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

Israeli Teenager Wins Gold at Special Olympics

Shachar Gdalizon took home two swimming medals at the Special Olympics in Dublin, IrelandAs Shachar Gdalizon stood on the winner’s podium in Dublin, Ireland last month with a gold medal hanging proudly on her neck, her parents Ruti and Eitan …

A woman with backbone

Professor Michal Schwartz: Scientists are now repeating my findings in different ways and using different paradigms, so we are getting approval that we were right, which is very pleasing.When actor Christopher Reeve visited Israel last week, there was one person …

Sheriff of the Internet

Ofir Arkin: It is impossible to hide anything. Anyone can download XProbe for one purpose or another and anyone can also read the research I put on the site and learn more than a little about cracking computer security systems.An …

Israeli teen joins American crusade for diabetes cure

Alon Maor (far right) meets boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard along with other participants in last month’s Children’s Congress.American children with juvenile (type 1) diabetes representing all 50 states who recently packed a special Senate hearing on Capitol Hill on …

The Israel-Hollywood Connection

Israel Film Festival founder Meir Fenigstein (center) joins director Milos Forman (left) and actor Matthew Modine at the festival’s premiere.If you live in a major American city, you can thank Meir Fenigstein for bringing Israel to a theater near you.“Bali, …

An artist for the high-tech age

Yair Goldfinger: I’m not the type of guy to do nothing.Yair Goldfinger doesn’t like interviews. He lays down the ground rules immediately. “I’m not going to reveal any personal details,” he says tersely, sitting awkwardly in his chair as if …

All in the family

Yocheved and Yehuda Shwartz with their family: Both me and my husband have always been teachers, and passed on our love of learning and motivation to succeed.When it comes to family-style academic achievement, it’s difficult to beat the accomplishments of …

Only by education

Dr. Riad Agabria in his lab: If you educate a male, you’ve got one educated person; ifHelping Israel’s Bedouin community while making the state of Israel and the world a healthier place to live in – clinical pharmacologist Dr. Riad …

What’s so funny about love, peace and hope?

Udi Behr displaying one of his works: I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to interpret my inspiration through jewelry.What do such prominent American celebrities as Sharon Stone, Paula Abdul, Candace Bushnell, Nora Ephron, Howard Stern, and Jay Leno …

A scientist and a gentleman

Professor Abdullah Haj-Yehia: My main objective is to be a good scientist.When Abdullah Haj-Yehia was a boy living in the Israeli-Arab village of Taibe, his dream was to become a professor at an Israeli university. It seemed an unlikely dream …