The Empire State Building in New York City shone blue and white on June 5 – mirroring the colors of the Israeli flag – for the annual Celebrate Israel Parade and festival in New York City; Israeli genealogical website MyHeritage recorded family stories of some of the 800 native tribes in Papua New Guinea, and much more.

Israel has sent $20,000 worth of supplies to Sri Lanka, following recent floods and landslides there; The Israeli Ministry of Economy held the first Israeli Food Festival in 25 Costco stores across Japan, focused proton beam lasers to treat tumors, and much more.

In response to massive flooding in Sri Lanka that has left dozens of people dead, hundreds of thousands of people displaced and widespread destruction, Israel provided $20,000 worth of immediate disaster relief supplies to the Disaster Relief Management Ministry of Sri Lanka over the weekend.