Peace through ice cream

Alaa, an Israeli-Arab from Tarshiha in the Galilee opened Buza Ice-Cream with his Jewish business partner Adam. Buza (see previously) employs Arabs, Jews, Christians and Musims. Alaa is motivated by the Abraham Accords and hopes to expand across Israel and Arab countries.

Smart classrooms for smart refugee children

Israel’s SmartAID is opening hundreds of online smart classrooms in Moldova, Poland and other neighboring countries. They allow first- to 12th-graders fleeing the war in Ukraine to continue learning with their geographically scattered classmates and teachers.

Bedridden Ukrainian refugees airlifted to Israel

Three bedridden elderly Ukrainian refugees have been evacuated from their war-torn country to receive proper medical care in Israel. The rescue operation involved the Jewish Agency, the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and Israeli NGO United Hatzalah.

New Israeli Ambassador to Chad

Israel’s ambassador to Chad, Ben Bourgel, presented his credentials to the country’s president, Mahamat Idriss Deby Into. He is the first Israeli envoy to Chad in 50 years and pledged that Israel will work with Chad on activities related to climate, agriculture, water management and health.

Reducing pollution from the fashion industry

Israel’s Startup Nation Central (SNC) is promoting its Climate Solutions Prize competition (see ) to the 750+ Israeli startups that advance Israel’s green agenda. Here, SNC emphasizes their huge positive impact on the high-polluting fashion industry.

Women-only business program

This fall, Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) begins a 3-year Business Administration program at its Tal Campus for women.  It will be the first English-speaking business degree course in Jerusalem exclusively for women, enabling more religious women to participate in higher education.

Relations with Turkish universities

Tel Aviv University and three Turkish universities are to advance the Academic Bridge Initiative, which comprises a series of academic collaborations, including student and faculty exchange programs and joint research initiatives. The move comes amidst warming Israel-Turkey relations.

Inclusive, innovative, and sustainable

Another chance to see Israeli-Arab journalist Lucy Aharish from Nazareth, (see previously), taking us on a whistle-stop tour of Israeli technology, involving all sections of Israel’s talented and diverse population.

Muslim Supreme Court judge inducted

Khaled Kabub (see previously) has now been sworn in as Israeli Supreme Court’s first Muslim Justice. In June 2003, he was appointed a judge of the Tel Aviv District Court, and in September 2017 was appointed its vice president.

Water from the air to Syrian refugees

Israel’s Watergen (see previously) has installed the first of nine Water-from-Air Generators to displaced Syrians camp in Raqqa province. The solar-powered generator offers a clean water alternative to the unsafe wells that the refugees have been using.