Monthly Archives: May 2013

UK utility buys Israeli water treatment system

(Thanks to Israel21c) Israel’s Mapal has just sold its advanced sewage treatment system to UK’s Anglia Water. Mapal (Hebrew for “waterfall”) uses a unique form of “fine-bubble aeration”, which decomposes waste using only 70% of the energy of other treatment … Continue reading

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Exports to Turkey at all-time high

The total amount of Israeli exports to Turkey, not including diamonds, reached $560 million in the first three months of 2013, 44% higher than a year earlier. Chemicals and processed petroleum products accounted for 75% of all Israeli exports to … Continue reading

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Kids kick for peace

300 Israeli and Palestinian Arab children from the Peres Center for Peace’s “twinned Peace Sport Schools” project took part in the 2013 Mini World Cup at Kiryat Gat. All the kids played in mixed teams, representing different countries of the … Continue reading

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UK female Muslim doctor/writer praises Israel

British author Dr. Qanta Ahmed spoke about the difficulties for minorities in Islamic societies and how Israel is the only country in the Middle East that tolerates them. On her first visit to Israel, she was asked to prove she … Continue reading

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Ethiopian teen program grows

The Malkat Shva Youth Program is expanding to include over 100 Ethiopian teens in two Jerusalem neighborhoods. Malkat Shva promotes self-esteem with traditional dance, instrument and theater. Late night summer programs keep them busy and safe. Please help them raise … Continue reading

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Israel wins Schoolovision 2013

Children from the Savyon-Ganei Yehuda School in Israel won first place at Schoolovision 2013. 41 schools from all over Europe took part in their very own version of the Eurovision contest. Israel’s song “I’ll Remind you to Fly” was inspired … Continue reading

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Weizmann scientist’s idea is now curing cancer

In the 1980s, Zelig Eshhar, an immunologist at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, conceived a cure for cancer: combine monoclonal antibodies with T cells in the immune system. Today, the treatment has cured 20 cancer patients in Pennsylvania and at … Continue reading

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IATI-BIOMED 2013 – a conference with a difference

Delegates at the Israeli Advanced Technology Industries’ June 2013 Biomedical Conference chose the topics in advance. Participants of the Israeli Life Science industry’s premier event sent in their suggestions, voted, and the top 250 subjects formed the program. http://www2.kenes.com/biomed/conference/Pages/Welcome_Letter.aspx

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The Operating Room of the Future

Another terrific video from Israel’s InSightec, which is using non-invasive ultrasound surgery to cure Parkinson’s and essential tremors, to destroy tumors and fibroids and perform hysterectomies. InSightec’s founder Dr Kobi Vortman learnt many of his skills at Israel’s Technion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IfJemqkby_0

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Reduce stress to fight autoimmune diseases

(Thanks to NoCamels.com) Ben-Gurion University researchers have shown that chronic stress increases the susceptibility to an autoimmune disease similar to multiple sclerosis, which is characterized by damage to the nervous system in the brain. http://nocamels.com/2013/05/lets-relax-researchers-show-stress-leads-to-increase-in-autoimmune-diseases/

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