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Racing toward a new understanding in Israel

Aric Lapter and Rasheed Nashashibi get ready for the test day in the UK. ‘We want to show the world that there’s hope for Jews and Arabs to live together in peace.’ (Photo: Harel Rintzler)Aric Lapter and Rasheed Nashashibi aren’t …

Israeli computer program can ID artistic painting style

Van Gogh’s ‘Irises’ – ‘As soon as the computer learns to recognize the swirls of Van Gogh, it will recognize them in pictures it has never seen before.’Art aficionados aren’t normally known for their resemblance to computer scientists – one …

Finding something new under the sun with Israeli inventors

Motti Franko demonstrates the Net-Throne, a reclining computer workstation built by a designer looking to relieve back pressure.”You’re Yossef Schneider? Nice to meet you!” I queried with more than a hint of unconcealed surprise while consciously refraining from extending a …

Israeli soccer teams puts online fans in charge

The Internet fans can drag players they think should play into their preferred positions on a pitch diagram by a deadline. The information is then collated and the players who get the most votes will line up for the next …

Tafnit program closes the gap in Israeli schools

Israeli schools are respected for their high academic standards, and a great deal is expected from students. But with overcrowded classrooms and budgets spread thin, part of the Israeli student body simply can’t keep up. From weak academic skills to …

Israel huddles up for first season of tackle football

Players in the Israel Football league train for the season opener. (Photo: Yehuda Boltshauser)”Yalla! Nu, huddle up!”It’s just two hours before the opening scrimmage and the Tel Aviv Sabres are looking like little more than a rag tag group of …

Israel’s ‘Bubble’ floats to the US

Gal Uchovsky may be excused if he feels like he’s floating. Since the release in the summer of 2006 of The Bubble, his latest film with his professional and personal partner Eytan Fox, the Israeli producer’s life has been a series …

Israeli boxers spar with their dreams

Elad Shmouel wins another match – ‘The good thing about me is that I’m real young for professional boxing – I’m only 20 and I’ve got almost 20 fights, and that’s a lot.’Standing side by side, legs spread apart as …