On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

August 19, 2017 by J-Wire
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This week’s examples illustrate how Israel continues to lead the world in so many ways.


Within 24 hours of hearing that Sierra Leone desperately needed food for the survivors of the recent devastating floods, Israel swung into action. Trucks with 20,000 meals arrived in the Capital of Freetown, distributed to those left homeless.

Israel was the first country to respond in a practical manner. While others dithered and set up committees to decide what to do, Israel acted. The next stage of Israel’s assistance will be the provision of antibiotics to deal with the possibility of an outbreak of cholera.


The country’s first whiskey distillery is preparing to release Israel’s first single malt.

Although wine has been produced in the Holy Land for millennia, and modern Israeli wines have gained international renown in recent years, whisky production is new to the country.

The Milk and Honey distillery was established in 2013. It does not work on Shabbat so its products carry the highest Kashrut certification. Exports are slated to commence in 2019.


Following surgery to remove cancerous growths and tumors, conventional medical practice has been to refrain from any additional intervention for a period of several weeks before and after the surgery. That means no chemotherapy, radiation or immune therapy.

New research from Israel says that may be a fatal mistake.

The researchers found that, rather than do nothing, if they applied a specific drug regimen consisting of a beta blocker and an anti-inflammatory, they could reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. The recommended inexpensive drug cocktail is considered safe and consists of Deralin (used to reduce blood pressure and anxiety) and Etopan (which reduces inflammation).

The researchers were amazed with the results. The next step is a longer scale clinical trial. Positive results will lead to a brighter future for oncology patients.


Far from the daily media headlines and negative reports there is a quiet revolution taking place. Watch this short video and learn how Arabs and Jews are forging working relationships which can lay the foundation for future peaceful relations.

These are the enterprises which the proponents of BDS are campaigning to destroy. Ask yourselves this question: “who is really working for peace? Israelis providing employment and remuneration or those dedicated to boycotts, divestment and sanctions?”




2 Responses to “On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner”
  1. Roy Sims says:

    On the other hand Michael,
    we really should not be surprised (delighted YES). Those who have a high regard for the Holy Scriptures of the Hebrew Bible will know that God promised Abram (as he then was) “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed”. Genesis 12:3
    Looks like God is as good as His word doesn’t it?

  2. Lynne Newington says:

    Absolutely in relation to the ways you continue to lead the world in so many ways…..and what a contrast to the life of condecendence by others of past.
    ….”and while the rabbi offered the code of Moses for ratification, the Jews read their fate in the sinister or benevolent looks of the new pontiff, who bestowed a passing glance upon the roll, and handed it backwards to the rabbi, saying with grave condescension, “we acknowledge the law, but we condemn the principles of Judaism…….
    Fernando Gregorovious.

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