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

An Israeli treasure chest of jewels

Exuberant, colorful, and whimsical, Israeli designer Orna Lalo has turned a tiny cottage industry of limited edition jewelry into a successful international company with sales all over the world. Just imagine a treasure chest overflowing with glistening baubles, or a …

Funnies Girl [VIDEO]

Funnies Girl [VIDEO]

Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan won America’s top honor in comics this summer. Her illustrated novels depict everyday life in Israel, which to her, is the backdrop for extremely unusual events.Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan is in a very good place right …

Israeli documentarian Medalia in line for Emmy medallion

Israeli documentary filmmaker Hilla Medalia: “This is the stuff of dreams. To be nominated for an Emmy is one of the highest accolades in my industry,”Arranging a telephone interview with Israeli documentary filmmaker Hilla Medalia requires the scheduling dexterity of …

Israeli company pioneers technology for cellphone ads

Mobixell ensures that video streamed to cellphones does not bog down the network.Mobixell may be Israel’s biggest little secret in the country’s mobile-phone industry, a pioneer in the relatively new cellphone advertising industry. The company recently celebrated the occasion of …

Making the kindest cut

Making the kindest cut

The last day of August marks the end of a 10-year odyssey for paper-cut artist Archie Granot. That’s the closing date for his exhibition, The Papercut Haggadah, a one-of-a-kind, 55-page project started a decade ago when Granot was commissioned by …

Bringing understanding to New York’s dance fans

Israeli choreographer Zvi Gotheiner was 17-years-old when he first decided to become a dancer. In 1989 he set up his own dance company in New York and has been wowing US and international audiences ever since. This summer, Israel-born choreographer …

Israeli photographer captures New York’s attention

“I feel like a different person, a more confident person, when I am behind the camera,” photographer Michal Chelbin.When Haifa-born Michal Chelbin, 34, sent in a collection of her photos to the Aperture Foundation in New York City two years …

Israel’s Esther Knobel goes beyond fashion

Contemporary jewelry artist Esther Knobel, recipient of this year’s Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for outstanding Israeli decorative artists, creates timeless pieces that can be as ephemeral as flower petals. For artist and jeweler Esther Knobel, winning this year’s Andrea M. …

Israeli teacher gets the stamp of approval

Keren Or Lalo has two key assets needed to succeed in business – ideas and drive. The former teacher has morphed into a budding entrepreneur leveraging her love for math into three “nifty” sets of rubber stamps with the basic …