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Upholding the law

Menachem Mazuz’s appointment to the post of attorney-general symbolizes a step forward for Israelis who immigrated from Asian and African countries.It was unlikely when Menachem Mazuz was born in Tunisia in 1955 to a large, religious Jewish family that his …

Slam dunk – Israeli-style

Villanova basketball star Liad Suez was named Big East co-player of the week on December 15.Liad Suez, a 22-year-old Israeli, is dazzling fans of the basketball powerhouse Villanova University. Suez, a Villanova sophomore and a six-foot-two forward, has become the …

A look behind the genetic decoder

Dr. Nayef Jarrous, along with his wife Ghada and their daughter, receives a bouquet of flowers in honor of his winning Hebrew University’s Yoram Ben-Porath Prize.When Nayef Jarrous was growing up in the northern Israeli town of Shfaram, he encountered …

Stef Wertheimer’s new Middle East

The Tefen Industrial Park includes the Open Museum display the beauty of industry. (Photo: Gems in Israel)Israeli industrialist Stef Wertheimer is planning a major project that he says will bring stability to the Middle East – 100 industrial parks that …

Making it in New York

Ron Giladi arrived in New York three years ago when he established the Designfenzider design company with Lior Haramati.The young designer Ron Gilad, 31, completed his studies at the department of industrial design at Bezalel only five years ago, but …

A Hi-Tech Veteran With a Mission

“We have to work very hard to develop a society with high standards of justice and morality, and a high quality of economy, education, and science,” says Eli Ayalon, a business leader with an idealogical mssion.For hi-tech veteran, Eli Ayalon, …

Northern exposure in the Mideast

Eva and Jimmy Ben-Sira in their adopted home in Israel.It’s a far cry from the frozen tundra of Alaska, but eighteen-year-old Eva Ben-Sira has become the first Eskimo to be inducted in the Israel Defense Forces. Ben-Sira was born to …

Expect an extraordinary experience

“I work on the seam between the content and the attraction,” says entertainment technology developer Ofer Yardeni.As a 21-year-old who had just completed his service in the Israel Defense Forces, Ori Yardeni, born and raised in Israel, gazed at the …

A “Fox” of fashion

Everywhere you go around Israel, you are likely to meet people wearing Fox clothes – including actors Yael Bar-Zohar and Yehuda Levy.Israel doesn’t have the Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic. Instead, when it comes to shopping for casual and …