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Medical simulation unit at Technoda.

Teaching caregivers how to overcome second-hand trauma

Israeli trauma specialist presents groundbreaking nature-based methods at convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington. Photo by Shay Levy/Flash90 When you see regrowth after devastating forest fires, like the Carmel forest fire last December, it gives people hope. Ten …

Three faiths unite in Israel to heal the planet

Three faiths unite in Israel to heal the planet

Jerusalem-based Interfaith Center is confronting environmental degradation with a spiritual show of strength by Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Meeting in Jerusalem, representatives from the three major monotheistic faiths are joining forces to heal the planet. Shema Yisrael is a statement …

Ariel’s last roar

Dr. Merav Shamir, a world-renowned specialist in animal neurology, traveled from Israel to Brazil to try to save a paralyzed lion. Dr. Merav Shamir giving a CT scan to Ariel the lion. “I got a weird email from Brazil asking …

Israeli circumcision skills saving Zulu men

An ancient Jewish religious rite turns out to be a critical weapon in the war against the spread of the HIV virus in South Africa. Dr. Inon Shenkar of the Jerusalem AIDS Project and Operation Abraham with Zulu King Goodwill …

Haifa – center of the Baha’i world [video]

Haifa – center of the Baha’i world [video]

Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens are both a religious shrine and a lesson in diversity. Who would think that 19 terraced gardens would be the pilgrimage site for a world religion? The Baha’i Gardens at Haifa’s Mount Carmel, a UN World Heritage …

Mobile phone keeps tabs on malaria

A Gates Foundation grant will help an Israeli scientist further develop his cell-phone imaging system for diagnosing and staging the serious African disease. Mosquitoes carry Malaria, a disease that is now the second-leading cause of death in Africa. A simple …

Wikimania hits Haifa

Hundreds to discuss how wikis can revolutionize the spread of information. Wikimedia Israel is already exporting knowledge to African schools. Wikipedia writers’ meet-up at Tel Aviv University in January 2010, celebrating 100,000 articles on Hebrew Wikipedia. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales …

Expanding humanitarian aid to Africa [video]

Expanding humanitarian aid to Africa [video]

IsraAid conference headlined by Live Aid veteran Bob Geldof and other Israeli activists working to improve conditions for Africans. Irish rock musician Bob Geldof saluted Israel’s work in helping African populations during his keynote talk at the International Conference “Israeli …

Clowning for a higher purpose

A new youth convention in Israel this summer is attracting Muslims, Christians and Jews who aim to set a new global social agenda through circus arts. The Association for the Development of Circus Arts plans a multicultural youth circus convention …