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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 align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/content/and-winner">http://blogs.jpost.com/content/and-winner</a></span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4632">http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4632</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Some of Israel’s neighbors resemble contestants in a <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000850671&amp;fid=0">fanatical "competition"</a></b> to see who can cause as much mayhem and destruction as possible.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The Jewish State, however, is competing in an entirely different kind of race.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In the fight against cancer, there have been two recent Israeli successes.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The <b><a href="http://biotuesdays.com/2013/04/22/vaxil-trial-validates-vaccine-technology/">ImMucin cancer vaccine</a></b> developed by Israel’s Vaxil Bio produced strong immune and antibody responses in Phase I/II trial patients.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Vaxil even taxied one cancer patient from Gaza to Jerusalem and back for his regular injections.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Meanwhile the 500,000 Russians that contract cancer every year will cheer the plans that Africa Israel announced to <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000850778">develop oncology centers</a></b> in Moscow, where there is a severe shortage of specialist facilities.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">43 million Chinese sufferers of the <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000851299&amp;fid=1725">debilitating Hepatitis C Virus</a></b> (HCV) will be celebrating the news that Israel’s BioLineRx has licensed its oral HCV treatment to China.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And asthmatic children everywhere can breathe a little easier now that Inspiro Medical’s <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/news/smart-inhaler-for-asthmatic-kids-inches-closer-to-market/">smart dry-powder inhaler</a></b> breezed through a critical clinical trial at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikvah.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhQde3gpgkk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhQde3gpgkk</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Other recent Israeli medical achievements include:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></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://israel21c.org/news/israeli-researchers-offer-new-relief-for-gynecological-disorders/">discovery of a new protein</a></b> that treats pain and fertility problems in women suffering from angiogenesis of the uterus.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It can also cure life-threatening side effects of IVF treatment.</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">Europe’s approval of the non-invasive <b><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/04/integrity-applications-idUSnBw045905a+100+BSW20130604">glucose monitor</a></b> from Israel’s <b><a href="http://www.integrity-app.com/">Integrity Applications</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<b> </b>fledgling start-up Eon Surgical and its <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000851154&amp;fid=1725">scar-less surgery technology</a></b> received a huge boost when it was taken-over by US giant Teleflex before it had even made its first sale.</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">And even <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/health/say-goodbye-to-surgical-stitches-and-staples/">caesarian sections</a></b> shouldn’t leave a scar once hospitals start using the cold plasma BioWeld1 from Israel’s IonMed for closure of surgical incisions.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Two of the most startling medical stories:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></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">Hadassah Medical Center doctors who labored for four hours in order to deliver the <b><a href="http://www.cogat.idf.il/901-10915-en/Cogat.aspx">conjoined (“Siamese”) twins</a></b> of a Palestinian Arab woman.<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">One of the two latest Syrians to be <b><a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/two-more-wounded-syrians-treated-in-israel/">airlifted to an Israeli hospital</a></b> from next door’s civil war arrived with <b><a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4391532,00.html">a note from his Syrian doctor</a></b> containing details of his injuries.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Some Israelis recently received formal recognition for their technical endeavors: </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></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">Marganit Cohen-Avrahami won <b><a href="http://www.afhu.org/2013-kaye-innovation-awards">a Kaye Award</a></b>from the Hebrew University for her <b><a href="http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=131964&amp;CultureCode=en">skin-permeable nano protein gels</a></b> that treat illnesses via the skin, thus avoiding the side effects of oral medications.</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">Professor Ilan Sela won his Kaye Award for discovering the virus responsible for <b><a href="http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=131965&amp;CultureCode=en">Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in bees</a></b> and then for his work developing its treatment.</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">Gadi Mazor of Israel’s OurCrowd won the Blackberry Achievement Award for Entrepreneur of the Year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Gadi’s <b><a href="http://rapidberry.net/ourcrowds-cto-gadi-mazor-awarded-entrepreneur-of-the-year/">Nobex Radio for BlackBerry</a></b> has played to over 12 million users.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFiSMoVt1WA">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFiSMoVt1WA</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Israelis have also done quite well collectively:</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 is now ranked as the <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000848245&amp;fid=1725">world’s leader in cyber security</a></b> – up from 19th place in 2012.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The news came as <b><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgSCHsnZw08">Tel Aviv University</a> </b>was hosting the <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Defense/PM-Israel-needs-digital-iron-dome-to-stop-cyber-attacks-315934">Third International Cyber Security conference</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 RAD Data Communications won one of the 2013 NetEvents Technology Innovation awards for its MiNID device that configures almost every piece of telecom equipment <b><a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/networks-inventor-names-israeli-tech-top-network-product/">just by plugging it in</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Some of Israel’s winning agro-technology innovations made progress last week:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></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 Israeli Ministry of Agriculture approved the use of Israel’s <b><a href="http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=110049">non-toxic "Tamar Tech" pesticide</a></b> based on <b><a href="http://www.agroshelef.com/">edible oils</a></b>. It protects leaves, stems and fruits from attacks by insects, spider-mites and fungi.</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 Evogene is working with Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group (DBN) <b><a href="http://www.evogene.com/News-Events/Press-Releases/2013/Evogene-to-Collaborate-with-Chinese-Biotechnology-Company-DBN-on-Improving-Key-Rice-Traits-">to increase fertilizer uptake and drought tolerance in rice</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Evogene has several candidate genes to improve this vital crop.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Cyclists keen on winning road races would be wise to <b><a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/world-s-first-spray-device-for-cyclists?c=home">invest some funds</a></b> in the <b><a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-green-tech-way-to-keep-cool-on-a-bike/">world’s first spray device for cyclists</a></b>, Q-Fog provides <b><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=ocu_VMy5Dek">400 sprays of cooling water</a></b> that evaporates from your body.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Enjoying slightly faster speeds, Jerusalem’s streets were filled last week with 160,000 spectators (including Muslims, Christians and Orthodox Jews) cheering on <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Features/In-Thespotlight/Peace-Road-Show-lives-up-to-name-316483">Formula 1’s winning Ferrari racecars</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KdvUP-aQ7g">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KdvUP-aQ7g</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">One person who really deserves an award is Governor of the Bank of Israel, <b><a href="http://www.boi.org.il/en/NewsAndPublications/PressReleases/Pages/3-6-2013-n.aspx">Professor Stanley Fischer</a></b> who has begun his <b><a href="http://www.boi.org.il/en/NewsAndPublications/PressReleases/Pages/07062013.aspx">final lap before retirement</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>He will be happy to hear that exports from Israel to the UK <b><a href="http://www.embassyofisrael.co.uk/commercial/2013/06/06/bilateral-trade-israel-uk-q1-2013/">increased by over 50 percent</a></b> in the first quarter of 2013.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>On the subject of successful exits, I must include a mention of <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Business/Business-News/Google-announces-acquisition-of-Israeli-app-Waze-316177">Google’s takeover of Waze</a></b> – the Israeli social traffic application with almost 50 million global users.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>At over $1 billion, it is one of the <b><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/waze-sale-signals-growth-israeli-high-tech-174533585.html">largest purchases of a start-up in Israel’s history</a></b>. </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Finally, one of UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’ winning activities before his retirement was to give <b><a href="http://www.chiefrabbi.org/2013/06/03/speech-at-the-closer-to-israel-rally/#.UbOXBdj4Kyo">an inspiring speech</a></b> to thousands at the “Closer to Israel” event in London.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>He spoke of Israel’s innovations and humanitarian activities as well as the success that Arabs enjoy in the Jewish State.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And in a wider context, “Israel is a blessing not just to its citizens but to the world.” </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">There’s the answer then.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US">Everyone’s the winner.</span></b><span lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></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 align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/content/and-winner">http://blogs.jpost.com/content/and-winner</a></span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4632">http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4632</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Some of Israel’s neighbors resemble contestants in a <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000850671&amp;fid=0">fanatical "competition"</a></b> to see who can cause as much mayhem and destruction as possible.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The Jewish State, however, is competing in an entirely different kind of race.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In the fight against cancer, there have been two recent Israeli successes.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The <b><a href="http://biotuesdays.com/2013/04/22/vaxil-trial-validates-vaccine-technology/">ImMucin cancer vaccine</a></b> developed by Israel’s Vaxil Bio produced strong immune and antibody responses in Phase I/II trial patients.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Vaxil even taxied one cancer patient from Gaza to Jerusalem and back for his regular injections.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Meanwhile the 500,000 Russians that contract cancer every year will cheer the plans that Africa Israel announced to <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000850778">develop oncology centers</a></b> in Moscow, where there is a severe shortage of specialist facilities.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">43 million Chinese sufferers of the <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000851299&amp;fid=1725">debilitating Hepatitis C Virus</a></b> (HCV) will be celebrating the news that Israel’s BioLineRx has licensed its oral HCV treatment to China.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And asthmatic children everywhere can breathe a little easier now that Inspiro Medical’s <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/news/smart-inhaler-for-asthmatic-kids-inches-closer-to-market/">smart dry-powder inhaler</a></b> breezed through a critical clinical trial at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikvah.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhQde3gpgkk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhQde3gpgkk</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Other recent Israeli medical achievements include:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></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://israel21c.org/news/israeli-researchers-offer-new-relief-for-gynecological-disorders/">discovery of a new protein</a></b> that treats pain and fertility problems in women suffering from angiogenesis of the uterus.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It can also cure life-threatening side effects of IVF treatment.</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">Europe’s approval of the non-invasive <b><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/04/integrity-applications-idUSnBw045905a+100+BSW20130604">glucose monitor</a></b> from Israel’s <b><a href="http://www.integrity-app.com/">Integrity Applications</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<b> </b>fledgling start-up Eon Surgical and its <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000851154&amp;fid=1725">scar-less surgery technology</a></b> received a huge boost when it was taken-over by US giant Teleflex before it had even made its first sale.</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">And even <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/health/say-goodbye-to-surgical-stitches-and-staples/">caesarian sections</a></b> shouldn’t leave a scar once hospitals start using the cold plasma BioWeld1 from Israel’s IonMed for closure of surgical incisions.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Two of the most startling medical stories:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></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">Hadassah Medical Center doctors who labored for four hours in order to deliver the <b><a href="http://www.cogat.idf.il/901-10915-en/Cogat.aspx">conjoined (“Siamese”) twins</a></b> of a Palestinian Arab woman.<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">One of the two latest Syrians to be <b><a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/two-more-wounded-syrians-treated-in-israel/">airlifted to an Israeli hospital</a></b> from next door’s civil war arrived with <b><a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4391532,00.html">a note from his Syrian doctor</a></b> containing details of his injuries.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Some Israelis recently received formal recognition for their technical endeavors: </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></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">Marganit Cohen-Avrahami won <b><a href="http://www.afhu.org/2013-kaye-innovation-awards">a Kaye Award</a></b>from the Hebrew University for her <b><a href="http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=131964&amp;CultureCode=en">skin-permeable nano protein gels</a></b> that treat illnesses via the skin, thus avoiding the side effects of oral medications.</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">Professor Ilan Sela won his Kaye Award for discovering the virus responsible for <b><a href="http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=131965&amp;CultureCode=en">Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in bees</a></b> and then for his work developing its treatment.</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">Gadi Mazor of Israel’s OurCrowd won the Blackberry Achievement Award for Entrepreneur of the Year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Gadi’s <b><a href="http://rapidberry.net/ourcrowds-cto-gadi-mazor-awarded-entrepreneur-of-the-year/">Nobex Radio for BlackBerry</a></b> has played to over 12 million users.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFiSMoVt1WA">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFiSMoVt1WA</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Israelis have also done quite well collectively:</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 is now ranked as the <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000848245&amp;fid=1725">world’s leader in cyber security</a></b> – up from 19th place in 2012.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The news came as <b><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgSCHsnZw08">Tel Aviv University</a> </b>was hosting the <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Defense/PM-Israel-needs-digital-iron-dome-to-stop-cyber-attacks-315934">Third International Cyber Security conference</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 RAD Data Communications won one of the 2013 NetEvents Technology Innovation awards for its MiNID device that configures almost every piece of telecom equipment <b><a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/networks-inventor-names-israeli-tech-top-network-product/">just by plugging it in</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Some of Israel’s winning agro-technology innovations made progress last week:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></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 Israeli Ministry of Agriculture approved the use of Israel’s <b><a href="http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=110049">non-toxic "Tamar Tech" pesticide</a></b> based on <b><a href="http://www.agroshelef.com/">edible oils</a></b>. It protects leaves, stems and fruits from attacks by insects, spider-mites and fungi.</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 Evogene is working with Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group (DBN) <b><a href="http://www.evogene.com/News-Events/Press-Releases/2013/Evogene-to-Collaborate-with-Chinese-Biotechnology-Company-DBN-on-Improving-Key-Rice-Traits-">to increase fertilizer uptake and drought tolerance in rice</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Evogene has several candidate genes to improve this vital crop.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Cyclists keen on winning road races would be wise to <b><a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/world-s-first-spray-device-for-cyclists?c=home">invest some funds</a></b> in the <b><a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-green-tech-way-to-keep-cool-on-a-bike/">world’s first spray device for cyclists</a></b>, Q-Fog provides <b><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=ocu_VMy5Dek">400 sprays of cooling water</a></b> that evaporates from your body.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Enjoying slightly faster speeds, Jerusalem’s streets were filled last week with 160,000 spectators (including Muslims, Christians and Orthodox Jews) cheering on <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Features/In-Thespotlight/Peace-Road-Show-lives-up-to-name-316483">Formula 1’s winning Ferrari racecars</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KdvUP-aQ7g">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KdvUP-aQ7g</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">One person who really deserves an award is Governor of the Bank of Israel, <b><a href="http://www.boi.org.il/en/NewsAndPublications/PressReleases/Pages/3-6-2013-n.aspx">Professor Stanley Fischer</a></b> who has begun his <b><a href="http://www.boi.org.il/en/NewsAndPublications/PressReleases/Pages/07062013.aspx">final lap before retirement</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>He will be happy to hear that exports from Israel to the UK <b><a href="http://www.embassyofisrael.co.uk/commercial/2013/06/06/bilateral-trade-israel-uk-q1-2013/">increased by over 50 percent</a></b> in the first quarter of 2013.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>On the subject of successful exits, I must include a mention of <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Business/Business-News/Google-announces-acquisition-of-Israeli-app-Waze-316177">Google’s takeover of Waze</a></b> – the Israeli social traffic application with almost 50 million global users.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>At over $1 billion, it is one of the <b><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/waze-sale-signals-growth-israeli-high-tech-174533585.html">largest purchases of a start-up in Israel’s history</a></b>. </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Finally, one of UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’ winning activities before his retirement was to give <b><a href="http://www.chiefrabbi.org/2013/06/03/speech-at-the-closer-to-israel-rally/#.UbOXBdj4Kyo">an inspiring speech</a></b> to thousands at the “Closer to Israel” event in London.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>He spoke of Israel’s innovations and humanitarian activities as well as the success that Arabs enjoy in the Jewish State.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And in a wider context, “Israel is a blessing not just to its citizens but to the world.” </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">There’s the answer then.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US">Everyone’s the winner.</span></b><span lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></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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