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A nurse cares for a newborn in a shelter at Barzilai as a warning siren sounds for possible incoming rockets in Asheklon. Photo by Uri Lenz/FLASH90
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 …

Israel prepares for the long-haul in quake-stricken Haiti

Israel prepares for the long-haul in quake-stricken Haiti

With anarchy growing, and the devastation vast, Israel vows to continue offering vital aid to earthquake-ravaged Haiti Photo by IDF spokesperson. The IDF Medical and Rescue team in Port-au-Prince rescue a Haitian government worker who was trapped for 125 hours …

Israel rushes to Haiti’s aid

Just a day following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, 220 Israelis, comprising teams of doctors and rescue and relief workers, are already on their way.   Photo courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson Unit. Col. Doc. Itzik Kryse, head of the …