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 …

Israel’s gay community steps out

Participants in a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem – the legal status of gays in Israel has improved in recent years.Israel’s liberal policy towards rights for homosexuals received a boost recently when Jerusalem was chosen to host WorldPride 2005. WorldPride …

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 …

A hero to a tee

Zohar Sharon: “I have a sniper’s sense of direction. With golf, it’s a matter of training and iron will. I live on this golf course. It’s my life.”Just over two and a half years ago, Zohar Sharon barely knew the …

Using the blues to bridge gaps

Johnny Mayer’s message is simple: “American Jews, Israeli Jews, everyone, we’ve all got the blues, so let’s use the music to bridge some gaps, and get more in touch with each other.”Music has, of course, always figured highly in Jewish …

Israel aids in Iraqi people’s revival

Iraqi Jew Ezra Levi reunites after 40 years with his Israeli sister Dalia shortly after his recent airlift from Iraq to Israel. (Photo: AP)Israel is becoming integrally involved in helping to reshape the post-war Iraqi landscape, both in the humanitarian …

Israeli musicians jazz up New York music

Avishai Cohen, though primarily known as sideman to Chick Corea, is gradually building a reputation as a leader in his own right – his fifth album is due out this June.Over the years, Israelis have gained something of a reputation …

Israeli relief forum coordinates worldwide disaster aid

Maya and Miri, two members of an Israeli humanitarian aid mission, celebrate at an IDF Field Hospital in India in 2001 with Dr. Sonia Fox and the baby they delivered. (Photo: Zvika Golan, IDF Spokesperson)A humanitarian forum called IsraAID is …