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Wounded soldiers arriving at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva on Tuesday. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

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 …

Anyone for tennis?

The Israel Tennis Center hopes to produce a professional, top caliber, mixed Jewish-Arab team that will represent Israel in prestigious international tournaments. The Israel Tennis Center trains Jewish and Arab youth as competitive doubles players. It was for the love …

Science on the train [video]

Science on the train [video]

An Israeli university is taking a new approach to learning by treating passengers traveling on the Israel Rail Service to a series of lectures by the institution’s top scientists.   This year, Israelis who opt to travel by train are …

Making ends meet, with dignity

The Israel Free Loan Association, based on a Jewish concept endorsed by the sage Maimonides, offers Israel’s working poor interest-free loans.   Prof. Eliezer Jaffe, the founder of the Israel Free Loan Association (blue shirt, first row), with staff members …

The economic reality of coexistence

Despite economic hardships, Jewish and Arab youth will continue their rare ongoing dialogue, promises the staff at the Givat Haviva Center for Peace. Jewish and Arab teenagers taking place in activities at Givat Haviva. The last decade may have been …

Galilee moms come together for peace [Video]

Galilee moms come together for peace [Video]

For a group of Jewish, Christian, Druse and Moslem mothers living in Israel’s Galilee region, peace starts in the home.   They started out trading recipes and home secrets – nothing unusual in a group of moms getting together to …