“We worked until we collapsed”

A doctor with the Israeli delegation tells ISRAEL21c what it was like to try to save as many lives as possible in Haiti, after the devastating earthquake.   An unexpected call up: Dr. Ian Miskin, an infectious disease specialist, joined …

“There’s only one Tamir Cohen’

After a rocky start at Bolton Wanderers, Israeli footballer Tamir Cohen is proving himself to be a star player. He’s just one of a number of top Israeli footballers making a name for themselves today in European teams.   Stealing …

Ready for the NBA

Israeli hoopster Omri Casspi, a first round draft pick for the Sacramento Kings, hopes his tenacity and passion for the game will keep him in the NBA.   This fall, many thousands of Israelis will be getting out of bed …

The Green Bedouin

It’s not an easy task, but one young Israeli Bedouin has taken on the daunting challenge of bringing environmental awareness to his people. The first thing visitors to the Bedouin town of Rahat notice is the litter. Household garbage lies …

Israeli plans to keep the raindrops falling on our heads

Global warming increasingly threatens humankind’s reliance on rainfall, but now an Israeli inventor has come up with an ingenious solution to diminishing water sources: a hovering unmanned plane powered by solar energy that harvests water from the air and drops …

New chamber hopes to make peace through business

Can closer economic ties bring peace? Members of the new Israel-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce certainly hope so.   Most Israelis raise an eyebrow when they learn how much Israel already trades with the Palestinian Authority: Of some NIS 15 billion …

Pipe dream could avert Middle East water crisis

Israeli entrepreneur Boaz Wachtel.After four years of drought, the Middle East is heading for its most serious water deficit ever. Water economies are beginning to buckle as gaps grow between rising demand and dwindling natural resources. According to World Bank …

Empowering Jerusalem’s women through folklore fairs

Jerusalem, an ethnically diverse city, is beset by inter-communal tensions and poverty. Predominantly Arab East Jerusalem suffers high unemployment and high crime rates, while pockets of economic desperation also dot the mainly Jewish western half of Israel’s capital. Of a …