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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 …

Protecting Israel’s coastlines with Zalul

Zalul volunteers hold a demonstration against fish farming in the gulf of EilatTo protect the environment effectively and accomplish long-term change, environmental advocacy groups need to be run like a successful business – with focus and determination.If that’s true, then …

Israeli agricultural know-how helps Angola grow their own

Angolans are producing Israeli varieties of produce such as eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, melons and watermelons.Using advanced irrigation technology imported from Israel, Angola is now growing fresh produce for its citizens. Thanks to a joint Angolan-Israeli venture, for the first …

Israel’s 31st government sworn in

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert shakes hands with President Moshe Katsav during an official ceremony after the swearing in of the new government at the President’s residency in Jerusalem Thursday. (Photo: AP)Israel’s 31st government was officially sworn in on Thursday, with …

US-Israel scientific cooperation blossoms

US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones speaks at the Fulbright Israel anniversary symposium on US-Israeli scientific and technological cooperation. (Photo: Kobi Koenicks)Tens of thousands of Americans who suffer from severe and seemingly untreatable gout may soon find relief for their …