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  • How Israeli volunteers on the ground in Europe are helping Syrian refugees

    September 22, 2015 | 9:55 am

    As the small rubber dinghy crowded with Syrians and Afghans emerged from the midnight-black sea to land on a desolate pebble beach, the first people to greet the bewildered and frightened refugees were two Israelis.

    “Does anyone need a doctor?” Majeda Kardosh, 27, a nurse from...

  • Instagram-Ready Dishes, Water High-Tech and More- This Week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 1, 2015 | 8:47 am

    Israeli Companies Bring Jobs to Americans

    Israel-based Avgol, a global producer of fabrics, announced it will expand its North American operations by building a new production line at its Mocksville, North Carolina plant, creating dozens of new jobs. The expansion is part of a...

  • Nepal: How you can help

    By Ryan Torok

    April 27, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    Jews in Israel and abroad are responding to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 —resulting in the death of more than 4,000 Nepalese people — through action and financial campaigns.

    “The people of Nepal are in desperate need right now,” American Jewish Joint...

  • Israeli NGO sends relief workers to Pacific island in wake of cyclone

    March 23, 2015 | 11:29 am

    The Israeli NGO IsraAID has sent a team of relief workers to the small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, which suffered extensive damage from Cyclone Pam.

    A team reportedly arrived Sunday in the resort town of Eratap to see the damage and meet with local leaders, including the...

  • Israel prepares to fight Ebola in West Africa

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    October 14, 2014 | 9:23 am

    Even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced new measures on Oct. 12 to screen for Ebola cases at Israel’s points of entry, officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Health had worked over the weekend to put in place an emergency response program to...

  • Israeli NGOs bringing their expertise to meet Africa’s needs

    February 27, 2014 | 10:09 am

    When they first arrived in northern Kenya in 2011 at the height of a massive drought, the Israeli refugee aid organization IsraAid planned to offer food and other core necessities to the 100,000 residents of the Kakuma refugee camp.

    When the drought subsided a year later,...

  • Israeli military in Philippines to assess typhoon damage

    November 12, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Representatives of the Israeli military landed in the Philippines to evaluate the situation on the ground and determine how Israel can best assist in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

    The team, including search and rescue experts, doctors and representatives of the Home Front Command,...

  • Typhoon Haiyan: How you can help

    By Ryan Torok

    November 11, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    In response to the devastation wreaked on the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit land on Nov. 8, killing thousands and obliterating whole towns and villages, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has set up the Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund.

    The solicitation for...

  • Israeli team leaves for Japan aid mission

    March 13, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    A civilian Israeli search-and-rescue team left for Japan in the aftermath of a major earthquake and tsunami.

    The team organized by IsraAID, an Israeli humanitarian umbrella group, left Israel Sunday morning to assist in an area to be determined by Japanese authorities, according to...

  • Jewish groups mobilizing response to massive Japan earthquake and tsunami

    March 11, 2011 | 9:52 am

    Japan earthquake relief: How you can help

    Jewish organizations are mobilizing their responses to the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Friday.

    IsraAid, an Israel-based coordinating organization for 17 Israeli and Jewish humanitarian groups, said Friday that it has...