Three of the Israeli innovations presented on the mainstage at the AIPAC conference are UPnRIDE’s electric standing wheelchair for quadriplegics, DouxMatok’s sweeteners and Surgical Theater’s VR technology. Another four startups will be on display in the OurCrowd booth.
https://blog.ourcrowd.com/press-release-ourcrowd-showcases-israeli-tech-at-2020-aipac-policy-conference/

Accelerating Negev Bedouins

Startup Negev, a new tech accelerator catering to Israel’s Bedouin minority, has launched its first cohort of 25 entrepreneurs. Each participating project will receive a grant of between NIS 30,000 and NIS 50,000. It is supported by Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture, Sapir College and Israel Chemicals.
https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3796858,00.html

‘Specially’ made soaps

Avda Natural is a workshop in the Samarian village of Kochav Hashachar for young Israelis with special needs. They make fragrant soaps and natural cosmetics from plants, essential oils, and local minerals. It was founded by Shlomo Keshet as an activity for his son Elnatan, who has Down Syndrome.
https://unitedwithisrael.org/watch-israelis-with-special-needs-craft-artisanal-soap-in-samaria/

Helping PA Arabs find good jobs

Four former officers in the IDF Civil Administration are enabling Palestinian Arabs to find well-paid jobs with Israeli companies. Instead of Arabs paying up to 20% of their salary to illegal PA middlemen for Israeli permits, the Arabs are connected directly with Israeli employers.
https://unitedwithisrael.org/watch-former-idf-officers-open-doors-of-opportunity-for-palestinian-job-seekers/

Israeli plane flies over Sudan

At the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu reported the first flight of an Israeli plane in Sudanese airspace. He also said “There is scarcely one Muslim or Arab country around the world we don’t have deepening ties with”
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Netanyahu-says-Israeli-airliners-have-started-overflying-Sudan-617808

Israeli tech at AIPAC

Three of the Israeli innovations presented on the mainstage at the AIPAC conference are UPnRIDE’s electric standing wheelchair for quadriplegics, DouxMatok’s sweeteners and Surgical Theater’s VR technology. Another four startups will be on display in the OurCrowd booth.
https://blog.ourcrowd.com/press-release-ourcrowd-showcases-israeli-tech-at-2020-aipac-policy-conference/

911 platform goes live in Georgia

Fayette County’s 911 Communications Center has launched Carbyne’s c-Live platform which allows telecommunicators to have access to Instant Chat, Live Video, AML, as well as Carbyne’s telephony infrastructure powered by Cisco.

 

International dog adoption

Tzaar Baalei Chaim is Jerusalem’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. It looks after stray dogs for as long as it takes to find them new homes. Now it finds new owners in the USA and Canada and raises funds for the air fare for the dog and a handler.
https://unitedwithisrael.org/dog-adoption-goes-international-through-israeli-rescue-organization/

Treating burns victims in Haiti

A team of burns and plastic surgery specialists from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center trained surgeons, nurses, and therapists from six hospitals in Haiti. They showed them how to operate Haiti’s first medical laser to reduce and alleviate disfiguring, painful and motion-restricting scarring.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/bringing-latest-laser-tech-israeli-surgeons-help-young-burn-victims-in-haiti/

Teaching Krav Maga in Brazil

Cooperation between Israel and Brazil encompasses almost every area of trade, technology, security and more. Krav Maga martial arts expert Kobi Lichtenstein has been training the Brazilian Police force since prior to the 2016 Olympics and those skills have saved lives.
https://unitedwithisrael.org/watch-israeli-martial-arts-expert-trains-elite-brazilian-units/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu8f1h-jGLc

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