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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

Meet Israel’s newest startup – Jerusalem

One of StartUp Jerusalem’s goals is to transform the city into a major location for contact centers.What do you do for a city which is in economic decline and whose residents are crowding the unemployment lines? If you’re Israeli hi-tech …

Israeli researchers solve mystery of Lenin’s death

“I think the public should know about its leaders, when a disease is incapacitating them” – Dr. Eliezer WitztumA group of Israeli researchers say they have proven what has been an 80-year-old mystery regarding the death of communism’s greatest icon …

Israel’s future looks greener

While the constructed wetland method has been tried and tested elsewhere in the world, the Yarkon River will incorporate an innovative waste treatment method devised by Prof. Avner Adin from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As Earth Day was celebrated …

An Israeli ‘Peace Corps’ takes bloom

Milah capitalizes on Israelis’ adventuring spirit by turning average tourists into humanitarian volunteers for helping children in need in villages and cities around the world. Thousands of young Israelis go traveling the world each year – backpackers, vacationers, and explorers …

Getting the American vote out in Israel

Israel has the highest percentage of U.S. citizens voting in the American elections compared to any other country in the world.There are over 7,100,000 American voters living outside the U.S. In 2000, only 537 votes in Florida elected George W. …

Sub-Saharan Africa blooms with Israel’s cooperation

Prof. Dov Pasternak, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Issaka Dandakoye of Niamey, Niger at the inauguration of a four-acre AMG vegetable farm. One wouldn’t necessarily imagine a Jewish Israeli professor and a Moslem African vegetable farmer striking up …