Israeli girl wins swimming gold at Youth Olympic Games

Posted on October 14th, 2018
From JTA


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Israel started the first day of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires with a gold medal in swimming.

Anastasia Gorbenko, 15, won the women’s 200m individual medley on Sunday while setting an Israeli record of 2:12.88.


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IsraAID teams help North Carolina, Philippines, Indonesia

Posted on October 7th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
The Israeli humanitarian NGO is sending volunteers to assist in the wake of the latest round of devastating natural disasters.


On September 30, IsraAID: The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid sent a six-member emergency response team to North Carolina, where Hurricane Florence caused large-scale damage.


A second team of about six will fly out this week to help the local community in home recovery and debris removal, and assessing long-term needs as the area recovers.
 
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Developed in Israel, digital glasses offer hope to visually impaired

Posted on September 30th, 2018
By: By: Leoni Jesner, Israel21c IN WIN/World Israel News
Groundbreaking digital eyewear now under development in Israel projects images only onto the healthy parts of eyes with retinal damage.

Israeli company ICI Vision has developed digital eyewear with the potential to give millions of legally blind people the ability to see.

The company’s Orama high-tech glasses are the brainchild of Haim Chayet, an Israeli optic physicist who was originally creating augmented-reality goggles for motorcyclists.

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Israeli medical team brings CPR skills to Africa

Posted on September 23rd, 2018
By Brian Blum for Israel21c
The Rambam team taught their local counterparts CPR equipment maintenance, case-management techniques, and basic and advanced resuscitation methods.


Into a country where medicine, manpower and equipment are all in short supply came the Israelis. Their goal: to teach advanced CPR in the heart of Africa.


A senior delegation from the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa recently gave an emergency medicine course to local doctors and nursing staff in the village of Nakuru, Kenya.


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US Ambassador: Golan will be ‘part of Israel forever’

Posted on September 16th, 2018
BY: ARIEL KAHANA, ISRAEL HAYOM/JNS.ORG
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman tells Israel Hayom there is “certainly” a possibility that the United States will officially recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights.


U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman believes that the Golan Heights will remain under Israeli sovereignty, and certainly won’t be placed back in the hands of Syria’s current leader, President Bashar Assad.

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