Social Action
MEET alumni Zakaria Wari and Sadek Jabr.

Jewish ritual as AIDS prevention tool

With its vast experience in male circumcision, Israel is leading the training of African doctors in a procedure that could cut the risk of contracting HIV by as much as 65 percent. It’s a Jewish tradition that started during the …

Celebrating 25 years of civil liberties in Israel

Thanks largely to the US/Israel Civil Liberties Law program, Martin Luther King’s dream is being realized in Israel as well.   Martin Luther King’s dream was that blacks and other minorities in America would enjoy the same civil rights as …

Teaching Arab Israelis the high-tech code

An Israeli high-tech entrepreneur has set up a non profit organization designed to help Israel’s Arab citizens enter the country’s lucrative high-tech field. Tsofen. It translates roughly from Hebrew to a “secret code.” That’s Smadar Nehab’s vision –– to find …

Bedouin kids bat for peace with jewish neighbors

Bedouin kids bat for peace with jewish neighbors

The Israel Cricket Association has launched a new initiative to bring Bedouin and Jewish children closer together over a bat and a ball. He’s coached at a British institute where the laws of cricket are staunchly guarded. Now Herschel Gutman …

Israel’s boxing league a champ at promoting coexistence

It sounds a bit anti-intuitive, but to hear Dr. William Shahade tell it, one of Israel’s most important peacemaking organizations centers on an ancient art of war. Among the Israel Boxing Association’s (IBA) 1,800 active members are teens and young …

New chamber hopes to make peace through business

Can closer economic ties bring peace? Members of the new Israel-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce certainly hope so.   Most Israelis raise an eyebrow when they learn how much Israel already trades with the Palestinian Authority: Of some NIS 15 billion …