Touching lives with love and care

[bscolumns class=”one_half”]Please join us to assist Israeli children with special needs. Together we are making a real difference in their and their families’ lives. Thank you!          [/bscolumns]

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Rosh Tzurim kibbutz offers horseback riding therapy and helps youth to learn practical skills needed in a farm setting.

Children and youth with disabilities and other special needs are a risk group in any country. In Israel, a variety of practical assistance, services, and medical care is necessary to ensure that they, too, will have a fulfilling life as they deserve. In some cases, parents have abandoned their special-needs children. Youth Villages and families with caregiver training are the only  “home” option these children will have.

Children with autism may be the most challenging group to care for. Only in Israel, I have witnessed how, in some cases, autistic children are responding well to treatments and care, and are able to develop some level of communication to join other children for play and other activities. The needs are many from clean bedding, playgrounds and medical equipment to young adults’ sheltered housing. The communities we help are situated in Judea and Samaria.

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The sky is the limit…

“We have been waiting for you for a long time, actually for 70 years,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when welcoming Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India on July 4. The three-day visit was the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister to the independent Jewish State. The two leaders spoke about an economic partnership, immigration and centuries’ old links between their countries. Prime Minister Modi, representing 1.3 billion Indians, is reported stating that the sky is the limit in future economic cooperation with Israel. An estimated 90,000 Jews of Indian origin have made Aliyah to Israel. Today the southern city of Be’ersheva has the largest Indian Jewish community. (more…)

Danger from the east

As Israel marks the fiftieth anniversary of its military victory in the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War in 1967, President Reuven Rivlin has called for global recognition of Israeli rule there, speaking about the territory’s importance to the survival of the Jewish State.

“The nations of the world must formally recognize that the Golan is an integral part of the State of Israel, and is essential to our existence as a people. The Golan Heights are strategic to Israel’s ability to safeguard its border,” President Rivlin stated in late June.


“At Basel, I founded the Jewish State”

The First Zionist Congress of 1897 in Basel, Switzerland is widely seen as the first step on the Jewish people’s path to re-establish a nation-state in their ancient homeland. It was in Basel, where the World Zionist Organization was founded and where Herzl was made its first president. This year (2017) marks 120 years since the first congress was convened by Herzl. (more…)