On the other hand

July 14, 2019 by Michael Kuttner
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What a contrast. At the same time that the Palestinian Arab Authority increases its payments to “martyrs” and murderers of Israelis incarcerated in Israeli jails it pleads poverty and appeals to the international community for more money.

Shamefully the flow of funds (your money) keeps being poured into their corrupt and bottomless coffers.

In direct contrast and conveniently ignored by the world’s hypocrites, Israel increases its investments in research and projects to improve the lives of its citizens as well as humanity in general.

Some of this week’s developments which no doubt have escaped the attention of your local media are highlighted here.


An Israeli startup has developed a new medical device to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And it doesn’t require any drugs like Ritalin or Adderall.

A patented medical “cap” sits on top of the patient’s head. Small electrodes embedded in the cap deliver electrical charges to regions of the brain that are involved in ADHD behaviour. The cap is worn for 20 minutes a day, for 15 days only. The goal is to stimulate the neurons in the brain to make new connections in areas where those suffering from ADHD are deficient.

The procedure will be prescribed by a doctor after making an ADHD diagnosis and identifying the severity of the symptoms. The doctor will upload that information to the company’s online platform where the AI algorithms will generate a personal treatment protocol.

This is the key to treating ADHD.

In a study on 100 boys aged 7-12 at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, this technology achieved a reduction of almost 50 percent of ADHD symptoms after 10 sessions.


A momentous occasion took place last week, when a class of twenty-two students celebrated their graduation as part of the inaugural class of Neve Midbar – Nitzana, a Jewish Agency youth village and boarding school catering to Bedouin high schoolers from the Negev desert region. It was opened by The Jewish Agency four years ago as the first youth village of its kind, focusing on educating Arab citizens.

Graduates were offered educational programs not available within their Bedouin home-towns, such as courses in robotics and other areas of technology, field trips, volunteer opportunities, summer camp experiences abroad, enrichment programs, leadership development, and internships.

Instruction in the village is conducted primarily in Arabic, but Neve Midbar- Nitzana students also master Hebrew as one of their primary points of entry into Israeli society-at-large.

The goal of the school is to equip Bedouin youth with the skills and education necessary to succeed in Israeli society in an educational environment which respects Bedouin culture, builds leadership, and cultivates the values of the State of Israel: democracy, equality, civics, and social activism.

Meanwhile, Bank Leumi has appointed a 48-year-old Israeli Arab as chairman of the bank.


Two Israeli cheesemakers won awards at an international cheese contest in France.

Hanoked Dairy located in the northern community of Gilon, won gold at the 2019 Mondial du Fromage for its Leshem sheep milk cheese and silver for its Beit Hakerem goat milk cheese.

Situated in Moshav Herut in the Sharon area, Hanan Hagaban (“Hanan the Cheesemaker”) took bronze for its Herut sheep milk cheese with sage.

Fifteen countries were represented at the event.


Now that summer has arrived with soaring temperatures, Israelis are heading for relaxation at the beaches along the coast. Having personally experienced the pristine clean sand and family-friendly facilities it is great to hear that they have been awarded international recognition.


Child drowning fatalities worldwide have reached alarming proportions. Once again Israel is coming to the rescue with the development of a robotic lifeguard for home swimming pools and future development of these robots being attached to drones to patrol beaches.

Watch and marvel at Israeli ingenuity at work.

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