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To dignify diversity

The Merchavim Institute works to educate Israeli society by training Arab and Jewish teachers to pass on to their students a sensitivity to diversity.   Merchavim’s goal is to help educate teachers about Israel’s extremely complex cultural and racial milieu. …

Toppling Israel’s Tower of Babel

With an insider’s understanding of the challenges facing Israel’s Arab population, Imad Telhami has co-founded a service company that aspires to excellence and utilizes the skills of Israel’s minorities.     Babcom already employs 220 workers and plans to scale …

Burns are deadly in the heart of darkness

In the Congo even moderate burns can mean death. That’s why an Israeli foundation has flown over a Congolese surgeon, and is now training him how to treat severe burns. Prof. Yehuda Ullman (far left) with Dr. Leon Mubenga (in …

Giving voice to peace [Video]

Giving voice to peace [Video]

A Jaffa youth choir that combines the voices of Jewish and Arabs girls isn’t just sharing its message of coexistence, it’s practicing it out loud.   A group of pre-teen and teenage girls in Jaffa is proving to their societies, …

Arab women from Jaffa are joining the workforce

Economic empowerment courses for Arab women in Jaffa are helping their percentages to grow in more highly skilled jobs.   Women from the Al-Amal Women’s Economic Empowerment Program graduate from a computer skills course designed to help them enter the …

Israel may be the first to go furless

Israel may become the location of a historic first for animal rights, if a bill banning the import and sale of most types of fur soon becomes law.   An act of redemption for family sins: Etti Altman co-founder and …

Saving lives in the wake of natural disasters

Saving lives in the wake of natural disasters

It’s not just Haiti, in the wake of any kind of natural humanitarian disaster worldwide, an Israeli organization can be found saving lives, offering aid, and rebuilding torn communities.   When a devastating earthquake hit Haiti recently, Israeli aid workers …