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Skiing at Mount Hermon. Photo by Flash90.

Congressmen and senators raise a glass to Israeli wine

California Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman, center, samples Israeli wine at the ‘America and Israel Together’ wine-tasting evening. (Photo: Ron Sacks)Lawmakers on Capitol Hill may think they know a lot about Israel – and many of them do. But last week, …

Israeli dates at forefront of shift in market trends

Dates were Israel’s leading fruit export in 2005, and growing brand name recognition abroad should keep the market successfulIsrael is at the forefront of a dramatic shift in Western markets from the old-fashioned dried dates to fresher, more juicy varieties …

Coexistence through math is a winning equation

Hebrew University Professor Ehud de Shalit, a professor at Hebrew University: This exhibition allows its visitor an accessible route to math, one that even children will find enjoyable.A group of Israeli academics believe that peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians …

Israeli-American teen goes court to court

Marisa Gobuty: I just fell in love with Israel. It is the best place to grow up. It was fun, I loved it, and the basketball was great.At age 9, Marisa Gobuty became a hero on her youth basketball team …

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, …