On the other hand

July 7, 2019 by Michael Kuttner
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Climate change “experts” are predicting doom and gloom as they have been doing for many years now.Adding to the accumulation of hot air this summer are the frenetic gyrations of our politicians as they endeavour to convince an increasingly turned off public that salvation is at hand.

Thank goodness therefore for the steady flow of further positive developments which give us hope for a better future.


Three children from Kurdistan have arrived in Israel with their mothers to receive life-saving medical treatment from world famous Israeli NGO Save a Child’s Heart.

The three children requiring treatment are aged five, two and 11 months old. They arrived last week and will join the ranks of 5,000 other children who have been saved by the organization over the last two decades.

Last month, the NGO announced that its 5,000th patient had undergone a life-saving procedure at the hands of the organization’s doctors. Its 5,000th patient was a one-year old from Zanzibar whose mom was also saved by the organization when she was a child.

Needless to say this will never hit the headlines in your local media.



Olive branches are the universal symbol of peace. They are featured on Israel’s official coat of arms. Now the oil of the olives is helping to generate mutual respect and co-operation.



 Waiting for a bus which does not turn up can raise your temperature. If it is during the long hot Israeli summer, that can be dangerous.

However help is at hand thanks to Israeli innovative ingenuity.

Towards the end of August, a bit late for this summer, a pilot project will be launched by the Ministry of Transportation in cooperation with the municipality and Egged, in which air-conditioned bus stations will be installed throughout Eilat. These are closed stations with automatic doors, which will also include interactive signage and a touch screen. The stations should also be accessible to people with disabilities.

The size of the station is 2.5 meters by 5.20 meters, with automatic sliding glass doors. Each station will have an air conditioner that will be set to a temperature of 23-26C (73-78F) degrees. At the station there will be a bulletin board with electronic information about the public transportation in the city and the lines that pass through the station, as well as information of the municipal tourism corporation and a bus travel smart card charging station.

The stations will be networked with cameras that broadcast directly to the municipal center, which is staffed 24 hours a day.



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Here are the answers to this amazing natural phenomenon.


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