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Archeologist Omry Barzilai of the Israel Antiquities Authority holding the human skull found in the Manot cave. (Photo: Hadas Parush/FLASH90)

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 …

Israelis and Palestinians embroider a social tapestry

Bethlehem designer Hanna Al-ama displays the embroidered shirts which were the result of the Peace Women collaboration.At leading Tel Aviv fashion house Comme il Faut, the usual upscale customers are used to finding the trendiest designs in Israel. But last …

Israeli foundation honors American neurobiologists

Dr Robert W. Wurtzis is one of two American neurobiologists who were awarded the Dan David Prize this year.An Israeli-administered foundation has awarded two American and one Israeli scientists with a cash prize of $1 million for their research in …

Latin Americans take tourism ideas home from Israel

A resident displays the colorful headress in Nebaj, Guatemala. Using the methods he learned in Israel, Felipe Brito hopes to increase tourism to his town. After a three-week stay in Israel, Guatemalan Felipe Brito is returning to his home village …

American mayors return to the classroom in Israel

Billings, Montana Mayor Charles Billings and Cleveland, Ohio Mayor Jane L. Campbell learn about the facilities at Jerusalem’s Yad Sarah headquarters last week.Nine American mayors temporarily traded in their managerial duties last week to become students again. The mayors, who …

A good neighbor program for Jews and Arabs

Shuli Dichter, Sikkuy’s co-director, shows a map of the Wadi Ara area to a group of residents. The organization is attempting to create a shared regional industrial zone in the area.The relationship between the Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel …