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Cap and rotator: US vets Anthony and James laying a wreath at Latrun war memorial. Photo by Judy Schaffer
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The Israeli to blame for your Sudoku addiction

When asked by colleagues or potential business partners, high-tech entrepreneur Gideon Greenspan says he has 25 years of experience as a software developer. Most people scratch their heads, of course: Greenspan, who’s developed the world’s most popular online Sudoku game Web Sudoku, is only 32 years old and he looks much younger than his age.

From fighter pilot to entrepreneur

Israel’s serial entrepreneur Arik Czerniak likes to share his experience with upcoming start-ups.Is being a fighter pilot good training for a CEO? Israeli Arik Czerniak seems to think so. “In the Air Force, we used to say that experience is …

Jerusalem above all others

Leon Botstein, music director and principal conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, wants to ensure that the sounds of Jerusalem can be heard around the entire world.Sometimes things go right. In 2003, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (JSO), plagued by debt …

Raising hope for treating renal cancer in kids

Looking for a first in stem cell treatment: Dr. Benjamin Dekel, a senior physician and scientific researcher at Sheba Hospital in Israel.He’s 42 and just at the beginning of his career, but with a new prestigious cancer research award under …

An Israeli treasure chest of jewels

Exuberant, colorful, and whimsical, Israeli designer Orna Lalo has turned a tiny cottage industry of limited edition jewelry into a successful international company with sales all over the world. Just imagine a treasure chest overflowing with glistening baubles, or a …

Funnies Girl [VIDEO]

Funnies Girl [VIDEO]

Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan won America’s top honor in comics this summer. Her illustrated novels depict everyday life in Israel, which to her, is the backdrop for extremely unusual events.Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan is in a very good place right …

Israeli documentarian Medalia in line for Emmy medallion

Israeli documentary filmmaker Hilla Medalia: “This is the stuff of dreams. To be nominated for an Emmy is one of the highest accolades in my industry,”Arranging a telephone interview with Israeli documentary filmmaker Hilla Medalia requires the scheduling dexterity of …

Israeli company pioneers technology for cellphone ads

Mobixell ensures that video streamed to cellphones does not bog down the network.Mobixell may be Israel’s biggest little secret in the country’s mobile-phone industry, a pioneer in the relatively new cellphone advertising industry. The company recently celebrated the occasion of …