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Nazareth is becoming a center for Israeli-Arab high-tech. Image via Shutterstock.com

An ear to Israel in Azerbaijan

A team of Israeli speech and hearing specialists is restoring the hearing of adults and kids in predominantly Muslim Azerbaijan, far from the ears of the media.   Outside the audible range of the international media’s “ears” positive stories are …

Helping Israel’s Arab shepherds stand out from the herd [Video]

Helping Israel’s Arab shepherds stand out from the herd [Video]

A new Israeli government scheme is helping Arab, Bedouin and Druze shepherds across Israel computerize their herds with a new herd management system.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_SKIgu4QEI Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture is helping to bring goat and sheep farms run by Arab, …

Israeli aid team braces for the next typhoon

With another typhoon forecast to hit the Philippines after the weekend, an Israeli-led medical relief team stationed there, is prepared for anything.   Photo courtesy of IsraAID An Israeli doctor working as part of a relief team sent by IsraAID …

Maximizing gains with expert games

Whether your goal is to win a war or to persuade bees to pollinate, the bottom line is incentives, say the experts at Israel’s Center for the Study of Rationality. From auctioneers to dolphin handlers, economists to botanists, Israelis seeking …

Israel provides medical aid after Typhoon Parma

Israeli medics and relief volunteers are providing vital humanitarian aid to the Philippines, helping hundreds of people injured and left without shelter in the aftermath of the destructive Typhoon Parma.   Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines have …

Mud huts with plasma screens

By combining modernity and tradition, an NGO active with Bedouins and Jews in the Negev seeks to advance social and environmental justice for all.   Sometimes, when an irresistible force meets an immovable object – like when the government decides …

Big boys should cry

Tears are not a sign of weakness. They are an evolutionary adaptation designed to bring people closer together, according to an Israeli researcher. We cry when we are hurt, sad, or moved, but now an Israeli evolutionary biologist has shown …

Reintroducing carp in Uganda

An Israeli professor makes sure that kids in Uganda get protein with their greens in a unique project to reintroduce carp to the area.

Using faith to bring people together

An apolitical interfaith encounter association is bringing together radically different people of all faiths from Israel and the Palestinian Authority and discovering shared values among them. It’s the little things that can ultimately build trust and peace in the Middle …

Israel closes schooling gaps, US-style

A US system that is closing ethnically related social and economic gaps through schools at an unprecedented rate will soon be working its magic in Israel. Work hard. Be nice. Sounds like the advice your mother might give you when …