Helping the African deserts bloom
Israeli agricultural technology and know-how is being put to innovative use to combat desertification • Four students at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya have applied these technological advancements toward a solution for global hunger.
Princella D. Smith – Israel Hayom Newsletter
Despite Israel’s semiarid climate, Israel’s agricultural industry has advanced enough to prevent its desertification, which is defined as the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture.
Republican politico Princella Smith gains policy chops in Israel
by David Ramsey, AR Times
March 28, 2013
SMITH ABROAD: But still thinks of Arkansas politics.
What follows is your typical story of a 6-foot-tall black female Republican who starts off in Wynne, Arkansas, and ends up in Israel, writing for a Zionist newspaper and studying counter-terrorism.
Princella Smith has always been a wild card. A high school and college basketball star who interned for then-Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller and in John Boozman’s congressional office, she first drew major attention on the political scene in 2004. As a 20-year-old Ouachita Baptist University student, she won MTV’s “Stand up and Holla” essay contest, earning her a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention. Her speech was fiery and fun, and led many to proclaim her as a rising political star.
Around The World In Color
Arkansan takes hearts of Benton County women to Israel
By BECCA MARTIN-BROWN NWA MEDIA
Posted: January 17, 2013 at 1:43 a.m.
A project that touched the heart of an Arkansan in Israel stretched around the world to Bentonville and back at Christmastime.
Benton County Republican Women donated $1,000 and “a phenomenal” number of crayons, coloring books, markers and more to Save A Child’s Heart, according to Leigh Nogy, president of the local organization. The charity, based in Israel, treats children with heart ailments from all over the world.
The charity came to the attention of the local group because Princella Smith, a Republican activist from Wynne, is studying in Israel. Invited to speak to the women’s group during a visit home, she shared her passion for Save A Child’s Heart.
Smith was teaching English in China when she discovered the humanitarian organization, she explained.
Americans heart Israel
Roy Ashton might be considered a “typical southern male” in the United States. He is a Mississippi resident, a father, and a husband who attends church regularly and considers himself to be patriotic. Although active in his church, he was not particularly interested in traveling to the Middle East. In fact, the only countries that his church mentioned when speaking of missions work were Asian countries in the Far East. But, like many church-going American southerners, Roy eventually became informed of the importance of Israel’s security to the pro-democratic free world and to America’s national security, as well as the biblical significance of protecting Israel, and he had a change of heart. He decided to travel to Israel and to learn about how he could help Israelis to handle emergency situations.