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Gonen Fink with his children at Emerald Lake, British Columbia, Canada.
Israel’s queen of the underground

Israel’s queen of the underground

Israeli singer Hadar Manor has gone from busking in London Tube stations, earning her the title Queen of the Underground, to gigs across Europe. A new CD is now out. Grinding spices for homemade chai at 4 a.m., Hadar Manor …

Omar Avital plants Israeli roots in NYC jazz scene

Israeli-American jazz musician Omar Avital is introducing American audiences to the rich traditions of Israeli music, blending east and west to create perfect harmony. Critics call him a poet of the bass, and he is considered by international musicians and …

Searching for peace in Georgia

Welcomed like a hero: Meiri Schori who flew to Georgia as part of a UN peacekeeping mission.Israeli police superintendent Meiri Schori has seen a few too many bombings and terror attacks in her life. But she is using these difficult …

Living in a reality show

Living in a reality show

Salman Rushdie describes Israeli short story writer Etgar Keret as “a brilliant writer” and “the voice of the next generation.” Since the success of his second book Missing Kissinger in 1994, the 40-year-old writer has published three short story collections …

Taking science out of the lab and into the market

‘Lots of technologies being studied at universities could be applied and commercialized for the benefit of humans,’ biotech entrepreneur Silvia Lupa Noiman. Maybe other little girls dreamed of becoming ballerinas or movie stars. Silvia Lupa Noiman wanted only to be …

From the Galilee to Berlin via opera

Maybe being different is my destiny, Enas Messalha, Israel’s first Arab opera singer.For opera singer Enas Messalha, singing is as natural as breathing. “As a young girl I remember myself singing and dancing on every occasion,” she admits. It was …

A lifetime in solar energy

Israeli physicist Harry Zvi Tabor has devoted his life to researching solar energy. His achievements have already transformed the industry, but at 92, he’s still creating. When Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion invited British physicist Harry Zvi Tabor to join the …

Israeli trademark lawyer blazes trail on internet policy

Israeli-American advocate and internet trademark specialist, Ellen Shankman. Ellen Shankman starts with a question. “Will new rules for the internet, protect the consumer, or make it more difficult for the consumer?” asks the Israeli-US advocate, a specialist in branding strategy …