Since 1948, Israel has set itself a task of finding creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. To celebrate Israel’s 65th birthday, ISRAEL21c looks at some of the best achievements.
Women enjoy unprecedented freedoms in Israel, but there is much more to be done. That’s the task of the Israel Women’s Network.
Founded to provide respirators to children in Jerusalem, the voluntary organization Yad Sarah has become the world’s largest lender of medical devices.
Handpicked artisans at the new studio and retail facility also volunteer in local schools, teaching skills from PhotoShop to knitting.
Israel’s LOTEM built a unique accessible eco-farm and hiking trail so that people with disabilities can enjoy the great outdoors.
‘Tag shows that Israel has a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise that can be shared and given to developing countries.’
Karev, Israel’s largest extracurricular program, brings a broad range of fun and educational activities to schools in 129 cities and towns.
Technology turns therapeutic in a unique program at ALEH, Israel’s largest network of facilities for children with severe cognitive and physical disabilities.
‘Culture is a basic necessity, like bread or milk, and should be available in one’s own community for a reasonable price,’ says festival co-founder.
“I am convinced that the most brilliant, freshest new minds in Israeli science are going to come from the periphery.’