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It may look like back-to-school night, but it’s actually Google Moms. Photo by Niv Kantor.

New chamber hopes to make peace through business

Can closer economic ties bring peace? Members of the new Israel-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce certainly hope so.   Most Israelis raise an eyebrow when they learn how much Israel already trades with the Palestinian Authority: Of some NIS 15 billion …

Doing good through fine dining

A unique Tel Aviv eatery offers diners fine cuisine while at the same time providing at-risk youths with culinary vocational training.   Gourmet restaurant Lilit is filled with surprises – not all of them culinary. Located in Asia House, a …

Throwing a Frisbee for Middle East Peace

Throwing a Frisbee for Middle East Peace

A group of 20 Ultimate Frisbee assistant coaches flew in from the US to take part in the first peacemaking event in Tel Aviv. Ultimate Peace is the brainchild of US conflict consultant Dr. David Barkan and Israeli engineer Dor …

Israel, PA and Jordan cooperate as flu threat grows

Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian health officials are working together to diagnose and contain the new swine flu virus as part of a long-term mission to fight infectious diseases. The 2,000-mile border between Mexico and the United States is nothing compared …

Israeli company offers liquid know-how to India

Engineers from Agri Projects at work building high-tech greenhouses. Monsoons in India are both a blessing and a curse. As the heavy rains pour down, they provide the season’s much-needed water for irrigating crops. But monsoons also wipe out entire …

It’s the water that binds us, Alexandra Cousteau finds

Alexandra Cousteau studies new sinkholes, which occur because of falling water levels, at the Dead Sea in Israel. From the Ganges River, the spiritual heart of India, to the Mississippi River in America, legendary marine scientist and explorer Jacques Cousteau’s …

From one table to the next

From one table to the next

Volunteer pickers help transfer unwanted fruit and vegetables from Israeli fields to people in need. Non-profit organization Table to Table collects and distributes unwanted and unused food from crop fields, or from functions like weddings and Bar Mitzvah’s to the …