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Israeli Glider Maker Takes You Up, Up and Away [VIDEO]

Israeli Glider Maker Takes You Up, Up and Away [VIDEO]

Flying high: Apco Aviation’s paragliders are sold throughout the world. For Anatoly Cohn, the founder and CEO of Israeli company Apco Aviation, one of the largest producers of recreational flying equipment in the world, flying was a childhood dream. Growing …

Israel’s most powerful woman in biotech

Giving everything, compromising on little: Nava Swersky Sofer, president and CEO of Hebrew University’s Yissum.She visits with foreign dignitaries regularly and closes multi-million dollar deals. But by the end of the day, on this particular day, she runs home to …

From the northern Galilee to The Kingdom

An instant connection: Peter Berg directs Ashraf Barhoum in The Kingdom.Many go through life without ever finding that perfect person, never feeling an instant connection. Ashraf Barhoum is picky, too, waiting patiently and passing up second-rate opportunities for the right …

Helping Israeli Bedouins Make the Grade

Local hero: Jamal Alkirnawi is helping Bedouin students at Ben Gurion University face the challenges of studying in a western environment.There are about 170,000 Bedouins living in Israel, and more than two-thirds call the Negev Desert home. They can be …

Prime-time’s unexpected star

The cast of Avoda Aravit. Norman Issa in glasses at the back.The latest star of Israeli television isn’t exactly who you’d expect. But actor Norman Issa thinks it’s about time an Israeli Arab was the star of a prime time …

Looking for paradise with author Ron Leshem [VIDEO]

Looking for paradise with author Ron Leshem [VIDEO]

Ron Leshem: I regard this all as just a backdrop to a totally human story.Ron Leshem bounds into his office with youthful energy and apologizes profusely for being 15 minutes late for our interview. Sporting the urbanite uniform of jeans, …

Pioneering ADHD treatment with brain exercises

Dr. Amnon Gimpel: The trouble with Ritalin is that it doesn’t solve the problem.Brawn for the brain is part of a cure to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to Dr. Amnon Gimpel. The Israeli physician has developed a comprehensive …