Social Action
Soldiers wounded in combat in Gaza are led to the emergency room at Soroka. Photo by Hadas Parush/FLASH90

Working hand in hand with Africa

Checking for mosquito larvae in a village in Senegal.Two Israeli scientists from Ben Gurion University of the Negev are out to change the way the scientific Western World deals with Africa.One of the biggest hurdles Africa faces is overcoming the …

Bauhaus-era plant to power Jordan Valley eco-tourism

Members of the peace park design group at work. The charrette recommends using the site’s unique architectural heritage as the basis for the new eco-park.It’s well known by now that Tel Aviv’s White City has the world’s largest concentration of …

An interchange of ideas

Rising anti-Semitism on US campuses is one issue that Project Interchange is meeting head-on by creating seminars for outstanding students.The word “interchange” is defined as “junction” but can also mean “mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging” and even …

Israel’s bootcamp for social entrepreneurs

Aharon Horwitz and Ariel Beery (bottom), the co-founders of Presentense with this year’s bootcamp participants.Israel is well known for its high-tech entrepreneurial spirit. Now, a new non-profit organization hopes to use that expertise to train young Jewish professionals from North …

Chronicling life through the camera

Two 12-year-old participants, Zvi and Raneen, share a brief, friendly moment of mutual interest with Jason Eskenazi.Four years ago, New York photographer Jason Eskenazi made his first trip to Israel. His unusual travel belongings consisted of two dozen Cannon cameras, …

Listening to voices from the other side

Filmgoers at the documentary film festival. “We need to learn about each other’s sorrows and joys,” Sharon Ben Aryeh.Sharon Ben Aryeh wants people in the Middle East to be seen getting along together – literally. Ben Aryeh is the brains …

American vets for Israel pass torch to new generation

Hundreds of American volunteers endangered their lives, and their US citizenship by fighting alongside Israel in 1948.”I remember a time when our members used to pack this hall to capacity,” says Arthur Bernstein, former chairman of American Veterans for Israel …