Social Action
Tevel building latrines for Nepali villagers.

It’s win-win on a socially conscious street

Students and storeowners are working together to turn a trendy Beersheba street into a socially and environmentally conscious destination for locals. The street festival swings into action on Ringelblum Street. Three thousand celebrants, many of them students from Ben-Gurion University, …

Learning to love the neighbors [video]

Learning to love the neighbors [video]

Israeli Jews and West Bank Palestinians learn about each other in a series of unique interfaith encounters. ISRAEL21c goes to Hebron to find out more. For the past 10 years, it has been officially forbidden for Israeli citizens to visit …

Spiritual nourishment at the mall

A new study shows that corporate brands like Nike, Apple or Gap take the place of religious symbols like a crucifix or Star of David for people who aren’t deeply religious. Photo by Abir Sultan/Flash90. Consumers use brands in the …

Israeli ingenuity a good match with Mass

Israeli innovation contributes $2.4 billion to the Massachusetts economy, with 100 companies providing 5,920 jobs. For Corindus Vascular Robotics, Massachusetts was a clear choice and a perfect match. Nearly 100 Massachusetts-based companies founded by Israelis – or offering products based …

An ER for Kisumu, Kenya, courtesy of Israel

In record time, Israeli engineers and medical specialists erected a state-of-the art ER in Kisumu, Kenya, the first such facility in a region of six million. MASHAV Director Haim Divon (in white baseball cap) at the ceremony marking the opening …

Luring mosquitoes with seductive sugar

Technologically simple, inexpensive and environmentally safe, an Israeli-devised toxic sugar bait promises to control the disease-spreading mosquito. Photo courtesy of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A mosquito feasts on attractive toxic sugar bait. If mosquitoes have a sweet tooth, then it …

After the fire: Rehabilitating the Carmel [video]

After the fire: Rehabilitating the Carmel [video]

In Israel’s largest forest fire, 44 people died and 9,000 acres of the Carmel forest were destroyed. Scientists and ecologists are now focusing on regeneration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_nAy325AA0 Earlier this month, despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters, a fire ravaged through …