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How One Skill is Changing Bedouin Women’s Lives

in Life, Culture & Sports

Who knew crochet as a craft could change lives? One Israeli woman and a high scale industrial designing firm, for certain. Inspired by Shula Zaks, a social entrepreneur, philanthropist and strategic business woman, dozens of marginalized, unemployed women in Israel and around the world are employed by The Iota Project. The Iota Project is a…

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Expanding the Margins: Women Rising

in Life, Culture & Sports

Marginalized communities suffer from a lack of resources, further perpetuating growing inequalities already set in the societal system. The good news is, a slow revolution is occurring on the outskirts of mainstream Israeli society. A broad spectrum of girls and women, who have been stuck in oppressive patterns of society, are being given, and taking,…

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SodaStream hosts Ramadan meal for Arab and Jewish workers

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports

Two thousand SodaStream employees and families, Arab and Jewish, gathered on Monday evening to honor breaking the fast of Ramadan, an epic attempt to nurture an “island of peace” amidst the sea of conflict in the Middle East. The celebration took place in SodaStream’s Rahat factory, marking the end of the 40-day fast that practicing…

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Arab Israeli Higher Education on the Rise

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The number of Arab Israelis seeking doctorate degrees has doubled in the past ten years, according to a report from the Council for Higher Education, or CHE. From 355 students in 2008, there were 759 Arab Israeli students in 2018. The increase is a welcome approach to higher education, with 40% of degrees completed in…

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Israel and Jordan Partner on Joint Sea Canal

in Economy & Innovation

One thing Middle Eastern neighbors Jordan and Israel can agree on is the scarcity of the most needed energy resource for survival – water. With Israel’s massive experience when it comes to water preservation and sanitation, a project which had been postponed numerous times based on political conflict is now expected to be moving forward…

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