Israelis persevere at home and at work

Jewish Agency chairman, Zeev Bielski (left)at the Noar Ha’oved Ve’halomed summer camp at the Afek Park near Rosh Ha’ayin in the center of Israel where 700 Jewish, Druze and Arab kids from the north are participating. (Photo: Meir Partush/Jewish Agency)It …

Staying alert in Israel

Stay alert? What did that mean? I followed orders and made myself a strong cup of coffee. If I lived in northern Israel, life would be dramatic and traumatic right now. But since I live in Ra’anana, a suburb just …

Just call her ‘President Carmi’

As Rivka Carmi, the new president at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, takes on the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent to her institution, she is able to draw on her own personal experience. Thirty years ago, Rivka Carmi …

Giving heart to cardiac patients

Anecdotal evidence shows that some of the patients participating in the study are experiencing improvement in their condition and their ability to function.A revolutionary Israeli genetic treatment could bring new hope to patients suffering with severe coronary heart disease. The …

Seeing stars in Jerusalem

Celebrities like Will Smith send the message that visiting Israel is safe – and cool.Atir Cohen got quite a surprise on his Bar Mitzvah day in Jerusalem – a visit from a Hollywood movie star. There was the young Israeli …