ICA Meeting Room – CZA

Friends, Last week we had the honor of inaugurating the ICA conference room at the Central Zionist Archives. The CZA management and the head of the World Zionist Organization spoke about the ICA’s contribution in the establishment of the Israeli state from 1900 till today. After 125 years Baron Hirsch,…

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StartUp Negev – Demo Day

Dear Friends, Demo Day took place yesterday in Rahat, the largest Bedouin city in the country. Eleven groups presented their innovations and it was amazing to see how culture influences ideas. Some were mentioned in May’s message. Two more examples include: an application that supports women businesses in Rahat an…

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Tel-Hai Film – The Analytical Laboratory

Dear Friends, During the Corona virus pandemic the Ministry of Health was looking for future cooperation with Tel Hai College. Hence, the college produced this wonderful film (see link below). Most of the lab equipment was granted by our foundation. Those with sharp eyes will note ICA’s placard on the walls….

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Growing Fish on Treated Wastewater (TWW)

Shalom Friends, Four years ago ICA granted a BGU researcher to test the growth of fish in TWW and its marketing. If successful, there will be dual usage for TWW. The researcher checked the criteria of the Health Ministry of using these fish for human consumption. Their response was that…

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Bless Your Hands

Dear Friends, Last year, during a visit at the Central Arava R&D, we met with Hagar Baram. She heads the Bless Your Hands Organization whose goal is the collaboration of women from Jordan and the Israeli Arava. With the support of an ICA grant, the next step is the opening of a…

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Corona Times

Hello Members, Coming to the Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan, I asked the Desert Stars to summarize how they are coping during this horrible time. Here’s their reply: Dear Partners, I hope this email finds you well. The past month has been challenging at Desert Stars, as I imagine it…

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Corona-related ICA projects

Dear Friends, We are 4 weeks into the Corona attack. High school pupils have enlisted to assist in national efforts. They are making facial masks, professional equipment for ventilator machines  and equipment needed by doctors during tabulation of the ventilator process. They are even growing medical plants in the greenhouse whose chemicals are then being analyzed by ARO scientific members for their effect on the immune system. ICA can be…

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