Israel shipped essential supplies to Africa in response to the Ebola outbreak in 2014. Photo courtesy of MASHAV
  • MASHAV,  Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, is founded by Golda Meir after a visit to the newly independent African states, to share Israeli expertise with developing nations. Since its establishment within the Foreign Ministry, MASHAV has trained close to 270,000 course participants from approximately 132 countries in Israel and abroad and has developed dozens of demonstration projects. MASHAV provides technical and emergency assistance across the globe.
  • National telephone dialing is introduced linking Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa.
  • Heichal HaTarbut, the main concert hall in Tel Aviv, opens.