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Israel's touring exhibit on technology

to make its American debut in Boston
,  Jan. 18, 2005

An exhibit now on display at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem showing how Israel's technology affects lives around the world soon will be packed up and sent to the Boston area, where it will tour eight college campuses before being sent to universities across the United States.

"College students today have only seen Israel as a place of conflict and war," Amir Gissin, the ministry's director of public affairs explained in a Jan. 17 news release. "This exhibit shows them that there's another Israel that exists—one of medical advances, technological breakthroughs and scientific discoveries that are helping each of us."

Products of such companies as Given Imaging, M-Systems, Teva, PowePaper and Intel will be featured in the traveling exhibit which, with the collaboration of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston, Upstart Activist and Israel 21C, is heading  initially to Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Brandeis, Boston University, Wellesley, Boston College, UMass-Amherst and Northeastern.

"It so important for people, particularly people on college campuses, to understand Israel in all its depth and breadth,' said Barry Shrage, president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston. "Israel is more than a headline in the paper. It is a vibrant democracy whose openness to the and commitment to learning, science, women's rights and democracy makes it a place where technology flourishes."

Donald H. Harrison