UN honors Israeli special needs youth movement

The United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has given “Special Advisor” status to Israeli NGO Krembo Wings .  It recognizes the youth movement as a world leader, integrating disabled children with other children.

Debating champions

Israelis won the European Universities Debating Championship in Serbia. Noam Dahan and Tom Manor won the main competition, beating teams from Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Amichay Even-Chen and Ido Kotler won the “English as a Second Language” category.

First female legal advisor to Israeli rabbinical court

Shira Ben-Eli has been appointed to serve as a judicial assistant to the Jerusalem District Labor Court - one of the most senior positions in the Orthodox-run court system. The position involves close contact with the court’s decision-making processes.

Israeli soccer to be color-blind friendly

Israel’s Premier League is to adopt new kit guidelines to help color-blind supporters. Green and red have been defined as identical colors and if the colors of opposing team kits clash, the away team will be required to use an alternate outfit of black or white or stripes.

Jerusalem scores a goal for peace

I reported previously on the soccer event organized by Kulna Yerushalayim that united so many of Jerusalem’s Arab and Jewish kids. Here is an Israel21c video of the event.

“Jerusalem” for Guatemala volcano survivors

Israeli medical NGO Zaka is working with the Guatemala Jewish community to build 100 homes for evacuees from the recent Guatemala volcano eruption. The homes have been named, “The Jerusalem Neighborhood” and those completed are already housing affected families.

Gala event to support humanitarian work of Israeli doctors

The “Life & Hope” Project Gala, in support of the remarkable humanitarian work of Israeli doctors around the world, will take place on 9th Dec 2018, in Miami Beach, Florida. Performers include Gloria Estefan and the Miami Symphony Orchestra.

Israel evacuates Syrian White Helmets and their families

Israel transported 422 volunteer “White Helmets” rescue workers and their family members from Syria, via the Golan Heights to Jordan. The operation was praised by many countries including the USA and Canada.

Mossad thwarts Paris terrorist plot

Israeli intelligence agents (Mossad) exposed an alleged Iranian plan to bomb the annual National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) rally in the town of Villepinte, a northern suburb of Paris, on June 30.

Help for Africa’s Green Revolution

A delegation from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) visited Israel to see how its agricultural technologies can help farmers in Africa. AGRA works with millions of African smallholder farmers to reduce poverty and hunger by investing in agriculture.