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Learning to read Arabic really is harder

A new study on language and the brain from an Israeli university reveals why it’s harder to learn to read in Arabic than in most other languages. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90. Children learn to read Arabic at school. Over the …

Israel’s B-boys and girls [video]

Israel’s B-boys and girls [video]

It’s hot, it’s hip, and it’s breaking loose on Israel’s streets, Israel’s break dancing scene in now on the international map. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d0n0r9Ffo0 Dvir Rozen, director of the Israel Break Dance Association and CEO of his own company, Street Art Productions …

Israelis on ice

Israelis on ice

It may take a four-hour drive to the only ice rink in the country, but the die-hard hockey hounds of Israel’s Ice Hockey Federation are determined to enjoy their favorite pastime. A love of the ice – players get their …

Israelis come in high on happiness survey [video]
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Israelis come in high on happiness survey [video]

Israel came in eighth, on a Gallup World Poll of the world’s happiest countries, ahead of the US, and the UK. But what do the Israelis think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_E8_z2NQpI According to a Gallup World Poll to determine the happiest countries in …

Women in war zones

The stars are both behind the cameras and onscreen at Israel’s annual women’s film festival, which this year focuses on women who live with ongoing, national conflict. A still from the film I am, You are, which is to be …

Turning out film talent in Tel Aviv

Award-winning Israeli directors, writers and producers say they owe their success to the film school that made them “independent” and “warrior-like.” On the set of the 2008 film, It All Begins At Sea, directed by Eitan Green (on the left …

The cast of Israeli developed TV program Split, a supernatural high school drama about vampires now being picked up worldwide.

Biting into the world’s TV

Israeli TV programs are being picked up increasingly abroad. Now it’s time the government treated the industry like high-tech, say Israeli TV producers.

Good looking politicians get more media coverage

Attractive politicians get more television coverage than their less good-looking counterparts, according to a new Israeli study.   Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls. Politicians like US President Barack Obama are likely to get the lion’s share of TV coverage because of …