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Growing Israeli children into hothouse flowers

The Greenhouse attracts the brightest youngsters from the region.Magical kingdoms and secret gardens don’t necessarily have to stay in the realm of fairy tales any more, proves an Israeli initiative – The Greenhouse – which for over 30 years has …

Israelis and Americans walk the green walk

The Heschel Center’s five-day hike will allow walkers to experience some of Israel’s best natural treasures.It’s easy to be an armchair environmentalist and talk about the importance of nature, conservation, global warming and the health of our planet. It’s another …

Israel takes stock of its greenhouse gases

At Tel Aviv’s old garbage dump, the Hiriya, EcoTraders are collecting and flaring landfill gas to reduce greenhouse gases.Besides the small number of climate change deniers in the world, leaders from most developed nations recognize that taking stock of one’s …

Israeli-US study finds more Western men becoming Mr. Mom

Since the 1960s, men’s contribution to housework and childcare has doubled from 15 to 30 percent in western nations.Men are increasingly sharing housework and childcare in the Western world, especially when their partners work long hours, according to a new …

Israel equips international doctors with survival aids

Physicians from all over the world train with Israeli doctors as part of a training program sponsored by the Israeli government.In Kenya, AIDS victims aren’t lacking medicine. The government is providing, but for various cultural reasons, the locals won’t take …

Coffee, cake and co-existence in Jaffa [VIDEO]

Coffee, cake and co-existence in Jaffa [VIDEO]

Israeli Arabs and Jews meet and mingle freely at Café Yafa, Jaffa’s award-winning coffee shop.To the casual observer, it’s just another player in the crowded Tel Aviv-Jaffa coffee shop scene. The place exudes a bohemian chic not unusual for this …