– Good News #347  22 July, 2011

Private letter from Yosi Behar– No commercial intent

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One of the best periods in its history of the Jewish state

The unemployment rate is at a 20-year low. The economy is booming. The number of tourists arriving in Israel is the highest ever and the personal security situation is the best we have seen in the past 30 years or so. Borders are placid.  People no longer fear terrorism as they did in the past and they also do not feel that they are about to lose their jobs.

– Government is stable and immense reforms undertaken in the Transportation, Education, Green energy and in

         the Communication market.

–  Gigantic energy sources of natural gas and oil found.

– Foreign investments at high level and global companies establishing their R&D centers in Israel.

– Thousands of Jews coming from all corners of the world to make Israel their home.

 – Building, hi-tech industry, exports, technology start-ups and scientific innovations are flourishing.  

– The threats we’ve been hearing about the diplomatic tsunami we are about to face are turning out to be almost-psychotic anxieties. All major countries support the Israeli stand against unilateral declaration of PA statehood. 



                  Bolton: PA Statehood Bid Means “Next to Nothing”

Associated Press; Former US envoy to the UN John Bolton said the PA statehood bid at the UN in September means “next to nothing” without a peace agreement with Israel. “You don’t want to invest authority and legitimacy in something that doesn’t have authority and legitimacy. The significance of the move, “as a practical matter, is next to nothing,”,” Bolton said.Israel‘s leaders have initiated a diplomatic full-court press to create a “moral minority” of key states to dampen media gains the PA hopes to gain from staging the bid in spite of a prospective US veto. >http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/145755


  6th Dolphin submarine for Israeli Navy


Der Spiegel; Germany has granted Israel a sixth Dolphin submarine said to be capable of carrying nuclear weapons with German financing of 135 million euros (one third of the total cost), Dolphin submarines have the longest cruising range of all submarines.Germany provided Israel with the first two at the end of the 1990s in an effort to boost Israel’s strategic abilities. The remaining three were funded by Germany at a third of their cost.Each submarine also carries electronic intelligence equipment and a unit of commando soldiers.http://www.spiegel.de/


Israeli innovations in Medicine, Healthcare:                                                                              

 Rapid pain reduction and wound healing

Good Energies   developed an efficient instrument for soft laser therapy; this medical device, for the rapid, non-invasive treatment of pain, wounds, burns, sports injuries, inflammation, acne, and skin rejuvenation. It is the first portable soft laser device in the world with the healing power equal to that of full-sized, stationary, expensive soft-laser machines used only in hospitals and prestigious care facilities. Sports teams use it too, and everyone can benefit at home use anytime. 6 minutes twice a day and the pain is gone. Read more at >

Curtsey of Mrs. Hedva Behar                                http://www.gd-energies.com/index.php?page_id=4 


  Transforming MS disease management

Glycominds blood test contributes additional information in guiding treatment decisions for patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Helping physicians improve diagnostic accuracy and to optimize patients’ disease management through personalized therapy.Slowing and ultimately preventing the progression of Multiple Sclerosis and its associated disabilities.Glycominds has obtained marketing approval of its multiple sclerosis blood tests from regulatory authorities in 48 states.



‘Brainsway’ Parkinson Trial A Success

‘Brainsway’, based in Jerusalem, reports success in a clinical trial of its Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatment of Parkinson disease. The two-year trial of patients at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer, showed that magnetic stimulation of prefrontal and motor cortex was safe and effective in significantly improving motor function of Parkinson patients. The company will move quickly to a multi-center study for US FDA certification.

Read more at > http://www.brainsway.com/



Cabinet Okays $5 billion in renewable installations

The government approved a set of new measures that will allow for the investment of $5.04 billion in future renewable installations; including a quota of 460 MegaWatts for large solar fields plus 110 MW for small rooftop panels.  Additional 800 MW for wind power and 210 MW for biofuels.  An inter-ministerial task team will make sure to pursue the latest green energy technologies are implemented and remove all statutory barriers that may hinder green energy promotion.


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Economy & infrastructure;                                                                                                          

Bird foundation approved new R&D budget

The BIRD Foundation, whose mission is to promote and support industrial R&D of mutual benefit to the United States and Israel, approved an investment in 9 new projects with a total value of $8.1 million. The projects include advanced developments in life sciences, information technology for medical applications, electronics, software and energy.

The Foundation has approved over 820 projects in which BIRD has invested $290 million during 34 years of operation. These projects have produced to date sales of over $8 billion.  >http://www.birdf.com/Index.asp?ArticleID=352&CategoryID=89&Page=1


TEVA buys Japanese ‘Taiyo’ for $934 million in cash

Taiyo Japan is pharma generics manufacturer with $530 million in sales in 2010. Taiyo brings to Teva a portfolio of over 550 products and a strong presence in all major channels in the Japanese pharmaceutical market. Teva also gains access to Taiyo’s strong R&D team, local regulatory expertise and a state of the art production facility.

Teva expects that the acquisition will boost its sales in Japan to $1 billion.


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                        The Truth about the West Bank

        See a clear and simple presentation of facts on the “occupied territories”.

– In 1967 there was no “Palestinian entity”.

– The Jewish people have already made painful compromises.

– stop using the false terminology and stick to legal and historical facts.

                               Please take 4 minutes – A must see >

          > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGYxLWUKwWo&feature=player_embedded


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     We stand united for Israel

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent Isaiah 62/1

 We believe that the Jewish people have a right to live in their ancient land of Israel, and that the modern State of Israel is the fulfillment of this historic right.

We maintain that there is no excuse for acts of terrorism against Israel and that Israel has the same right as every other nation to defend her citizens from such violent attacks.

We pledge to stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel and to speak out on their behalf whenever and wherever necessary until the attacks stop and they are finally living in peace and security with their neighbors.

Curtsey ofMrs. Helen Ross               read about this big American org. > http://www.cufi.org/site/PageServer



Former Sports Star became Goodwill Ambassador

Tal Brody, 68, former captain of Macabi basketball team (European champions 1977) is now official Goodwill Ambassador traveling to US campuses advocating for Israel. Brody makes monthly trips to the US to speak at schools, universities, synagogues and public institutions to provide Americans with some of the feel-good stories from Israel that get lost in the din of the violent headlines. Brody, who served in both the Israeli and American armies, is a long time resident and devotes his time serving the Ministry of Foreign affairs oversees speaking to Israeli schools & promoting Investments, Technology transfer and joint ventures with new Israeli companies.

   Read this interesting interview at >




 Mobile life-saving networks

Now Force developed cellular control system for security and rescueoperations

The system connects /coordinates rescue teams during emergency events and locates the relevant and appropriate means to operate at a given situation. US state Maryland / Montgomery County just installed the Israeli system following several countries in Europe, India, Australia and New-Zealand.  



         ‘China Telecom’ buys Israeli fiber-optic processor

    ‘BroadLight’ fiber grade architecture powers equipment serving broadband telecommunication operators’ fiber access networks and connected digital homes worldwide. ‘BroadLight’, based in Herzeliya, announced today the deployment of its Helios embedded processors with ‘China Telecom’ carrier’s High Quality and Bandwidth Fiber Access Services.   > http://www.broadlight.com/209619   

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Third summer flight of Aliya landed

Seven more flights from LA, NY and Toronto are scheduled to arrive this summer with olim.




‘NefeshB’Nefesh’ provides Olim with financial assistance, employment, social services…

For Benefits, arrangements, housing, employment, flights, healthcare, finances…see > http://www.nbn.org.il/index.php

Welcome home brothers and sisters


    Shabat Shalom

Yosi Behar