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Gonen Fink with his children at Emerald Lake, British Columbia, Canada.

Israeli microsurgeon puts smiles on frozen faces

For Dr. Eyal Gur, small things bring great rewards. Really small things, because Gur is a microsurgeon, operating at the level of blood vessels (1mm wide), which enables him to transfer tissue from one part of the body to another, …

An Israeli entrepreneur for life

Avi Kremer – ‘What’s so inspirational and what really attracts people to him is his selflessness,’ says Nate Boaz, a Harvard classmate who co-founded Prize4Life.Avichai “Avi” Kremer arrived at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Mass. three years ago ready to …

Israeli researcher wins prize for epilepsy breakthrough

For Prof. Alon Friedman research begins and ends at the bedside. The Ben-Gurion University (BGU) professor, who just won the prestigious 2007 Michael prize for epilepsy research from the Michael Foundation of Germany, first began exploring the field after a …

Disabled Israeli athlete takes on Paris-Dakar rally

It’s been a long, winding road that has taken 39-year-old Israeli extreme athlete Dror Cohen from combat planes to a wheelchair to the 2008 Paris-Dakar Rally, the world’s toughest off-road race. By his own admission, Cohen has been a daredevil …

Photographer Adi Nes connects ancient and modern Israel

Adi Nes’s portrait of Abraham and Isaac – ‘Many fathers sacrifice their sons for the army – this process is recycled over and over again for the ideals of this country.’Adi Nes stares ahead, his thick eyebrows pensive and drooping, …

An Israeli flower among the ‘Weeds’

‘I loved bringing a character to life that wasn’t an Israeli cliche’ – Meital Dohan. (Photo: Randy Tepper/Showtime)When the hit American cable show Weeds introduced the character of Yael Hoffman – a sexy, provocative Israeli rabbinic school administrator – the …