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  • How three Arab-Israeli kids from a poor village with limited Internet access won a tech prize

    March 14, 2016 | 2:31 pm

    Tamim Zoabi knew that if he and his classmates could win at the Young Engineers’ Conference, it could mean a ticket to a better life – a coveted university scholarship for this truck driver’s son from a poor village in northern Israel.

    But no Arab team had ever won at the...

  • Firefighters’ families share the language of loss

    July 17, 2013 | 1:35 pm

    Bat-Sheva and Hofit Hayat, mother and wife of deceased Israeli firefighter Danny Hayat, shared their story and grief with the families of the 19 Hotshot firefighters who died on June 30 in the Yarnell, Ariz., wildfire. The two women relayed their experience in Arizona when visiting...

  • Israeli firefighters, underfunded heroes

    By Orit Arfa

    December 22, 2010 | 3:46 pm

    Amir Levy, fire chief of the Western Galilee, remembers encountering a little girl in an elevator while he was training in the United States a year ago. She looked at him admiringly, commenting to her mother how firefighters are heroes.

    “That’s not the reaction we were used to...

  • The Circuit

    September 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Heroes in Town

    Friends of Israeli Firefighters (FIF) recently hosted a weekend community outreach to raise awareness for the battle against terrorism in both Israel and America. Various community-based functions were held throughout the weekend, including a forum on terrorism at the...

  • U.S. Rejects Israel’s Offer of Aid Workers

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The United States turned down offers of expert assistance from Israel and other nations in the crucial first days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

    Instead, the United States solicited material assistance from Israel that was probably superfluous by the time the...