Monthly Archives: July 2012

Israel encourages alternative energy projects

The Israeli government announced new programs totalling over $100 million to support development of fuel alternatives. The government invests $1 for every $2 by an investor, either local or international. Loans do not require repaying if the Company cannot generate … Continue reading

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Israeli appointed to senior UN security position

The United Nations has promoted former Israeli government attorney David Scharia to the post of legal coordinator for the Counter-Terrorism Committee executive directorate – the only Israeli national serving in a senior security position within the U.N. Secretariat. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/david-scharia-named-un-security-councils-top-counterterrorism-lawyer/2012/07/17/gJQA9JRZrW_story.html

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Cheaper rent for elderly immigrants

The Government has decided to build 1,341 subsidized rental apartments in nine cities nationwide. Immigrants who have been less than ten years in the country will be entitled to rent the apartments. http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000765229&fid=1725

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Iraqi trade route is via Haifa

Amazing! Haifa mayor Yona Yahav confirmed on Al-Jazeera that the Israeli port has been secretly facilitating import and export to and from Iraq for a long time. Iraq views the Haifa route as much more direct, cost-efficient and safer than … Continue reading

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Israelis help Syrian refugees, in Jordan

Deputy Regional Development Minister Ayoub Kara revealed that he had “representatives” in Jordan assisting children and infants who have been injured in the Syrian military’s violent crackdown throughout the country. The focus was to get medicine and medical treatment to … Continue reading

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96% of Palestinian Arabs have mains water

Good article that summarises the true situation about water provided by Israel to Palestinian Authority controlled towns. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mike-fegelman/palestine-water_b_1663697.html?view=print&comm_ref=false

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And in hospitals

“We are a team here, and there is no difference”, said Palestinian Arab nurse Manar Igbarya as she worked alongside Israelis (Arabs and Jews) at Hadassah-Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem. She was accepted at the hospital because “all they cared … Continue reading

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Equality in the IDF

Amazing that the UK Guardian newspaper allowed one of its reporters to publish this interview with ex-Brigadier-General Yehudit Grisaro. Not surprisingly, some “Graudian” readers got a little bit upset – so you may not wish to view the comments. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/09/israeli-defence-forces-women-equality

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Israel launches first Arabic TV channel

After a four-month test period, the programming schedule of Hala TV, Israel’s first Arabic television station, has been officially announced. The new station will broadcast 24 hours a day. Satellite and cable viewers can tune in to Hala TV on … Continue reading

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Israel’s Olympic team

Israel’s 27-person team has a good chance of bringing back medals from the London 2012 Olympics. Maybe, we could even hear “Hatikvah” played. http://israel21c.org/culture/israel-on-route-to-the-olympics/

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