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American sportswear designer retains Israeli roots

J.Crew recently joined the clamor for Nili Lotan’s bare basics. The Netanya native reveals how her mother country influenced her ‘quiet language.’ Photo by Taghi Naderzad Nili Lotan: “I have very strong ties to Israel.” The striped boyfriend sweater and …

Israel’s blacksmith champ [video]

Israel’s blacksmith champ [video]

It may be a small profession in Israel, but the country’s blacksmiths are winning acclaim worldwide. Meet Zeevik Gottlieb, one of the world’s finest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZNfRLh6gT4 Just a 10 minute drive east of Tel Aviv, the harsh blunt sounds of iron …

‘Every preemie is a new adventure’

Dr. Iris Morag introduces new approaches in family-centered care and long-term assessment for fragile newborns at an Israeli hospital. Photo courtesy of Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center Dr. Morag tending a young patient. The way Dr. Iris Morag lovingly introduces visitors …

LA Times book prize for an Israeli iconoclast

Oren Harman talks to ISRAEL21c about his award-winning biography on a real-life Forrest Gump. New York Times Notable Book winner Israeli professor Oren Harman. “And the winner is … Oren Harman, for The Price of Altruism: George Price and the …

The Israeli who fights AIDS in Africa

Public health activist Dr. Zvi Bentwich has been lauded for a lifetime of combating AIDS in Israel and Africa. He’s also the grandson of a legendary malaria fighter in pre-state Israel. Photo by Dani Machlis/BGU Dr. Zvi Bentwich recently returned …