On the other hand

February 21, 2022 by Michael Kuttner
Read on for article

There is a worldwide surge in consumer prices and this has also impacted Israeli households.

As is often the case challenges are met with a surge of positive news in the social, economic, scientific, health and innovative areas of the country’s activities.

Some of this week’s examples:

  • The Israeli Innovation Authority and the Defense Ministry will spend approximately NIS 200 million ($62 million) to develop Israel’s first quantum computer and lay the foundation for Israeli computational ability, which they said would lead to future developments in economics, technology, security, engineering, and science.


  • Israel’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 8.1% in 2021, after shrinking by 2.2% in 2020, due to the Covid pandemic, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported today. The growth figure for 2021 beat the Bank of Israel forecast of 7.5%.


  • Israeli Druze runner Karawan Halabi set an Israeli track and field record on Tuesday in the 1,000-meter race, finishing with a time of 2:43.99 minutes.


  • Tel Aviv ranks second globally as a cleantech ecosystem, a close second after Silicon Valley and ahead of key global hubs including Stockholm, London and Los Angeles.



 IDF soldiers with autism perform at the President’s residence and are embraced with love and encouragement.

YouTube player



 Israel’s Navy is an increasingly important and vital component of the country’s defence capabilities.

Have a look behind the scenes.

YouTube player



 Israel has become the first country to authorize a military drone to fly in civilian airspace.

YouTube player



 If you walk down Ben Yehuda Mall and Mahane Yehuda Shuk in Jerusalem you cannot fail to notice the number of buskers performing.

Why do they do it? Listen to their explanations and enjoy some of their music at the same time.

YouTube player



 At least one Hollywood star knows his history.

Making a stark change from those actors whose knowledge about the connection of the Jewish People with the Land of Israel is zilch, award-winning John Voight on a tour of the Shomron (Samaria) is overwhelmed with emotion.

Presented with a bottle of wine produced in this ancient part of Israel he immediately acknowledges that this is a Biblical prophecy come true in our time.


Speak Your Mind

Comments received without a full name will not be considered
Email addresses are NEVER published! All comments are moderated. J-Wire will publish considered comments by people who provide a real name and email address. Comments that are abusive, rude, defamatory or which contain offensive language will not be published

Got something to say about this?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.