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ASo It Makes Sense For Me To Live In Israel
(Washington Post)

I Survived a Suicide Bombing
A terrorist almost killed her, but 18-year-old Israeli Shimrit Aivas wants you to know that she refuses to live in fear.

Shelter from the Storm
A teacher with real insight into surviving violence helps her fellow Israelis practice peace.

So What's It Like to Live in...Israel?
Like all Israeli teens, Tamar had to join the army after graduation.

Louder Than Yelling
After the double suicide bombing in Tel Aviv two weeks ago, all I wanted to do was hide out in my apartment and keep a low profile.
(SF Examiner)

Iraqi Jews of Israel
Jews from Iraq have brought to Israel the sounds, smells, and tastes of their ancient heritage.

Arab-Jewish Romance in the Negev Desert

From Babylon to Beersheva, By Way of Berkeley
Why I left my quiet, tree-lined street in California, and boarded a plane to Israel.
(The Forward)

Talking Peace
In tents of meeting, Jews, Arabs share commonalities, talk peace
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

"Security and the Environment"
Route of Israel's security barrier raises concerns among ecologists
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Despair and Resolve Among Israelis
Among Israelis, terror attacks spark
gloom, despair — and resolve to go on
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Jews, Arabs Walk for Peace
Walks, not war: Jews, Arabs join
for monthly peace strolls in Israel
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Israel: A Smoker's Paradise
For non-smokers, Israel is not the promised land

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Aliyah Riders Descendants Meet
Emotional Reunion for Children and Grandchildren of Polish Cyclists
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Bar's Patrons Recover from Terrorism
After a deadly April terror blast,
Mike’s Place tries to celebrate life
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Camps Help Terror Victims
Camp for victims of terrorism
offers consolation and camaraderie
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Cubans Make First Birthright Trip
For Cubans on birthright, a tie
is formed to their ancestors’ land
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Schools Cope with Terrorism
Going back to school is tough,
especially in the wake of terrorism
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

September 11 Remembered in Israel
Sept. 11 commemoration in Israel
unites a few Arab and Jewish youth
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Zaka Volunteers Cope with Death
For Zaka rescue volunteers,
grisly deaths are a part of life
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Iraqi Israelis Hope War Brings New Start
For Iraqi Israelis, war brings both
trauma and hope for new beginnings
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Expats return aids Israel biotech
Why would the head of the world's largest biotech company leave his position, to run a startup in the hills of Jerusalem?
(Washington Post)

Guy Malchi is at his weekly meeting with Professor Zvia Agur, the founder and chair of Optimata, an Israeli bio-simulation company working on cancer treatment.

They are sitting at the home office of the Institute for Medical Biomathematics, the non-profit research organisation, located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv.

"It's a great place," Mr Malchi says of the idyllic surroundings. "It encourages innovation. You can think clearly here."

Mr Malchi, born and raised in Israel, left behind a lucrative career as partner for the European life sciences division of Tefen, a multinational corporation with headquarters in London, to work as the president of Optimata. (full article)



From the Washington Post, © 2005 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be used without the author's permission.

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