Social Action

Smoking the sewage pipe

The concept of achieving peace through pipes may have originated with Native Americans, but today, unbeknownst to most of us, Israelis and Gazans are seeking peace through sewage pipes. It was a wild idea back in 1997, and perhaps it …

Opening high tech doors for Israel’s Druse

A new scholarship program has been set up to help Israel’s deeply patriotic Druse community gain entrance to the nation’s lucrative high-tech sector. When Isaac “Yitz” Applbaum first visited a Druse cemetery in Israel about two years ago he was …

Jewish ritual as AIDS prevention tool

With its vast experience in male circumcision, Israel is leading the training of African doctors in a procedure that could cut the risk of contracting HIV by as much as 65 percent. It’s a Jewish tradition that started during the …

Celebrating 25 years of civil liberties in Israel

Thanks largely to the US/Israel Civil Liberties Law program, Martin Luther King’s dream is being realized in Israel as well.   Martin Luther King’s dream was that blacks and other minorities in America would enjoy the same civil rights as …

Teaching Arab Israelis the high-tech code

An Israeli high-tech entrepreneur has set up a non profit organization designed to help Israel’s Arab citizens enter the country’s lucrative high-tech field. Tsofen. It translates roughly from Hebrew to a “secret code.” That’s Smadar Nehab’s vision –– to find …

Bedouin kids bat for peace with jewish neighbors

Bedouin kids bat for peace with jewish neighbors

The Israel Cricket Association has launched a new initiative to bring Bedouin and Jewish children closer together over a bat and a ball. He’s coached at a British institute where the laws of cricket are staunchly guarded. Now Herschel Gutman …