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Queuing is bad for your bottom line

It was Israel’s disorganized queuing system that prompted mathematician Prof. Refael Hassin to begin researching the economic efficacy of lines. It’s not surprising. Queuing in an organized fashion is virtually unheard of in the country, where shoppers tend to congregate …

Israeli Jews and Arabs find hope in microfinance fund

JIMF co-founder Donald Franklin hopes the new microfinancing fund will break down barriers in philanthropy.The cost of housing in Israel’s capital city Jerusalem is soaring, the disparity between rich and poor is growing wider, while the trust between Arabs and …

Scientists uncloud aerosols’ effect on climate debate

Pollution’s effect on the environment is perhaps the hottest of today’s hot-button issues. One long disputed issue: do aerosol (airborne) particles increase or decrease rainfall? The answer, according to findings by an international team of scientists, headed by Prof. Daniel …

Israeli Muslims set to green the Arab world

Green activist, Mohammad Rabah Aghbarieh, Northern Triangle unit director, hopes to help spread the environmental message.Americans have been tuned into environmental issues for decades. Influential activists like Rachel Carson who penned The Silent Spring, exposed the dangers of pesticides and …

Red Cross adopts Israeli cholera prevention program

The student team who devised the cholera prevention program. L to R: Gulnoza Usmanova, Solomon Nzioka, Ana-Mari Barragan, Philip Blumenfeld, Solomon Beza, Kingsley Odiete and Ajay Phatak.A highly successful cholera prevention program developed by students at an Israeli university has …