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Gonen Fink with his children at Emerald Lake, British Columbia, Canada.

Israel’s maverick academic

Not content to rest on the academic laurels he earned at an unusually young age, Ely Porat also uses his smarts to improve education in the sciences.   How do you become the youngest professor in Israel? Extraordinary smarts and …

Dialysis for our city aquifers

An Israeli engineer has developed a water harvesting and treatment system to collect and clean urban rainwater that he says could work in cities from Melbourne to Manhattan.   When rain pours down on the streets of New York City, …

On the wings of an albatross

Former army helicopter pilot Duby Tal so identifies with the albatross that he named his aerial photography company after the rare bird and soared to success.   It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s an albatross. Veteran helicopter pilot …

The Green Bedouin

It’s not an easy task, but one young Israeli Bedouin has taken on the daunting challenge of bringing environmental awareness to his people. The first thing visitors to the Bedouin town of Rahat notice is the litter. Household garbage lies …

Using what’s right, to fix what’s wrong

An Israeli woman has adapted pyschotrauma programs developed in the wake of terrorism in Israel for post natural-disaster work with survivors of Hurricane Katrina. The vast experience that Israeli psychologists have accumulated in treating terror-related post-traumatic stress is proving to …

Israeli female Arab physician breaks the glass ceiling – twice

Israeli female Arab physician breaks the glass ceiling – twice

Dr Suheir Assady is the first female Arab physician to head a medical department in Israel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvhJAZlY030 Just a few months ago, Dr Suheir Assady was appointed to head the Nephrology Department at the Rambam Health Campus in Haifa http://www.rambam.org.il/Home+Page. …

Crafting art and memories from Israeli junk

Israeli artist Inbal Limor draws inspiration – and raw materials – for her art from the “garbage of the garbage” in the ancient port city of Jaffa. A few blocks from where artist Inbal Limor lives in Jaffa, Israel, is …

So birds of a feather can fly together

Israel’s chief avian ecologist is working to safeguard the 500 million birds that pass over the country twice a year on one of the world’s most important migratory routes. It’s not every day you get a ransom call for a …

Growing berries in Canada and America

A desert climate may not be conducive to growing raspberries, but one of the world’s top raspberry and strawberry breeders hails from scorching Israel. It can take 10 to 15 years to perfect a new variety of raspberry and strawberry …