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Christmas lights for environmental awareness

In an ironic twist, a Christmas tree fashioned of recycled bottles in the northern city of Haifa went up the day the nearby forests burned down. Lit up by energy-efficient LED lights, the tree sends a message not just of …

Lifestyle

An innovative take on the suit

It’s possibly the most innovative clothing company in the world – Israel’s Bagir is making recycled suits, suits that breathe and even indestructible suits. Bagir has the largest number of registered patents anywhere. Here it shows off a suit made …

Lifestyle

Finding success with sensual soaps and scrubs

An Israeli success story, Laline’s lotions, creams and scrubs are delighting customers across the country and increasingly across the globe. Laline shops have a crisp black and white coloring, designed to give a warm and welcoming feel to customers. Walking …

Racing the Sahara – one man’s ultimate test

Israeli runner Hezi Yitzhak’s race across the Sahara Desert in the toughest footrace on earth was even more arduous and challenging than he had anticipated. For Hezi Yitzhak, the 250-kilometer Sahara Desert Race was a challenge he just couldn’t miss. …

Sports

Israeli goes kung fu fighting

A lone Israeli among China’s thousands of kung fu adherents, Shmuel Shoshtari was thrilled to be his country’s flag bearer at the martial art’s main event. Shmuel Shoshtari, left, at the “Kung Fu Olympics” in China with fellow students John …

Cultural oasis on the dunes

Once a backwater, today the Holon metropolis is attracting international attention with its cornucopia of cultural centers, and there’s a lot more on the drawing board.

Meeting Japanese culture face to face in Israel

It’s the only Japanese museum in the Middle East, and the turbulent history of the collection is as inspiring as the museum itself. An unlikely treasure trove – the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art. An unlikely and little-known treasure trove …

Falling in love in Jerusalem

In his upcoming film Jerusalem I Love You, Scott Berrie will present works by noted writers about falling in love in Jerusalem. Movie producer Scott Berrie is to turn his attention to Jerusalem for the latest in his series of …