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Medical simulation unit at Technoda.

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 …

It’s fun to stay at Jerusalem’s YMCA

In many ways it’s just like a local Y anywhere in the world, but Jerusalem’s YMCA is also a significant meeting place for the city’s divided Christian, Muslim and Jewish populations.   Photo by Yossi Zamir/Flash90. The YMCA in west …

To dignify diversity

The Merchavim Institute works to educate Israeli society by training Arab and Jewish teachers to pass on to their students a sensitivity to diversity.   Merchavim’s goal is to help educate teachers about Israel’s extremely complex cultural and racial milieu. …

Toppling Israel’s Tower of Babel

With an insider’s understanding of the challenges facing Israel’s Arab population, Imad Telhami has co-founded a service company that aspires to excellence and utilizes the skills of Israel’s minorities.     Babcom already employs 220 workers and plans to scale …

Burns are deadly in the heart of darkness

In the Congo even moderate burns can mean death. That’s why an Israeli foundation has flown over a Congolese surgeon, and is now training him how to treat severe burns. Prof. Yehuda Ullman (far left) with Dr. Leon Mubenga (in …