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

Listening to voices from the other side

Filmgoers at the documentary film festival. “We need to learn about each other’s sorrows and joys,” Sharon Ben Aryeh.Sharon Ben Aryeh wants people in the Middle East to be seen getting along together – literally. Ben Aryeh is the brains …

American vets for Israel pass torch to new generation

Hundreds of American volunteers endangered their lives, and their US citizenship by fighting alongside Israel in 1948.”I remember a time when our members used to pack this hall to capacity,” says Arthur Bernstein, former chairman of American Veterans for Israel …

Programming for Middle East peace

Israeli high-tech companies are turning their backs on traditional outsourcing hubs India and China and finding new engineers to do their programming – Palestinians. Aside from reducing costs, many regard it as an investment in peace. Israel is second only …

Pipe dream could avert Middle East water crisis

Israeli entrepreneur Boaz Wachtel.After four years of drought, the Middle East is heading for its most serious water deficit ever. Water economies are beginning to buckle as gaps grow between rising demand and dwindling natural resources.According to World Bank estimates, …