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From the catwalk to MTV

From the catwalk to MTV

Israeli Amiram Eini made his name as a top international model, now he intends to make it big as a musician with his band, Amiram Inc.     After a successful career in modeling, 35-year-old Israeli-Norweigan Amiram Eini decided he …

Israeli soprano reaches new heights in Cardiff

Born into a musical family, it’s no surprise that Israeli singer Claire Meghnagi is now a rising star on the international classical opera scene. For acclaimed Israeli soprano Claire Meghnagi, performing in a competition was a sort of anathema. So …

The Israeli miner, who sifts through data

Israeli researcher Ronen Feldman has already sold one text mining company to Reuters for $47 million. Now he’s working on his next one. He built and sold his first company, the text analytics firm ClearForest, for a cool $25 million …

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 …