Saving lives in the wake of natural disasters

Saving lives in the wake of natural disasters

It’s not just Haiti, in the wake of any kind of natural humanitarian disaster worldwide, an Israeli organization can be found saving lives, offering aid, and rebuilding torn communities.   When a devastating earthquake hit Haiti recently, Israeli aid workers …

Israeli coffee culture goes global

Israeli coffee culture goes global

Israel may be best known for its high tech exports, but for the past few years the nation’s highly successful Aroma chain has been exporting its distinctive coffee culture.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C296u0bg2dM Move over Starbucks, there’s a new competitor on the …

From world champion boxer to rabbi

From world champion boxer to rabbi

He’s just won the World Boxing Association’s Super Welterweight Boxing Title, so what does Israeli Yuri Foreman do in his spare time? Study to be a rabbi of course.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kZxe4eRGU For Israeli Yuri Foreman, boxing and faith aren’t so …

Send in the clowns [Video]

Send in the clowns [Video]

Israel offers the world’s first-ever academic program for medical clowns, at Haifa University.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmyAar1mbOQ A doctor at Tel Aviv’s Tel Hashomer Hospital says that when the medical clowns arrive at the Pediatric Intensive Care ward the kids start smiling …

Tel Aviv – the capital of cool [video]

It’s the city that never sleeps. Whether you want to eat, drink, dance or even just play chess, Tel Aviv’s clubs and bars are open all night long. Anything can happen, and everything goes.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mB–XPkziA It’s hot at night …

Time to take on Mayumana

It may have an Israeli heart, but Mayumana, a unique and creative theater and dance show developed in Tel Aviv, also boasts an international company, with performers from 32 countries. Find out more in our video story.

Israel’s Red Sea Jazz Festival dazzles again

Israel’s Red Sea Jazz Festival dazzles again

An annual, end-of-summer event in Eilat, this year Israel’s Red Sea Jazz Festival featured 22 groups, among them some famous local and international names. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNyAZX4R-YM It’s the biggest music festival in Israel, featuring some of the world’s best known performers. …

Art takes to the streets in Tel Aviv

Art takes to the streets in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has been turned into an enormous art gallery as hundreds of artists take part in the city’s first Art Tel Aviv Biennial, a month-long art happening launched as part of the city’s centennial celebrations.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U5TmTdArdY Whether its …

Israeli female Arab physician breaks the glass ceiling – twice

Israeli female Arab physician breaks the glass ceiling – twice

Dr Suheir Assady is the first female Arab physician to head a medical department in Israel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvhJAZlY030 Just a few months ago, Dr Suheir Assady was appointed to head the Nephrology Department at the Rambam Health Campus in Haifa http://www.rambam.org.il/Home+Page. …