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A garden story from the people of the book

An Israeli artists’ collective has created a safe garden of words where foreign workers and their children can savor the joys of literature.   Reading in the garden. Children of migrant workers are encouraged to read and borrow books from …

Ushering Israel’s Arabs into the global village

An Israeli billionaire businessman with a social conscience is building a technology park in an Israeli Arab city, hoping to develop the residents’ entrepreneurial spirit.   Stef Wertheimer: Hoping to bring jobs, and peace, to Israel’s Arab population. One of …

All Israel celebrates Ethiopian Jewish tradition

All Israel celebrates Ethiopian Jewish tradition

For 1,500 years, Ethiopia’s Jews held onto their Jewish traditions, praying on the Sigd holiday to return one day to Jerusalem. Now in Israel, they continue to celebrate, but this year, all of Israel celebrates too.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHRVTaLZQxM They may …

Sustainable “milk and honey”

Sustainable organic produce grown in Israel’s Negev desert is now being delivered to homes in the US courtesy of Negev Nectars.   Negev farmer Doron Akiva, grows organic olives for Negev Nectars. His piece of land has reputedly been farmed …

An Eye from Zion

A non-profit with zero overhead, Israel’s Eye from Zion is restoring sight to hundreds of people in developing countries.   Giving the gift of sight: Israeli volunteers from the organization Eye from Zion offer free cataract removal operations to poor …

Sheltering under one wing to build another

A passionate Israeli educator has set up a program for delinquent teenage boys in a wildlife park on a kibbutz.   Counselors work with the boys at the Wing of Love park to help them turn their lives around. Wing …

An ear to Israel in Azerbaijan

A team of Israeli speech and hearing specialists is restoring the hearing of adults and kids in predominantly Muslim Azerbaijan, far from the ears of the media.   Outside the audible range of the international media’s “ears” positive stories are …

Helping Israel’s Arab shepherds stand out from the herd [Video]

Helping Israel’s Arab shepherds stand out from the herd [Video]

A new Israeli government scheme is helping Arab, Bedouin and Druze shepherds across Israel computerize their herds with a new herd management system.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_SKIgu4QEI Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture is helping to bring goat and sheep farms run by Arab, …

Israeli aid team braces for the next typhoon

With another typhoon forecast to hit the Philippines after the weekend, an Israeli-led medical relief team stationed there, is prepared for anything.   Photo courtesy of IsraAID An Israeli doctor working as part of a relief team sent by IsraAID …

Maximizing gains with expert games

Whether your goal is to win a war or to persuade bees to pollinate, the bottom line is incentives, say the experts at Israel’s Center for the Study of Rationality. From auctioneers to dolphin handlers, economists to botanists, Israelis seeking …