From high hoops to home truths

Perhaps Israel’s most-famous sportsman, Tal Brody is now a Goodwill Ambassador: “With my 45 years in Israel, I can help other people see many beautiful things.” Tal Brody hosting a basketball clinic in New England. When the Foreign Ministry appointed …

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An innovative take on the suit

It’s possibly the most innovative clothing company in the world – Israel’s Bagir is making recycled suits, suits that breathe and even indestructible suits. Bagir has the largest number of registered patents anywhere. Here it shows off a suit made …

Racing the Sahara – one man’s ultimate test

Israeli runner Hezi Yitzhak’s race across the Sahara Desert in the toughest footrace on earth was even more arduous and challenging than he had anticipated. For Hezi Yitzhak, the 250-kilometer Sahara Desert Race was a challenge he just couldn’t miss. …

Galvanizing the Bedouins to go green

Green architect Michal Vital-Baron is at the forefront of a movement that’s introducing natural building techniques to the Bedouins in southern Israel. Green architect Michal Vital-Baron aims to help reintroduce natural buildings techniques to Bedouins living in the Negev. In …

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A revolution in skin cancer detection

An Israeli invention may revolutionize current modes of diagnosing skin cancer, the most common cancer in the US. Early detection of skin cancer can save millions of lives and an Israeli company has developed a device that could revolutionize accepted …

Getting to the heart of the matter

Whatever the political climate, the charity Save a Child’s Heart saves the lives of Palestinian children. Now the Israeli government and the EU have stepped in to fund further vital heart surgeries for Palestinian and Iraqi children.   Some of …

Making ends meet, with dignity

The Israel Free Loan Association, based on a Jewish concept endorsed by the sage Maimonides, offers Israel’s working poor interest-free loans.   Prof. Eliezer Jaffe, the founder of the Israel Free Loan Association (blue shirt, first row), with staff members …

The economic reality of coexistence

Despite economic hardships, Jewish and Arab youth will continue their rare ongoing dialogue, promises the staff at the Givat Haviva Center for Peace. Jewish and Arab teenagers taking place in activities at Givat Haviva. The last decade may have been …

The Lionesses of Judah

Despite such a sorry lack of funding that they have to change into their practice clothes in the bushes, Israel’s female rugby players are passionate about the game.   Israel’s women rugby players are aiming for the 2016 Olympics. Rugby …