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A chic, slick, inner city ride, kids included

It’s a stroller? It’s a bike? No, it’s the Taga! Able to transform into either one in seconds, it’s a healthy, green, inner-city transport solution for young families. Urban parents are all too familiar with the hassles of driving and …

Of love and demons

Of love and demons

For Israeli director Samuel Maoz, the making of his first feature film Lebanon was both a labor of love and an exorcism of demons – the love being cinema and the demons being the images of the Lebanon War he …

Helping bookworms hit the books

The Israeli-American company Ex Libris has become the heart of many a library system, streamlining the location, management and distribution of print and digital content.   Remember when hitting the books meant hunting through dusty card catalogues? And then entering …

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 contest a trailblazer in harp world

In October, the 17th International Harp Contest takes place in Israel. It’s one of the country’s most successful musical endeavors, and has set the standard for harp competitions worldwide. Israel’s Knesset, which generally deals with the earthliest of matters, echoed …

It’s a complex world for Israel’s puppeteers

It’s a complex world for Israel’s puppeteers

Jerusalem’s world famous puppet troupe, the Train Theater has helped turn Israel into a center for international puppetry. Puppets, like their masters, speak the language of a place. Israeli puppeteers, therefore, talk Hebrew, English and gibberish, but are also known …

A world champion at age eight

A world champion at age eight

Last year, he came second in the World Championship for remote control helicopter pilots. Now, aged nine, Israeli Alon Barak is going for the title again. The 3D Masters contest for remote control helicopter pilots takes place in Spain this …

Israeli activism to a T

A young Israeli activist has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about Israel by selling T-shirts that tell a story. David Kramer was walking through the bustling Jerusalem food market Machane Yehuda when he got the Eureka idea for …

Casting a spell on cable

Casting a spell on cable

A dynamic Israeli start-up is readying to become a major player in the competitive gaming industry. After four years of intensive research and development on Kibbutz Mishmarot, Playcast Media says it has figured out a way to revolutionize how people …