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Twice as much water for Jordan; Israel treats wounded Syrians; Hands-free smartphone reaches 1200 users, and much more.

By: Michael Ordman

ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL

Twice as much water for Jordan

Israel’s national water carrier Mekorot is to build a new pipeline from Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) to Jordan. It will provide Jordan with 100 million cubic meters of water annually, roughly double the volume Israel currently supplies to the kingdom.

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Why is Israel treating wounded Syrians?

This video was produced by Mohammad Magadli & Mohammad Al-Kassim. It features Moslems who cannot understand why Israel is treating Syrian wounded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgdjoi0KFBQ

Hands-free Smartphone reaches 1200 users

Latest news on Israel’s Sesame Enable smartphone for the disabled is that it now has reached more than 1,200 customers globally, including in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, in the three years since it was set up. See video of the phone’s paralyzed co-founder.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/hands-free-phone-opens-worlds-for-paralyzed-users/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no4ks4INcL0

Helping Ugandan children

Project TEN, a project of the Jewish Agency for Israel, has set-up its third volunteer center in Africa. Partnering with a coalition of organizations, the center in Namulanda, Uganda (between Kampala and Entebbe) will focus on education, healthcare, agriculture, and the arts.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/return-to-uganda-by-jewish-peace-corps/2016/12/11/

Israel welcomes new Turkish Ambassador

Mekin Mustafa Kemal Okem presented himself to Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem and officially assumed the post of Turkey’s first ambassador to Israel in five years. He hailed a “new beginning” in bilateral ties and called the Jewish state Ankara’s “partner and friend.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/taking-up-post-turkish-envoy-hails-new-start-with-friend-israel/

What Israel can do for Rajasthan

Israel’s MASHAV has three centers of excellence in the Indian State of Rajasthan. They are working on producing high-quality seedlings, intensifying cultivation, better irrigation and fertilization. Israel can also help increase milk production, crop shelf-life and pest control.

http://swarajyamag.com/insta/israels-best-practice-ideas-that-can-exponentially-increase-the-dairy-output-of-rajasthan

PM visit to Muslim Azerbaijan

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed bilateral agreements governing tariffs, agricultural cooperation, and to advance further cooperation in science, technology, health, trade, and other economic matters.

http://www.thetower.org/4292-netanyahu-israels-ties-with-azerbaijan-symbolize-muslims-and-jews-working-together/

PM visit to Muslim Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that his country has requested Israel’s help in training its special forces as part of cooperation in the fight against terror. He also expressed his country’s desire to increase cooperation with Israel in the fields of agriculture and technology.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Kazakhstan-asks-Netanyahu-for-help-in-war-on-terror-475341

Israeli help for the world

Excellent article featuring the latest work by Israel’s MASHAV provide agricultural training to hundreds of thousands of people from 130 countries. The second link is to Israel21c’s stunning online exhibition, showcasing Israel’s humanitarian aid work around the world.

http://www.israel21c.org/teaching-the-world-how-to-grow-food-more-wisely/

http://www.israel21c.org/exhibition/my-name-is-israel/

Generating healthcare solutions for poor in India

The Pears Challenge, run by the Pears Program for Global Innovation at Tel Aviv University, is focusing on creating affordable healthcare solutions for low and lower-middle income Indians. The winners of the 2017 challenge will be flown to India to meet investors and clients.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-pears-challenge-to-address-indias-health-woes/

Jerusalem to distribute Xmas trees

Jerusalem’s Municipality continues its tradition of distributing free Christmas trees to the capital’s Christian residents. On Dec. 20, 150 trees will be distributed at the Jaffa Gate Plaza upon presentation of a valid ID card. Christian areas will be decorated and assistance given for fairs etc.

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Jerusalem-Municipality-to-distribute-150-free-Christmas-trees-475255

Islam in Israel – facts and figures

Excellent summary of Israel’s 1.454 million Muslim population. E.g. It highlights just how free religion is, with a 500% growth in the number of mosques since 1988 (from 80 then to 400 now).

Behind the Headlines: Facts and Figures – Islam in Israel

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