Social Action
MEET alumni Zakaria Wari and Sadek Jabr.

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, …

Empowering Jerusalem’s women through folklore fairs

Jerusalem, an ethnically diverse city, is beset by inter-communal tensions and poverty. Predominantly Arab East Jerusalem suffers high unemployment and high crime rates, while pockets of economic desperation also dot the mainly Jewish western half of Israel’s capital. Of a …