I hope that you are all well and safe. These last few weeks have been tumultuous couple of weeks as COVID-19 winds its way across the world. Slowly, many countries are starting to re-emerge and start their economies. COVID-19 has impacted economies – and non-profits the world over.
In this edition of Straight Facts, we look at the effects of COVID-19 on Jewish organisations, examine the effects of the virus on Israeli society from various aspects and take a look at how WIZO has risen to the challenge and more.
I hope this is of service to you.
World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbarah – Office of the Chairperson
+ 972 52 582 9090
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Impact of the Coronavirus in Israel
What kind of effect is Coronavirus having on Israeli society? Premier think tank, the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs takes a look at the impact from a variety of angles:
WIZO on the Front Lines
Dealing with a crisis - that's part of the WIZO's DNA! Read more how this much beloved and respected organization has risen to the challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic:
NGO Monitor Looks at the Politics Behind COVID-19 Funding
On March 27, 2020, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), announced the “oPt Inter-Agency Response Plan for COVID-19.” OCHA requested $34 million on behalf of numerous UN agencies1 as well as local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for use in the West Bank and Gaza. Read more about the politics behind the money:
Reut Group Study on the impact of Corona on Jewish communities:
The Coronavirus has dramatically disrupted Jewish communities and organisations around the world. The Reut Group who are renowned for their strategies give us some insight here:
Listen: Arab Relations Post-Corona
Israel’s relations with the Arab world are starting to warm up and mutual cooperation during the Coronavirus is evidence of this. What kind of relationship will Israel have with the Arab world in the future? Listen here:
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