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Israeli team works with Swazi surgeons to fight HIV

Israeli surgeons and Swazi doctors are working together to curb the world’s highest HIV infection rate by increasing the number of male circumcisions. (Photo: Inon Schenker – Jerusalem Aids Project)A three-member Israeli medical delegation is in Swaziland to teach local …

Australian educators learn a lesson in Israeli togetherness

Australian and Israeli educators bond over the Yachad program.Some Australian indigenous communities refer to them as ‘seagulls’ – itinerant do-gooders who descend suddenly upon the disadvantaged townships offering hope and energy, only to disappear into the ether in a puff …

Israeli initiative – Plant a tree for every book

From the Eco-libris website, the eco-concerned reader chooses how many books to offset, from five to 500, or more, and buys the commensurate number of Eco-libris stickers for $1 each.Hundreds of thousands of new books are published every year and, …

World Medical Association names Israeli as new president

Dr. Yoram Blachar: I am proud to be part of the medical profession, a field that bridges borders.Israeli pediatrician and nephrologist Dr. Yoram Blachar was named president elect of the World Medical Association at its annual conference over the weekend …

Israeli psychiatrists guide British counterparts

The Israeli and Palestinian participants in the video conference.Psychiatrists and other mental-health professionals who treat devout Jews and Muslims have more in common than they imagine. Patients who think their mental illness is divine punishment for sins; their concern that …