Israeli Hospitals Employ Full-Time Doctors, Nurses And… Clowns?
Dream Doctors is an Israel project that builds a professional community of medical clowns to make hospital experience less traumatic for patients. Required to have academic training, these doctors are active in 20 hospitals across the country, reaching more than 100,000 patients annually.
May 03, 2012
Website Uses Power Of Groups To Reduce Bills
Who doesn't fear that time of the month when bills start dropping into the mailbox? A new social network founded in Israel follows King Solomon's phrase "Better two than one" and uses the power of groups to negotiate lower prices for everyday services.
April 24, 2012
Startup Incubator Embraces New Immigrants To Israel
TheHive is a new startup incubator for people who recently moved to Israel. It offers them a six-month program to provide them guidance and tools to find local opportunities and connections.
April 01, 2012
Orthodox Rapper Launches Music Aid Program In Belize
International rapper Shyne and Israeli music exporter Oleh! Records launch a pilot project to help children at risk in Belize. The project, called Let’s Fill This Town With Musicians, aims to provide these children with an alternative to violence.
March 28, 2012
Explosives As A Means To Create, Not To Destroy
A young Israeli artist found a way to turn his creative process into a blast. Literarily. BLAST is an innovative project by Guy Mishaly, who uses explosives to make unique stools. The graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design ensures that this way, no two items are ever the same.
March 08, 2012
Dolphin Therapy Helps Mute Israeli Teen Speak Again
At the age of sixteen Morad Azva was attacked in his home village of Kalansua - and lost the ability to speak. After medical treatments showed no progress, he was sent to the Dolphin Reef in Eilat for "dolphin therapy". There, he began to communicate through the interaction with dolphins, until he finally returned home four years later.
March 06, 2012
Friendship Park: A Playground For Children With Disabilities
The "Friendship Park" in Ra’anana, Israel, is not just any park. The playground was built in a way that allows both disabled and non-disabled children to enjoy all facilities.The park encourages all children to play with each other and to accept difference. Other countries are now showing interest in building similar playgrounds.
February 20, 2012
Dog TV: How To Turn Your Dog Into A Couch-Potato
An Israeli company launches a new TV channel In the United States, targeted to dogs. The channel features images of happy dogs, people playing soccer and relaxing piano music. The company says the content is backed up by research, which shows the programs relax dogs and stimulate their imagination
February 15, 2012
Valentine’s Day Research: Hormones Tell If Your Love Will Last
New research conducted in Israel links levels of a hormone known as “the cuddle hormone” with longevity of romantic relationships. Couples with high levels of the hormone were found to stay together longer than couples with lower levels of the hormone.
February 14, 2012
Digging Up Abraham’s Roots: Arabs And Jews Explore Shared Heritage
The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem brings Jewish and Arab schoolchildren together to explore their shared heritage through their patriarch, Abraham. The educational program “Image of Abraham” takes them on a journey through exhibits, ancient games and workshops to help promote peace and understanding.
January 22, 2012
Bollywood In Bat Yam? Indian Reality Stars Shoot In Israel
A TV show format created by two Israelis is being shot these days in Israel. The shot Chat Room, integration between the Reality genre and the internet world is aired in India these days and already attracting millions of Facebook followers.
January 15, 2012
Israeli Ambu-Cyclists Speed Through Traffic To Save Lives
Gavy Friedson is one of 1,700 responders at United Hatzalah, a non-profit organization that offers immediate response to medical emergencies by sending young volunteers on scooters who can get to emergency scenes before ambulances can.
January 04, 2012
Israeli-Palestinian Hip Hop Band Says ‘Mic Is stronger Than Gun’
Heartbeat: Jerusalem, an Israeli music organization, is bringing together Palestinian and Israeli high school students to create modern popular music. "We want to build trust between the people because the mic is more powerful than the gun."
December 25, 2011
Israeli Charity Offers Therapy To Quake Survivors In Japan
An Israeli humanitarian relief group is holding seminars for Japanese mothers, kindergarten teachers and caregivers in areas affected by the March disaster to enable them to better look after children traumatized by the earthquake and tsunami.
December 10, 2011
Israeli/Arab Singers Sing For Peace
Singer Achinoam Nini (Noa) has never been afraid to voice her opinions. At the 2011 Speaking Arts conference, she sang with Palestinian artists. 'It's very hard to hold such events despite the fact that we are artists and that such connections should hover over everything."
December 06, 2011