– Good News #355 16 September, 2011
– Private letter from Yosi Behar– No commercial intent
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Susan Rice lashes out at PA appeal to UN
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice; “An Arab attempt to win recognition at the UN “is not going to create a state, not in reality and not even in a theory because the fundamental issues that divide the parties will remain to be resolved. It does not resolve the issues of borders, security…” The United States has stated it will veto any motion in the United Nations Security Council to recognize the Palestinian Authority as an independent country within Israel’s borders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro8MeyM7mFE&feature=player_embedded
The truth about the Peace Process – historical facts
How to proceed?
No! to the existence of Israel is consistent with Arab policy, education and Media. Thereof, attacking Israel relentlessly * NO peace with Israel! *NO recognition of Israel!. * NO negotiations with Israel.
The PLO was created in 1964 (before 1967 war, when all the west bank and Gaza was in Arab hands) with the sole objective to remove the entire Israel from the map and establish a purely “Palestinian state”.
Fact; Israeli presence in the “west bank” is not the cause of conflict and not the obstacle to peace.
Take 4 moments to look at the historical facts >
Israeli innovations in Medicine, Healthcare:
‘Exalenz’ liver disease device wins FDA fast track approval
Exalenz Bioscience Ltd. has obtained US FDA Humanitarian Device Exemption for its BreathID non-invasive diagnostic device for acute liver failure.Exalenz demonstrated the efficacy of the BreathID device in diagnosing acute liver failure in a trial on patients at Kings College in London and at Hadasa Medical center in Jerusalem. The early diagnosis provided by the device can save lives and eliminate unnecessary liver transplants. http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000681263&fid=1725
Israeli Dates are good for your health
Date Palm trees are changed dramatically in Israel. The original palm trees are 15-20 meters high and yield an average of 35 kilos of fruit per season. The Israelis developed the palm trees into 2 – 3 meters high (which facilitates harvest and tending) giving 400 kilos of dates from each tree.
Dates are very healthy food and a prime source of energy, especially for athletes; Dates lower cholesterol level, contain natural sugar, Carbs, reach with; dietary fibers, Protein, Vitamin C, vitamin A, Potassium, Iron, and has very little fat (negligible). Dates are one of the seven species that Israel was blessed with in the Bible.
Date orchards are blooming in desert climate; need very little water and expanding fast in our country (almost double than 3 years ago). Last year, 10 000 acers yield more than 50 000 tons, most of it exported to Europe.
Where history becomes a story
Tel Maresha and Beit Guvrin offer a wonderful peek at life as it really was during Judean Kingdom.
Maresha belonged to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:44). To defend his kingdom, Rehoboam fortified Maresha (2 Chronicles 11:8), and later King Asa won a great victory there against Zerah the Cushite (2 Chronicles 14:9-12). When the Assyrian Sennacherib plowed through Israel in 701 BC, Maresha fell along with most of Judah’s major cities.
read more fascinating details at > http://www.jpost.com/Travel/AroundIsrael/Article.aspx?id=236432.
Ein Gedi: One of the most beautiful places in the World
Ein Gedi is located on the shores of the Dead Seaand at the foot of the cliffs of the Judean desert. One of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Ein Gedi has many advantages: pollution-free air, filtered sunlight and a high concentration of oxygen saturated with bromine.Nature reserves Nahal David, Nahal Arugot, Hot Springs, Spa, botanical gardens, Historic sites (including ancient synagogue from Talmudic period) andFrom between the branches of the palm trees in the guest-house one can stare at the Dead Sea in all its glory and at the magnificent sun-rise behind Edom Mountains.
Economy & infrastructure;
S&P upgrades Israel’s credit rating
Standard & Poor’s has raised Israel‘s long-term foreign currency
credit rating from A to A+.
The ratings agency cited Israel’s “prosperous and resilient economy, strong institutions, ongoing fiscal consolidation, and robust external performance“. S&P also praised the country’s fiscal leadership (Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer)for “careful macroeconomic management”.
Stanley Fisher; No global recession
Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer; “Calm down, a global recession is not on the horizon”.
Stanley Fischer who has helped guide Israel’s phenomenal economic growth and stabilitytold a monetary committee, “There is a slowdown in the global economy, but we’re not seeing a global recession at this stage, and it is possible that a global recession can in the end be avoided.”
Read more and see video clip at > http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147749
IAI exports up 16%
IAI Israel Aerospace Industries revenue rose in the second quarter of 2011 to $938 Million, profit was $35 million in the second quarter, up 8%. $34 million invested in Research & Development in this quarter.IAI orders backlog is $8.9 billion, which is 30 months of work.
Hadasa Hospital‘s ‘Healing Tower’ Almost Ready
Hadasa Ein Kerem Hospital “healing Tower”; theconstruction is basically complete and now gets the final touches.The 19 floor tower will replace the 50 year old “round building” as the new center of patient care. The vacated space in the old building will be used for research and administration. This cutting edge of healthcare and research center will house the most advanced medical technologies and enable our physicians and researchers to expand their trailblazing medical discoveries, while continuing the legacy of compassionate care.
See live construction in action at > http://126.96.36.199/view/index.shtml
Japan gets Israeli trauma program to help Tsunami victims
Aunique Israeli trauma program will soon help Japanese children recover from the trauma of the tsunami which struck their country earlier this year. ‘Hibuki’ (meaning ‘hug’ in Hebrew) is a post-trauma recovery program created by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in partnership with the Israeli Ministry of Education – Psychological Counseling Service and the Department of Psychology at Tel Aviv University to help children following the Second Lebanon War in 2006. At its center is a plush cuddly toy dog of the same name that hugs the children and encourages them to talk through their worries.
More details at > http://eng.ashalim.org.il/
The secret weapon
Back in Germany, a Nazi officer holds a gun to the head of a Jew in the Ghetto; “show me where do you hide your secret weapon!”. The Jew takes him to the synagogue and points at ‘Aron HaKodesh’(The ark of the synagogue) and said; “Here inside, it is all there!”
Last week, the 200th Tora scroll donated by The National Council of Young Israel and the International Young Israel Movement,was dedicated to Sirkin military base. IDF Chief Rabi Air force pilot Brig. General Rafi Peretz (left picture): ”The Jewish Army travels with its spirit. The Tora scrolls belong to all of us, religious and non religious”.
See this video clip at > http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147706
The Park spreads over 200 Dunams (500 acers) in the RaAnana city which is known for its high quality of life;
A vibrant lake, well groomed gardens, biking and walking paths, sports installations, Kid’s amusement park, animal corner, art corner, coffee shops… A big Amphitheater to host concerts at international scale.
Robotic field porter carries supplies & weaponry into battle
Rex is a 6 wheeled robotic MULE that autonomously accompanies units of 3-10 soldiers. Rex carries supplies and weaponry to the battlefield relieving the foot troops of heavy burden, enabling them easier mobility and more effective fighting capabilities. Rex weighs only 150 Kg but can carry 250 kilos (~550 pounds) and immediately obeys voice commands. Developed by the robots group at IAI Israel Aerospace Industries and designed to for use of ground forces on operational or logistical missions. Rex can be left at certain point and summoned from hundreds of meters away with a press of a button.
‘Tvinci’ wins “Best Web TV company” award
‘Tvinci’ enables users to receive personal access to TV programs and movies on a range of devices; TV, tablet, PC, Smartphone, internet enabled STB and game console. Tvinci, based in Tel-Aviv, was warded the title of Best Web TV company at the IBC new media conference in Amsterdam. http://www.tvinci.com/
Day temperatures around 30 centigrade.