Urban foragers give humble weeds their day in the sun
BY JESSICA STEINBERG AND MELANIE LIDMAN for The Times of Israel
Two tours in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem find a free, wild, exotic salad bar growing underfoot
Going on an urban foraging tour is like putting on a pair of 3D glasses: It transforms a familiar cityscape into something completely different. Clumps of weeds turn into hefty bundles of edible greens, while abandoned lots yield stalks of wild asparagus or cones of crimson sumac.
Israel Named 3rd Best Country to Raise Kids. Here’s Why
BY ABBEY ONN for Kveller
As a mom raising her three kids outside of the United States, people always ask me to compare living in Israel to living in the U.S. Business Insider just ranked the 19 best countries to raise your family as an expat and rated Israel number three on the list based on factors such as education, healthcare and leisure. Upon moving to Israel almost two years ago, I also compiled a tidy list of reasons why raising my kids in Israel seemed to be working out, but with more experience comes more insight. The time is ripe for a new list:
Why Tel Aviv Is the City of the Future
By The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
While city life has many advantages and serves many people at once with public transportation, restaurants and tourist attractions, and apartment complexes, this can create an overflow of waste. Tel Aviv has solutions to these efficiency problems that most big cities face today.
Well-designed and professionally managed cities can be highly efficient at delivering big-scale services like transportation, energy, housing, food and medical care. When it comes to performing more granular civic functions, however, they can be sinkholes of waste — sanitation departments that dispatch more trucks than necessary because there’s no way to predict the daily volume of garbage; sprinklers on automatic timers that water city greenery while it rains; traffic lights that stop vehicles for no one …
Israeli team named finalist in international race to moon
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
Only five teams remain in the $30m Google Lunar XPrize contest to land a robot on the moon, move it 500 meters and transmit images back to Earth.
Israel’s SpaceIL was announced yesterday as one of only five finalists remaining in the multi-million-dollar Google Lunar XPrize race to the moon.
The other finalists are teams from India, Japan and the United States, as well as an international team of individuals from about 15 countries.
The competition began 10 years ago with 33 teams vying to be the first to soft-land a privately funded, unmanned robot on the moon, move it 500 meters across the moon’s surface and transmit high-definition video and photos back to Earth.
16 Arabs from Israel making a difference on the world stage
By Viva Sarah Press for Israel21c
Meet some remarkable Druze, Muslim and Christian scientists, media experts, techies, film stars and athletes from Israel.
Hossam Haick is trailblazing tomorrow’s technologies for sniffing out disease.
Kossay Omary and Rabeeh Khoury developed one of the smallest computers in the world.
They’re not the only Arab Israelis making waves in the global community. Jamil R. Mazzawi founded Optima Design Automation, a startup developing software for self-driving cars. Mahmoud Huleihel made a breakthrough in the field of male infertility.
“There are so many excellent Arab experts that even many within Arab society don’t know about them,” says Makbula Nassar, manager of the A-List project, an online database of Arab Israeli superstars making strides in culture, sports, medicine, environment, fashion, diplomacy, education and technology.