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Israeli technology is paving the way for diplomacy; Migrants get an education in Tel Aviv; Israel sends water to Jordan; and much more!

By Michael Ordman

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Israeli technology is paving the way for diplomacy

I reported previously (6th May) that Israeli diplomats were to receive training in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship prior to going overseas. They are now being trained how to “talk tech”, show off Israel’s innovation and use it to promote the nation. About time too!
https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-finds-tech-prowess-a-useful-tool-to-burnish-international-image/

Israel advocates for people with disabilities. Israel’s parliament marked International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3rd Dec. Israel’s 8 million citizens include 1.6 million people with disabilities who are an integral part of Israeli society, and this short video publicizes it.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/255678

Schoolhouse for migrants

I reported previously (9th Dec) on the Israeli NGO teaching computer skills to some of the 38,000 African migrants in Israel. This article describes the Schoolhouse at Minshar School of Art in south Tel Aviv where Israeli volunteers educate migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers.
https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/241556/refugees-thirst-for-education

Please can we have some more water?

A Jordanian delegation has traveled to Israel to request an increase in water allocation to the kingdom, which is plagued by severe shortages. Israel already sends 50 million cubic meters to Jordan as part of peace agreements.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/jordanian-officials-said-to-ask-israel-to-boost-water-supply/

President hosts 60 diverse mayors

Following Israel’s recent mayor elections, President Reuven Rivlin emphasized shared interests when hosting 60 new mayors at Beit Hanasi in Jerusalem.  The mayors represented every section of Israeli society, secular, ultra-orthodox, religious and Arab, Bedouin and Druze.
https://baltimorejewishlife.com/news/news-detail.php?SECTION_ID=37&ARTICLE_ID=111560

Israeli-Arab doctor is youth angiology representative for Asia

Dr. Rashad Abusaleh, of Rambam Medical Center has been appointed by the International Union of Angiology (IUA) to be its International Youth Young Committee Vice Chairman. Dr. Abusaleh will represent Israel and Asia for the next three years.
https://www.rambam.org.il/en/rambam_news/Rambam_Doctor_Israel-Asia_Rep.aspx

Look who’s taking Israeli on-line Bible archaeology course

An online course at Bar-Ilan University, titled Biblical Archaeology: The Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Judah, has drawn more than 1,000 students from around the world, including from Pakistan, UAE and Oman, who have no ties to Israel.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/students-from-pakistan-uae-oman-join-israeli-online-biblical-archaeology-class/

Joint research with Brazil

Israel’s Innovation Authority (IIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Research and Innovation. Each authority will allocate $5 million over five years to support R&D projects leading to solutions to technological challenges relevant for both nations.
https://innovationisrael.org.il/en/news/new-rd-collaboration-brazilian-agency-industrial-research-and-innovation-embrapii  https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3751697,00.html

Israel’s diplomatic breakthroughs

In 2010, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gabriela Shalev, said “Israel is the most isolated, lonely country in the world”.  But in the last eight years, the Jewish state has had extraordinary diplomatic breakthroughs in India, China, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Gulf.
https://thehill.com/opinion/international/418516-israel-central-to-changing-middle-east-dynamic

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