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

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 …

Israeli Arabs focus on the green revolution

Israeli Arab environmental activists in Kalansuwa have begun a grassroots campaign to close a local landfill.Activists in Israeli Arab towns and villages have become the catalysts for a burgeoning environmental awareness in their communities, and are working together with their …

Fighting by the rules

At the heart of the IDF code is the concept of “purity of arms,” which requires that soldiers be willing to put their own lives at stake to avoid harming noncombatants and that they respond to all attacks and threats …

A small step on the way to peace

Members of the Israeli and Palestinian delegations pose with their Italian hosts in Verona.High school biotechnology teacher Gilat Simon worried at first about chaperoning a group of 50 Israeli and Palestinian teenagers on a trip to Verona, Italy. But when …

Israel offers humanitarian aid to Iraqi people

British Ambassador to Israel Sherard Cowper-Coles, Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer participate in a solidarity prayer for U.S. and British forces in Iraq.Israel has offered to assist the Iraqi people with humanitarian …

Learning how to debate instead of fight

Israeli and Palestinian participants in a model United Nations in Israel conference held recently near Tel Aviv.Ramzi Sfeir, a 17-year-old from the Palestinian village of Bet Jalla, never believed that Palestinians and Israelis could agree on anything. But after he …