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Wounded soldiers arriving at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva on Tuesday. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

An oasis of African-American soul in Israel’s desert

Members of the Dimona community – ‘It’s all about lifestyle, it’s all about life choices…’Deep in the heart of Israel’s Negev desert, where you would expect to find mostly camels and sand, a community of expatriate black Americans has made …

Israeli canine cops protect California residents

Santa Clara Deputy Sheriff Michael Saliba with his Israeli canine partner Shemaya – ‘By training in Israel we had tangible experiences that an average officer in America can’t get’When Michael Saliba wants his two dogs to follow his commands, he …

Jumping through hoops for Mideast peace

Players compete in last year’s Friendship Games in Israel.Where armies and politicians have failed, maybe basketball might finally bring peace to the Middle East. At least that’s what Arie Rosenzweig hopes. The Israeli athletic director at Tel Aviv University, Rosenzweig …

Israeli agricultural expertise aids Tibetan refugees

Tsering Dolma works in the fields of the Arava farming settlement: I’m a farmer in India but there we don’t have these types of special learning facilities. I’m learning so much’Tsering Dolma is excited. This is the Tibetan’s first time …

Ecocinema – film goes green in Israel

A poster for Ayelet Bargur’s ‘Intel Inside. Where?’ being screened at this year’s Ecocinema festival.When Leonardo DiCaprio was in Israel earlier this year with his supermodel girlfriend Bar Rafaeli to meet her family, he also met Israel’s vice premier and …

A Jerusalem oasis of coexistence – Hebrew University

It’s no secret that although Jerusalem has been reunited for 40 years, Israel’s capital is still, for most of its residents, a divided city where Jews and Arabs don’t mix. That’s what makes the scene at the two campuses of …