Kamil Abu Rokon receives the rank of major general from his wife and IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot (R) at the army's Tel Aviv headquarters, March 29, 2018. (IDF) (IDF)
Kamil Abu Rokon
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Druze Israeli IDF major general is the new Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories; 200,000 Syrians are looking to Israel for assistance, and much more.

By: Michael Ordman

ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL

Druze general to co-ordinate territories

IDF Brig.-Gen. Kamil Abu Rokon, a member of Israel’s Druze community, was promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed to be the IDF’s new Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/member-of-druze-community-appointed-as-new-idf-cogat/2018/03/29/

Treating Syrian children

200,000 Syrians near the border look to Israel for help. Children get top priority, and not only the wounded. “Globes” visits the Golan  and travels with patients to Galilee hospitals.

https://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-becomes-health-center-for-syrian-children-1001229351

Chefs for Peace

A Muslim, a Jew and a Christian in Jerusalem have been cooking together for 17 years. Odeh Abu Elhawa, Johny Goric and Hemdat Goldberg make food that combines their unique backgrounds, traditions and culture into a common culinary treat.

US EPA wants water from the air

I’ve reported previously (see here) on Israel’s Water-Gen that captures humidity to make drinking water. Now the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed an agreement with Water-Gen to improve “access to potable water during shortages or contamination events.”

http://nocamels.com/2018/03/us-environmental-protection-agency-inks-deal-with-israeli-water-tech-startup-water-gen/  https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/administrator-pruitt-announces-cooperative-research-and-development-agreement

Israel hosts International Water Day event at UN

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon hosted a special forum at the UN to mark International Water Day. It featured examples of Israeli water technology used in more than 100 countries around the world. Also, a new video for the occasion.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-hosts-UN-water-solutions-event-with-dignitaries-from-across-globe-546902

Energy and water for Africa

Innovation: Africa’s CEO Sivan Ya’ari described to the AIPAC conference how her non-profit harnesses solar power to bring electricity and clean water solutions to one million Africans. Her aim is to extend this to six million people by 2025, all using Israeli technologies and all in the name of Israel.

Full transcript: http://bit.ly/2GihiXc