On the other hand

November 7, 2021 by Michael Kuttner
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The days may be getting shorter and the temperatures may be dropping but Israel’s groundbreaking innovations keep coming despite the change of seasons.

With the airport now cautiously open to tourists we hope to welcome an increasing number of visitors and pilgrims for Chanukah and Christmas. Tour guides and the hospitality industry are hoping for better times ahead although health checks and other precautions are still in place.



Research and discoveries in the medical field place Israel at the forefront of nations which are helping to combat and defeat diseases.

Tikun Olam – repairing and improving the world is a basic tenant of Judaism which the Jewish State takes seriously.

Here are just some of this week’s groundbreaking contributions.

  • Israeli scientists have identified the virus proteins that are triggering strokes and heart attacks in COVID-19 patients, in a breakthrough they expect will pave the way for new drugs.

* Israeli-designed molecules that slowed Alzheimer’s and another degenerative disease in mice are to begin the approval process to become a drug for humans, scientists have announced.

The molecules have shown “amazing” effect in delaying the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in mice. ALS, which famously afflicted Stephen Hawking and was the subject of the Ice Bucket Challenge, has no approved drug treatment.

* An Israeli drug has shown promise for treating fatty liver disease, a common condition for which there is no US Food and Drug Administration-approved medical therapy.

Tel Aviv-based Galmed Pharmaceuticals has just announced that the first results from the Phase 3 study for its drug Aramchol, the product of more than 20 years of work, have shown positive results.


Israel’s winter and rainy season is relatively short which is why every drop that falls is critical. Our daily prayers include petitions for bountiful (but not destructive) rain as the parched earth after a long, hot and dry summer needs nourishment.


Lies about Israel are spread like virulent viruses. In the absence of access to unbiased media millions are poisoned and influenced by deliberate disinformation.

Here are some latest facts about how Israel is striving to improve lives and opportunities for its Arab citizens.

The next time someone accuses Israel of being an apartheid State show them this video. It may not change closed and prejudiced minds but it certainly may shine a light for those who are genuinely seeking the truth.



This amazing discovery has previously been reported but here is a video which explains and enables you to see in more graphic detail the actual site, the gemstone itself and the reason it is such an exciting find.

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