Good news from Israel January 26

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Tests success for Israeli universal flu vaccine.  Israeli biotech BiondVax announced that tests prove its universal flu vaccine matches all six pandemic strains in the world today.  They include bird flu strains H5N1 and H7N9, which have spread to humans and killed hundreds of people.


Take the “Israel-Apartheid” test.  Use Seth Segal’s academic tool to examine the intellectual integrity of the apartheid allegation.,0,546937,full.story#axzz2qDLnnzd8


Al-Jazeera praises IDF.  In a debate on the Al-Jazeera’s Arabic service, the presenter and a guest question an Assad supporter as to why the Syrian army, Hezbollah and other Islamic military groups cannot be more humane like the Israeli and French armies.  Please inform the UK’s Guardian, Independent and the BBC.

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Welcoming Canada’s PM.  Canadian Premier Stephen Harper has arrived in Israel. Though Canada has always been a friend of Israel, under Harper’s rule there has been a significant strengthening in support for the Jewish state which some have called the most dramatic shift in the history of postwar Canadian foreign policy.


Israel signs security accord with Kazakhstan.  (Thanks to Herb) Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and his Kazakh counterpart, Adilbek Dzhaksbekov have signed a security cooperation accord formalizing military and defense industrial ties between the two nations.


Iron Beam – a light to the nations.  Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will unveil its Iron Beam laser air-defense system at next month’s Singapore Air Show. Iron Beam is a high-energy laser based system against rockets, mortar, and airborne target attacks. It complements Iron Dome by intercepting very short-range rockets.


Boost your Wi-Fi signal.  Israel’s Wi-Fi chip manufacturer Celeno is to deliver its unique “implicit beamforming” technology into the hardware of global company broadband company Ubee.  The effect will be to extend the coverage and boost the Wi-Fi signal to any device, whether laptop, tablet or smartphone.


Software AG needs Israel’s creativity.  Software AG acquired Sabratec in 2005. In 2007, the company bought SPL and Jacada.  Together, the Israelis’ free and open start-up culture combines with the German company’s well-organized and methodical culture to make Software AG’s Israeli R&D center into a very effective unit.


Larry King to promote Israeli high tech.  Former CNN host Larry King and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology are establishing the Israel Silicon Valley Chambers of Commerce.  King and Technion President Professor Peretz Lavie will serve as the presidents of the ISVCC.


Rose the singer.  Israel’s Ministry of Interior has confirmed that Rose Fostanes, winner of Israel’s X-Factor, has been given granted a full work permit for artists that will enable her to sing for her livelihood.  Rose was previously only allowed to work as a Filipino caregiver but now can pursue her singing career in Israel.


That’s what I call a great speech!  Please read Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s address to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) during his historic visit to the Jewish State.

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