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Developing a common language

If the Abraham Fund has its way, all Israeli students will soon be ‘saying it in Arabic.’ The proposal is part of a wide-ranging initiative for advancing coexistence and equality in Israel.Rami is an Israeli Jew and Najar is an …

Finding the right match

25,000 people showed up last week at sixty testing centers in Israel to find a match for nine year old Matthew, an American who developed acute leukemia at age 5. A courier from the Dana Farber Medical Center in Boston, …

Completing the mission

Israeli President Moshe Katsav shakes hands with Matthew Husband, son of the late American astronaut Rick D. Husband, as Matthew’s mother Evelyn Husband, right, and his sister Lora, middle, look on. (AP)The astronauts aboard the Columbia space shuttle were familiar …

Replacing a border with a bridge

A model of the Bridging the Rift Center which will have its official launch this week on the desert border between Israel and Jordan.An ambitious project in which Israel and Jordan will establish a joint advanced science and technology village …

Listening to the people in search for peace

Jason Alexander makes a point at the official launch of the OneVoice peace initiative last week in Petah Tikva. (AP)One Voice, a new grassroots Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative, was launched last week with high hopes of ushering in a new era …

Seeing the forest for the trees

“The JNF is the world’s leading authority in arid land forestry.” – United States Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth during his visit to Israel. (Photo: Mark Schulman)Planting trees is practically a national past time in Israel, especially during the Jewish …

Walk in peace

Hundreds of Jewish and Arab Israelis have taken part in silent peace walks in various regions of the country.Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King would, no doubt, have approved. While politicians on both sides of the seemingly interminable bloody Middle …

Israelis and Americans remember together

The Coumbia crew poses before their launch last year. Ilan Ramon is on the far right.A year after the Columbia shuttle disaster which killed all seven crew members including Israeli Ilan Ramon, the connection between the U.S. and Israel’s space …

Bringing the university to Jaffa

Underprivileged students from Jaffa make use of the facilities at Tel Aviv University, thanks to the Price-Brodie Initiative. In a private study room on the sprawling Tel Aviv University campus, first year General Sciences student Mira Kourdie, 20, and her …