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Green Horizons counselors do activities with children in bomb shelters such as this one in Beersheva.

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 …

Bringing Israel’s boutique wines to America

Richard Shaffer has a life that most can only envy. He hosts events throughout the United States that involve the pouring and drinking of quality wine. In this case, boutique Israeli wines that Shaffer is introducing to America via his …

The Israeli design on America’s high-tech industry

Gadi Amit, founder of NewDealDesign: “Consumer electronics requires high quality design more than ever.” A little industrial design can make a product go a long way. Take the design of Apple computers, iPhones and accessories. Discriminating consumers often purchase these …

Israel’s Rima Olvera has a fresh approach to cooking

Chef Rima Olvera’s cooking philosophy is all about simplicity and quality for any kind of regional cuisine: “It’s like Zen – you have to be super-respectful of your ingredients.” Chef Rima V. Olvera takes pleasure in food and believes you …