Social Action
Many kids turned out for the opening of Bakehila’s learning-and-enrichment center in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa.

Pipe dream could avert Middle East water crisis

Israeli entrepreneur Boaz Wachtel.After four years of drought, the Middle East is heading for its most serious water deficit ever. Water economies are beginning to buckle as gaps grow between rising demand and dwindling natural resources. According to World Bank …

Empowering Jerusalem’s women through folklore fairs

Jerusalem, an ethnically diverse city, is beset by inter-communal tensions and poverty. Predominantly Arab East Jerusalem suffers high unemployment and high crime rates, while pockets of economic desperation also dot the mainly Jewish western half of Israel’s capital. Of a …

When it comes to Alzheimer’s there is no Mid East conflict

Israeli, Palestinian and US academics, doctors and students took part in an unusual three-day international conference on Alzheimer’s hosted by Hebrew University and Al Quds Palestinian University recently. Organizers hope more events like this will follow. “I am fighting the …

Israeli dating site brings joy to the disabled

Israel’s specialization in matchmaking and search engine optimization has helped turn Dating4Disabled into the top site for disabled persons seeking their soulmates worldwide. Dean is from England and suffers from Spina Bifida. Amber from Montana was handicapped following a car …

Israel’s avian savior

Against the odds, Israeli professor Reuven Yosef has turned an old garbage dump in Eilat into a thriving bird sanctuary that serves as a vital stopover for the half a billion birds that migrate across this land bridge every season.