Hello or shalom? Half of Israeli kids grow up bilingual

Posted on July 23rd, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Israel is possibly the world’s best ‘lab’ for researching the little-understood phenomenon of being raised with two or more spoken languages.

 



“Anna,” a preschooler in the Israeli city of Bat Yam, was thought to be cognitively impaired because testing her in Hebrew showed her cognitive skills lagging behind her classmates. But when retested in her home language, Russian, she was found to be normal.


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WATCH: Israeli youngsters aid Syrian refugee children

Posted on July 16th, 2018
From worldisraelnews.com


Wednesday was the last day of a weeklong project throughout Israeli communities on the Golan Heights in which youngsters sent humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees, mainly to children.

 

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Tunnel-detection tech offers safer, cheaper colonoscopies

Posted on July 9th, 2018
By Brian Blum for Israel21c


Israeli invention for remote imaging of smuggling tunnels leads to spin-off product for more comfortable, less expensive lower bowel imaging.


A promising new technology for improving colonoscopies got its start as a way to remotely explore smuggling tunnels.


When a tunnel is discovered, homeland security or military personnel need to quickly and safely determine what’s inside. Beersheva-based startup IBEX Technologies developed a thin inflatable “sleeve” that can be robotically piloted into a dark tunnel. A camera attached to the front end of the sleeve transmits real-time live video and high-resolution images.

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The Hebrew Bible’s Christian Students

Posted on July 2nd, 2018
By Sara Toth Stub for Tablet Magazine


In Israel, non-Jews take a growing interest in studying Tanakh—with Jewish teachers


When Knesset member Yehuda Glick founded the Lobby for Encouraging the Study of the Bible, his aim was to build support for expanding the Jewish public’s study of this book. But the organization recently found itself co-sponsoring a joint Christian-Jewish Bible study session in the Knesset in honor of Yom Yerushalayim—Jerusalem Day, the day marking Israel’s victory and its subsequent taking over all of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War.

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Israel makes history and does something to save the whole world

Posted on June 25th, 2018
By Leah Rosenberg for Israel Unwired


Israel has given to the world in many ways. One Israeli contribution is showing the world how to make desert land flourish!


Desertification

Desertification is a global environmental problem where already dry land becomes even more arid. It can be caused by many things, but one thing is for sure: It is bad for the world and the environment. And another thing is certain: Israel has figured out ways to combat desertification.

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