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Where David and Dawud play together at recess

13 hours 12 min ago
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Kids at Israel’s Hagar and Hand in Hand schools are taught to respect each other’s traditions and viewpoints without an ‘us against them’ attitude.


Afnan Abu Taha doesn’t want her two daughters feeling alienated from their Jewish peers as she did when growing up in an Arab village. She doesn’t want them to struggle with Hebrew as she did in college. Neither does she want them to lose their own identity, language, heritage and culture.

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Israeli girl wins swimming gold at Youth Olympic Games

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:00am
From JTA


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Israel started the first day of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires with a gold medal in swimming.

Anastasia Gorbenko, 15, won the women’s 200m individual medley on Sunday while setting an Israeli record of 2:12.88.


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IsraAID teams help North Carolina, Philippines, Indonesia

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


The Israeli humanitarian NGO is sending volunteers to assist in the wake of the latest round of devastating natural disasters.


On September 30, IsraAID: The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid sent a six-member emergency response team to North Carolina, where Hurricane Florence caused large-scale damage.


A second team of about six will fly out this week to help the local community in home recovery and debris removal, and assessing long-term needs as the area recovers.
 
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Developed in Israel, digital glasses offer hope to visually impaired

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
By: By: Leoni Jesner, Israel21c IN WIN/World Israel News


Groundbreaking digital eyewear now under development in Israel projects images only onto the healthy parts of eyes with retinal damage.

Israeli company ICI Vision has developed digital eyewear with the potential to give millions of legally blind people the ability to see.

The company’s Orama high-tech glasses are the brainchild of Haim Chayet, an Israeli optic physicist who was originally creating augmented-reality goggles for motorcyclists.

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Israeli medical team brings CPR skills to Africa

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00am
By Brian Blum for Israel21c


The Rambam team taught their local counterparts CPR equipment maintenance, case-management techniques, and basic and advanced resuscitation methods.


Into a country where medicine, manpower and equipment are all in short supply came the Israelis. Their goal: to teach advanced CPR in the heart of Africa.


A senior delegation from the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa recently gave an emergency medicine course to local doctors and nursing staff in the village of Nakuru, Kenya.


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US Ambassador: Golan will be ‘part of Israel forever’

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:00am
BY: ARIEL KAHANA, ISRAEL HAYOM/JNS.ORG


U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman tells Israel Hayom there is “certainly” a possibility that the United States will officially recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights.


U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman believes that the Golan Heights will remain under Israeli sovereignty, and certainly won’t be placed back in the hands of Syria’s current leader, President Bashar Assad.

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Hoping to save his own life, man designs new surgical tool

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00am
By Brian Blum for Israel21c


Israeli entrepreneur with life-threatening brain tumor invents novel visualization solution for brain surgeons. His company was sold for $75 million.


If you’re an Israeli entrepreneur and you’re facing a life-threatening disease with no cure, what do you do? For Avi Yaron, the choice was clear: he’d invent one.


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Nazi-confiscated pen helps ToI track down survivor’s son, rewrite family history

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 12:00am
By RENEE GHERT-ZAND for The Times of Israel


International Tracing Service and Times of Israel journalist jointly find descendants of Istvan Rokza, to restitute his stripped possessions and unearth buried heritage


When Hungarian-Jewish teenager Istvan Rokza arrived at the Neuengamme concentration camp in northern Germany in late 1944, he had very little on him — only 20 pengo (then the Hungarian currency) and a “Tintenkuli,” a black stylograph-type pen. The Nazis confiscated these from Rokza, placing them in an envelope and listing the contents on the outside.

 


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