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MEET alumni Zakaria Wari and Sadek Jabr.

Israel answers Japan’s call for aid

Advanced medical personnel, as well as emergency supplies of gloves, blankets, coats and portable toilets, are quickly being sent to tsunami-hit areas. The Israeli team will assess what needs to be done in the tsunami-devastated region, before sending for more …

Chilean miners put their faith in Israel

“It is amazing to be here, in this place,” say the men, who were invited on a Pilgrimage of Thanks following their 68-day ordeal trapped underground. Miner Richard Godoy baptizing his baby son in the Jordan River. It was dubbed …

Israel offers a hand to Japan

As Japan reels from a deadly earthquake and tsunami, Israel’s government and trained volunteers are already on the way to help victims. A small team of Israeli aid workers are on their way to Japan to see in what ways …

It takes many arms to reach kids in need

‘We are an octopus,’ jokes one Jaffa Institute employee. ‘Whenever our founder hears of a problem, he extends another hand.’ Children at the Jaffa Institute’s after school activity centers don’t have to go home to an empty house. They receive …

Venture capital with a conscience

Dualis Social Venture Fund provides resources for ‘social businesses’ that aim to empower society’s underdogs through solid entrepreneurship. Photo by Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University. Manager of Ringelblum Café Noam Horovitz, left, with Allan (Chanoch) Barkat of Dualis at the Beersheva …

Laughing for a cause [video]

Laughing for a cause [video]

There’s nothing funny about a terror attack, but the parents of one victim decided to celebrate their son’s life with a biannual comedy tour across Israel. Armed with wit and absurdity, American comedian Avi Liberman was recently in Israel as …

Business buddies

Life sciences software house Comply is one of a small but growing number of Israeli businesses outsourcing work to Palestinian professionals. At life sciences software company, Comply, working with Palestinian software engineers was first and foremost a business decision. Four …