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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/three-weeks-yes-just-three-weeks">http://blogs.jpost.com/content/three-weeks-yes-just-three-weeks</a></span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4598">http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4598</a> </span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US"></span></b><span lang="EN-US">During the last three weeks, I published three blogs (<b><a href="http://verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/boycott-israel-good-grief.html">here</a></b>, <b><a href="http://verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/why-do-they-not-boycott-israel.html">here</a></b>and <b><a href="http://verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/israel-boycotters-are-in-world-of-their.html">here</a></b>) that rubbished the Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) idiots who insist on shooting themselves in the foot by refusing any of Israel’s medical innovations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I have just looked back at what Israelis have been working on in all areas over the last three weeks and I can hardly believe that so much has been achieved.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>So let me bring you up to date on just the medical and clean technology advances.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In medical news, we heard that <b><a href="http://www.weizmann-usa.org/tomorrow-lab/news/article-detail/13-05-20/Therapy_Programs_Patients_Own_Cells_to_Fight_Cancer.aspx">the technique treating cancer</a></b> conceived 30 years ago by Weizmann’s Zelig Eshhar is now curing patients across the USA.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Other related Israeli innovations include:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">A medication to prevent women’s <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Health-and-Science/Scientists-test-experimental-chemotherapy-drug-313275">ovaries being damaged</a></b> during chemotherapy.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">A new probe with two cameras that can <b><a href="http://www.rambam.org.il/Home+Page/About+Us/News+and+Events/News+2013/The+Israeli+Fuse+Extends+Life.htm">detect cancerous polyps</a></b> in the colon.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">A derivative of an Israeli mushroom that appears to be <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/news/israeli-medicinal-mushroom-effective-as-cancer-drug/">effective against pancreatic cancer</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Concerning the brain:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Tel Aviv University researchers have invented a gel and implant to <b><a href="http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&amp;id=18531&amp;news_iv_ctrl=-1">repair damaged nerves</a></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Ben Gurion University’s future <b><a href="http://www.aabgu.org/media-center/bgu-making-a-difference/cares-center.html">CARES center</a></b> will boost its top <b><a href="http://nocamels.com/2013/05/lets-relax-researchers-show-stress-leads-to-increase-in-autoimmune-diseases/">research into stress-related illness</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 Reuth Center is using a computerized shoe to teach people with brain damage <b><a href="http://www.americanfriendsofreuth.org/reuth-launches-innovative-method-for-rehabilitation">how to walk again</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?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=OUmgViA2D0Y">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=OUmgViA2D0Y</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Heart-warming news includes: </span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Discovery at Hadassah Medical Center of <b><a href="http://nocamels.com/2013/05/researchers-stumble-upon-the-hearts-self-healing-ability/">an area of the body</a></b> that can <b><a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059228">grow new heart muscle tissue</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">An implant under development at Israel’s MitrAssist that will <b><a href="http://nocamels.com/2013/05/open-heart-surgery-may-soon-be-possible-for-people-with-mitral-regurgitation-disorder/">fix a leaky heart mitral valve</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Recent successful heart operations include:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Rebuilding the chest to <b><a href="http://www.rambam.org.il/Home+Page/About+Us/News+and+Events/News+2013/A+30+Years+Old+Book+Teaches+Doctors+to+Perform+Surgery.htm">protect the exposed heart</a></b> of a baby born without a breastbone.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Performing <b><a href="http://www.schneider.org.il/Eng/Index.asp?ArticleID=850&amp;CategoryID=119&amp;Page=1">a heart transplant</a></b> on a 28-year-old Israeli-Arab – the oldest patient at a children’s hospital.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4380072,00.html">Save A Child’s Heart</a></span></b><span lang="EN-US"> doctors saved the life of a 4-year-old Syrian girl born with <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/news/israeli-doctors-save-syrian-girls-life/">only one ventricle</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In medical research:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Israeli biotech Cell Cure received a government grant to help develop its <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000844426&amp;fid=1725">macular degeneration treatment</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Scientists at the Israel’s Technion have constructed an <b><a href="http://www.ats.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&amp;id=7848">advanced biological computer</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Life Science guru Dr Ido Bachelet demonstrated what Israel’s <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000847295">microscopic robots</a></b> can do.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=-5KLTonB3Pg">https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=-5KLTonB3Pg</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In Agro-technology, Israel has been innovating in order to benefit the world</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 Volcani Center has developed processes to <b><a href="http://www.themedialine.org/news/print_news_detail.asp?NewsID=37720">keep fruit and vegetables fresh</a></b> for months.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Israeli firm Indolive is helping farmers to <b><a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-indian-israeli-olive-agribusiness-experiment/">grow olives in the deserts</a></b> of western India.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Israeli start-up TIPA are expanding production of their <b><a href="http://greensoil-investments.com/2013/05/27/greensoil-investments-announces-investment-in-tipas-biodegradable-packaging-solutions/">environmentally-friendly food packaging</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 the Hebrew University’s ran an International Symposium on <b><a href="http://bit.ly/10SDsht">balancing</a></b>technical progress with health.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In Water technology:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 Netafim, the <b><a href="http://www.netafim.com/news-item/154609">pioneer of drip irrigation</a></b>, won the 2013 <b><a href="http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/05/netafim-drip-irrigation-stockholm-industry-water-award/">Stockholm Industry Water Award</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">UK’s Anglia Water has bought an <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/environment/a-windfall-for-israels-waterfall-sewage-treatment-firm/">advanced sewage treatment system</a></b> from Israel’s Mapal</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">23 Israeli companies presented their <b><a href="http://www.israelnewtech.com/2013/05/wasser-berlin-opens-doors-for-german-israeli-cooperation/">innovative water products</a></b> at “Wasser Berlin”</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">IBM Israel announced new software to interpret utility meter readings and sensors and <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Enviro-Tech/Water-consumption-analysis-finds-faults-leakages-313801">detect water leaks</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 the Israeli water authority has <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000846802&amp;fid=1725">opened</a></b>the Degania Dam to <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Enviro-Tech/Kinneret-water-to-be-released-into-Jordan-River-313441">replenish the flow of the Jordan River</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">On the energy front:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 government is subsidizing the replacement of electric water heaters to <b><a href="http://nofryers.com/switch-to-a-solar-water-heater-dud-shemesh-get-a-govt-purchase-subsidy-save-monthly/">solar powered systems</a>.</b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">1.8 trillion cubic feet of <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000846175&amp;fid=1725">natural gas has been discovered</a></b> at the Karish prospect in Israeli territorial waters.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In approximately three weeks time, we will enter a sad period of the Jewish calendar known as “the three weeks”. Jewish tradition says that the last day of the three weeks will one day turn into a festival of celebration and usher in a new age of prosperity and peace.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US">I can’t wait.</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 align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/content/three-weeks-yes-just-three-weeks">http://blogs.jpost.com/content/three-weeks-yes-just-three-weeks</a></span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4598">http://blogs.jpost.com/print/4598</a> </span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US"></span></b><span lang="EN-US">During the last three weeks, I published three blogs (<b><a href="http://verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/boycott-israel-good-grief.html">here</a></b>, <b><a href="http://verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/why-do-they-not-boycott-israel.html">here</a></b>and <b><a href="http://verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/israel-boycotters-are-in-world-of-their.html">here</a></b>) that rubbished the Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) idiots who insist on shooting themselves in the foot by refusing any of Israel’s medical innovations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I have just looked back at what Israelis have been working on in all areas over the last three weeks and I can hardly believe that so much has been achieved.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>So let me bring you up to date on just the medical and clean technology advances.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In medical news, we heard that <b><a href="http://www.weizmann-usa.org/tomorrow-lab/news/article-detail/13-05-20/Therapy_Programs_Patients_Own_Cells_to_Fight_Cancer.aspx">the technique treating cancer</a></b> conceived 30 years ago by Weizmann’s Zelig Eshhar is now curing patients across the USA.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Other related Israeli innovations include:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">A medication to prevent women’s <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Health-and-Science/Scientists-test-experimental-chemotherapy-drug-313275">ovaries being damaged</a></b> during chemotherapy.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">A new probe with two cameras that can <b><a href="http://www.rambam.org.il/Home+Page/About+Us/News+and+Events/News+2013/The+Israeli+Fuse+Extends+Life.htm">detect cancerous polyps</a></b> in the colon.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">A derivative of an Israeli mushroom that appears to be <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/news/israeli-medicinal-mushroom-effective-as-cancer-drug/">effective against pancreatic cancer</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Concerning the brain:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Tel Aviv University researchers have invented a gel and implant to <b><a href="http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&amp;id=18531&amp;news_iv_ctrl=-1">repair damaged nerves</a></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Ben Gurion University’s future <b><a href="http://www.aabgu.org/media-center/bgu-making-a-difference/cares-center.html">CARES center</a></b> will boost its top <b><a href="http://nocamels.com/2013/05/lets-relax-researchers-show-stress-leads-to-increase-in-autoimmune-diseases/">research into stress-related illness</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 Reuth Center is using a computerized shoe to teach people with brain damage <b><a href="http://www.americanfriendsofreuth.org/reuth-launches-innovative-method-for-rehabilitation">how to walk again</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?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=OUmgViA2D0Y">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=OUmgViA2D0Y</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Heart-warming news includes: </span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Discovery at Hadassah Medical Center of <b><a href="http://nocamels.com/2013/05/researchers-stumble-upon-the-hearts-self-healing-ability/">an area of the body</a></b> that can <b><a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059228">grow new heart muscle tissue</a></b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">An implant under development at Israel’s MitrAssist that will <b><a href="http://nocamels.com/2013/05/open-heart-surgery-may-soon-be-possible-for-people-with-mitral-regurgitation-disorder/">fix a leaky heart mitral valve</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Recent successful heart operations include:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Rebuilding the chest to <b><a href="http://www.rambam.org.il/Home+Page/About+Us/News+and+Events/News+2013/A+30+Years+Old+Book+Teaches+Doctors+to+Perform+Surgery.htm">protect the exposed heart</a></b> of a baby born without a breastbone.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Performing <b><a href="http://www.schneider.org.il/Eng/Index.asp?ArticleID=850&amp;CategoryID=119&amp;Page=1">a heart transplant</a></b> on a 28-year-old Israeli-Arab – the oldest patient at a children’s hospital.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4380072,00.html">Save A Child’s Heart</a></span></b><span lang="EN-US"> doctors saved the life of a 4-year-old Syrian girl born with <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/news/israeli-doctors-save-syrian-girls-life/">only one ventricle</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In medical research:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Israeli biotech Cell Cure received a government grant to help develop its <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000844426&amp;fid=1725">macular degeneration treatment</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Scientists at the Israel’s Technion have constructed an <b><a href="http://www.ats.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&amp;id=7848">advanced biological computer</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Life Science guru Dr Ido Bachelet demonstrated what Israel’s <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000847295">microscopic robots</a></b> can do.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=-5KLTonB3Pg">https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=-5KLTonB3Pg</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In Agro-technology, Israel has been innovating in order to benefit the world</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 Volcani Center has developed processes to <b><a href="http://www.themedialine.org/news/print_news_detail.asp?NewsID=37720">keep fruit and vegetables fresh</a></b> for months.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Israeli firm Indolive is helping farmers to <b><a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-indian-israeli-olive-agribusiness-experiment/">grow olives in the deserts</a></b> of western India.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">Israeli start-up TIPA are expanding production of their <b><a href="http://greensoil-investments.com/2013/05/27/greensoil-investments-announces-investment-in-tipas-biodegradable-packaging-solutions/">environmentally-friendly food packaging</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 the Hebrew University’s ran an International Symposium on <b><a href="http://bit.ly/10SDsht">balancing</a></b>technical progress with health.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In Water technology:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 Netafim, the <b><a href="http://www.netafim.com/news-item/154609">pioneer of drip irrigation</a></b>, won the 2013 <b><a href="http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/05/netafim-drip-irrigation-stockholm-industry-water-award/">Stockholm Industry Water Award</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">UK’s Anglia Water has bought an <b><a href="http://israel21c.org/environment/a-windfall-for-israels-waterfall-sewage-treatment-firm/">advanced sewage treatment system</a></b> from Israel’s Mapal</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">23 Israeli companies presented their <b><a href="http://www.israelnewtech.com/2013/05/wasser-berlin-opens-doors-for-german-israeli-cooperation/">innovative water products</a></b> at “Wasser Berlin”</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">IBM Israel announced new software to interpret utility meter readings and sensors and <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Enviro-Tech/Water-consumption-analysis-finds-faults-leakages-313801">detect water leaks</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 the Israeli water authority has <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000846802&amp;fid=1725">opened</a></b>the Degania Dam to <b><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Enviro-Tech/Kinneret-water-to-be-released-into-Jordan-River-313441">replenish the flow of the Jordan River</a></b>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">On the energy front:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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 government is subsidizing the replacement of electric water heaters to <b><a href="http://nofryers.com/switch-to-a-solar-water-heater-dud-shemesh-get-a-govt-purchase-subsidy-save-monthly/">solar powered systems</a>.</b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 18.0pt; mso-list: l9 level1 lfo17; tab-stops: list 18.0pt; 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">1.8 trillion cubic feet of <b><a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000846175&amp;fid=1725">natural gas has been discovered</a></b> at the Karish prospect in Israeli territorial waters.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">In approximately three weeks time, we will enter a sad period of the Jewish calendar known as “the three weeks”. Jewish tradition says that the last day of the three weeks will one day turn into a festival of celebration and usher in a new age of prosperity and peace.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US">I can’t wait.</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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