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

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 …

Israelis join Americans in commemorating 9/11

Meytal Wax, center, rides in last year’s World TEAM Sports Face of America 3-day bike ride from Ground Zero to the Pentagon. Israelis commemorated the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States last week in a …

Investing in the future

Participants in the Young Coexistence Leadership Development Program – a two year course to develop leadership skills in order to create future leaders in coexistence.Ask a Jewish and an Arab citizen of Israel what their definition of coexistence between their …

Israel’s adopted Oryx return to their roots

‘The return of this species [Scimitar-horned Oryx] is very important to Senegal. We see this as a major success in helping to preserve the country’s fragile biodiversity’ – Demba Mamadou Ba, the head of Senegal’s National Parks Department.The scimitar-horned oryx …

Absorbing lessons

Conference participants learned about the tools Israel has developed to promote integration, and they were very impressed with the way Israel invests in their human potential.Twenty six representatives from 14 diverse mostly “developing” countries gathered in Jerusalem recently to learn …

Israel aids in Iraqi people’s revival

Iraqi Jew Ezra Levi reunites after 40 years with his Israeli sister Dalia shortly after his recent airlift from Iraq to Israel. (Photo: AP)Israel is becoming integrally involved in helping to reshape the post-war Iraqi landscape, both in the humanitarian …

Dialing for a peaceful future

Roni Hirshenson, the “Hello, Peace” founder hopes the hotline will “make a connection that will send them the message that our conflict is not unsolvable.”It all started with a wrong number. An Israeli woman named Natalia Wieseltier misdialed a telephone …