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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 …

Checking in with Check Point’s Gil Shwed

Checkpoint founder and CEO Gil Shwed: The nice things at Checkpoint is the balance between the American and Israeli sides.You may not recognize his name, but chances are if you use a computer, you’ve used one of his company’s products. …

Tamir Goodman’s full court press

Tamir Goodman in action: I just have to be patient and keep doing what I’m doing.In front of thousands of screaming fans and rolling television cameras, Tamir Goodman stands alone just right of center court. He races toward the basket, …

Telling ‘her-story’

Shulamith Shahar’s book “Fourth Estate: A History of Women in the Middle Ages” continues to serve as a basic text in gender studies and medieval history courses at universities.No phrase evokes the idea of stodginess more than the title of …

‘Mr. Mosquito’ makes his mark

Margalith’s breakthrough achievement was his discovery of Bti – a naturally occurring bacteria that is lethal to mosquitoes and black flies.Some people might not view the nickname ‘Mr. Mosquito’ as particularly flattering. But for Professor Yoel Margalith, known by that …

MTV wants their Israelis

It’s Becky Griffin’s turn to capture the attention of the millions of European youngsters (including more than 1.3 million in Israel) who tune everyday to watch MTV.Israel’s newest, and perhaps biggest, musical export is a lithe, 25-year old American immigrant …

From soccer hero to deputy mayor

Rifat Turk is used to being the first.The beloved former soccer star was both the first Israeli Arab to play on Israel’s national team, and the first Israeli Arab to represent Israel in the Olympics in Montreal in 1976. But …

Israeli supermodel is the talk of London

19-year old Havi Mond: I like the idea of being a supermodel… but I won’t be disappointed if it doesn’t work out. (Photo: Andrew Crowley)The sleepy town of Safed in northern Israel is known for its religious community and spiritual …