Social Action
ALEH-Negev, prisoner volunteers, helping the disabled

Israel produces ‘ambassadors’ of the environment

Jordanian student Said Saleh Abu Ghosh in the lab at Ben Gurion University’s Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies.When Jordanian student Said Saleh Abu Ghosh chose to pursue a Master’s degree in desert studies he knew he’d have to …

Israeli agricultural know-how helps the developing world bloom

Agroproject consultants work with farmers in a mountain area of Java, Indonesia.When the US State Department discovered the extent of the proliferation of opium poppy farms in post-Taliban Afghanistan in 2004, they turned to Israeli agricultural consulting firm Agroproject for …

Israeli program helps alleviate poverty in Brazilian state

Professor Rafi Bar-El with residents of Ceara: Both macro and social indicators point to the fact that the state has really achieved a better situation than it had a few years ago.Despite their vast geographical differences, Israel and Brazil have …

Jewish and Arab children learn ‘hand in hand’

Through its bilingual educational model, Hand in Hand is working to change the populations’ alienation from one another.On the lawn in a large courtyard surrounded by arches, 2nd and 3rd graders play during recess. The kids boisterously running about could …

Keeping the Dead Sea alive

Cutting-edge science addressing Dead Sea issues in a holistic way may eventually stabilize the whole region.The Dead Sea is anything but dead. But it is ailing. Human exploitation has taken its toll on the area over the last 40 years. …