UN adopts Israeli resolution

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proposed by Israel on "Agricultural Technologies for Development" to eradicate poverty and hunger worldwide. It targets agriculture, water management and youth job creation. 147 countries voted in favor; the Arab League abstained.

Ethiopians meet medics who saved their lives

Over 100 Ethiopian young adults met 30 surgeons, nurses and technicians from Israeli NGO Save A Child’s Heart in Addis Ababa.  Decades earlier, SACH doctors performed heart surgery on them as young children to save their lives. The medics saved another 31 children on this visit.

Israel’s rescue mission to Albania

This video has been released to highlight the work of the Israeli Defense Forces team that responded to Albania’s plea for help following its devastating earthquake . It also highlights Israel’s previous responses to requests for help after global natural disasters.

Transforming India’s water supplies

Excellent write-up of Israel’s role in helping India’s goal of providing water to all citizens. It includes some 32 Israeli-led water projects in 13 states; water management training in 28 Centers of Excellence; and seven coastal desalination plants use Israeli desalination technology.

Bolivia renews ties with Israel

Following recent elections in Bolivia, the foreign minister of the country’s transitional government, Karen Longaric, announced that Bolivia will renew ties with Israel, after a break of more than a decade.

Making the UN more accessible

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Israel mission to the UN donated to United Nations Other Groups Director-General Tatiana Valovaya, three pediatric wheelchairs made by the Israeli NGO ‘Wheelchairs of Hope’ .

Haredi teens train as emergency responders

There are many ultra-orthodox men and women serving as emergency responders in Israel.  Here is one article about 15 yeshiva students who have completed the MDA course in Yavniel, lower Galilee, to become Emergency Medical Responders in the Yarden Region.

Accessibility plans for Tomb of the Patriarchs

As reported previously the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron is to be made accessible for disabled visitors.  Here are more detailed plans and artist impressions of the new elevator and bridge connecting the elevator to the main entrance.

Preserving Jewish-Ethiopian culture

The Atachlit Beta Israel village in Kiryat Gat serves as a heritage center for the preservation of Ethiopian Jewish culture and heritage. The village and farm also give older Ethiopian Jews a new sense of purpose by continuing traditional farming, building and cooking methods.

Searching for Albanian earthquake victims

An Israel Rescue and Service team from Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council is searching for survivors in the city of Durres, following a 6.4 on the Richter Scale earthquake that shook Albania. It was the strongest earthquake to hit Albania in decades.