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A nurse cares for a newborn in a shelter at Barzilai as a warning siren sounds for possible incoming rockets in Asheklon. Photo by Uri Lenz/FLASH90

Israelis and Palestinians meet for Startup Weekend

Israelis and Palestinians joined forces for a Startup Weekend, to explore the possibilities of developing new technology businesses together. One hundred and fifty entrepreneurs took part in the Jaffa conference held at the Peres Center for Peace. Joining a worldwide …

Israeli aid team first to reach the Congo

Israeli aid team first to reach the Congo

Once again, Israel is first on the post-disaster scene, as its specialists in burn treatment and plastic surgery rush to the aid of the Congolese following the recent tragic fire.   Hundreds of people were left with severe burns when …

Getting to the heart of the matter

Whatever the political climate, the charity Save a Child’s Heart saves the lives of Palestinian children. Now the Israeli government and the EU have stepped in to fund further vital heart surgeries for Palestinian and Iraqi children.   Some of …

Putting coexistence center stage

Israel‘s mixed Jaffa Arab-Hebrew Theater may be an “island of sanity” according to its director, but its survival is by no means a foregone conclusion.   Working at peace – the Jaffa Arab-Hebrew Theater. Given the tensions between Jewish and …

The potato guy [video]

The potato guy [video]

After nearly 30 years of research, Professor David Levy has developed a strain of potato that can be grown in hot, dry climates, and irrigated by saline water sources. Professor David Levy’s windowsill is lined with potatoes of numerous shapes …

Israeli engineering students improve life in Nepal

Israeli engineering students target problems with pollution and fuel in Nepal, in a project that’s creating better engineers and possibly better human beings.   Engineering students from Israel’s Technion have developed an anaerobic digester to help solve fuel and pollution …

Who says old folk can’t drive?

An Israeli research team finds that older drivers are more sensitive to potential hazards, while younger drivers tend to focus only on the road ahead. Older drivers pay more attention to risky road situations than their younger counterparts. The current …

Still hope for Turkish-Israeli business

Their relationship may be in severe crisis, with calls for trade boycotts on both sides, but entrepreneurs believe the strong business connection between Turkey and Israel isn’t over yet.   Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90. Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva is thought …

Conserving the living laboratory of Acre

A partnership between the archeological site/urban center that is the Israeli city of Acre and Rome, Italy, will help to conserve and preserve Acre’s important historical heritage.   Photo by Doron Horowitz/Flash90. A living conservation laboratory: a new partnership with …