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Ghadir Kamal Meriach from the Israeli-Druze-Arab village of Daliat al-Carmel made history as the first woman from Israel’s Druze community to present the news on Israeli TV.

ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL

The first Druze Arab female news presenter

Ghadir Kamal Meriach from the Israeli-Druze-Arab village of Daliat al-Carmel made history as the first woman from Israel’s Druze community to present the news on Israeli TV. Since 2011, she presented the main news broadcast on Channel 1’s Arabic-language channel.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Female-Druse-news-presenter-makes-history-on-Channel-1-481997

Transmitters for elderly patients

The Yad Sarah organization will provide distress transmitters to all elderly hospital patients living in geriatric nursing institutions. The transmitters will notify Yad Sarah headquarters around the clock if the patient falls or is shaken by someone.
http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Distress-transmitters-to-be-available-for-geriatric-patients-482445

World Bank and Israel work together for Africa

Israel and the World Bank are to expand cooperation in water, cybersecurity and agriculture in African countries.  Israeli Economy Minister Eli Cohen said that it “is an opportunity for us to showcase some of the capabilities and innovation that Israel can offer to developing countries.” http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-world-bank-to-increase-joint-work-in-africa/

A day with Syrian children in an Israeli hospital

Wounded Syrian children and their relatives were told Israel is as bad as Satan. But at Ziv Medical Center, Issa – an Arab Israeli – is their constant companion as the children are treated by Israeli physicians. “I was afraid of the Jews,” a child says. “Now I’m not afraid at all.”
http://jerusalemjournal.net/news-and-views/a-day-with-wounded-syrian-children-in-israeli-hospitals

Inclusive Supreme Court judges

The judges chosen to serve on Israel’s Supreme Court of Justice include George Kara, a Christian Arab who replaces Christian Arab Justice Salim Joubran who retires after serving since 2003. And Yael Vilner is the first orthodox Jewish woman to get a permanent seat on the Supreme Court.
http://www.cufi.org.uk/news/israel-appoints-christian-arab-and-first-jewish-orthodox-woman-to-high-court-of-justice/

Arab journalists praise Israel (sort of)

Egyptian journalists writing for the al-Mizri, al-Yom, and al-Aharam newspapers said Israel’s successes in invention and science were an embarrassment to the entire Arab world.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225450

Israeli Jews and Arabs to teach Syrians in Greece

Jewish Israeli youth movement Hashomer Hatzair and the Arab Israeli youth movement Ajyal are sending educators and counselors to the Greek island of Lesbos to teach Syrian refugee children. They join IsraAID and Israel’s Natan International Humanitarian Aid.
http://www.israel21c.org/arab-jewish-israeli-youth-leaders-to-teach-syrian-kids-in-greece/

Israel is back in all Africa

Togolese Foreign Minister Robert Dussey formally invited Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to Togo in October.  West Africa’s Togo is the venue for the Africa-Israel summit for hi-tech, communications, agriculture and security, which is to be attended by approximately 20-25 African leaders.
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/pm-netanyahu-emphasizes-importance-of-african-relations-with-togolese-fm-robert-dussey-video/2017/01/23/  https://www.youtube.com/embed/V_Uoj4vOEGs?rel=0

The US and Israel – ‘A new day’

The Israeli PM and US President are to setup joint teams to upgrade relations between Israel and the US in all of the main areas: Security, intelligence, cyber, technology, economics and many others.
http://www.pmo.gov.il/English/MediaCenter/Spokesman/Pages/spokeStart190217.aspx

Next stop Singapore

Gallery and video of the Israeli PM’s visit to Singapore and its Jewish community. Also, the transcript of his speech to Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
https://twitter.com/IsraeliPM/status/833694198649982976
https://www.youtube.com/embed/10PtTregEpA?rel=0
http://www.pmo.gov.il/English/MediaCenter/Events/Pages/EventDinner200217.aspx

And finally, Australia

The first-ever visit by a serving Israeli Prime Minister to Australia was notable for the warm welcome given by Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull and the Jewish community. Both PMs and 2000 guests attended Sydney’s Central Synagogue. Direct flights between the two countries are now being planned.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Netanyahu-and-Australian-PM-at-home-together-in-Sydneys-central-shul-482354  http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2017/02/23/aust-trade-deals-on-agenda-for-israeli-pm.html

 

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