On the other hand

August 18, 2019 by Michael Kuttner
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The stark contrasts between tragedy and triumph, mourning and joy, are often evident in overabundance in Israel.

In the same week that a teenage Yeshiva student was brutally murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists, planeloads of new Olim arrived on flights from North America to start a new life here.

While the Palestinian Authority pays lifetime stipends and pensions to those who murder Jews, Israel grants financial benefits to families building a future in all parts of our homeland. We invest in life-enhancing projects while others invest in martyrdom and death.


Research and trials are underway to combat one of humankind’s most debilitating conditions. Ten percent of the world’s population suffers from migraine headaches which even with the strongest medication available today cannot alleviate the symptoms and render the sufferer incapacitated for varying periods of time.

Now, there may be hope on the horizon because Israeli researchers are discovering new ways to treat migraines. Five potential treatments are currently being investigated.

  1. A patch worn on the arm containing tiny electrodes which deliver electric nerve stimulations to reduce the perception of pain.
  2. A head mounted device which stimulates pain blockers and also claims to relieve depression, ADHD and insomnia.



  1. An injectable migraine medication administered monthly or quarterly in adults who have at least four migraine days per month.
  2. A robotic device when migraines are connected with neck pain. This device relaxes the muscles to reduce pain.
  3. A potential pharmaceutical therapy combining two FDA approved drugs.


Meanwhile, Israeli researchers are developing twelve revolutionary advances to combat ophthalmic conditions affecting the vision of millions worldwide. These include eye drops for vision correction, corneal implants, new treatments for macular degeneration and amblyopia (lazy eyes).


Surviving Auschwitz and reaching the venerable age of 104 this remarkable woman and her four hundred descendants gather at the Kotel to give thanks.


 A Palestinian Arab man who rescued members of a Jewish family targeted by terrorists and helped save their lives was ostracized and threatened by his neighbours and the PA. Israel has just given him and his family asylum and residency permits to make a new life. No doubt this was unreported in your local media so watch and circulate.





Summer is the favourite time for new immigrants to arrive and this year is no exception. Thanks to Nefesh B’Nefesh the transition is made much easier. Experience the emotional atmosphere as one of the latest groups departs from the USA and arrives in the Promised Land.






The excavated pilgrim road leading to the Temple traversed by millions two thousand years ago is almost ready to open and welcome renewed modern day pilgrims.


Watch the latest progress and marvel at history being recreated in front of our eyes.


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