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MEET alumni Zakaria Wari and Sadek Jabr.

When it comes to Alzheimer’s there is no Mid East conflict

Israeli, Palestinian and US academics, doctors and students took part in an unusual three-day international conference on Alzheimer’s hosted by Hebrew University and Al Quds Palestinian University recently. Organizers hope more events like this will follow. “I am fighting the …

Israeli dating site brings joy to the disabled

Israel’s specialization in matchmaking and search engine optimization has helped turn Dating4Disabled into the top site for disabled persons seeking their soulmates worldwide. Dean is from England and suffers from Spina Bifida. Amber from Montana was handicapped following a car …

Israel’s avian savior

Against the odds, Israeli professor Reuven Yosef has turned an old garbage dump in Eilat into a thriving bird sanctuary that serves as a vital stopover for the half a billion birds that migrate across this land bridge every season.

Israeli scientists create the first smell map

Israeli scientists listed the chemical characteristics of odorants, such as the smell of a rose, to draw up a unique map of scent.Scientists are one step closer to understanding the complexity of smell, after a new report by Israeli researchers …

Al Gore: Israel can lead the way in renewable energy

Al Gore accepting the prestigious $1 million Dan David Prize in Tel Aviv last week.A star-studded cast of environment academics, policy makers and clean technology experts graced the campus of Tel Aviv University last week to kick off the country’s …

On your bike: Americans and Israelis cycle for peace

A challenging and athletic experience: a rider taking part in the Arava Institute Hazon Bike Ride.It’s physically challenging, but for the 150 Israelis and Americans taking part in the Arava Institute Hazon Bike Ride from Jerusalem to Eilat, it’s also …