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Keeping the Dead Sea alive

Cutting-edge science addressing Dead Sea issues in a holistic way may eventually stabilize the whole region.The Dead Sea is anything but dead. But it is ailing. Human exploitation has taken its toll on the area over the last 40 years. …

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 …