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An Israeli cowboy. Photo by Flash90.

For Israel’s Agam, it’s all about visual thinking

Yaacov Agam presents his Visual Cognition (Smarts) program to pre-school students. ‘Visual shapes – a circle, a line, a triangle – are universal symbols.’Artist Yaacov Agam makes a quick sketch. He conceals it, then uncovers it for a split second …

Making peace through Jewish and Arab musical roots

Hisham and Friends’ Assi Givati and Ihab Nimer perform at Villa Melchett on the Galilee – Music bonds us and other people.While the notion of Jews and Arabs in Israel playing music together is relatively commonplace, Ariel Nishri’s Groupeace initiative …

Israeli cafes take a bite out of the big apple

The Max Brenner chocolate bar in Manhattan – We were confident that we would have a good response from New Yorkers, but this has been overwhelming.Move over Starbucks, there’s a new game in town – two of them, actually. In …

Getting up close and personal about Israel

Among the subjects explored in the monologues are: coming of age in Israel; Israel as a young woman’s first love; falling in love with Israeli culture, Israeli food and even Israeli cats.The New York City theater goers were milling about …

Warren Buffett arriving to visit new Israeli acquisition

Warren Buffett, right, and Eitan Wertheimer, chairman of the board of Israeli metal working company Iscar. (Photo: AP)Immediately after making the largest ever buyout of an Israeli company when he acquired Israel’s Iscar Metalworking Cos. for $4b in May, American …

Israel’s Galilee offers world’s first pomegranate wine

The sweet and tart pomegranate has become one of the fastest growing trends in the food industry.If you’ve been to the supermarket lately, you’ve probably noticed that the hottest trend in the food industry is pomegranate products.Several years before the …

Pro baseball coming to Israel

Former Red Sox GM Dan Duquette with Israel Baseball League hopefuls. (Marty Appel for ESPN)HINSDALE, Mass. – On the site of the former Camp Wyoma, where an eighth grader named Dan Duquette once played volleyball and pitched horseshoes at his …

Israeli company brings out the celebrity in you

MyHeritage already has 2.38 million subscribers eager to see who they resemble — Aunt Helen or Angelina Jolie?An addictive new face recognition technology that twins you with your celebrity doppelganger is now taking the web by storm. Developed by Israeli …