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2013 2013 2013 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> </span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/content/right-connections">http://blogs.jpost.com/content/right-connections</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4837">http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4837</a></span></div><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><br /><span lang="EN-US">According to <b><a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228159">Avishai Abrahami</a></b>, founder of website builder Wix, Israeli start-ups have a surprising secret weapon - helpful connections with established companies, even competitors!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Israeli entrepreneurs regularly help newcomers, because these entrepreneurs originally received help themselves.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Nothing exists in isolation in the Jewish State and the theme of “connections” links all of the following recent news articles.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Israel has built links with top hospitals and medical institutions around the world.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Experts from Boston Medical Center trained Israeli surgeons at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa to <b><a href="http://www.rambam.org.il/Home+Page/About+Us/News+and+Events/News+2013/Israeli+First+Pediatric+Robotic+Surgery.htm">use surgical robots</a></b> to perform advanced pediatric surgery.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>For the first time, they used Rambam’s da Vinci robot to correct congenital defects on Israeli children.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-6vi3PgbfI">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-6vi3PgbfI</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Israel’s Dr. Nizam Razack also <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000877241&amp;fid=1725">connected with US surgeons and robots</a></b> when he performed the world’s first robotic brain surgery.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>At Celebration Health Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Dr Razack used the Renaissance robotic guidance system from Israel’s Mazor Robotics to perform successful deep brain stimulation (DBS) on a Parkinson’s sufferer.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>In another US medical collaboration, researchers at Tel Aviv University and Chicago’s Northwestern University <b><a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/nu-scd082613.php">worked together</a></b> to discover that a mutation in skin cell molecules disrupts the immune response and triggers allergic reactions.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Dr. Ayelet Erez used her connections from studying and working at the Technion, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Baylor College Texas and the Weizmann Institute <b><a href="http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/where-lab-and-clinic-meet#.UiTek3-868A">to uncover the link</a></b> between the enzyme ASL and Nitrous Oxide, which is essential for regulating blood pressure.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Meanwhile, Ariel Munitz of Tel Aviv University has <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/health/new-pathway-to-treat-colorectal-cancer-pulmonary-fibrosis/">discovered a link</a></b> between cancer and white blood cells called macrophages.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>A particular stimulus will make them heal cancer and fibrosis. But a different stimulus actually makes the condition worse.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>But potentially Israel’s most important medical connections are contained in Israel’s <b><a href="http://www.tevapharm.com/RandD/Pages/NNE.aspx">"National Network of Excellence" (NNE) in Neuroscience</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Established by Israel’s Teva, NNE has just granted funds to 46 scientists at seven Israeli universities and teaching hospitals to <b><a href="http://english.tau.ac.il/teva_neuroscience_grants">boost therapeutic developments</a></b> for Alzheimer’s, MS, dementia and other brain diseases.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Israelis are also very good at <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/environment/greenspense-set-to-take-gas-out-of-aerosols/">breaking unhelpful connections</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Why, for instance, do aerosols need to contain dangerous compressed gases and be stored in expensive, metallic, cylindrical containers?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Israeli startup GreenSpense has developed an eco-friendly system for <b><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l5pl4Yi4HQ">dispensing liquid products</a></b>. A thin elastic sleeve inside the product generates high pressure, which is released at a touch of a button.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Another connectivity problem is solved by Israeli start-up Pressy.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Sometimes you have to perform many <b><a href="http://nocamels.com/2013/09/the-button-to-rule-them-all-pressy-raises-10x-its-goal-in-six-days-on-kickstarter/">laborious connected functions</a></b> on your smartphone before you can take a photo, or order a pizza etc.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Pressy provides “one button to rule them all”, which you attach to the headphone socket of your android device. </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr5jPnnSlqY">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr5jPnnSlqY</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Some important international connections were enhanced recently:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 36.0pt; mso-list: l16 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US">-<span style="font: 7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><b><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000877191">Chinese investment</a></span></b><span lang="EN-US"> in Israeli biotech NasVax will boost development of treatments for fatty liver disease and Alzheimer’s.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 36.0pt; mso-list: l16 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US">-<span style="font: 7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span lang="EN-US">Israel Chemicals announced it is to mine phosphates <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000876904&amp;fid=1725">in Vietnam</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 36.0pt; mso-list: l16 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US">-<span style="font: 7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span lang="EN-US">Israel’s Ormat Industries completed a 100mW geothermal power plant <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000877401&amp;fid=1725">in New Zealand</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 36.0pt; mso-list: l16 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US">-<span style="font: 7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span lang="EN-US">The <b><a href="http://israelnewtech.com/2013/09/world-bank-ifc-invests-in-kaiima/">World Bank</a></b> is investing in Israel’s Kaiima, developing resilient and high yield grain.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 36.0pt; mso-list: l16 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US">-<span style="font: 7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span lang="EN-US">The world’s largest Muslim country, <b><a href="http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/08/27/govt-use-israeli-technology-build-roads-papua.html">Indonesia</a></b>, is to use Israeli technology to build roads.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Staying with the international connection, but on a lighter note, <b><a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4425221,00.html">hundreds of Hungarians</a></b> at the Israeli festival in Budapest satisfied their hunger on the largest bowl of Hummus that Hungary has ever seen.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And international sporting links included the signing by Scottish soccer champions Celtic of Israeli midfielder Nir Biton from FC Ashdod.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The 21-year-old <b><a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4424480,00.html">will now connect up</a></b> with fellow countryman, Beram Kayal who already plays for Celtic.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">It is inspiring that there is <b><a href="http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/technion-ranked-with-mit-for-graduates-who-are-high-tech-ceos/2013/09/01/">an Israeli connection</a></b> at the top of so many International companies.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>According to Bloomberg Rankings, graduates of Israel’s Technion Institute make up the seventh highest number of chief executives of the top technical companies in the USA.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">To conclude, here are two news items that connect the modern Jewish State with its historical origins.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Firstly, it may have been the phenomenal number of recent ancient Biblical discoveries that persuaded Bar Ilan University archaeologists to purchase a $70,000 handheld X-Ray Florescent Spectrometer to go with the Fourier spectrometer already being used.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The two devices now provide Bar-Ilan with the <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Bar-Ilan-University-to-get-worlds-most-advanced-archeological-field-device-321694">best molecular analysis capabilities in the world</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And finally, can you imagine Miriam Siebenberg’s surprise when she uncovered connections going back 2,000 years in the form of an ancient Jewish residence underneath her Jerusalem home. As Miriam says of the Siebenberg House Museum, “Both <b><a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4408900,00.html">my roots and the roots of our people</a></b> are right underneath this house.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It’s living history.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US">Stay connected for the next inspiring installment.</span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Michael Ordman writes a free weekly newsletter containing Good News stories about Israel.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.com/">www.verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.com</a></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">For a free subscription, email a request to <b><a href="mailto:michael.goodnewsisrael@gmail.com">michael.goodnewsisrael@gmail.com</a></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> </span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/content/right-connections">http://blogs.jpost.com/content/right-connections</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4837">http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4837</a></span></div><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><br /><span lang="EN-US">According to <b><a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228159">Avishai Abrahami</a></b>, founder of website builder Wix, Israeli start-ups have a surprising secret weapon - helpful connections with established companies, even competitors!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Israeli entrepreneurs regularly help newcomers, because these entrepreneurs originally received help themselves.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Nothing exists in isolation in the Jewish State and the theme of “connections” links all of the following recent news articles.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Israel has built links with top hospitals and medical institutions around the world.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Experts from Boston Medical Center trained Israeli surgeons at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa to <b><a href="http://www.rambam.org.il/Home+Page/About+Us/News+and+Events/News+2013/Israeli+First+Pediatric+Robotic+Surgery.htm">use surgical robots</a></b> to perform advanced pediatric surgery.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>For the first time, they used Rambam’s da Vinci robot to correct congenital defects on Israeli children.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-6vi3PgbfI">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-6vi3PgbfI</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Israel’s Dr. Nizam Razack also <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000877241&amp;fid=1725">connected with US surgeons and robots</a></b> when he performed the world’s first robotic brain surgery.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>At Celebration Health Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Dr Razack used the Renaissance robotic guidance system from Israel’s Mazor Robotics to perform successful deep brain stimulation (DBS) on a Parkinson’s sufferer.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>In another US medical collaboration, researchers at Tel Aviv University and Chicago’s Northwestern University <b><a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/nu-scd082613.php">worked together</a></b> to discover that a mutation in skin cell molecules disrupts the immune response and triggers allergic reactions.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Dr. Ayelet Erez used her connections from studying and working at the Technion, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Baylor College Texas and the Weizmann Institute <b><a href="http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/where-lab-and-clinic-meet#.UiTek3-868A">to uncover the link</a></b> between the enzyme ASL and Nitrous Oxide, which is essential for regulating blood pressure.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Meanwhile, Ariel Munitz of Tel Aviv University has <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/health/new-pathway-to-treat-colorectal-cancer-pulmonary-fibrosis/">discovered a link</a></b> between cancer and white blood cells called macrophages.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>A particular stimulus will make them heal cancer and fibrosis. But a different stimulus actually makes the condition worse.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>But potentially Israel’s most important medical connections are contained in Israel’s <b><a href="http://www.tevapharm.com/RandD/Pages/NNE.aspx">"National Network of Excellence" (NNE) in Neuroscience</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Established by Israel’s Teva, NNE has just granted funds to 46 scientists at seven Israeli universities and teaching hospitals to <b><a href="http://english.tau.ac.il/teva_neuroscience_grants">boost therapeutic developments</a></b> for Alzheimer’s, MS, dementia and other brain diseases.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Israelis are also very good at <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/environment/greenspense-set-to-take-gas-out-of-aerosols/">breaking unhelpful connections</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Why, for instance, do aerosols need to contain dangerous compressed gases and be stored in expensive, metallic, cylindrical containers?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Israeli startup GreenSpense has developed an eco-friendly system for <b><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l5pl4Yi4HQ">dispensing liquid products</a></b>. A thin elastic sleeve inside the product generates high pressure, which is released at a touch of a button.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Another connectivity problem is solved by Israeli start-up Pressy.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Sometimes you have to perform many <b><a href="http://nocamels.com/2013/09/the-button-to-rule-them-all-pressy-raises-10x-its-goal-in-six-days-on-kickstarter/">laborious connected functions</a></b> on your smartphone before you can take a photo, or order a pizza etc.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Pressy provides “one button to rule them all”, which you attach to the headphone socket of your android device. </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr5jPnnSlqY">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr5jPnnSlqY</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Some important international connections were enhanced recently:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 36.0pt; mso-list: l16 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US">-<span style="font: 7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><b><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000877191">Chinese investment</a></span></b><span lang="EN-US"> in Israeli biotech NasVax will boost development of treatments for fatty liver disease and Alzheimer’s.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 36.0pt; mso-list: l16 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US">-<span style="font: 7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span lang="EN-US">Israel Chemicals announced it is to mine phosphates <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000876904&amp;fid=1725">in Vietnam</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 36.0pt; mso-list: l16 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US">-<span style="font: 7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span lang="EN-US">Israel’s Ormat Industries completed a 100mW geothermal power plant <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000877401&amp;fid=1725">in New Zealand</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 36.0pt; mso-list: l16 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US">-<span style="font: 7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span lang="EN-US">The <b><a href="http://israelnewtech.com/2013/09/world-bank-ifc-invests-in-kaiima/">World Bank</a></b> is investing in Israel’s Kaiima, developing resilient and high yield grain.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 36.0pt; mso-list: l16 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US">-<span style="font: 7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span lang="EN-US">The world’s largest Muslim country, <b><a href="http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/08/27/govt-use-israeli-technology-build-roads-papua.html">Indonesia</a></b>, is to use Israeli technology to build roads.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Staying with the international connection, but on a lighter note, <b><a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4425221,00.html">hundreds of Hungarians</a></b> at the Israeli festival in Budapest satisfied their hunger on the largest bowl of Hummus that Hungary has ever seen.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And international sporting links included the signing by Scottish soccer champions Celtic of Israeli midfielder Nir Biton from FC Ashdod.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The 21-year-old <b><a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4424480,00.html">will now connect up</a></b> with fellow countryman, Beram Kayal who already plays for Celtic.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">It is inspiring that there is <b><a href="http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/technion-ranked-with-mit-for-graduates-who-are-high-tech-ceos/2013/09/01/">an Israeli connection</a></b> at the top of so many International companies.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>According to Bloomberg Rankings, graduates of Israel’s Technion Institute make up the seventh highest number of chief executives of the top technical companies in the USA.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">To conclude, here are two news items that connect the modern Jewish State with its historical origins.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Firstly, it may have been the phenomenal number of recent ancient Biblical discoveries that persuaded Bar Ilan University archaeologists to purchase a $70,000 handheld X-Ray Florescent Spectrometer to go with the Fourier spectrometer already being used.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The two devices now provide Bar-Ilan with the <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Bar-Ilan-University-to-get-worlds-most-advanced-archeological-field-device-321694">best molecular analysis capabilities in the world</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And finally, can you imagine Miriam Siebenberg’s surprise when she uncovered connections going back 2,000 years in the form of an ancient Jewish residence underneath her Jerusalem home. As Miriam says of the Siebenberg House Museum, “Both <b><a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4408900,00.html">my roots and the roots of our people</a></b> are right underneath this house.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It’s living history.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US">Stay connected for the next inspiring installment.</span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Michael Ordman writes a free weekly newsletter containing Good News stories about Israel.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.com/">www.verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.com</a></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">For a free subscription, email a request to <b><a href="mailto:michael.goodnewsisrael@gmail.com">michael.goodnewsisrael@gmail.com</a></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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