Social Action
The kids at preschool in Baka al-Gharbiyeh, 30 miles northeast of Tel Aviv, love their new books.

Sustainable “milk and honey”

Sustainable organic produce grown in Israel’s Negev desert is now being delivered to homes in the US courtesy of Negev Nectars.   Negev farmer Doron Akiva, grows organic olives for Negev Nectars. His piece of land has reputedly been farmed …

An Eye from Zion

A non-profit with zero overhead, Israel’s Eye from Zion is restoring sight to hundreds of people in developing countries.   Giving the gift of sight: Israeli volunteers from the organization Eye from Zion offer free cataract removal operations to poor …

Sheltering under one wing to build another

A passionate Israeli educator has set up a program for delinquent teenage boys in a wildlife park on a kibbutz.   Counselors work with the boys at the Wing of Love park to help them turn their lives around. Wing …

An ear to Israel in Azerbaijan

A team of Israeli speech and hearing specialists is restoring the hearing of adults and kids in predominantly Muslim Azerbaijan, far from the ears of the media.   Outside the audible range of the international media’s “ears” positive stories are …

Helping Israel’s Arab shepherds stand out from the herd [Video]

Helping Israel’s Arab shepherds stand out from the herd [Video]

A new Israeli government scheme is helping Arab, Bedouin and Druze shepherds across Israel computerize their herds with a new herd management system.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_SKIgu4QEI Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture is helping to bring goat and sheep farms run by Arab, …

Israeli aid team braces for the next typhoon

With another typhoon forecast to hit the Philippines after the weekend, an Israeli-led medical relief team stationed there, is prepared for anything.   Photo courtesy of IsraAID An Israeli doctor working as part of a relief team sent by IsraAID …

Maximizing gains with expert games

Whether your goal is to win a war or to persuade bees to pollinate, the bottom line is incentives, say the experts at Israel’s Center for the Study of Rationality. From auctioneers to dolphin handlers, economists to botanists, Israelis seeking …

Israel provides medical aid after Typhoon Parma

Israeli medics and relief volunteers are providing vital humanitarian aid to the Philippines, helping hundreds of people injured and left without shelter in the aftermath of the destructive Typhoon Parma.   Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines have …

Mud huts with plasma screens

By combining modernity and tradition, an NGO active with Bedouins and Jews in the Negev seeks to advance social and environmental justice for all.   Sometimes, when an irresistible force meets an immovable object – like when the government decides …

Big boys should cry

Tears are not a sign of weakness. They are an evolutionary adaptation designed to bring people closer together, according to an Israeli researcher. We cry when we are hurt, sad, or moved, but now an Israeli evolutionary biologist has shown …