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

Israeli Arab restaurateur is a true optimist

Jawdat Ibrahim in his Abu Ghosh restaurant: This is the most important thing that I do – making meetings between Israelis and Arabs so that they can listen to each other. (Photo: Isaac Harari)”As an Arab-Israeli, I have seen that …

Solving an Israeli high tech riddle

Zohar Zisapel: When you invent something new you are looking ahead, trying to figure out how people will behave differently in the future.You might think that running one of Israel’s most successful families of high tech companies would provide enough …

Empress of Israeli dance sets sights on New York

Friedland: I take the layers from the library in my mind and when I start to work physically, they come out in stories. I’m communicating through dance.It’s the fantasy phone call or e-mail that usually doesn’t come – the Hollywood …

Israeli conductor lifts the baton

Gil Shohat: When I conduct, I hear the sound in my head a second before I get it.He’s likeable, sophisticated, media-savvy, workaholic, something of a celebrity in his native Israel, dedicated, unpretentious, successful, single and very, very, very talented.He’s Gil …

All-star Israeli ambassadors trot the globe

Although they read and write from right to left, Israeli women still run down the basketball court and shoot hoops in the same direction – and as well as their American counterparts – an attribute that women’s college basketball coaches …

From babies and Legos comes high tech innovation

Sarah Lipman: I’m somebody who builds a picture in my mind, and if it works well enough in my mind, then I’m pretty sure it’ll work in real life. (Photo: Isaac Harari)It’s doubtful that Las Vegas bettors would have put …

Israel’s Nobel winner talks of a cure for war

Bringing peace to the world is usually the preserve of political or religious ideologues – certainly well outside the domain of mathematicians. But this is the theme of the lecture that Prof. Robert J. Aumann of the Hebrew University of …

The sweet smell of Mel’s success

Prof. Mel Rosenberg indulges in his passion for music – ‘[Israel is] a whole country full of off the wall people.’Dr. Mel Rosenberg has a fabulous sense of humor – an absolute requirement, he will explain, for someone who specializes …

Stepping out with Ivri Lider

Ivry Lider: I want people to listen to my words and therefore I must give them honesty.Israeli singer-songwriter Ivri Lider was already a huge star in his native country when he came out of the closet three years ago. The …