Activism

Israel Creates New National Holiday Celebrating Immigrants

Israel has formally declared a new national holiday celebrating its Jewish immigrants and acknowledging their various contributions to the state. The Knesset passed the National Aliyah (immigration) Day into law in its second and third readings on Wednesday, with 21 Knesset members in favor and five opposed. Literally “ascension,” aliyah is a Hebrew term used […]

Israeli Charity Helps Save Four Year Old Gambian Boy’s Life

Four-year-old Sanusey from The Gambia became the 4,000th child to receive life-saving heart surgery through the Israeli charity Save A Child’s Heart, the organization announced Thursday. Sanusey has been in Israel for the past month, together with 12 other children from Tanzania and The Gambia brought by the charity for heart surgery, it said in […]

Israel Sends Planes to Cyprus to Assist in Firefighting Efforts

The IDF sent three military firefighting planes and a cargo plane together with personnel to Cyprus on Sunday morning, to help combat raging fires in the Cypriot city of Paphos. In line with a government decision, the IDF said it would assist the Cypriot authorities wherever possible in dousing the flames. According to the Cyprus […]

Israeli City of Ashdod Holds Pride Parade

Hundreds participated on Friday in a Gay Pride Parade in Israel’s coastal city of Ashdod, under heavy security maintained by more than 200 police officers. Those present opened the event with a moment of silence in memory of the victims of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 at a gay nightclub last […]

Meet the Israeli Humanitarian Startup that Fights Hunger

Looking to reform the way aid reaches crisis zones, the 3 Million Club has opened an online store that delivers life-saving items directly to those most in need. For a number of years, there has been a growing critique within the nonprofit sector about whether the current model being used by large international aid organizations […]

Israel Shows Solidarity with Orlando and the United States

Tel Aviv’s city hall lights up with the colors of the American flag and the LGBTQ flag after the attacks at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday.   Read more at The Tower