Social Action
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

Bedouin women team up to transform their village

Making a difference: the Bedouin women taking part in the training program hope to open the first businesses in Qasr as-Sirr. The new Bedouin village of Qasr as-Sirr still only has a population of about 9,000 people, and it doesn’t …

Weaving a new life for the Bedouin women of Lakia

Searching for empowerment: Bedouin women from the Association for the Improvement of Women’s Status meet with visitors from the US.In the heart of the Negev desert, an NGO founded by Bedouin women for Bedouin women, is giving new purpose to …

Three faiths find common cause in Israel

Participants of the Three Faiths Forum on their visit to Israel. This was the first ever trip to Israel organized by a predominantly Muslim group from the UK.Pious Christians and Jews make regular pilgrimages to Israel, despite the safety concerns, …

Make a wish in Arabic or Hebrew

Giving Israel’s children a gift of laughter and joy. Their stories touch our hearts; they make us cry. For some of the terminally ill young kids who are granted a once-in-a-lifetime wish from the Make a Wish Foundation, it might …

Israeli and Indonesian emergency services to cooperate

Israel’s Magen David Adom will share emergency medical services know-how with the Indonesian health system. (From left: Dr. Sudibyo Markus, Prof. Aryono Pusponegoro, Dr. Noam Ifrach)Israeli know-how in emergency medical services is perhaps one of the country’s least-known exports. Magen …

An orange Israeli icon turns green

Mehadrin’s new carbon label clearly states how much global warming-causing carbon dioxide emissions were generated in the growing and shipment of its oranges.Some of the most delicious oranges eaten around the world are produced in Israel. A famous grower of …

Israeli astronomers cast new light on dark matter

Tel Aviv University researchers observed an alignment of 14 galaxies (from the lower-right to top-left), of which 13 were creating new stars (highlighted reddish points).No one knows how the universe is structured but physicists and astronomers alike believe that the …