- Press -

This is a small sample of what the press has been saying recently about our work:

  • UN is sweet on honey makers

    October 25, 2013

    An international aid charity founded by a British rabbi has won a £445,000 grant from a United Nations agency to improve honey production in the developing world.

    Click here to read the full story

  • Road Safety Bureau needed: experts

    May 6, 2013

    Road safety advocates are calling for better enforcement to help reduce the growing number of pedestrian road deaths.

    Click here to read the full story.

  • Introducing Burma/Myanmar’s new country director

    Tag is delighted to welcome our newly appointed Burma Country Director, Edward Naing ma. He will direct our flagship beekeeping project to develop modern beekeeping and honey production in Shan State – an area affected by ethnic strife and poverty. Ed was born in Myanmar and migrated to Australia where he gained valuable experience in both private and public sectors. Raised in Myanmar, he has in-depth knowledge of Myanmar culture, traditions and social dynamics. From Ed: “It gives me an enormous satisfaction to know that I will be able to contribute directly to the local communities through Tag’s core principle of sharing knowledge and best practices to change people’s lives.”

  • Modern-day slaves

    March 29, 2013

    Tag International works to combat human trafficking and forced labor in Asia, and looks to Israeli organizations for guidance.

    Click here to read the full story or download the PDF here.

  • The charity that has taken the fight to the slave trade

    March 29, 2013

    “Slavery may have changed since the Pharaohs conscripted the Israelites into pyramid-building. But its evils persist.”

    Click here to read the full story

  • A British charity is changing the world with Israeli expertise

    March 5, 2013

    ‘Tag shows that Israel has a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise that can be shared and given to developing countries.’

    Click here to read the full story

  • Youth Day in Azerbaijan

    Tag, the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society and Ve’ahavta, the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee, distribute Kinder Kit school bags and school supplies

    Feb. 1, 2013

    1 February 2013 was a happy day for the frontline Abbasbeyli, Alpout and Farahli villages of Gazakh district which is located in the western part of Azerbaijan.

    To read the story, click here.

  • All eyes on the ball on the former frontline – ifrc.org

    Dec. 10, 2012

    The atmosphere in the stadium is tense; the crowd waiting for the referee’s whistle that will kick-off the final. Spectators waving Red Crescent flags and national flags watch the players in Red Crescent shirts on the pitch, all eyes on the ball.

    To read the story, click here.

  • Restoring cultural cohesion through art and symbols – Making a Global Impact

    Nov. 10, 2012

    “Israel has so many problems that we forget how much we’ve learned from them. We can use our experience to help others,” declares Dr. Ephrat Huss of the Charlotte B. and Jack J. Spitzer Department of Social Work.

  • Leveraging water in Kenya for education, health and hygiene – goldengirlsfoundation.org

    Nov. 1, 2012

    With the rain water harvesting expert, Amir and water therapist, Yael, both from Israel, Amilo Primary School was used as a pilot project to install a rain water harvesting technique… Yael trained teachers within the division on use of water therapy for traumatized kids.

    To read the full story, click here

  • Engaging the World – The Jerusalem Report

    Oct. 22, 2012

    “TWO ISRAELIS, AMOS AVGAR and Roy Ben-Eliezer recently spent a few bone-jarring hours rattling along some of the rutted dirt tracks that meander through much of rural Myanmar. Their destination: a remote village of the Pa-O people in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation’s Shan State.”

    To read the full article, download the PDF.

  • Community resilience with Tag

    Sept 20, 2012

    AZERBAIJAN – The Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society published a report about Empowerment on the Frontline, a community resilience project implemented in partnership with Tag, Magen David Adom Israel and Magen David Adom UK.

    “On 11-13 September 2012, Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society conducted an assessment on the results of “Community resilience” project implemented in 6 front-line villages (Kemerli, Gushchu Ayrim-Mezem, Alpout-Abbasbeyli, Jeferli-Bala Jeferli, Ferehli, Khanliglar) of Gazakh district.

    To read the full article, view the website here

  • TAG Canada will be ‘positive influence’

    Aug 31, 2012

    TORONTO — Rabbi Yossi Ives founded the Tag Institute for Jewish Social Values, and its sister organization, Tag International Development, because he became increasingly uncomfortable with the “self-imposed isolation” of his Orthodox Jewish world in London, England.

    To read the full article, view the website here

  • It’s Time to Act in Myanmar!

    Mar 25, 2012

    “Yet as he attended the Global Road Safety Partnership’s Annual Asia Seminar along with Roy Ben Eliezerroad safety specialist for South East Asia working with Tag International Development, both men perceived the seminar as an opportunity to help move road safety ahead in Myanmar. They believe current efforts can reinforce road safety initiatives that have kicked things off on the right track.”

    To read the full article, view the website here

  • “A visit of the delegation of “TAG International Development” humanitarian agency to Azerbaijan ” – Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society

    Jan 9, 2012

    On 18-22 December 2011, the representatives of local and international organizations of Israel visited Azerbaijan. This visit was organized by “TAG International Development” humanitarian agency based in United Kingdom. 

    To read the full article, view the website here

  • “TAG Reception at House of Commons ” – Hamodia

    Nov 18, 2011

    Ivan Lewis MP, shadow secretary of state for International Development, was the guest speaker at a reception held at the House of Commons last week to raise awareness of the work TAG International Development (TAG ID). 

    To read the full article, download the PDF 

  • “Plaudits for Rabbi’s humanitarian project” – Jewish Tribune

    Nov 12, 2011

    A JEWISH group which specialises in humanitarian work around the world has been honoured at a House of Commons reception. Ivan Lewis MP, Shadow Secretary of Stat for International Development was guest speaker at Monday nights reception… 

    To read the full article, download the PDF here

  • “Rabbi’s aid scheme wins political backing” – The Jewish Chronicle Online

    Nov 10, 2011

    Shadow International Development Secretary Ivan Lewis saluted the work of a global aid organisation founded by a United Synagogue rabbi at a Commons reception on Monday. Rabbi Yossi Ives of Richmond Synagogue set up Tag International Development to deliver Israeli medical, agricultural and other practical expertise elsewhere.

    Read The Full Article here or download the PDF here

  • “UK parliamentarians hear about new global Jewish charity” – The Jerusalem Post

    Nov 9, 2011

    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 vulnerable populations.

    Read The Full Article From the here or download the PDF here

  • “Football competition between juveniles living in communities situated in front-line zone.” – Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society

    Oct 7, 2011

    The aim of protecting children from the risk of mines and explosive remnants of war. As a continuation of this project the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society together with TAG International Development agency decided to organize one month football competition among the teen-agers from those communities.

    Read The Full Article here

  • “How this Richmond Rabbi uses Israeli knowhow to aid the world” – The Jewish Chronicle

    Sept 1, 2011

    THERE ARE probably not many Rabbis helping to provide cleaner water in Myanmar (Burma) or first-aid training to wildlife rangers in Kenya. But Rabbi Yossi Ives, the minister of Richmond Synagogue, is doing just that through the organisation he has founded to put Jewish humanitarian values into practice.

    Read The Full Article here


  • Israel’s third Mission to Solomon Islands starts this week” – Solomon Star

    Aug 24, 2011

    Israel’s 3rd Mission to Solomon Islands begins today 24th Augusts and ends on the 5th of September 2011. This mission will focus on three major areas in its current assistance to Solomon Islands in assisting Malaita Province with its Socio-economic development initiatives…

    Download the PDF of the article here or head to the Solomon Star to read about this story and more

  • “Humanitarianism Trumps Diplomacy” – The Jerusalem Post

    July 28, 2011

    Led by Israeli experts, professionals from Indonesia and Sri Lanka
    were here and in Jordan for a two-week workshop focusing on
    community development and resilience, disaster risk reduction and,
    above all, investing in ‘people-to-people peacemaking efforts.”

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  • “Hearts don’t need words” – The Jerusalem Report

    May 9, 2011

    Ives is in Sri Lanka in his capacity as founder and chairman of Tag International Development, a UK non-profit that he established to help “the Jewish people to make the largest and widest possible contribution to human progress and development, because I am convinced that there is so much more that we could be sharing and offering to the world, in particular in the areas of social values and humanitarian expertise.”

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  • “Give The Gift of Israel to the World” – The Jerusalem Post

    May 9, 2011

    An innovative British NGO founded by an enterprising rabbi is harnessing distinctive Israeli and Jewish expertise around the world.

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