People

A model Israeli citizen

Esti Mamo: Because I’m a woman of color, I speak for everyone, I’m global.Esti Mamo is exquisitely beautiful, with cocoa-colored skin, enormous almond-shaped eyes and full, shapely lips. She has poise and presence, and as she strides into the Tel …

Israeli researcher’s work is more than skin deep

Dr. Eli Sprecher: If you can discover the gene associated with a rare disease, you can find what the gene’s protein is doing to cause the disease.Eli Sprecher likes to get under your skin – or at least under the …

From Ethiopia to Intel

Participants in Asher Elias’ Tech-Careers learn the high tech ropes. The first class of Tech-Careers graduated 11 students.Asher Elias’ soft voice penetrates the stillness of the kibbutz as he lectures to a small group of Ethiopian students gathered around him …

Lebanese refugee finds more than a home in Israel

Sharbel Salameh in his Hadera home: I don’t want Israel to stop the war against Hizbullah.”Should I take my math books with me?” were the last words that 24-year-old Sharbel Salameh remembers asking his mother the day his father called …

Galilee factory fights Hizbullah by staying open

Israel Ben Tzur (left) and Stepac warehouse manager Magid Hamdan wear flak jackets in the company’s offices.The sirens were going off and the rockets were falling less than a mile away, but Israel Ben Tzur was carrying on a conversation …

Israeli music to soothe the soul

David Broza entertains residents of the North in a bomb shelter last week. (Photo: Barry Davis)I had been up north just a couple of weeks earlier. That was a long-awaited three-day vacation to Banias, near Israel’s northern tip, and sleepy …