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Why you should come to Israel

Don’t cancel your trip to Israel – being in the country is just as safe as being in America. Dear Atlanta, Do you remember me? I lived in your fine city just a few years ago. When I arrived, you …

Greening Jerusalem’s research with a million dollar fund

Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s technology transfer company Yissum has earmarked $1m. towards green technologies being developed at the university. Private investors may be psychologically frozen, and people with money in the bank afraid to put their dollars into new ideas, …

From toothpaste to solar energy

Dr. Jonathan Goldstein, founder of 3GSolar holding a full-size prototype dye cell. While searching for an ingredient to make toothpaste flow more easily, an Israeli chemist came across a novel way to produce inexpensive, clean solar energy. 3GSolar, the company …

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Lightning proves key to predicting flash floods

Flash floods are the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the US, arriving without warning and wreaking swift destruction. As the country’s most common natural disaster, many lives would be saved if flash floods could be predicted in advance. Now …

Gleaning feeding on Fugee Fridays

Jesse Fox and a Fugee Friday volunteer, in Tel Aviv, loading surplus food from Carmel Market into a car, ready to distribute to African refugees living in the city. Photo Credit: Daniel Cherrin. When Jesse Fox, an urban planning student …

Canadian fisherman hauls great catch in Israeli waters

Canadian fisherman Italo Labignan with the 15lbs catfish he caught in the Sea of the Galilee. When it comes to fishing in the Holy Land, Canadian fisherman Italo Labignan is nothing short of enthusiastic. “It’s an awesome experience,” he admits. …

In an Israeli desert, water is his way of life

Planted in Israel’s Negev Desert is an academic oasis of scientists and their students. They are studying a natural resource that may be more valuable than oil in the not-so-distant future. That resource is water. Dr. Ofer Dahan from the …

San Francisco area aims to become electric car capital

San Francisco area aims to become electric car capital

Going electric: Amy Friedkin, president of ISRAEL21c, in San Francisco recently with the new Better Place electric car. The financial crisis is hurting Americans, but months before the hit fuel costs were already gouging into people’s pockets. Some were forced …