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Video Contest: Filmmakers Spread Message of Love for Israel

By: Rivkah Lambert Adler To inspire Jews and non-Jews with the truth about Israel, filmmakers were challenged create brief videos featuring positive messages about the country Avi Abelow, Founder and CEO of Israel Video Network, started a video contest for filmmakers around the world with the sole purpose of educating and spreading the truth about Israel. […]

IDF begins integrating autistic soldiers into army service

By: Tia Goldenberg, Times of Israel New IDF programs harness youths’ special abilities while giving them ‘a solid beginning’ to an independent life in Israel’s job market Following the recent publicity of Starbucks providing employment opportunities for applicants who have been diagnosed with autism, the IDF has publicly announced a new program for Israeli teenagers […]

Israel National Trail now on Google Street View

Featured Photo: Near Arad (Photo: Google Street View) The 1,100 km trail that crosses the entire country and was selected by National Geographic as one of 20 best trails in the world can now be explored virtually In January, the Israel National Trail (INT), the 1,100 km trail that crosses the entire country from north to […]

Apple takes a bite out of Israel’s high tech scene

Apple has so far invested $1.2 billion in Israel and continue to eagerly recruit new Israeli employees and no one knew about it Steve Jobs, Apple‘s late founder, who was known for his obsessive zeal for aesthetics, would probably be proud. “Apple’s core values dating from Jobs’ period remain unchanged to this day,” Srouji tells us. […]

Religious LGBT Jews come out online

Dozens of observant LGBT Jews have revealed their identities online, along with their sexual orientation, publishing their names and photos in a first-of-its kind campaign. Titled “Our Faces,” the campaign is the work of Bat Kol, an organization of religious gay women, and Havruta, the men’s equivalent, in cooperation with religious groups at the IGY […]

Pink Shirt Day Hero

Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs A day to help kids and adults become resilient, confident and willing to STAND UP to bullying. Let’s face it – bullying is a problem that goes far beyond a school playground. The Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs are hosting a breakfast to raise awareness and to empower adults and kids […]