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Adital Ela surrounded by natural materials in her studio.

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 …

Pushing a vision of Israeli democracy

Davidi Gilo receiving an honorary doctorate at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem from President Menachem Magidor. If Davidi Gilo felt uncomfortable earlier this month when he received an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he didn’t show it. The …

Just call her ‘President Carmi’

As Rivka Carmi, the new president at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, takes on the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent to her institution, she is able to draw on her own personal experience. Thirty years ago, Rivka Carmi …

Not your typical Israeli grandma

Gamila Hiar in Peqiin: The field and the herbs were my secret garden.It was an incongruous sight. Among the business and military dignitaries who were honored by Israel as torchbearers marking the beginning of the country’s 58th Independence Day celebrations …