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The kids at preschool in Baka al-Gharbiyeh, 30 miles northeast of Tel Aviv, love their new books.

Learning how to debate instead of fight

Israeli and Palestinian participants in a model United Nations in Israel conference held recently near Tel Aviv.Ramzi Sfeir, a 17-year-old from the Palestinian village of Bet Jalla, never believed that Palestinians and Israelis could agree on anything. But after he …

Volunteer organizations mobilize emergency services

Yad Sarah volunteers assist a wheelchair-bound Jerusalem resident.While most Israelis were prepared for the worst and hoped for the best on the home front as “Operation Iraqi Freedom” unfolded, many took the time to worry about helping others.The Yad Sarah …

‘Doing well and doing good are not separate ideas’

According to MAALA (Business for Social Responsibility in Israel), corporate responsibility has become an increasingly integral element in Israel’s business environment.Even with war clouds hovering and profit margins of Israeli companies shrinking, the CEO’s of Israel’s biggest companies gathered last …

New bioterrorism center will battle global threat

‘There is now a distinct need for developing a comprehensive program of preparedness of possible bioterrorist attacks’ – Prof. Manfred Green.Understanding and fighting the global threat of bioterrorism will be the mission of a new center which will open its …