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Safe and simple messaging for the very young

Two Israeli high-tech executives create a no-reading-required, child-safe video messaging service to benefit millions of children living far from their relatives.   Vikido’s video messaging service is designed for kids aged between three to nine. Call it a business match …

“We worked until we collapsed”

A doctor with the Israeli delegation tells ISRAEL21c what it was like to try to save as many lives as possible in Haiti, after the devastating earthquake.   An unexpected call up: Dr. Ian Miskin, an infectious disease specialist, joined …

It’s time to learn the language of the other

The supervisor of Arabic Studies at Israel’s Ministry of Education fervently believes that learning the language of the other can help to build an ever-lasting peace.   “If you know the language of the other, you have the power to …

Mr. Israel flexes his muscles

US-born bodybuilder Effi Kivelevitz says that his life as an observant Jew prepared him for the rigorous training regimen that helped him win the title.   Working hard, and working out: Israel’s new body building champion Effi Kivelevitz. Israel may …

For one Israeli Arab woman, peace begins within

Palestinian Arab Israeli Hanan Gaffaly experienced a spiritual and professional metamorphosis on the road to becoming a peacemaker.   Wedged in a major cultural rift, Israeli Arab Hanan Gaffaly has set about finding a place for herself through peacemaking. Real …

Animating the Na’vi with an Israeli swagger

A career in music gave way to a career in animation for Israeli Shahar Levavi, who was part of the team that created the groundbreaking movie Avatar.   A scene from the film Avatar. What do you do if you’ve …

Young and full of life sciences

Israeli biologist Tommy Kaplan only got interested in biology at the age of 25. Seven years later, he has won a prestigious US prize for his work.   Family is just as important – Staff at the University of California …

From world champion boxer to rabbi

From world champion boxer to rabbi

He’s just won the World Boxing Association’s Super Welterweight Boxing Title, so what does Israeli Yuri Foreman do in his spare time? Study to be a rabbi of course.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kZxe4eRGU For Israeli Yuri Foreman, boxing and faith aren’t so …

Struck by lightning

Israeli professor Colin Price has transformed a fascination with severe weather patterns into research that could lead to practical products to protect individuals and industries from harm.   Space weather, sun storms, lightning strikes – these are all in a …