Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
Most Americans are aware (hopefully) that Israel is the only free democracy in the Middle East. But the Jewish State’s links with the USA - the world’s largest free democracy - go much deeper than just a sharing of American values. Here are some examples from recent news.
America’s largest corporations have major development centers in Israel. Microsoft has even run out of free space at one of its Israeli...
Wednesday Oct 16, 2013
In this fast-moving world, you don’t get anywhere just by standing still and you achieve little if you simply “go with the flow”. Israeli entrepreneurs, innovators and those concerned with the welfare of others recognize that to succeed they need to steer their own course and overcome major challenges to arrive at their destination.
In the 1970s Israeli citizens Arieh Warshel and Michael Levitt overcame the...
Wednesday Oct 09, 2013
This week there was a milestone announcement that some may have missed. Half of Israel’s electricity now comes from natural gas - mainly from the new Tamar offshore gas field. As if to mark the occasion, last week was ablaze with news of energetic Israelis and their innovations and achievements.
Coinciding with the landmark natural gas highlight, Israel Corporation subsidiary IC Green Energy inaugurated a facility...
Wednesday Oct 02, 2013
Israel is a tiny country - a beacon of light in a vast region of darkness. Inside the country, every Israeli seems to radiate an opinion on every subject, and it sometimes feels like we have eight million prime ministers. In reality, however, Israel is a nation of individuals, where everyone has the potential to make a difference.
Each week, an Israeli makes a discovery or launches an innovation that may benefit millions...
Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
The rituals that accompany the Jewish festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles) almost require us to have an extra pair of hands. Holding 4 species of plants together, assembling a booth, carrying food up and down stairs etc. So it is appropriate that many of the recent positive news items from the Jewish State can be connected to our hands.
We begin in Haifa, where medical experts at the University of Haifa and Rambam Medical Center...