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MEET alumni Zakaria Wari and Sadek Jabr.

Taking a look at Tomorrow

President Bush giving a speech at the “Facing Tomorrow” Conference in Jerusalem.Some were calling it a mini-Davos, others the “conference of the century”, but no one who attended the three-day President’s Conference “Facing Tomorrow”, in Jerusalem last week, was in …

Diving into the twilight zone

Helping marine biologists go where few divers have gone before: Oded Ben Shaprut, head diving officer at the Interuniversity Institute of Eilat.The Twilight Zone became famous as the name of the hit TV series, but what happens in the real …

Binational Israeli-American brainpower [VIDEO]

Binational Israeli-American brainpower [VIDEO]

Yair Rotstein, a physicist and the executive director of the BSF.Danny Shapiro calls it “Israel’s best-kept secret.” And after 36 years, and 36 Nobel prizes, he has a point. The US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) may not make many headlines …

Israel flies in relief volunteers to Myanmar

Volunteers from the Israeli Flying Aid team help Indonesia earthquake victims in Java in June 2006.As the death toll in Myanmar (formerly Burma) rises to more than 23,335, according to official reports, and the risk of disease mounts, Israeli relief …

The Cousteaus set course of action to Israel

It was a dream he couldn’t imagine would come real in a million years. Andreas Weil, the founder of Israel’s marine education and research NGO EcoOcean, was contacted by the legendary Cousteau family to collaborate on marine education in Israel. …

Running for Peace

Runners taking part in a previous John Paul II Pilgrimage Peace Marathon, held annually in Jerusalem. Photo: Sasson Tiram.The Gospel teaches, “…for those that are last will be first, and the first, last”. Hopefully, however, that doesn’t apply to the …

When music is the food of peace

It happened in Woodstock and in John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s bed. When used for democratic purposes, music is a universal language that can negotiate peace. So hopes Aaron Shneyer a Georgetown University graduate from America. Armed with a BA …