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Aroundish chef Gavriel Flyshman. Photo by Hadas Peretz

Israeli students race like the wind

The ‘Spirit of Ben Gurion’ will compete come May 2007 in the Formula SAE race, held each year by the American Society of Auto Engineers.The Spirit of Ben Gurion will be competing in a race.This isn’t as strange as it …

American pension funds look to Israel for investment

From left, Phil Schaefer, President, World Pension Forum; Eddie Trump, Chairman, Trump Group; and Isaac Applbaum, Founder, Opus Capital. (Photo: Shimi Nachtailer)What do local and state employees in California and New York have in common? For years, a portion of …

NBA teams choose two Israelis in draft

Yotam Halperin – A good chance to be the first Israeli to play in the NBA. Israeli basketball players Lior Eliyahu and Yotam Halperin were selected in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday morning. Following Doron Sheffer, …

‘Choozing’ your animated mobile content

Characters from Chooz’s made-for-mobile animated series ‘Foreplay’ – chosen for development by Fox TV Studios.When it comes to cutting edge mobile platform programming, Israel’s Chooz is ready to play in the big leagues. At least that’s what executives at American …

Ghanaian soccer player proud of Israel connection

Ghanaian soccer player John Pentsil celebrates a World Cup victory by waving an Israeli flag.The national Israel soccer team may not have qualified for the World Cup, but an Israeli presence is being felt anyway. Ghanaian soccer player John Pantsil …

Israeli debater makes her case

University of Haifa student Anat Gelber: We’re teaching people to listen to one another, to argue, and not just shout at one another.As a child, Anat Gelber wasn’t a big talker. “I had stage fright,” Gelber, 25, recalls. “I didn’t …

Getting your iPod right (to left)

Ben-Gurion University student Yinon Yamin: My accomplishment is that thousands of people are using my software as a solution.If you can teach a monkey to speak sign language, can you teach an iPod to speak Hebrew? One Israeli university student …