Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) brings together ambitious teens from diverse Israeli sectors and nurtures their entrepreneurship.
Yishai Cohen, 18, and Ahmed Shawish, 19, are bright, ambitious Jerusalem teens. Both are high-tech entrepreneurs despite their tender age. They may never have met if not for the Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) program in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This selective program, started 10 years ago, uses technology and business to bring together Palestinian and Israeli youth from Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Mevasseret Zion, Nazareth and Beit Shemesh, 30 to each cohort. They meet weekly during the school year and intensively during summer vacation for three years.
In addition to MIT faculty, mentors from the Hebrew University, Google Israel and other institutions work with the kids in small, mixed groups to devise a business plan for an app or website. The atmosphere fosters friendship and collaboration.
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The Temple Mount Has Been Occupied By Hamas’
MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) slammed the latest rioting incident on the Temple Mount Wednesday, calling Israel’s control over Judaism’s holiest site a “failure.”
“Over the last five days, the Temple Mount has not been occupied by the Jordanian army, but by a division of Hamas,” Feiglin said.
“The failure of the police to control events the Temple Mount is, in fact, the failure of political leadership in keeping the heart of Jerusalem [intact].”
“Continuing to drag our feet [on the issue] will result in history remembering the Israeli government and its leader as having abandoned the Temple Mount to the Hamas regime,” he added.
According to Feiglin, placing a special unit of Israeli police at the site to specifically prevent riots is the “response is required to maintain our sovereignty over the Temple Mount and Land of Israel as a whole.”
Dozens of Palestinian Arab terrorists rioted against police at the Temple Mount on Wednesday, after Jews were allowed to visit Judaism’s holiest site in light of the Passover holiday.
On Monday, just hours before Passover began, Hamas Islamists rioted on the Mount, waving Hamas flags and “not allowing Jews and tourists into the Mount,” according to activists.
“Hundreds of Jews who came to the Temple Mount for Pesach were astonished to find a police representative standing at the entrance gate and announcing that the Mount had been closed off to Jews after Hamas had taken over the Mount and threatened violence against any Jews who enter,” the Temple organizations reported in a news communique Monday.
Thousands of police and IDF troops will be on duty Thursday, as tens of thousands of Jews arrive at the Kotel (Western Wall) for the Birkat Cohanim (Blessing of the Cohanim) ceremony, a special feature of the Jewish festivals. Troops will be on special alert following the unrest on the Temple Mount Wednesday.
Police will be stationed along all paths to the Kotel, with shuttle buses depositing worshippers outside the Dung Gate adjacent to the Kotel. Private cars are banned in the Old City Thursday, and the public is asked to use public transportation only. Leading the ceremony will be Chief Rabbis Yiztchak Yosef and David Lau.
On Wednesday, Muslims rioters hurled flares and rocks at police forces on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. One police officer was reportedly slightly injured. The Temple Mount was closed to Jews Wednesday, and is expected to remain closed Thursday.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Dov Kalmanovitz, the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, demanded that the Israeli Police to close the Temple Mount to Arab visitors. On Thursday, when Birkat Cohanim is conducted, “the Chief Rabbis will visit the Western Wall and thousands will flood the Jewish quarter. It is inconceivable that the Israeli Police prevents Jews, who want to ascend the Temple Mount, from entering, and allows Arabs - who riot - to continue to respect the mosques there and throw stones,” he added. Kalmanovitz then called on police “to maintain security” at the Mount - “either by allowing Jews to ascend to the Mount or by closing it completely.”
12 years ago on the eve of Pesach, a Hamas suicide bomber broke into a hotel in Israel and blew himself up. This Pesach, we remember the 30 civilians killed, and hundreds injured, in the Passover Massacre of 2002.
We mourn the loss of Baruch Mizrahi.
On his way to the Pesach seder, Baruch Mizrahi, a 47-year-old father of five, was shot and killed by Palestinian terrorists. Baruch was a top police intelligence and crime officer, and he previously served in IDF intelligence forces. Baruch’s pregnant wife and 9-year-old son were also injured in the attack.
May his memory be a blessing.
ה’ יקום דמם. יהי זכרם ברוך
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The Israeli nonprofit Save a Child’s Heart provides free open-heart procedures to children worldwide.
Did you know that 49% of the total patients ARE from the Palestinian communities?
"There has never been ‘Palestinian state’ - that’s one of the big lies that they’ve managed to press forward. The reality is that it’s been the Jewish land for 3,000 years, it’s still our land."
Watch the interview here
Why don’t the Pro- Palestinians share such photos instead of spreading lies such as “IDF soldiers kill Palestinian children” ? - learn to spread love, not hatred.
Revealing the “apartheid” lie..!
There is NO “apartheid” in Israel.