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Learning to love the neighbors [video]

Learning to love the neighbors [video]

Israeli Jews and West Bank Palestinians learn about each other in a series of unique interfaith encounters. ISRAEL21c goes to Hebron to find out more. For the past 10 years, it has been officially forbidden for Israeli citizens to visit …

Spiritual nourishment at the mall

A new study shows that corporate brands like Nike, Apple or Gap take the place of religious symbols like a crucifix or Star of David for people who aren’t deeply religious. Photo by Abir Sultan/Flash90. Consumers use brands in the …

Israeli ingenuity a good match with Mass

Israeli innovation contributes $2.4 billion to the Massachusetts economy, with 100 companies providing 5,920 jobs. For Corindus Vascular Robotics, Massachusetts was a clear choice and a perfect match. Nearly 100 Massachusetts-based companies founded by Israelis – or offering products based …

An ER for Kisumu, Kenya, courtesy of Israel

In record time, Israeli engineers and medical specialists erected a state-of-the art ER in Kisumu, Kenya, the first such facility in a region of six million. MASHAV Director Haim Divon (in white baseball cap) at the ceremony marking the opening …

Luring mosquitoes with seductive sugar

Technologically simple, inexpensive and environmentally safe, an Israeli-devised toxic sugar bait promises to control the disease-spreading mosquito. Photo courtesy of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A mosquito feasts on attractive toxic sugar bait. If mosquitoes have a sweet tooth, then it …

After the fire: Rehabilitating the Carmel [video]

After the fire: Rehabilitating the Carmel [video]

In Israel’s largest forest fire, 44 people died and 9,000 acres of the Carmel forest were destroyed. Scientists and ecologists are now focusing on regeneration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_nAy325AA0 Earlier this month, despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters, a fire ravaged through …

Israel and Singapore to develop new nanomaterials

Israeli scientists are collaborating with counterparts in Singapore to develop new nanomaterials to enhance the efficiency of existing energy and water management technologies. The staff involved in the CREATE centers. From left to right: Prof Shlomo Magdassi, Hebrew University of …