After losing two infants due to complications with their immune systems, a Palestinan woman works works with Israeli doctors and a Gaza reporter to try and save the life of her recently-born child who is suffering similar problems. Over the course of 18 months, the reporter documents the surreal and unbelievable events that transpired and that give hope for the fate of the region in this extraordinary true story.
No need to watch your step anymore, thanks to a new Israeli device the dog poo problem on city sidewalks could soon be a thing of the past.
NUFAR Natural Products, an Israeli company specializing in the advancement of patents and innovative products, recently announced its development of a harness that attaches to the back of a dog and enables dog owners to throw away dog stools without coming into contact with the feces.
“It is completely hygienic,” Managing Director of NUFAR Israel Solodoch told ISRAEL21c.
The innovation is made of plastic, its lightweight, elegant, connects easily and doesn’t bother the dog when walking.
“The idea came up because it was obvious that a solution to the dog poo problem had to be found,” Solodoch told ISRAEL21c. “It’s hard to walk on the sidewalk today, you always have to look out for dog poo.”
The product will initially be marketed in Israel, Europe and the United States.
The scope of international sales is estimated at about $1 billion a year.
A company press release also highlighted that the new device will help prevent children becoming infected with diseases and tapeworms from having come into contact with dog feces in sand pits.
The product has been patented in the United States and is now in the process of getting an international patent registration.
Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Jews sat together in a Beduin tent in the heart of Amman this week, joking that the tableside nargila was a different kind of peace pipe. They dipped into humous, Middle Eastern salads, rice, chicken and beef, and sampled the paper-thin bread baked on a stone at the entrance to the spacious Rem Al- Buadi restaurant, alongside Jordanian families whose children chased each other around the illuminated fountains.
The professionals from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Israel were in Jordan for the continuation of a two-week workshop that began in Israel, focusing on community development, community resilience and disaster risk reduction.
Led by Israeli experts at the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center in Haifa, the workshop was sponsored by Tag International Development; Mashav, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation; and the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Tag, a British nonprofit, apolitical, international organization, is devoted to bringing Israeli and Jewish expertise to communities in developing nations and disaster-affected areas.
In Amman, the group was hosted by Tag and the Jordan Red Crescent (JRC), which presented sessions on its experience with disaster preparedness and community development.
Stressing the importance of people-to- people peacemaking efforts, JRC president Dr. Muhammad al-Hadid pointed out that the JRC has excellent relations with Magen David Adom (MDA). Both organizations are members of the International Federation of the Red Cross. In fact, in 2009, in cooperation with MDA, the JRC sent a group of 15 paramedics to study at Ben-Gurion University for two years, and two members of the group are staying on in Israel for further MDA training at Soroka Hospital before returning to Jordan to apply their training at home.
The governments of Israel and South Sudan announced Thursday the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The announcement was simultaneously announced in Israel and in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, Channel 10 news reported.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, whose office worked on establishing sound relations between the two nations, said of the development “The cooperation between the two countries will be based on solid foundations, relations of equality and mutual respect.”
Earlier Thursday, South Sudan also became the 54th member of the African Union.