Culture
Young people have been flocking to the Haifa Port for Kartel events. Photo by Matansky

Paul Reiser, mad about Israel

It’s the voice that gets you first. His hit TV series, Mad About You, may have wound down some 10 years ago, but the moment you hear Paul Reiser’s familiar, gently ironic voice, you’re waiting for a punch line. And …

Peter Yarrow with kids

Peter Yarrow’s peace puff

Musician and campaigner Peter Yarrow was in Israel recently in an effort to promote peace between Israeli Arab and Jewish schoolchildren.

Let your employees take charge

Productivity increases when workers are empowered, according to the new University of Haifa study.If you want better output from your employees, then let them take charge, according to a new report by Israeli researchers. The study, which was carried out …

Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected

Oren Lavie has no illusions that more than four and half million people are going to buy his debut album The Opposite Side of the Sea. But what does he know? The Tel Aviv-born singer/songwriter also didn’t expect the inventive …

Building on green experience in Israel and Greece

Eco-architect, Elias Messinas: “One cannot have a real ecological community without the community being committed to it.”There’s a phenomenon that’s hit the world, and Israel is no exception: designers, restaurants, grocery stores, companies and architects “in the green know” are …

Taking wing at the largest flyway in the world

It was once Israel’s biggest environmental mistake. Now the Hula Valley is home to one of the world’s most important sites for migrating birds.    As we arrive at the Hula Valley Park and Nature Reserve, a huge flock of gray cranes …

Israeli entrepreneur creates free online university

“Education should be a right, not a privilege,” Shai Reshef, founder and president of the online University of the People. After spending decades building successful educational programs in Israel and online, Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef decided it was time to …

Israeli wine comes of age

Israeli wine comes of age

Israel may have been growing wine since biblical times, but it’s only in recent years that the wines have gained international recognition.   Once regarded as undrinkable by most wine experts, the wines emerging from Israel today are considered some …