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Israeli ball players say ‘batter up’

When young Israeli kids in the network of both baseball and softball leagues spreading across the country get together, “pasul” sometimes replaces out, and a hit is a “havata.”Some will claim that baseball has ancient roots: they are certain that …

Finding the signature of Israeli graffiti

Grafitti work by Nir Aharon, whose work is influenced by Basquiat, pop art, Andy Warhol, Roy Liechtenstein and Keith Haring among others”Kilroy” “Marry Me Melanie!” “Luke Was Here” “Crips” “Bloods” “Bin Laden or Bust”. Whether it’s called tagging, hieroglyphics, muraling, …

Erel Margalit’s powerful visions

An animated reception – (from left), acting prime minister Ehud Olmert; Max Howard, Executive Producer of feature length animations at Disney and Dreamworks SKG and manager of new animation studio; Erel Margalit, Founder and Managing Partner of JVP.The event was …

LEADing through example

Participants in LEAD – ‘We’ve taken upon the task of encouraging and developing youth leadership in Israel,’ says LEAD general manager Eliav Zakai.There might not seem to be any direct connection between one of the world’s biggest customer management systems …

ISRAEL21c special feature: A visit to Tel Aviv

A dance party on the beach in Tel Aviv – the ultimate east-meets-west city. (Photo: Ministry of Tourism)When it comes to the types of urban amenities needed to create a world-class destination, Tel Aviv has it all. Its real estate …

Iranian and Israeli break down the barriers

A friendship between two bloggers – an Israeli and an Iranian – is doing its part to combat the anti-Israel incitement and nuclear rumblings coming out of Teheran. With the help of his ‘travel-friendly’ Canadian passport, Hossein Derakhshan, 31, crossed …