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(photo credit: Yakir Zur)
LONDON – British parliamentarians learned firsthand about the work of a new
Jewish charity that facilitates Israeli humanitarian expertise and social
innovation to provide sustainable solutions to crucial issues affecting
At a reception in Parliament on Monday night, Tag
International Development, a global organization that connects Israeli charities
to partners in an array of countries to find sustainable solutions to a variety
of problems across the world, shared its work with a group of British
The charity focuses on vulnerable populations, including
women, children, the elderly, refugees, disabled and at-risk
Utilizing Israeli expertise and best practice methods, Tag
ID operates in areas such as disaster preparedness, agriculture and community
development. Its mission statement states that its work is rooted in Jewish
social values “transcending borders, religion, race and
Ambassadors, MPs and civil servants engaged with program staff
working on the ground to understand the impact that Israeli innovation and
enterprise – mainly in the medical and social development fields – is having in
the developing world.
Attendees included the Jordanian ambassador and the
Sri Lankan high commissioner.
The event, hosted by Conservative MP Zac
Goldsmith, celebrated the many projects Tag ID facilitates around the world,
including in Pakistan, India, Myanmar and Kenya. Projects include health and
medicine, agriculture, technology, social infrastructure, disaster preparedness
and postdisaster reconstruction.
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Tag ID works with NGOs in Israel such as
Magen David Adom, Yad Sarah and the social work department of Ben-Gurion
University to benefit developing countries with their experience in building
Speaking at the event, MP Ivan Lewis, shadow
secretary of state for international development, said: “Israel has so much to
offer, not only to its neighbors, but to the rest of the world. There has never
been a better time to demonstrate its cutting edge expertise to developing
countries than now.
“We are delighted that so many Parliamentarians and
other guests were able to learn more about Tag ID’s valuable work,” said founder
and chairman of Rabbi Yossi Ives. “We have worked hard to develop a network of
world class experts who assist partners on the ground and allow the knowledge
which has been gained in Israel to make a positive difference in so many
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