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Israeli NGO Fair Planet is giving Ethiopian farmers access to high-quality seeds and training. Now, a farmer can increase his yield five-fold; The World Bank has just completed a mission to Israel to seek advice on how to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, and much more.

By: Michael Ordman



A better crop for Ethiopian farmers

Israeli NGO Fair Planet is giving Ethiopian farmers access to high-quality seeds and training. With the best seeds for the climate and soil, a farmer can increase his yield five-fold.

World Bank seeks Israeli edtech advice

The World Bank has just completed a mission to Israel’s ORT and its network of 200 Israeli Sci-Tech Schools – to seek advice on how to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.


Disabled welcomed at Tower of David

The Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem ran programs in the Purim and Passover holidays exclusively for families with children with disabilities. The museum closed to the public and ran art projects, games, puppet shows and imaginative play for the special needs children and their siblings.

Beach wheelchairs now available

Netanya beach had a special day when disabled were able to enter the sea using special wheelchairs. Now Michmoret’s banana beach (a few miles north of Netanya) has wheelchairs available to hire that disabled can use to enjoy the sand and surf.

Israeli-Arab is Israel’s smartest student

Mohammed Zeidan, from the Arab community of Kafr Manda in northern Israel scored an 800 on Israeli’s Psychometric Entrance Test, the highest possible score. Zeidan plans to study electrical engineering at Israel’s Technion Institute.


Israeli food aid for Syria

Israeli produced food aid has reached the frontlines in Syria’s civil war. Chairman of the Free Qunietra Provincial Council, Fahad a-Musa, said “since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, we have been unable to get our wounded to any Arab country. There is also a large amount of medicine, baby food, and other foodstuffs which get into the province from Israel.”


Israeli chair of UN Legal Committee

Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, was elected chair of the United Nations Legal Committee (the Sixth Committee). It is the first time that an Israeli will head a permanent committee. One responsibility is the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

Increasing Israel-Ethiopia cooperation

Trade and political links between Israel and Ethiopia have been improving steadily recently. Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister will lead a high-level delegation to Israel in June and Israel’s Prime Minister will visit Ethiopia in July.

Israel is 30th member of European IBD federation

Israel has become the first country outside Europe to be accepted as a full member of the European Federation of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA). The EFCCA advances legislation to benefit patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

You can take a horse to water

Just prior to Israel-South Africa Water Week, Israel’s Ambassador to South Africa offered to help alleviate South Africa’s water crisis. But will South Africa’s leaders listen?



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