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Cap and rotator: US vets Anthony and James laying a wreath at Latrun war memorial. Photo by Judy Schaffer

A much nicer place than people imagine

Searching for Israel’s soul, Emmy-award winning NBC bureau chief Martin Fletcher chose to walk the country to cover daily living, rather than daily confrontations. On a two-week hike along Israel’s coast, NBC’s Martin Fletcher discovered that Israelis are focused on …

Israeli ambassador on the ivories

While he no longer resides in the country full-time, world-class concert pianist Victor Goldberg says that wherever he roams, he sees himself as an ambassador of Israel. Concert pianist Victor Goldberg spends considerable time on the road, performing in cities …

Trading the catwalk for the farm

Avishai Trabelsi abandoned the catwalk for a career marketing his father’s designer fruits and vegetables. Brought up on a farm, Avishai Trabelsi turned to modeling as a job, rather than a career. Twenty-seven-year-old Israeli model Avishai Trabelsi has abandoned the …

Israelis win US science medals

There will be two Israeli-Americans among the 10 scientists to receive the US National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama. Nominated by the chancellor of California’s Chapman University, Prof. Yakir Aharonov works in the little understood field of quantum …

Ready to reap a potential windfall

With a commitment to producing 10 percent of Israel’s electricity via renewable energy by 2020, the government is putting its support behind wind farms. Catching the wind on the Golan – the Golan wind farm is set to increase dramatically …

You’re never too old for marzipan [video]

You’re never too old for marzipan [video]

Judith Zer-Aviv didn’t let the recession get her down – she took a pastry course, and became an award-winning pastry chef with a penchant for marzipan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et80aG8WFMw When Judith Zer-Aviv’s career in marketing and advertising took a dive, the Israel …

Galvanizing the Bedouins to go green

Green architect Michal Vital-Baron is at the forefront of a movement that’s introducing natural building techniques to the Bedouins in southern Israel. Green architect Michal Vital-Baron aims to help reintroduce natural buildings techniques to Bedouins living in the Negev. In …

Helping pets in a crisis

Convinced that compassion for animals will positively impact society, Khaya Dinsky tirelessly volunteers for their cause, giving a helping hand in times of trauma. Khaya Dinsky began rescuing dogs and other animals when she first arrived in Israel from New …

The algae that want to conquer the world

An Israeli Ph.D. student’s research into a family of deadly algae may help to make drinking water safer for millions of people and animals. Cyanobacteria algae are proliferating dangerously causing problems to drinking water worldwide. It almost sounds like the …