UN adopts Israel-sponsored human rights resolution

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women adopted its first Israeli-sponsored resolution. The text, focuses on curbing harassment in the workplace and is the first resolution sponsored by Israel dealing with a human rights issue to be passed.

Best country for women again

The World Economic Forum once again ranked Israel as the best country in the Middle East for women’s rights and freedoms.

Israeli rescue unit trains with US National Guard

ZAKA International Rescue Unit volunteers from Israel, USA, Mexico, and South Africa participated in this year’s US National Guard multi-national emergency drill in Indiana.  The objectives were to improve knowledge and dynamics between American and Israeli rescue forces.

Israel-UN medical cooperation seminar

The United Nations held a seminar at Israel’s Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, which aimed at encouraging the participation of Israeli doctors in UN medical activities. Over 100 Israeli medical professionals, specialists in various fields, participated in the seminar.

Jordanian sheikhs meet Israeli President

A delegation of Jordanian sheikhs from Irbid, Zarqa and Amman met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the president’s residence during a 5-day visit to Israel.

Treating kids from Gaza in Israeli hospitals

Australian charity Project Rozana raises funds to help finance-struggling Israeli hospitals treat sick Palestinian Arab children from the PA-controlled territories and Gaza.

SodaStream rehires 74 Palestinian Arab workers

Israel’s SodaStream relocated its factory from Mishor Adumim in Judea to Rahat in the Negev, due to BDS pressure, 500 Palestinian Arab workers lost their jobs to Bedouin Arabs. Now the Israeli government has granted work permits to 74 of the original employees.

IDF helps protect wildlife

The IDF in Judea and Samaria not only prevent security breaches, they also stop animal abuse. Soldiers from the Combat Intelligence Collection Corps spotted a group of hunters armed with hunting rifles. The hunters were caught and handed over to the police for criminal prosecution.

Respite for Israeli parents of cancer kids

Israeli charity Zichron Menachem sponsored a week’s holiday in London for 40 parents of Israeli children with cancer.  Hosted by local families, the parents toured the capital as they got a much-needed break from the demands of taking care of a severely sick child.

Give way to the elderly

As predicted Israelis aged 80 or older no longer need to stand in line for service at stores, pharmacies, banks, post offices and other public services. The only exceptions will be made for disabled individuals, who will get priority over the elderly. The new law was passed unanimously in the Knesset.