– Good News #339 27 May, 2011
– Private letter from Yosi Behar– No commercial intent
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B. Netanyahu gets standing ovations 47 times
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives particularly warm welcome in the joint meeting of US Congress in a historic speech; “Israel has no better friend than America and America has no better friend than Israel. Israel is not a colonial power. The Jewish people are not foreign occupiers. This is the land of our forefathers…no distortion of history will deny the 4,000 year-old bond between the Jewish people and the Jewish land.”
Israel is not what is wrong in the Middle- East, Israel is what is right in the Middle-East – The only anchor of stability.
You do not need to send American troops to fight for us, we defend ourselves – Thank you for giving us the tools.
Why Americans support Israel
I stand with Israel because I know the Israeli heart, and it is the same as mine. I choose life over death and compassion over evil. We know who our enemy is and who is our ally.
Those who denounce Israel and support the Arabs are ignorant and their acts are shameful.
Here is how he demonstrates the difference between Israel and the Arabs.
Please take 3 minutes and listen to this >
Curtsey of Kenneth L. Stein http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YBgUCX9gEs&sns=em
Revolutionary reform in high school education system
The agreement was signed today between the Ministries of Education, Teachers Organization and Finance ministry. Teachers in high schools will work additional 16 hours per week and will get 50% raise in salary.
In addition, teachers will get a special bonus for excellent results and principles of schools got the authority to dismiss incompetent teachers.
4th desalination plant on the way
The new desalination plant at Sorek got yesterday the full funding and will be operative in 2013.
It is one of the biggest in the world. Capacity of 150 million cubic meters, which is 20% of the quantity for Israeli home users (or 10% of all national consumption of fresh water) at cost of $ 0.57 per cubic meter.
Erection started several months ago with the intention to start partial supply at the end of 2012.
Israel Hayom 24 may page # 21
Israeli innovations inMedicine, Healthcare:
New drug forlymphoma
CureTech reported success in a Phase II clinical trial for CT-011, an investigational anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody. CT-011 met the primary endpoint of improved progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) following autologous stem cell transplantation. Statistically significant results have also been achieved in the secondary endpoint of Overall Survival (OS). Final results are expected within three months.
Reducingfat and sugar in our body
Researchers team at Hebrew University led by Dr. Yaakov Nahmiashave developed dietary supplement of naringeninwithin a ring of sugar called cyclodextrin.This complex increased the absorption of naringenin by 11 times rendering it effective treatment of diabetes, arteriosclerosis and hyper-metabolism. This nano-complex pill taken before meals can result in a substantial reduction of fat and sugar absorption in the body. http://esciencenews.com/articles/2011/05/23/pre.meal.dietary.supplement.developed.hebrew.university.can.overcome.fat.and.sugar.problems
New thrombosis treatment
US FDA approvedthe new treatment for thrombosis developed byMCS based in Or Akiva. ‘ActiveCare’ is a non-invasive device for treating deep vein thrombosis and preventing embolisms. ActiveCare system can more quickly identify the development of deep vein thrombosis early in post-operative care and verify the presence of blood clots. Early diagnosis should greatly reduce severe complications, such as potentially lethal pulmonary embolisms.
Economy & infrastructure;
OECD lifts growth forecast on Israel
The OECD expects Israel’s economy to grow 5.4 percent in 2011. The report also said fiscal goals would probably be achieved.http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4073849,00.html
New Jewish neighborhood on the Mount of Olives
New Jewish 100 family neighborhood is inaugurated in MaAleh Hazeitim yesterday. ;”Israel without Jerusalem or Zionism without Zion are like a body without a soul”. ;”Jews bought land here 120 years ago and the Turks and English prevented them form building here. Thank God that we have been able to settle Jews here.”
America has Washington DC and we have Jerusalem DC (David City).
New growth fund for Jerusalem
Government allocated ~$105 million with a special plan to reinforce Jerusalem; to further develop traditional sites, encourage building of new hotels and enhance tourism. Additional $ 20 million will be invested to develop the industrial park of bio-technologies in the capital. First year tuition free for soldiers after military service that prefer academic studies in Jerusalem. Israel Hayom 27 may page 19
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The 13th Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition
Held every three years, the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition is considered one of the most prestigious music competitions in the world of classical music. 173 competitors, age 18 to 32 from around the world are here to compete for prizes total $65,000.Named in honor of Arthur Rubenstein, the competition is an opportunity to be inspired by young and gifted musicians from all over the world. Recitals of all 6 finalists given on TV Chanel 1 – a real treat. …and the winner is Danil Traponov from Russia.
Read all about it at > http://www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/Music/Article.aspx?id=219407&R=R77
Casino chain Harrah’s buys Israeli ‘Playtika’
Israeli game developer Playtika has been partially purchased by hotel and casino chain Harrah’s of the Caesars Entertainment Corporation for $85 million. The online gaming startup has raised only $1.5 million in funding from investors. Slotomania, is Playtika most popular game, simulates a slot machine. Users cannot bet on money, they receive points for each win. The game itself is free.Caesars intends to work with Palytika’s “strong, experienced team” in developing free-to-play social games globally.
US ‘Jive’ buys Israeli ‘OffiSync’
Jive Software Inc. of the US has acquired toolbar developer OffiSync Ltd for $30 million. OffiSync was founded in 2008 raised just $1 million. The company develops toolbars for synchronizing documents on Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Google Apps environments. > http://www.offisync.com/
‘Marvell’ to invest $200 million a year
Marvell is one of the biggest investors in Israeli high-tech. Sehat Sutardja, the CEO, chairman, and co-founder of Marvell Technology Group, arrived in Israeland declared ongoing commitment to invest $200 million a year in the two research and development centers in Israel with 1200 employees (in Yokneam and Petah Tikva) and their plans to expand R&D activities here. ‘Marvell Israel’ will ofer 150 new jobs each year. http://www.techtime.co.il/
Microsoft Israel promotes Windows Phone apps
The Microsoft Israel R&D Center is working with Nokia to develop applications for Nokia’s mobile platform.The objective is to offer a large number of applications concurrent with the launch of devices in late 2011 or early 2012.http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000648399&fid=1725
Military and aviation exhibition
The conference for developing military capabilities, will host this year dozens of leading companies in the military and aviation sectors, along with a wide range of technologies and strategies, Lectures, latest projects of the industry. Also presenting a variety of new products and technologies at aviation and military fields.
The convention will be held at airport city starting 31 may 2011
Israeli High-Tech Makes the United States Stronger
Israel hi-tech is in every U.S. fighter jet and helps America fight its war on terror, says Lt. Col. Chris Sheppard, the American F-16 mission commander. Israeli medical innovations are in every medic-kit in the US Army.
See this video clip at >http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/144482