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Keeping the Nobel breakthroughs coming

Israel unveils I-CORE, a cross-university initiative to keep generating Israeli Nobel-level breakthroughs, starting with smarter biofuels. Weizmann researcher Prof. Benny Geiger. Brain drain has been the bane of Israeli academia for years now: young Israeli scientists trained at the country’s …

Bringing tennis to Israeli-Arab neighborhoods

Philanthropic tennis enthusiast Freddie Krivine found a way to serve the ball into an Arabic-speaking court. Nadine Fahoum, Israel’s top female Arab tennis player. Anywhere in the world, marginalized populations have less access to good education, advanced music programs and …

Teaching caregivers how to overcome second-hand trauma

Israeli trauma specialist presents groundbreaking nature-based methods at convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington. Photo by Shay Levy/Flash90 When you see regrowth after devastating forest fires, like the Carmel forest fire last December, it gives people hope. Ten …

Three faiths unite in Israel to heal the planet

Three faiths unite in Israel to heal the planet

Jerusalem-based Interfaith Center is confronting environmental degradation with a spiritual show of strength by Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Meeting in Jerusalem, representatives from the three major monotheistic faiths are joining forces to heal the planet. Shema Yisrael is a statement …

Ariel’s last roar

Dr. Merav Shamir, a world-renowned specialist in animal neurology, traveled from Israel to Brazil to try to save a paralyzed lion. Dr. Merav Shamir giving a CT scan to Ariel the lion. “I got a weird email from Brazil asking …

Israeli circumcision skills saving Zulu men

An ancient Jewish religious rite turns out to be a critical weapon in the war against the spread of the HIV virus in South Africa. Dr. Inon Shenkar of the Jerusalem AIDS Project and Operation Abraham with Zulu King Goodwill …

Haifa – center of the Baha’i world [video]

Haifa – center of the Baha’i world [video]

Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens are both a religious shrine and a lesson in diversity. Who would think that 19 terraced gardens would be the pilgrimage site for a world religion? The Baha’i Gardens at Haifa’s Mount Carmel, a UN World Heritage …

Mobile phone keeps tabs on malaria

A Gates Foundation grant will help an Israeli scientist further develop his cell-phone imaging system for diagnosing and staging the serious African disease. Mosquitoes carry Malaria, a disease that is now the second-leading cause of death in Africa. A simple …