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Putting Israeli documentaries in the limelight

“Our organization reaches out to decision-makers and brings them to Israel,” Orna Yarmut, founder of CoPro.Not that long ago, Israeli documentaries were seldom seen at international film festivals or on TV abroad. But things have changed dramatically. Today, Israeli films …

Reviving history in ancient Acre

A city with potential.His friends and neighbors used to call him crazy. Today he is known as a visionary. Meet Eliya Mourany, an Israeli-Arab Catholic who at 58 – when others start thinking about retiring – has opened ancient Acre’s …

Ethiopian diplomat gives Israel a new look

Beylanesh Zevadia: “When I talk to people I say here I am. You may think something different of Israeli diplomats, but here I am.”As a baby, diplomat Beylanesh Zevadia’s first word was neither “mama” nor “papa.” It was “Jerusalem.” “That’s …

Homemade beer from Israeli back yards

Kibbutznik Yochai Kudler is helping spur the movement in Israel towards specialty beers with his own award-winning home brew.Every weekend Yochai Kudler busies himself around industrial size pots and giant plastic bins in a vacant room on Kibbutz Urin in …

120 and still going strong

Miriam Amash: “I want all people to be friends, and to get along well.”Her tired eyes jumped from person to person, obviously scared and confused by the excitement that she had caused. And who could blame her? Until now, she …

Darfur refugee looks forward to his future in Israel

Ismail Ahmad hopes to help other Darfurian refugees in Israel pick up computer training skills.”What this does is give us a feeling that we have a future,” said Ismail Ahmad, showing his freshly issued Israeli ID card. Forty-two-year-old Ahmad is …

Colombians look to kibbutz model to fight terror

In a bid to rehabilitate former guerrillas, the Colombian government has turned to Israel to help build a network of kibbutzim in Colombia. They have called on Israeli Juan Gomez, 49, a former Colombian, to help. Gomez is a member …