From Other Angles — Good News
ISRAEL ALLOCATES $374 MILLION FOR ARAB-SECTOR HOUSING
About 21 percent of Israelis are Arab, not Jewish. Many live in communities that reflect their unique religious and family-oriented culture. No less Israeli than their Jewish counterparts, Jerusalem is funding 1.41 billion shekels for Arab-Israeli public housing. ....
Five electric buses to begin running in Tel Aviv
Rare High Priest's stone weight from Second Temple period found in Jerusalem
Floor tiles found in holy site rubble said to be from Second Temple
Over 100 marble fragments definitively identified as part of elaborate decoration from Herod's temple, archaeologists say...
Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi Raises $50,000 For Children Cancer Wing
WHY THE WORLD OWES ISRAEL A DEBT OF GRATITUDE
Israel's far-reaching contributions in making the world a safer place. ... More
Syrian girl beats cancer with help from Israeli doctors
Rambam Health Care Campus has treated 140 Syrian civilians, men, women and children over the past three years. More
Jewish 'Stone Age' factory from time of Jesus surfaces in Galilee
Near site where biblical figure is said to have turned water to wine, 2,000-year-old workshop for stone vessels comes to light. More
Afghan baby's heart surgery story captures hearts worldwide
Holon-based Save a Child’s Heart nonprofit got help from goodhearted strangers in arranging the complicated journey to Israel for a complex surgery.
Say bye-bye to zits without a dermatologist appointment
Jewish and Arab women of Jaffa find common ground in music
I don't think anything else can unite us as much as singing does,' says a Muslim member of Rana Choir. ... More
Israeli activist hunts down African wildlife traffickers
How one idealistic man from Tel Aviv has successfully taken on the vast brutal cartel of corrupt officials profiting from slaughter and plunder. ... More
Tech training, and lunch in the company canteen, opens doors for disadvantaged kids
Nonprofit organization Machshava Tova aims to bridge social gaps by making technology accessible to all ... More
Druze Minority in Israel Woo Tourists
Nazareth company gets funds for stroke-busting drug
PamBio claims to have found a way to halt acute bleeding, and prevent brain damage, after a hemorrhagic stroke ...
Hadassah Interfaith Mission Hosted by Grateful Father from Bethlehem
Israel Builds Railway in Hope of Boosting Commerce With Arab Neighbors
JEZREEL VALLEY, Israel—More than a hundred years ago, the Ottoman Empire built a railway line that shuttled goods on steam locomotives from the Mediterranean Sea to the souks of Damascus and the Saudi holy city of Medina.I More
Israeli Company Ayala Purifies Greywater Using Plants
Israel is known for pioneering and perfecting water technologies – from drip irrigation to water recycling and desalination. But using plants to cleanse wastewater? Well, that might top it all. More
Sanusey, 4, is 4,000th child helped by Save a Child's Heart
Israeli charity helps bring children suffering heart ailments for treatments not available in their home countries More
Israel Advances Law to Exempt Octogenarians From Waiting on Line
Helen Mirren Sings Israel's Praises Again
Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren is in Israel to host the Genesis Prize. And she has hadsome more nice things to say about this country of ours. More
Finding Faith in an Unlikely Place: Arab and Israeli Children Bond at a Pediatric Hospital
Every now and then, your faith in humanity is restored - and it's usually at a time and place you least expect it. More
Mohammed Zeidan is Israel's smartest student
19-year-old achieves perfect score on Israel's college entrance exam. ... More
Cuban-Jewish women visit Israel in latest effort to 'light up their souls'
How one group is helping Ethiopian farmers plant their way to success
Learn how a seed specialist figured out a way to increase a plant's yield by five times. ... More
Righteous Among the Nations, At Home in Israel
The Jewish people have a debt they can never fully repay to those who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. But the Jewish state has gone some way to provide for them in their old age. ... More
From Hezbollah to Israeli army: the extraordinary journey of a father and son
Rabbi Avraham Sinai, once Ibrahim Yassin, spied on the terror group for Israel. This week his son Amos, born in Lebanon, received a presidential citation for service in Golani brigade. ... More
NZ technology mission to Israel
An Innovation Mission to Israel is expected to provide significant benefits for the New Zealand technology and innovation sector.
Operation Solomon: Airlifting 14,000 Jews out of Ethiopia
In 1991, Ethiopia was coming to the end of a long civil war and the government was close to being toppled.
The Flag We Can't Put Away
Turning Israel’s desert into a teaching experience
African and Asian farmers come to Israel's Arava desert to learn how to transform farming in their own communities back home. More
7 Israeli robots that are transforming surgery
The rapidly emerging field of robot-assisted surgery promises to revolutionize how doctors operate. Israel is one of the world leaders in this field. More
Treasures of the Roman Empire
Israel a role model for disaster medicine, says Red Cross chief surgeon
‘Israelis have the knowledge and experience’ to excel in emergencies More
A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover
Israeli NGOs were among the first to arrive after the disaster and are among the last to leave, running a variety of programs in stricken areas. More
Beer Sheva - From a biblical town to a modern city
Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev desert, successfully evolved from a biblical town to a modern city full of life. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, a leading cyber-technology park, interesting museums and a vibrant night life all contribute to the economic and cultural boom of the city.
What Israel is giving me: The voice of an Arab doctor
Why do hikers in Israel keep stumbling upon ancient relics?
In Israel, you don’t have to be Indiana Jones to make exceptional archaeological finds. Some of the most exciting recent discoveries were made by accident.
Israeli doctors, spies rally to save 5-year-old Syrian girl
When search for a bone marrow donor led to a relative living in 'an enemy state,' Israel's security services stepped in
THE ISRAEL THAT ARABS DON'T KNOW
When the Israeli Ministry of Exterior invited me to visit Israel as part of a delegation of European-based Arab journalists and media representatives, I accepted without hesitation.
Israel's Christian Minority
Christians in Israel, as well as all other minorities, understand today that serving in the Israeli military is essential. ..... More
Water streams in Israel's Upper-Galilee
High peaks, rivers and streams, breathtaking landscapes and evergreen forests make the Upper Galilee particularly attractive to hikers. No wonder it has been nicknamed The Israeli Tuscany.
Belgians turn to Israeli tech to mark themselves ‘safe’
Facebook's Israeli-made Safety Check helps people let others know they're fine following fatal explosions in Brussels...... More
Secret operation rescues last group of Yemen Jews
Israel completed a secret operation to rescue some of Yemen's last remaining Jews.
Heart patients — and hospitals - breathe easier with Israeli sleep tech
Hospitals facing Obamacare penalties for high readmission rates should heed the results of a new study, says EarlySense... More
Israel's Jewish Agency Sends Volunteers to Help Distressed Communities Around the Globe
Imbued with Jewish values of charity and hope for a better world, young Jewish students are arriving at communities in distress around the globe to give them the tools to help themselves in the future..... More
Israel Ranked 11th Happiest Country in the World
Israel was the 11th-happiest country in the world in 2015, according to the annual World Happiness Report. .... More
WATCH: A Muslim Woman Who Loves Her Country – Israel!
There are many Arab-Israeli citizens who love living and working in the State of Israel. Watch an inspiring, young Muslim share her love for her country – Israel! Watch
Daily vitamin drink could slow progression of Alzheimer's
Israel is one of 19 partners in breakthrough clinical trial showing nutritional cocktail may improve memory and reduce brain shrinkage. .... More
Israel in Fiji
March 17, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
A team from the IsraAID is currently in cyclone-devasted Fiji on a special project to rebuild the village of Vuma on the island of Ovalau..... More
Arab boy achieves dream of meeting with Netanyahu
By Daniel Siryoti. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invites Ali Salati, 13, of Nazareth, to a meeting in Jerusalem. Ali asks Netanyahu to do everything possible to bring peace to the region. .... More
OPINION: There's only one country in the Middle East that could produce a soldier like me
By Major Alaa Waheeb, highest ranked Muslim officer in the Israel Defence Forces ... More
Bill Gates: Israeli tech 'changing the world'
In video call to Microsoft Israel’s annual big bash, co-founder says he's 'very impressed’ with Israel's R&D... More
Jerusalem Exciting Archaeological Discoveries
The Israeli who goes undercover to save Syrian lives
Israeli volunteers are passing critical humanitarian supplies to Syrian NGOs in a dangerous cross-border operation that helps hundreds of thousands of desperate Syrians.
Dead Sea Scrolls project will use latest tech to solve ‘ultimate jigsaw’
Ambitious collaboration aims to make sense of 20,000 fragments of 2,000-year-old texts that have baffled researchers for decades
ISRAELI BOY ON HIKE DISCOVERS 3,400 YEAR OLD CANAANITE FIGURINE
Hike Discovers 3,400-Year-Old The Land of Israel constantly reveals hidden treasures, testifying to its rich history. This time, a boy on a hike discovered an ancient and rare clay figurine from the Canaanite era.
Budget travelers get a warm welcome at Israel's newest hostels
Inviting prices and accommodations are on offer at five different locations in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa... More
NASA astronauts arrive for Israeli Space Week
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The annual Israeli Space Week honoring Israel's first astronaut, the late Col. Ilan Ramon, kicked off on Sunday with much fanfare.... More
Israeli NGO treats bodies and souls of refugees in Serbia
Doctors and social workers from Natan International Humanitarian Aid run a clinic at a registration camp and also tend to psychological wounds.... More
First glimpse of Israel's Impact UAV
first details and an image of the Impact unmanned air vehicle being developed by new Israeli company Meteor Aerospace.... More
IsraAID expands its women empowerment HoneyAID program in Nepal
21 Jan 2016
In Chature village near Kathmandu, 64 women learned how to become beekeepers, forming a cooperative to sell honey to local stores and tourists in Nepal.
Israeli researchers develop ATLAS bird tracking device
Where do barn owls hunt their prey? How often do white storks cheat on their partners? Israeli researchers may get the answers with a tracking device suitable for small birds. ... More
Campaign got Israelis to stop picking flowers in order to preserve them
Wildflower season is beginning in Israel — and that’s thanks to one of the country's most successful public campaigns...... More
Israeli Auschwitz survivor Yisrael Kristal is now world's oldest man at 112
In 1903, Kristal was born to a religiously observant Jewish family in a region that is today part of Poland. ..... More
Jerusalem's Mahne Yehuda Market Combines Rich History & Gourmet Food
Thursdays and Fridays are the busiest days in Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem's most popular marketplace. ..... More at UTube
Mobile cancer screening device could save women's lives
On World Cancer Day, Kenyan nurses are using an Israeli device from MobileODT to screen hundreds of women for cervical cancer...... More
Israeli-Arab Rescue Unit: 'Our Goal? Saving Human Lives'
With all the hatred in the Middle East, we found a hopeful story of Israeli Arabs training with Israelis to save lives...... More
A Magical Night of Opera in Jerusalem
Right under the walls of Jerusalem's old city, opera lovers had a chance to experience an evening of musical joy at the premiere of 'The Elixir of Love' opera...... More at UTube
Hula Valley Birding Festival
Israel serves as a land bridge between three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe.
Its diversified climate – from the alpine Mt. Hermon in the north, to the arid sandy deserts in the south – supports many different habitats, which explains how Israel, with its small area, can play host to more than 500 different types of birds.
The Hula Valley Bird Festival is an initiative of the Israel Ornithological Center.
The festival aims to highlight the fantastic birding opportunities Northern Israel and the Hula Valley in particular can offer. ..... More at UTube
2,700-year-old farmhouse unearthed outside Tel Aviv
Byzantine monastery with colorful mosaic, ancient silver coins also found nearby at site next to Rosh Ha’ayin..... More
Muslim woman exudes love for ‘magical’ Israel
19 January, 2016. Farhana Rahman, a young Muslim member of an Israeli start-up, declares: “I will stand at the front line for the chosen people.”
Farhana Rahman, a young Muslim woman from New York who is employed in an Israeli mobile app startup named Zula, posted a Facebook status full of boundless love for the state of Israel and its citizens Sunday. For those demoralized by the news these days, it is a true must-read. ... More
Blood test for Alzheimer's begins clinical trials
Israeli biotech NeuroQuest set to start US clinical trial of its simple test to diagnose the dreaded brain disorder in older individuals at risk .... More
Government to help disabled find jobs, buy homes
A new job center stands to aid the disabled to more easily fit into the job market, while a new law will let them more easily get mortgages ... More
Israeli Start-up Presents: Non Dairy and Non Soy Baby Formula
... More UTube video
Optimistic trends of the Israeli economy 2015
... More - pdf
Israeli Aid Workers Hailed as Heroes for Helping UK Flood Victims
January 7, 2016
A delegation from the Israeli humanitarian agency IsraAID is being hailed as heroic for assisting victims of the massive flood that hit the United Kingdom last week. ... More
European Playgrounds to Use Israeli Foam Surfaces to Protect Children
In another win for Israel against the anti-Israel boycott movement, an Israeli company will be supplying children’s playgrounds across Europe with special padded flooring to protect children from getting hurt while playing. ... More
Ein Gedi Reserve - An Oasis in the Desert
The spectacular En Gedi Nature Reserve, just west of the Dead Sea shore in the Judean Mountains, is blessed with two year-round streams, the David Stream in the north and the Arugot Stream in the south. ... More
Saving Israel's Sea Turtles
North of Tel Aviv, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, there is a unique hospital and rehab center.
Its patients are treated for swallowing hooks or for injuries sustained when caught in a fishing net.
This is the Israel Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.... More
Christmas Tree Distribution in Full Swing
Trees are distributed at several points in northern and central Israel:... More
Snails Bring Speedy Economic Empowerment for African Women
Snails may be the fast track to economic growth and empowerment for women living in West Africa, thanks to a pair of Ghanaian research students heading a project sponsored by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment.... More
A wedding gift to remember
With Israeli tech, paralyzed IDF vet walks down the aisle... More
Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
Talkitt is the revolutionary technology that enables anyone with motor, speech and language disorders to easily communicate using their own voice.
For millions of people around the world, the act of communication is a serious challenge ... More at UTube
The baseball game that bats for coexistence
‘Baseball for All’ brings together Arab and Jewish sixth graders to play that most American sport, and get to know one another More
Relating to NZ +
First New Zealand Innovation Mission flies to Israel
50 business people came to meet leading Israeli innovators and explore collaborations between the two countries. ... More
New Zealand prof compares SodaStream to Nazi company
3/24/2016. Supposed hate crimes expert Scott Poynting quits after writing letter to newspaper, comparing SodaStream and IG Farben. Read Article at Stuff
Kiwi Amy Clague to get MS stem cell transplant in Israel
MEGAN GATTEY - January 25 2016
Amy Clague always felt tired at high school, and those around her simply put it down to being a teenager. But at the age of 20, she found out she had multiple sclerosis..... More Stuff.co.nz
Yachting NZ calls for stand against Malaysian government
December 31, 2015
Martin Tasker - ONE News Sport Reporter
he Malaysian government effectively banned the Israeli team from competing at the Youth Sailing World Champs in Lankawai by refusing to issue them visas. ... More at ONE News Now
Israel sets water lead
Oct 19, 2015
By Aroha Treacher
Ngati Kahungunu is looking to Israel for the latest water innovations and technologies.
Israel is widely regarded as a leader in water technology, a country where a lot is to be learned on how to make the most of the world's most valuable resource.... More at Hawkes Bay Today
NZ Herald — Juliet Moses: I'm for peace
Oct 19, 2015
I'm pretty sure most, and probably all, of my friends in New Zealand would say that peace is something to aspire to. And if they turned their minds to it at all, they would probably say that they want peace between Israel and the Palestinians. ... More
McCully pushes for Palestine-Israel peace process
Friday Jun 5, 2015
By Kate Shuttleworth
New Zealand foreign minister Murray McCully arrived in the Middle East in a push to get Israeli and Palestinian leadership back to the negotiation table.
While at a function at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem and asked by the New Zealand Herald how soon peace talks could resume Mr McCully said: “my first preference would be tomorrow morning”. ..
An ANZAC message from Australia's ambassador to Israel
April 21, 2014
by Michael Kuttner
It is obvious that Dave Sharma enjoys his ambassadorial duties in a country which in his words is so diverse and dynamic. He never ceases to be amazed by the vitality and variety of experiences which makes Israel such a leader in so many fields of endeavor.
.. Download a pdf
A Yossele in trouble
April 21, 2014
by Michael Kuttner
We call them Joeys but perhaps Israelis may refer them to as Yosseles…either way one found himself in trouble in Ramat Gan.
Keren Or of the Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan sends us this report: “The story is that Alex the keeper found the Red kangaroo joey on the ground, hypothermic and dirty. The joey must have fallen from its mother’s pouch during the night or early morning. Alex rushed the joey to the zoo hospital for care.”.. Download a pdf
Muslims who saved Jews in WW2 honored at exhibition
A new exhibition launching at Melbourne's Jewish Holocaust Centre will paint a picture of how Muslims saved the lives of many Jewish people in Albania during World War II. ...... Read More
Australians harassed at Temple Mount
By Michael Kuttner - March 13, 2015
Women and youngsters have attacked a group of Australian youth visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem this week. ...... Read More
An ancient metanarrative for
modern Jew hatred
Feb 11, 2015
By Perry Trotter's Blogg - A New Zealand photographer and composer. Perry is the creator of Shadows of Shoah, a unique multidisciplinary touring Holocaust exhibition.
Tonight we remember Europe's decisive action to purge itself once for all of the Jews, and of all that they represent. Advisedly I say Europe acted, not merely Germany....... More at The Times of Israel
An Israeli conductor collapsed and died in the middle of a
performance as horrified audience members looked on.
Jan 31, 2015
Internationally renowned conductor drops dead in front of
screaming audience and musicians during a symphony in
Read More at NZ Herald
Israel says Hezbollah to pay 'full price' over missile
Jan 29, 2015
Israel has warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full
price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers yesterday
in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war. ...
Read More at NZ Herald
Kiwi educators at Yad Vashem
January 30, 2015
by Michael Kuttner
A group of twenty New Zealand high school teachers and educators have been attending a course on Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
Following in the footsteps of a previous group these educators spent an intensive two weeks not only learning about how to more effectively teach about the Holocaust but also seeing some of the sights.
Chris Harris, Onehunga College (Auckland), Anna Chapman Holocaust Centre of NZ (Wellington) and Mike Brady, Porirua College (wellington) Chris Harris, Onehunga College (Auckland), Anna Chapman Holocaust Centre of NZ (Wellington) and Mike Brady, Porirua College (wellington)
J-Wire's correspondent Michael Kuttner took the opportunity to talk to some of them the day before International Holocaust Remembrance commemorations were due to take place and they returned home. Read More
Egypt starts work on Gaza buffer zone
October 30 2014.
Read at Stuff.co.nz
The item above was published online in Stuff but not on the NZ Herald web site.
As at October 31 neither appeared in the printed versions of either paper. The photo and article showed about 800 homes raised on the border between Egypt and Gaza and it is intended to stop Militants crossing into Egypt.
Now if it were Israel bulldozing homes.......
Palestinian: Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza
By Karin Laub, Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Outrage at “Auckland bishops condemn Gaza violence”
The Auckland Anglican and Catholic bishops published a combined statement which contains many inaccuracies, but fortunately good people are responding.
Anglicans Down Under
Anglicans Down Under
Bishops’ Statement “Arrogant, Ignorant, Smacks of Anti-Semitism”
Full article with comnments beloiw
AUCKLAND'S PROTEST THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DIDN'T WANT YOU TO SEE
Tuesday 11 Aug 2014
“Bash the Jews, cut their heads off. cut their f****ing heads off”
See on Whale Oil's Blog
Australian journalist who has no pity for Gaza
Tuesday 9 Aug, 2014
Short UTube video
Ten thousand in Australia rally in support of Israel
August 4, 2014.
SYDNEY — Ten thousand Australians rallied in support of Israel in Sydney on Sunday at a peaceful demonstration in one of the city's suburbs.
Participants at the rally waved signs saying “We stand with Israel!” and “Stop the rockets!” and chanted “Am Yisroel Chai” as they heard communal figures defend the Jewish State. ...See article at WJC