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Soldiers wounded in combat in Gaza are led to the emergency room at Soroka. Photo by Hadas Parush/FLASH90

Arab women from Jaffa are joining the workforce

Economic empowerment courses for Arab women in Jaffa are helping their percentages to grow in more highly skilled jobs.   Women from the Al-Amal Women’s Economic Empowerment Program graduate from a computer skills course designed to help them enter the …

Israel may be the first to go furless

Israel may become the location of a historic first for animal rights, if a bill banning the import and sale of most types of fur soon becomes law.   An act of redemption for family sins: Etti Altman co-founder and …

Saving lives in the wake of natural disasters

Saving lives in the wake of natural disasters

It’s not just Haiti, in the wake of any kind of natural humanitarian disaster worldwide, an Israeli organization can be found saving lives, offering aid, and rebuilding torn communities.   When a devastating earthquake hit Haiti recently, Israeli aid workers …

On a mission to create friendship and understanding

In the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Jaffa , the local community center seeks to create friendship and understanding, while meeting local needs.   Some of the women who took part in a technology-training course developed by the Arab-Jewish Community Center …

Israel launches Operation Respect

Israel launches Operation Respect

Operation Respect teaches children to express their feelings and resolve conflicts creatively. It just launched in Israel, with the visit of its founder Peter Yarrow, of the folk trio Peter Paul and Mary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYne2FXxrIs It’s Israel’s newest operation: respect. Operation …

Incubating peace with Israel’s Arab sector

A flagship incubator in Israel is helping to create coexistence while ensuring that Muslim and Christian Israeli Arabs develop expertise in biotech and the life sciences.   Yosi Turkaspa (right) and Nasri Said (left) from New Generation Technology, a technology …

Swinging from the coexistence trapeze

Just one day “at the circus” leads to remarkable changes in the way Israeli Jewish, Muslim and Christian high school students relate to each other.   Let the games begin: Arab and Jewish children learn to touch and support each …