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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 …

Everybody speaks football

Everybody speaks football

For two weeks a year, over 100 Israeli and Palestinian kids forget about their troubles and play ball. “Football is the most common language in the world,” says Ophir Zardok, Israeli co-founder of the Football Village of Hope. For the …

Feeling good and doing good on holiday

Israeli GoEco Tours blazes a trail in volunteer tourism for visitors to Israel and for Israelis who want to do good abroad. With GoEco Tours, an Israeli and world pioneer in the relatively new field of “volunteer tourism,” travel doesn’t …

A solar-powered COMET lights up Palestinian homes

A solar-powered COMET lights up Palestinian homes

As it succeeds in bringing electricity to off-grid Palestinian communities, the Israeli COMET project sends a clear message that Israeli-Palestinian cooperation can work. Palestinians in the south Mount Hebron region of the West Bank endure a complicated political situation and …