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A nurse cares for a newborn in a shelter at Barzilai as a warning siren sounds for possible incoming rockets in Asheklon. Photo by Uri Lenz/FLASH90

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 …

Coming home, with a twist

A scene from the celebration last week at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv as 330 North American immigrants arrive.Among the 330 North American immigrants who immigrated en masse in Israel last week, nobody had a more interesting welcome than …

Grasping hold of the olive branch

Participants join together at the 3rd annual Sulha Gathering of Peace and Reconciliation, held in a Galilee olive grove. (Photo: Rudi Halbright)Israel’s five million Jews and almost one million Arabs may live side-by-side in relative tranquility, but they do not …

New Jersey state senator grateful for Israeli assistance

Sen. Robert Singer (center), is greeted by Silvan Shalom, Israel’s foreign minister, at Hadassah Medical Center Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. At left is Dr. Yair Birnbaum, director of the hospital. (Photo: Hadassah Medical Organization)U.S. State Senator Robert Singer personally thanked …

A bridge over water cooperation

Chairman of the Palestinian Water Authority Nabil El-Sharif speaks at a panel discussion at the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.Chairman of the Palestinian Water Authority Nabil El-Sharif and Israeli Water Commissioner Shimon Tal …