Social Action
Orli Avior photographed the Cohen home in Ashkelon, which took a direct hit at 6:30am August 26.

Burns are deadly in the heart of darkness

In the Congo even moderate burns can mean death. That’s why an Israeli foundation has flown over a Congolese surgeon, and is now training him how to treat severe burns. Prof. Yehuda Ullman (far left) with Dr. Leon Mubenga (in …

Giving voice to peace [Video]

Giving voice to peace [Video]

A Jaffa youth choir that combines the voices of Jewish and Arabs girls isn’t just sharing its message of coexistence, it’s practicing it out loud.   A group of pre-teen and teenage girls in Jaffa is proving to their societies, …

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 …