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Itamar from Yeshivat Ma'aleh Gilboa and Denny from the Salesian Pontifical Institute getting acquainted at Faith and Ecology. Photo by Jonathan Hefetz

Israel and US partner for prosperity

A new web site helps promote awareness of the ways American and Israeli businesses and consumers are working together as partners in prosperity.What in the world do graphic design, agriculture technology and legal services have in common? They are three …

Medical Students Pursue their Dream in Beersheva

In the unique BGU program, students train to practice medicine in varied cultural settings and clinical conditions.It was while she was serving in the Peace Corps in a Thai village that Carolyn Judge heard about the medical program of her …

Taking ‘pride’ in Israel’s gay rights

The cast of the hit movie ‘The Bubble’ which delves into contemporary gay culture in Tel Aviv.One might get an idea from reading recent headlines in Israel about the controversy over World Pride – the international gay and lesbian week …

An Israeli effort to save the coral reef

Sensitive to the slightest amount of change in seawater temperature, one-third of the world’s coral reefs have died. Coral reefs are sick and dying. Global warming is mainly to blame, according to Tel Aviv University (TAU) Professors Yosi Loya and …

Israel tips the scale against commercial whaling

Whaling is illegal in Israel and off of Israel’s coast.According to tradition, a whale off the coast of Israel swallowed the biblical prophet Jonah and by doing so, miraculously saved his life. That was thousands of years ago, but it …

US law enforcement officials find security in Israel

American law enforcement agents being briefed on security measures at Ben-Gurion Airport. (Photo: Israel Hadari)”The bullets are on me,” proclaimed the Israeli Defense Force commander sparking a chorus of light laughter from the audience. The group of men, many of …

US states woo Israeli companies

‘Israeli companies are creating jobs and economic growth wherever they go.’Mid-sized cities and states across the United States have been realizing something that bigger states like New York and California have known for a long time: Israeli high tech and …

Israeli doctors deliver new smiles

Dr. Eyal Winkler examines a young patient as a concerned mother looks on.When Dr. Eyal Winkler, Dr. Yitzchak Zilinsky and Dr. Yigal Shochat, three experienced plastic surgeons from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center arrived in Huancayo, Peru this past February, they …