On the other hand

December 22, 2018 by Michael Kuttner
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Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with the pace of Israeli discoveries, inventions and innovations especially when the media focuses exclusively on negative news…writes Michael Kuttner.

This week provides yet more proof that despite all obstacles the good news about Israel keeps flowing.


 Neuroscientists at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer have discovered a new drug they say has “the potential to cure terminally ill patients” suffering from glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive brain cancer.

Glioblastoma is believed to be the most common and deadly primary brain tumour. Despite extensive research in the field, the results of current treatments are limited and there is no cure for the disease.

The effect of the drug was examined in animals with high-grade malignant brain tumours. When the drug was administered by direct injection into a brain tumour, it had a life-extending effect and reduced tumour volume. In about 10 per cent of the animals, the drug “significantly extended life and actually cured them of the disease,” researchers reported.

The team is now continuing to develop the drug and its administration, with the goal of treating humans “as soon as possible.”


Children hospitalized in Rambam’s Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital were overjoyed to receive Hanukkah presents from an anonymous Australian donor who wanted to brighten their holiday. It took a special truck to transport all 1,150 toys. ‘Uncle Australia,’ as the mystery do-gooder is affectionately called by the staff, promised more such toy shipments for Hanukkah 2019 and 2020.

The toys, dolls, games, and other surprise packages were received enthusiastically by children up to eighteen years of age. After the toy company took the packages off the truck, Rambam’s staff began distributing the gifts among the different pediatric wards in the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital.

Helping out were some daughters of the hospital staff who volunteered some of their Hanukkah holidays to help make the sick children happy. Leftover toys were taken to a special Gift Room in the children’s hospital; they will be given to children all year round.



An online archaeology course organized by Bar Ilan University is attracting students from the most unlikely places. Watch this short video and discover some surprising facts:





This enlightening video highlighting the hypocrisy of those advocating boycotts of Israel unleashed a torrent of anti-Israel hate and Jewish conspiracy theories. It proves once again that behind BDS is the age-old desire to target Jews, their religion and their historic homeland. Learn how Israel’s contributions to humanity are driving boycotters nuts.



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