Social Action
Itamar from Yeshivat Ma'aleh Gilboa and Denny from the Salesian Pontifical Institute getting acquainted at Faith and Ecology. Photo by Jonathan Hefetz

Protecting Israel’s coastlines with Zalul

Zalul volunteers hold a demonstration against fish farming in the gulf of EilatTo protect the environment effectively and accomplish long-term change, environmental advocacy groups need to be run like a successful business – with focus and determination.If that’s true, then …

Israeli agricultural know-how helps Angola grow their own

Angolans are producing Israeli varieties of produce such as eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, melons and watermelons.Using advanced irrigation technology imported from Israel, Angola is now growing fresh produce for its citizens. Thanks to a joint Angolan-Israeli venture, for the first …

Israel’s 31st government sworn in

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert shakes hands with President Moshe Katsav during an official ceremony after the swearing in of the new government at the President’s residency in Jerusalem Thursday. (Photo: AP)Israel’s 31st government was officially sworn in on Thursday, with …

US-Israel scientific cooperation blossoms

US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones speaks at the Fulbright Israel anniversary symposium on US-Israeli scientific and technological cooperation. (Photo: Kobi Koenicks)Tens of thousands of Americans who suffer from severe and seemingly untreatable gout may soon find relief for their …

Israel adds sparkle to the diamond trade

Processing about one-half of the world’s gem-quality rough diamonds in dollar terms, Israeli diamond companies today provide the stones featured in a vast amount of the diamond jewelry sold worldwide.A unique new diamond mined in Canada and polished in Israel …

Israeli voters make their voices heard

Acting Prime Minister and Kadima leader Ehud Olmert hugs colleague Shimon Peres after the exit polls showed Kadima winning the most seats in Tuesday’s elections. (Photo: AP)The Kadima Party, led by Ehud Olmert, will likely be given the mandate by …

Casting a vote for Israeli democracy

Students at Hunter College in New York partake in IsraelVotes’ online voting. (Photo: Ahron Shapiro)Ian Sherman is the kind of voter that gives political analysts fits. Like many first-timers in the Israeli elections, Sherman still finds himself among the ranks …