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Adital Ela surrounded by natural materials in her studio.

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 …

Israeli plans to keep the raindrops falling on our heads

Global warming increasingly threatens humankind’s reliance on rainfall, but now an Israeli inventor has come up with an ingenious solution to diminishing water sources: a hovering unmanned plane powered by solar energy that harvests water from the air and drops …

Firing up his engine between hot and cold

Firing up his engine between hot and cold

After 30 years spent servicing Israel’s military aircraft, engineer Hugo Tour decided to redesign a car’s internal combustion engine to make it twice as efficient. Hugo Tour spent more than 30 years servicing Israel’s high profile military aircraft and helicopters …

“I thought I could do it better”

Israeli entrepreneur Yossi Gross holds 567 patents, founded 27 companies and is now CTO of a VC that’s seeding 15 portfolio start-ups. Growing up on a cooperative farm in central Israel, Yossi Gross did his share of work in the …

Fortune teller for your heart

An Israeli doctor has developed a technique that can look into your future and tell you if there’s a heart attack lurking there. Dr. Michael Shechter has treated Hollywood stars, tycoons and Israeli prime ministers. Using a pressurized cuff rather …

Milk, honey and high-tech

Many talented individuals contributed to Israel’s emergence as a high-tech hub second only to Silicon Valley. But if you had to name names, Ed Mlavsky’s might top the list. Using an innate ability he describes as “instinct tinged with chutzpah,” …