IDF female Muslim major

IDF Captain Ella Waweya (see previously) has now been promoted to Major. She is the highest ranking female Muslim IDF officer. (See for highest ranking male Muslim officer.)

Advancing the peace of the Abraham Accords

Former US ambassador David Friedman has established The Friedman Center for Peace through Strength. It aims to expand and scale up the Abraham Accords he helped broker in 2020 among Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, Kosovo and Morocco.

Six new foreign Ambassadors to Israel

Israeli President Isaac Herzog received the credentials of the new ambassadors of Mexico, Estonia, Spain, Greece, Vatican City, and for the first time Bahrain, upon the assumption of their ambassadorial duties to Israel. The IDF Orchestra played all their national anthems.

Changing lives in quake-torn Haiti

Ben Katzir is IsraAID’s emergency coordinator in Haiti. He’d also been on IsraAID’s team in Haiti after the major 2010 earthquake. He speaks fluent Creole. IsraAID is distributing shelters, water treatment kits, hygiene kits, solar lights and training community leaders.

Project TEN launches in Mexico City

The Jewish Agency for Israel has launched a new volunteer center for the Project TEN service-learning program in Chimalhuacán, Mexico City. Project TEN volunteers use Jewish values to promote social resilience for the disadvantaged in Israel, Africa, Greece, Cambodia & Mexico.

Successful US test of Iron Dome

The US Army has successfully completed its first live test, on US soil, of the Iron Dome defense system supplied by Israel (see previously).

Upsurge in UK students studying in Israel

94 British students have chosen to study in Israel with the Turing Scheme, compared to the average of 18 who took advantage of the EU's previous Erasmus+ program. Half the participants of the scheme come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Startup for those on the spectrum

Israel’s Point.AI hires only high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum to perform critical data annotation for the fast-growing Israeli AI industry. They are ideally suited to the tasks, with heightened senses, determination and the ability to see patterns and details.

500 villages

Israeli NGO Innovation: Africa (see previously) has just reached the major milestone of bringing light and water to 500 villages. It has transformed the lives of nearly 3 million people across 7 African countries. Please help them to reach more.

On 20th anniversary of 9/11, Israel honors victims

The Consul General of Israel in New York and members of the Consulate gathered at the Ground Zero memorial site to mark the Jewish calendar’s 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and its victims. They laid a wreath at the survivor tree and blew the shofar.