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Make a wish in Arabic or Hebrew

Giving Israel’s children a gift of laughter and joy. Their stories touch our hearts; they make us cry. For some of the terminally ill young kids who are granted a once-in-a-lifetime wish from the Make a Wish Foundation, it might …

Israeli and Indonesian emergency services to cooperate

Israel’s Magen David Adom will share emergency medical services know-how with the Indonesian health system. (From left: Dr. Sudibyo Markus, Prof. Aryono Pusponegoro, Dr. Noam Ifrach)Israeli know-how in emergency medical services is perhaps one of the country’s least-known exports. Magen …

An orange Israeli icon turns green

Mehadrin’s new carbon label clearly states how much global warming-causing carbon dioxide emissions were generated in the growing and shipment of its oranges.Some of the most delicious oranges eaten around the world are produced in Israel. A famous grower of …

Israeli astronomers cast new light on dark matter

Tel Aviv University researchers observed an alignment of 14 galaxies (from the lower-right to top-left), of which 13 were creating new stars (highlighted reddish points).No one knows how the universe is structured but physicists and astronomers alike believe that the …

Boosting Israel’s place in the space race

Recipients of the Ilan Ramon Scholarship & Endowment Project at International Space University’s 2008 summer session in Barcelona: (from left) Assaf “Asy” Peer, Ofer Lapid, Ehud Hayun.It’s a moment when all Israelis remember where they were and what they were …

Peres Center marks 10 years of peace building [VIDEO]

President of the State of Israel Shimon Peres is a man with a storied legacy. From spearheading Israel’s nuclear program in the 1950s to winning the 1994 Nobel Prize for Peace, together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, Peres has …

Opportunity of a LIFE-time

“You’ve got to be worthy, to appear worthy.” LIFE aims to train Israeli and Jewish participants in effective social action in the developing world.Helping the developing world is perhaps the biggest challenge of the new century and, at this point …