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Israel’s Health Ministry is making gluten-free food for celiac sufferers more available; for the first time, most of the commanders of the IDF’s elite tech C4I communications corps are women; Israeli humanitarian organization IsraAID is providing solar panels to a Yazidi refugee camp in northern Iraq, and much more.

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Gluten-free food to be more accessible

Israel’s Health Ministry is making gluten-free food for celiac sufferers more available. Grants will be given to Israeli producers of non-gluten food and a subsidy will be offered to a manufacturer of gluten-free flour. In addition, import regulations will be eased.
http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Health-and-Science/Gluten-free-foods-to-be-more-accessible-to-celiac-patients-in-Israel-482630

IDF launches women into hi-tech

For the first time, most of the commanders of the IDF’s elite tech C4I communications corps are women. 30% of students on their C41 programmers’ training course are women. The IDF’s role of introducing women to hi-tech is crucial for Israel’s continued economic success.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-targets-women-for-tech-as-israel-feels-worker-pinch/

Solar light to Yazidi refugees in Iraq

Israeli humanitarian organization IsraAID is providing solar panels to a Yazidi refugee camp in northern Iraq to help 330 families access electricity.
https://www.israel21c.org/aid-group-sends-solar-light-to-yazidi-refugees-in-iraq/

Israeli Arabs – integration not deprivation

Ambassador Yoram Ettinger gives nine facts to emphasize the wish of Israeli Arabs to be part of the Jewish State – and not to be linked with the Palestinian Arabs.
http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/the-ettinger-report/israeli-arabs-integration-not-deprivation/2017/01/30/   https://www.youtube.com/embed/2bniAHJf–A?rel=0

Israel hosts Forbes “under 30” Summit again

Around 750 young entrepreneurs from 35 countries are to attend Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, from April 2nd to 6th. They will also attend a cybersecurity event, a venture capitalist meeting, plus visit archeological sites, the Dead Sea and Masada.
http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/Startups-as-far-as-the-eye-can-see-all-the-way-to-the-sea-482311

Affordable new Tel Aviv apartments

Plans for Tel Aviv’s new Dov Neighborhood, to be constructed after Sde Dov airport is vacated, include 2,100 affordable apartments. Half of those eligible for discounted housing will be local residents, who will benefit from a discount of at least 50% on the cost of the housing.
http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-sde-dov-to-have-mixed-socioeconomic-residents-1001179205

Green Tel Aviv University building commended

World Architecture News (WAN) made special mention of Tel Aviv University Porter School of Environmental Studies’ Capsule Building in their annual awards for ecological architectural design. It was commended as one of the 17 greenest projects in the world.
http://backstage.worldarchitecturenews.com/wanawards/project/the-porter-school-of-environmental-studies/

Everyone wanted to visit Israel

President Edgar Lungu of Zambia, who is on a five-day state visit to Israel, said his entire cabinet wanted to follow. But he only had room for his Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Commerce, Trade and Industry, Energy, Tourism, Water Development and Environment, Transportation and Health. https://www.lusakatimes.com/2017/03/01/entire-cabinet-wanted-come-israel-president-lungu/

The eighth great power of 2017

Tiny Israel has joined The American Interest magazine’s list of the world’s greatest powers for the first time – at number 8. It praises Israel’s schools, policies, thinkers, startups, entrepreneurs, technology, cybersecurity, irrigation, desalination, agri-tech and even its pivotal political status.
http://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/01/24/the-eight-great-powers-of-2017/
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=18273

 

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