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Soldiers wounded in combat in Gaza are led to the emergency room at Soroka. Photo by Hadas Parush/FLASH90

Feeding the poor and the hungry

‘Scientists now have more knowledge of plant biology than ever before in the history of plant science.’Hunger is the greatest cause of death in the 21st century, with lack of vitamin A contributing to the deaths of at least a …

Iraqi infant undergoes life-saving surgery in Israel

Staff at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel check one-week-old Iraqi infant Bayan Jassem. (AP)A one-week old Iraqi infant born with deadly heart defect has successfully undergone a life-saving operation in Israel, with the aid of the Israeli organization Save …

A constitutional right

Students from the Hayovel school in Herzliya greet an American delegate to the UJC General Assembly last week.The Israeli high school students at the Hayovel school in Herzliya sat around the table in their school library, wearing a tag around …

To China, with love in their hearts

Dr. Uri Katz, a cardiologist in the Save a Child’s Heart delegation, examines a young patient during the team’s visit to China.Most of the staff and patients at the Hebei Children’s Hospital in Shijizhuang had never seen or met an …

Women’s voices are heard in Israel

‘Harmony in this area really means harmony in the world,’ say participants at the Women’s Voice in Conflict Resolution and Peace-building symposium. Where could a more fitting place be for women from around the world to discuss conflict resolution and …

ISRAEL21c’s website celebrates 2nd anniversary

www.israel21c.org has published more than 500 stories about the valuable contributions that Israel is making to the world in fields as diverse as health and science, technology, and culture.Two years ago, the ISRAEL21c website was launched with a clear goal …

Noa joins world fight against hunger

Achinoam Nini: “I take very seriously the job I’ve been given, and I want to show what the organization is doing in our region, so I can make a real contibution.”For the first time ever, an Israeli entertainer has been …

Thawing Israeli-Palestinian relations

“Breaking The Ice” originator Heskel Nathaniel explains the idea behind the expedition to the Dalai Lama.A group of Israelis and Palestinians aim to prove that the two communities can work together – by staging a joint expedition to Antarctica. The …