Social Action
MEET alumni Zakaria Wari and Sadek Jabr.

Coming home, with a twist

A scene from the celebration last week at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv as 330 North American immigrants arrive.Among the 330 North American immigrants who immigrated en masse in Israel last week, nobody had a more interesting welcome than …

Grasping hold of the olive branch

Participants join together at the 3rd annual Sulha Gathering of Peace and Reconciliation, held in a Galilee olive grove. (Photo: Rudi Halbright)Israel’s five million Jews and almost one million Arabs may live side-by-side in relative tranquility, but they do not …

New Jersey state senator grateful for Israeli assistance

Sen. Robert Singer (center), is greeted by Silvan Shalom, Israel’s foreign minister, at Hadassah Medical Center Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. At left is Dr. Yair Birnbaum, director of the hospital. (Photo: Hadassah Medical Organization)U.S. State Senator Robert Singer personally thanked …

A bridge over water cooperation

Chairman of the Palestinian Water Authority Nabil El-Sharif speaks at a panel discussion at the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.Chairman of the Palestinian Water Authority Nabil El-Sharif and Israeli Water Commissioner Shimon Tal …

Israelis, Palestinians looking for ‘one voice’

The One Voice initiative is based on the premise that there is a silent majority among Israelis and Palestinians who want a negotiated settlement to their conflict and an end to the cycle of violence.Israelis, Palestinians, Jewish and Arab-American leaders …

‘Peace team’ fields winning combination

Jewish and Arab members of the Israel soccer ‘peace team’ embrace following a recent victory.As the whistle sounded at the close of the 2003 Israeli professional indoor soccer winter league championship recently, the winners jumped for joy hugged each other, …

Striving for energy independence

‘Cooperation for Energy Independence of Democracies in the 21st Century’ will focus on the significance of sustainable and renewable energy to the long-term economic stability of the U.S. and Israel.The main global focus of the 21st century is going to …

Helping Bedouins to help themselves

An Israeli volunteer and a young resident of Wadi Na’am work on the construction of the mother and baby clinic. (Photo: Alon Abu)The Bedouins of the Negev desert in southern Israel are a society in transition, struggling to reconcile a …