Social Action
It may look like back-to-school night, but it’s actually Google Moms. Photo by Niv Kantor.

ISRAEL21c – Five years into a mission

Israelis are a group of people who in addition to getting up everyday to defend themselves against those who would terrorize and kill them, happen to make the world a better place at the same time.Sometimes we do things because …

Spreading the wings of relief around the world

There is a true face of Israel. And it’s not a face that most people see every day. It’s the face of Israeli volunteers traveling to Sri Lanka and India to help victims of 2004′s tsunami, the face of Ben-Gurion …

Helping the Congo, person by person

A group of young Rwandans in an educational program – ‘It’s all about reaching out and helping people with initiatives that will help them realize their visions.’ Gila Garaway says that the vision for her organization Moriah Africa came to …

Israeli airport security team making LAX safer

Some 61.5 million travelers used LAX in 2005. A team of Israeli airport security officials from Ben-Gurion International Airport is in Los Angeles this week advising Los Angeles International Airport officials on ways to improve security. Nahum Liss, Hadas Levitan …

Israel produces ‘ambassadors’ of the environment

Jordanian student Said Saleh Abu Ghosh in the lab at Ben Gurion University’s Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies.When Jordanian student Said Saleh Abu Ghosh chose to pursue a Master’s degree in desert studies he knew he’d have to …

Israeli agricultural know-how helps the developing world bloom

Agroproject consultants work with farmers in a mountain area of Java, Indonesia.When the US State Department discovered the extent of the proliferation of opium poppy farms in post-Taliban Afghanistan in 2004, they turned to Israeli agricultural consulting firm Agroproject for …

Israeli program helps alleviate poverty in Brazilian state

Professor Rafi Bar-El with residents of Ceara: Both macro and social indicators point to the fact that the state has really achieved a better situation than it had a few years ago.Despite their vast geographical differences, Israel and Brazil have …