Tag archives for Middle East
Despite the perception that refugees create an economic burden, the overwhelming data suggests that they are actually a net positive for the communities where they settle.
The Promise is finally showing in American theaters. Please see this film, as it tells the important yet still under-reported story of the Armenian Genocide.
Meandering through the Armenian Quarter in old Jerusalem was the undisputed highlight during my recent visit to Israel, as this small neighborhood says so much about the complexities of the Middle East.
As much as 30% of water is lost on the way to its destination, thanks to leaks and aging infrastructure. This Israeli start up may have the solution.
Roy Wiesner, CEO of Hutchison-Kinrot, a global seed investor in clean-technology startups, says we should pay attention to these cleantech trends during this coming year.
The Nile River Valley, which sustained Egypt since before the reign of the pharaohs, is at a tipping point. And a new dam in Ethiopia and unchecked development could render much of this country uninhabitable as its population continues to surge.
Nike will release a high-performance hijab for female Muslim athletes next year, becoming the first major athletic brand to design such an item targeted to the Muslim market.
The industrialization of the kibbutzim has been one of the triggers behind Israel’s spectacular growth, but many old-timers have lamented the shift from idealism to pragmatic capitalism. But a slow shift is underway as more Israelis are considering moving back to these communities.
Visit Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel, and e-bikes and e-scooters are almost as common as bicycles. And Israel's Startup Nation has become the Detroit of this alternative form of transportation.
It goes without saying that Israel is one of the most politicized nations on the planet, and the same goes for how the country approaches its water security. But one water utility CEO is using low-tech solutions to make her city one of the most water resilient communities on the planet.
Rishon LeZion, five miles south of Tel Aviv, has become a global leader in water efficiency -- and much of this success is thanks to CEO Sally Levy, who is arguably one of the world's leading women on water stewardship.
Matthias and Tabea Oppliger founded Glowbalact in 2011. Its social enterprise in Israel, A.I.R., provides job training to former sex workers as a steppingstone toward becoming more integrated in society.