It's all business for Israeli, Palestinian teens
and M.I.T. helpers
Thursday, 08 March 2007
Listen to this.
Yesterday, March 7, 2007, BBC World news traveled to
HEAR on BBC these Jewish and Palestinian youth of excellence talk about the future they're planning as if they're neighbors forever:
MEET -- Middle East Education and Technology -- is the creative program assisted by the Massachusetts Institute
of Technologu (MIT).
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In predominantly Arab city of Nazareth, Palestinian and Jewish entrepreneurs are working side by side, hoping to turn futuristic notions into successful businesses and, perhaps, make a little peace in the process.
The incubator, called New Generation Technologies, or NGT, is a proving ground for a dozen start-ups with such names as Callarity and CapSutech.
One young company is working on a cancer treatment, another on equipment for taking photographs inside the body.
There are efforts to come up with a better baby formula, create livestock feed supplements, and develop technology to better track online calls, such as those made via Skype and Jajah.
Most of the companies are headed by Arabs or managed jointly with Jewish partners.
Three are run solely by Jews.
"Arab and Jewish [people] can live together -- they can.
"They have to do it in several ways: to talk together, to work together, to eat together," said Kamal Khawaled, 41, whose nascent company, called Fluorinex, has a Jewish CEO.
"If people think they can do it in high-tech, we can do it anywhere."
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