Social Action
Orli Avior photographed the Cohen home in Ashkelon, which took a direct hit at 6:30am August 26.

Replacing a border with a bridge

A model of the Bridging the Rift Center which will have its official launch this week on the desert border between Israel and Jordan.An ambitious project in which Israel and Jordan will establish a joint advanced science and technology village …

Listening to the people in search for peace

Jason Alexander makes a point at the official launch of the OneVoice peace initiative last week in Petah Tikva. (AP)One Voice, a new grassroots Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative, was launched last week with high hopes of ushering in a new era …

Seeing the forest for the trees

“The JNF is the world’s leading authority in arid land forestry.” – United States Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth during his visit to Israel. (Photo: Mark Schulman)Planting trees is practically a national past time in Israel, especially during the Jewish …

Walk in peace

Hundreds of Jewish and Arab Israelis have taken part in silent peace walks in various regions of the country.Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King would, no doubt, have approved. While politicians on both sides of the seemingly interminable bloody Middle …

Israelis and Americans remember together

The Coumbia crew poses before their launch last year. Ilan Ramon is on the far right.A year after the Columbia shuttle disaster which killed all seven crew members including Israeli Ilan Ramon, the connection between the U.S. and Israel’s space …

Bringing the university to Jaffa

Underprivileged students from Jaffa make use of the facilities at Tel Aviv University, thanks to the Price-Brodie Initiative. In a private study room on the sprawling Tel Aviv University campus, first year General Sciences student Mira Kourdie, 20, and her …

Israelis, Palestinians scale Antarctic summit

The eight-member Breaking the Ice team pose at the summit of the “Mountain of Israeli-Palestinian Friendship.”Fifteen days after setting out on its historic trek, the Breaking the Ice expedition successfully climbed to the summit of an unconquered Antarctic mountain on …

Treating the world’s psychotrauma

Turkish girls who experienced the recent spate of terror there engage in therapy devised by Dr. Mooly Lahad.A leading Israeli expert and groundbreaking dynamo in the field of prevention and treatment of psychotrauma, Professor Mooli Lahad recently flew to Istanbul …

Holiday time in Haifa

Nicola Abdu, a Christian Arab who has been playing Santa for the last 18 years, visits children in a Haifa hospital.During any Saturday in December, if you walked through the market area of Wadi Nisnas in the northern Israeli city …