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Atamna-Ismaeel reacting to her win. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Ready to reap a potential windfall

With a commitment to producing 10 percent of Israel’s electricity via renewable energy by 2020, the government is putting its support behind wind farms. Catching the wind on the Golan – the Golan wind farm is set to increase dramatically …

You’re never too old for marzipan [video]

You’re never too old for marzipan [video]

Judith Zer-Aviv didn’t let the recession get her down – she took a pastry course, and became an award-winning pastry chef with a penchant for marzipan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et80aG8WFMw When Judith Zer-Aviv’s career in marketing and advertising took a dive, the Israel …

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 …

Helping pets in a crisis

Convinced that compassion for animals will positively impact society, Khaya Dinsky tirelessly volunteers for their cause, giving a helping hand in times of trauma. Khaya Dinsky began rescuing dogs and other animals when she first arrived in Israel from New …

The algae that want to conquer the world

An Israeli Ph.D. student’s research into a family of deadly algae may help to make drinking water safer for millions of people and animals. Cyanobacteria algae are proliferating dangerously causing problems to drinking water worldwide. It almost sounds like the …

Following her nose to Italy and back

Tamar Cohen-Zedek traveled to Italy to study veterinary medicine but the aromas of Italian cooking enticed her in an entirely different career direction. Cucina Tamar in Tel Aviv offers Israelis the scents and tastes of Italy. Her nose was happiest …

Grasping the real challenges of the global village

As requests for Israeli know-how multiply across the globe, Haim Divon, head of MASHAV, Israel’s Center for International Cooperation, strives to supply specific solutions. Pragmatist and philosopher, Haim Divon (at the back), head of Israel’s center for international cooperation, Mashav …

Multi-tasking science

Professor Marcelle Machluf juggles her family and research in three groundbreaking fields: Cancer therapy, gene therapy and tissue engineering. In Israel, women have to do everything at once: Marcelle Machluf. On her frequent world travels in pursuit of science, Prof. …

Delivering an educational miracle

With hard work and passion, Karen Tal went from winning over neighborhood bullies to transforming a sub-standard school into an “educational miracle”. Photo by Sharon Bentov. Once in danger of closing, Karen Tal has transformed Bialik-Rogozin into a model school …

A blood-shy, blood cancer warrior

Israeli professor, Varda Shoshan-Barmatz is one of only a few non-North Americans to win a grant from the Leukemia & Lymphona Society to develop antidotes for blood cancers. Prof. Varda Shoshan-Barmatz has developed a peptide that zeroes in on specific …