Good news from Israel

Since most international media only publish critical reports of Israel, here are some good news from Israel, courtesy of, to counterbalance the slander hurled against her:

Wifi equipment to the Philippines.  (Thanks to Atid-EDI) Israeli company RADWIN has donated its point-to-point equipment to help re-establish communications networks in areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).  The network infrastructure is essential to the recovery process in order to facilitate relief efforts.

Entrepreneurial solutions for people with disabilities.  PresenTense Israel, the Ruderman Family Foundation and Beit Issie Shapiro are launching Accelerating Inclusion in Israel (A3i) – the first start-up accelerator for hi-tech and social ventures that helps people with disabilities become entrepreneurs.

Israel is a major driver for Massachusetts’ economy.  A new independent study shows that over 200 Israeli-founded businesses contributed $6 billion in direct revenue and over 6,600 jobs in Massachusetts in 2012.

Israeli TV is available worldwide.  The Israeli Network (TIN) exports Israel and the feeling of belonging to it, around the world.  Watch Israeli TV with English subtitles; hear and learn the Hebrew language; see news as it happens from the Israeli point of view, rather than how foreign news channels often portray Israel.

Israel attends WTO conference in Indonesia.  Naftali Bennett was the first Israeli minister to visit Indonesia for 13 years when he attended the World Trade Organization conference in Bali.  He made a speech to 157 economic leaders and signed a trade agreement designed to inject a trillion dollars into the world economy.


New wonder treatment.  Israel’s VBL Therapeutics has developed VB-201 – the first of a new class of oral anti-inflammatories called Lecinoxoids.  VB-201 has the potential to treat immune-inflammatory diseases such as Psoriasis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and more.  The US FDA has also granted fast-track designation for VB-111, which treats GBM – an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Device for detecting cervical cancer.  A quarter of a million women die of cervical cancer every year.  Israel’s MobileOCT has developed an image enhancement device that can detect early stage cancer.  MobileOCT just won a $100,000 investment in an Elevator World Tour event in Tel Aviv.
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Computer access for all.  At the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation in Vienna, Keepod launched its Unite project – to provide access to computers and the Internet to 5 billion people. Keepod’s Israeli developed operating system runs from any USB drive, eliminating dependency on one physical computer.

Defense minister pulls his sleeves up.  Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon rescued a woman, whose car was stuck on one of Jerusalem’s snow-covered streets.  Yaalon and his staff, saw the woman in distress, stopped their vehicle, rolled up their sleeves and pushed the car out of the snow.

Asia wants to invest in Israel.  Please watch this excellent video featuring venture capitalist Jon Medved of OurCrowd. Here he is publicizing the funding of Israeli startups on Bloomberg TV Asia.


Go through the gates of Jerusalem.  A modern interpretation of Isaiah 62/10?
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