Social finance to support the elderly

Social Finance Israel (reported previously) has launched its 5th issue of crowdfunded Social Impact Bonds. These will raise funds to reduce loneliness by installing the Uniper Care TV system (reported previously) in the homes of 200 elderly residents of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

Saving the lives of Gaza’s children

New video by Nicky Blackburn, Israel21c Israel Director and Editor in Chief (and newsletter subscriber). It features Adam and Rinad from Gaza who (like hundreds of others) get free lifesaving surgery from Save a Child’s Heart doctors at Israel’s Wolfson Medical Center. Amazing scenes.

Saving Caribbean beaches

Ydgal Ach, CEO of Israel’s Maof Holdings, has a plan to turn the Sargassum algae polluting beaches in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean islands, into methane biogas. The plan also includes an eco-park that would provide educational programs and ecological solutions.

Saving lives in Jaffa

Please watch this inspiring video featuring Ebrahim – a Muslim volunteer for Israeli emergency organization United Hatzalah.

Bringing religious Druze women into hi-tech

Israel’s Lotus Hub recruits young women from the Druze Arab village of Daliyat el-Karmel, who majored in STEM subjects in high school. The religious Druze women are trained in computer programming and then work for companies from the shared office space in the village.

Women driving STEM

An impressive webinar last week featured three top female scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Professor Nathalie Q. Balaban (biological physics), Assistant Professor Dr. Naomi Habib (brain Sciences) and Assistant Professor Dr. Maayan Salton (molecular biology).

Celebrating female entrepreneurs

Israeli NGO Yazamiyot (reported previously) now has 5,500+ Israeli female entrepreneur members in its community. At its first 2021 event, Yasamiyot gave out awards to the founders of Israeli companies Leo, MAO FoodTech and Peech.

Protecting UK buses from Covid-19

Israel’s Aura Smart Air (reported previously) is being widely used to protect UK buses, including the transport of key workers to their places of employment. The system kills the virus and replaces the air on the bus five times an hour. Sensors also monitor air quality and can alert the driver.

Israeli-Arab startups graduate

Israel’s Hybrid Accelerator (reported previously) was set-up by IDF veterans to help budding Israeli-Arab entrepreneurs develop their startups and their products. Its latest graduates include Petwork (ecosystem for pets), GemSight (jewelry & watches try on) and Flare (videogame streaming).

Sudan signs Abraham Accords

The office of Sudan’s prime minister has confirmed that Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari signed the “Abraham Accords” with visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.