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Orli Avior photographed the Cohen home in Ashkelon, which took a direct hit at 6:30am August 26.

Kenya to copy Israeli urgent care model

The African country will implement the Terem clinics’ remote consultation technologies to treat patients who don’t require a hospital visit. Remote consultation saves on costly ER visits. The Kenyan Health Ministry has decided to adopt the Jerusalem-based model of Terem …

When a clown is better than aspirin

Israel leads the way in professionalizing the field of medical clowning and providing scientific evidence for its effectiveness. Photo courtesy of Shaare Zedek Medical Center “Dr. Sababa” clowning with kids at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Groucho Marx once …

The hub that brings Israel’s social entrepreneurs together

The hub that brings Israel’s social entrepreneurs together

An Israeli branch of a worldwide movement toward a sustainable economy has opened in the startup nation.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdIz9CL7m00 On the roof of a nondescript office building in Tel Aviv, an unusual organization called HUB TLV has made its home. …

Gas exploration refuels old Israel-Cyprus ties

‘Maybe this is the biggest and most important landmark of the relationship so far,’ says Cyprus-Israel Business Association president. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom President of Cyprus, Christofias Demetris meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamine Netanyahu at the Prime Minister’s Office …

Texas, Israel pursue joint ventures

A delegation led by the mayor of San Antonio comes to Israel to forge partnerships in biomedical and water technology. Photo by Oren Nashshon From left, BioMed SA President Ann Stevens, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Naomi …

Jerusalem invests millions in Arab schools

With new classrooms and technology tools, Mayor Nir Barkat has declared an education revolution in the eastern sector of the capital city. A school in Ras al-Amud, an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem southeast of the Old City. When the …

Model special-needs park sparks overseas interest

Ecuador relies on Israeli expertise to plan 200 accessible, inclusive playgrounds based on Friendship Park in Ra’anana. Photo courtesy of Beit Issie Shapiro Friendship Park, Ra’anana. Anybody can install a few playground swings adapted for children with physical disabilities. But …

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 …