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Soldiers wounded in combat in Gaza are led to the emergency room at Soroka. Photo by Hadas Parush/FLASH90

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 …

Custody and relocation in an interconnected world

A new Israeli interdisciplinary organization aims to give international lawmakers the inside scoop on issues of custody and relocation in the wake of divorce.   Andrew Zashin, founder of CICCAR, the Center for International Child Custody and Relocation. One side …

On the road[video]

Arab, Jewish and Christian kids throughout Israel will be taking to the roads with free bicycles and training provided by Bikes4All, a project of the Israel Cycling Federation.

Israel joins the OECD

Israelis hope that membership in the prestigious OECD will improve the local business environment and make the country even more attractive to investors.   Photo by Avi Ohayon/ Flash90. Shaking on it: Members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and …

Creating a lighthouse for the blind

Abbass Abbass, director of an association to advance the blind in Israel’s Arab community, can just about see his e-mails if he uses a powerful magnifying glass. What he doesn’t see is his disability. With a background in law, Israeli …

Teaching the ABC of love

When it comes to creating a better mental life for sick, underprivileged and gifted children everywhere, educators worldwide are turning to the expertise of one Israeli researcher.   Photo courtesy of Nati Shohat/Flash90. Prof. Pnina Klein’s intervention program is individually …

Israeli and Jordanian women, in business, for peace

An Israeli-American academic has initiated a program that may both advance disadvantaged women from Israel and Jordan and build peace among nations.   Israeli-American Russ Meir is developing a program to help bring opportunities to young women entrepreneurs from Jordan …