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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

Israeli soccer team strikes a winning educational goal

Hapoel Tel Aviv – we use the kids’ love for soccer to improve the academic and social aspects of their lives.For as long as he can remember, nine-year-old Naseem Slesielel’s passion has been soccer, and his favorite team, Hapoel Tel …

Israeli physicians well received by UN medical organizations

Members of the Israeli medical delegation in Geneva last month. (Photo: Imad Kassis) What was once a frosty relationship between United Nations agencies and the Israeli medical establishment has been thawing of late, according to Israeli physicians who have recently …

NASA astronauts bond with Israeli students

Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert receives a picture collage in Jerusalem from NASA astronaut Eileen Collins. (GPO)It was a meeting of the minds this week in Israel. Three US National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronauts talked shop with high-achieving students …

Bringing a common language into the headlines

The cover of ‘Du-Et’ – “We don’t present one policy view. Our writers and readers come from all sections of Israeli society – Christian, Muslim, and Jewish, religious and secular.’The goal of the editors of Du-Et, Israel’s only newspaper written …

Young Israeli lawyer helps Rwandans find justice

Sigall Horovitz: I knew I wanted to make a difference.Sigall Horovitz certainly wasn’t looking for a cushy number when she set out to become a lawyer. Rather than head off for the more lucrative areas of litigation, such as divorce …

National Guard trains in Israel

Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, meets Israeli soldiers who were training in urban warfare techniques during their visit to the IDF’s National Center for Ground Training in the Negev. (Photo: Bob Haskell)National Guard leaders …

Israel leads worldwide AIDS awareness campaign

AIDS activists get ready for Thursday’s bell-ringing campaign.An ambitious idea aimed at raising awareness about AIDS education that originated in Israel will resonate around the world this week. Literally. On Thursday, December 1st – to mark World AIDS day – …