What Jews/Israel and Moslems/Arabs Contribute to the World – Part 2

What Jews/Israel and Moslems/Arabs Contribute to the World – Part 2

Jews/Israel Gifts to the Modern World

© David Burton 2016

Israel Helps the World

     This is the second of two articles that attempt to illustrate what Moslems/Arabs and Jews/Israel have been contributing to our modern world. The first article was titled: "What Jews/Israel and Moslems/Arabs Contribute to the World – Part 1; Moslem/Arab Gifts to the Modern World" (Sonofeliyahu.com, ARTICLE 254; ISLAM 22; 17 June 2016.)

     One of the guiding principles of Jews and Israel has been and continues to be "tikkun olam" - healing the world. This concept requires that Jews and Israel work to create a better world for all. Tiny Israel, with its miniscule Jewish population or around 6.5 million (remember that the total number of Moslems in the Middle East and Africa is around 565 million, nearly 70 times the 8.5 million people who live in Israel), has taken the concept of tikkun olam and is making it it into a modern-day reality.

     On Israel’s 60th birthday in 2008, the New York Post wrote that, “the world should recognize the enormous gifts the Jewish state has given the world. Israel has exported more lifesaving medical technology to the far-flung corners of the earth than any nation of comparable size. It has done more to protect the environment, to promote literature, music, the arts and sciences, to spread agricultural advances and to fight terrorism within the rule of law.(Ref. 1)

     The world today is better because of Israel. If you watch cable or satellite television provided by DirecTV, Sky or Star TV, you are using set-top box technologies developed by Jerusalem-based NDS, now part of Cisco Systems, Inc. If you eat vegetables, it's very likely that they were grown using Israeli developed drip irrigation technology. If you use a mobile phone, it's quite likely that the software that calculates your phone bill was developed by Amdocs in Israel. And these are but a few of the things in modern life brought to you by Israel.

     “Israelis are all too familiar with the reality of genocide. In both the Rwandan and Sudanese genocides, Israel provided humanitarian assistance to the refugees. [Emphasis mine] In Rwanda, Israel established a field hospital and sent several doctors and nurses as well as medical supplies and vaccinations. Israel has also dispersed $5 million to aid Sudanese refugees.
     “In more than two dozen recent cases, Israel has contributed to relief efforts after earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters. [Emphasis mine] For example, Israel sent medicine, water, food and other supplies to Sri Lanka after the tsunami in 2004. The next year, Israel also sent humanitarian aid and equipment to New Orleans for victims of Hurricane Katrina. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Israel sent a comprehensive hospital team that set the standard for treating victims of a natural disaster in a speedy and humane manner.” (Ref. 2)

     Today, Israel has been providing medical treatment for victims of the fighting in Syria, irrespective of which side the victims are fighting on.

     Many countries in the world do not stand by or support Israel against the Jew-haters, anti-Semites and those who wish only for the demise of this tiny nation. But the world hungers for the knowledge that exudes from Israel. On one hand, there are those who hate the Jews and Israel; but, on the other hand, there is an enormous demand for Israel’s know-how and technology which exists in abundant supply there. AND, Israel has shown itself to be more than willing to share its knowledge, technology and skills.

     For an insignificantly small nation, Israel ranks right near the top of the world’s leading nations for innovation and technology. In a 2011 analysis of 82 nations on technology, innovation, human capital and other measures of economic competitiveness, Israel ranked 4th. The metrics were: 1) research and development effort, 2) scientific and research talent, and 3) level of innovation. These were combined to form a comprehensive Global Technology Index.

     Considering economic output devoted to R&D investment, Israel ranked 1st in the world. Using patents per capita as a measure of innovation, Israel took 5th place in the entire world.

     “By combining all three of these measures, we end up with an overall Global Technology Index, a broad assessment of the technological and innovative capabilities of the world’s leading nations. . . . Israel’s fourth place finish may come as a surprise to some. But as Dan Senor and Saul Singer argue in Start-up Nation, Israel has relentlessly pursued an economic development strategy based on launching innovative firms. Israel has the highest concentration of engineers in the world—135 per 10,000 people, compared to 85 per 10,000 people in the United States.  . . .” (Ref. 3)

     Today, the Israeli business arena is cutting edge and involves the world’s major players. Israel has the second highest concentration of high-tech companies in absolute terms, next to California. Software originating in Israel is found in almost every business in the Western world. Voicemail, the Internet Fire Wall, instant messaging, VoIP telephony (internet phone calling), modern cellular billing and video endoscopy capsules were all conceived and developed in Israel. Israel leads the world in patents for medical devices.[4]

     Israel has given the world a number of computer and mobile communication advances, among them, the USB flash drive which has become the primary removable storage device in use throughout the world. The Israeli company M-Systems (in partnership with IBM) developed and manufactured the first USB flash drives available in North America.[5] Also, the Intel 8088 was designed in Israel, at Intel's Haifa laboratory and was used in the original IBM PC, the first true Personal Computer.[6]

     The cell-phone is an Israeli invention, created at the Motorola-Israel plant. Microsoft and Cisco Systems chose Israel for their research and development facilities outside the United States. The Windows NT/XP operating systems were developed mainly by Microsoft-Israel. The Intel technology laboratories in Israel designed the Pentium M series microprocessors. Intel Core Duo and Intel Core 2 Duo microprocessors are achievements of Israeli technology. The Centrino platform CPU chipset for wireless networks was designed in Israel. Pentium MMX SIMD, the Pentium 4 microprocessor, among other computer technologies, were developed in Israel. ICQ, the program which is the technological support for AOL Instant Messenger, was created in Israel by Mirabilis, a company that later was bought by AOL. Voice mail evolved with Israeli technology. The first antivirus software was made in Israel. Check Point, an Israeli software company, is the world leader in Virtual Private Network and firewall technologies. The high quality pictures of Mars transmitted by the explorer Spirit were made by an image-compression algorithm developed by Technion-Israel researchers.[7] Are there any aspects of modern living that have not, in some degree, benefitted from Israeli technological skills?

     Israel’s technological prowess is evident from the following: Israel has the highest number of personal computers per capita in the world. Israel has the highest number of university degrees per capita in the world. Israel holds the first place in the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce. Israel is, by a large margin, the country that issues the highest number of scientific publications in the world. Israel is the nation having the highest rate of patents filed per capita. Israeli bio-technology ranks first in the world in continuously developing new methods for improving production in the food industry. Israel has the highest number of new bio-technology companies per capita in the world.[7]

     Israel is the world’s technological leader in water reuse, water conservation, and desalination. Israel invented drip irrigation and is an internationally recognized leader in agricultural advancements. As a result, Israel has changed from a water-poor nation into a country where there is now an abundance of this essential natural resource.

     Israel shares its water reuse technology throughout the world. For example, TaKaDu is an Israeli software provider of integrated event management solutions for the water sector, allowing utilities to manage their networks efficiently. Recently, the national water company of Taiwan, Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC), selected TaKaDu to help them improve their water network management and save water resources. The Israeli company’s patented technology is used by water utilities worldwide, including Australia, South America and Europe.[8]

     Another Israeli company, Water-Gen, founded in 2009, has developed revolutionary technology to ensure its Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers are never short of clean water. This technology has been brought to India, Africa, Central America and China. The revolutionary technology can produce clean water out of thin air by extracting water from the ambient air humidity and is now being supplied to the Israeli, British, French and American armies. Water-Gen set about bringing the appliance to the civilians in third world countries two years ago. The GENNY, as the civilian version of the appliance is called, is now used in India, Africa, Central America and China. [Emphasis mine]
     “{This} innovation earned {Its Israeli inventor} a place among the world’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014 and one of the world’s top innovators in Foreign Policy magazine. Moreover, during the same year, Water-Gen was ranked 21st in the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in Fast Company magazine, with Google receiving the top spot.” (Ref. 9)

     “Israel Desalination Engineering is a world leader company in thermal desalination and water treatment technology, having installed hundreds of plants in more than 40 countries.(Ref. 7)

     Recognizing Israel’s preeminence in water management, the World Bank and Israel signed a deal in 2015 “through which the international organization will use the Jewish state’s expertise in water conservation and technology in developing countries.” (Ref. 10)

     Under the agreement, study tours are held in Israel by officials from developing countries to learn about Israel’s efforts in water conservation and technology. The agreement also includes a study of Israel’s experience in managing water and the transferring of global expertise on water security. “After years of drought, Israel has seen an end to water shortages due to new methods of conservation, water recycling, and massive new desalination plants such as the Sorek plant, located south of Tel Aviv and said to be the world’s largest facility of its kind. It produces 40 billion gallons of water per year.” (Ref. 10)

     Israel is one of the world’s leaders in solar energy technology and exports this technology. “Many solar energy plants in the United States are built by Israeli companies, applying Israeli technology. The energy supplied by them replaces millions of barrels of oil every year. The Mojave Desert solar-powered electricity plant in California is one of them.” (Ref. 7)

     Israel boasts the largest amount of solar collector area per capita in the world. Israeli universities graduate the highest number per capita of engineers and scientists specializing in alternative energy in the world. Israeli experts in this field are sought after by the most developed countries. The Weizmann Institute of Sciences in Rehovot is a world leader in solar technology. The solar water heaters, that convert solar energy into thermal energy, and which are ubiquitous on rooftops throughout Israel are an Israeli invention and are in use around the world.[7]

     Israel is also a world leader in environmental technology as evidenced by Israel holding first place in the 2014 Global Cleantech Innovation Index.[11]

     “Israel has shared its expertise to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. [Emphasis mine] From the natural disasters that struck Japan and Haiti, to drought stricken nations in Africa, Israel has sent experts abroad to help countries in need.
     “Equipped with firsthand knowledge of the challenges that resource-poor countries face, Israel has strived to provide other countries with the assistance they need to develop and grow. Before it had even established embassies in many world capitals, Israel sent experts abroad to teach developing nations such skills as how to upgrade medical facilities, improve schools and coax crops from arid land. Today, Israel has one of the most extensive foreign assistance programs in the world for a nation of its size. [Emphasis mine]
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     “Israeli medical care and technology is among the world’s best and is provided to all. [Emphasis mine] Since 1959, Israel has maintained numerous medical outreach programs, including eye clinics in developing countries. Israel’s eye clinics have operated for decades in Nepal, Mauritania, Tonga, Liberia and Micronesia.” (Ref. 12)

     One Arab League member country has received humanitarian aid from Israel. “The Cancer Treatment Center in Nouakchott, {Mauritania} was entirely built by Israel, including donation of the facility and all necessary medical technology as well as extensive training for staff members.(Ref. 7)

     “Since 1959, Israel has maintained numerous medical outreach programs, including eye clinics in developing countries. Israel’s eye clinics have operated for decades in Nepal, Mauritania, Tonga, Liberia and Micronesia.” (Ref. 2)

     “Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, an Israeli company, is the world's largest producer of antibiotics and generic pharmaceuticals. Teva's Innovative Research and Development is a world leader in creation and testing of new therapeutic drugs. The Elad (elastic adhesive bandage), the most effective hemorrhage control emergency method for serious injuries, is an Israeli invention.” (Ref. 7)

     Since Teva is the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical company – you’ve probably used one or more of its products without realizing it.

     In Israel, the "Pillcam" by Given Imaging, was the first Capsule endoscopy solution to record images of the digestive tract. The “Pillcam” is the size and shape of a pill and contains a tiny camera. [13] The “Pillcam” is swallowed like any pill and images of the digestive track are recorded as the “Pillcam” travels through the body.

     “Since the 1950s – when Israel was still a developing country – the Jewish state has sent its experts to help other nations achieve prosperity. Israel has trained Senegalese lettuce farmers to use advanced drip irrigation, Ghanaian doctors how to treat malaria with minimal costs, and South Sudanese social workers how to combat sexual violence. Just recently, Israel sent medical professionals and mobile emergency clinics to high-risk areas in Western Africa to combat Ebola. Israel sees this work as a moral duty based on Jewish values.
     “While Israel is technically at war with Syria, this has not stopped its armed forces and civil society groups from providing desperately needed medical aid to refugees from the Syrian civil war. Since 2013, hundreds of Syrians have been treated in Israeli hospitals. Sadly, Syrians who receive treatment in Israel must guard their identity closely so they are not branded as ‘collaborators’ and faced with even more danger when they return home.
     “In short, Israel is the Jewish State: it breathes life into the core values of the Bible by helping the people around the world who need it most.” (Ref. 14)

     Israeli medical expertise has even benefitted the Arabs living in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Life expectancy among West Bank Arabs under Jordanian rule in 1967 was only 48.6 years. Under Israeli control since 1967, West Bank life expectancy has exploded to 75 years. [15] Israeli medicine has proven to be highly beneficial for the Arab population in Israel itself. The lowest infant mortality rate among Arabs, as well as one of the highest birth rates, is that of Arabs living in Israel. In the same way, the highest life expectancy among Arabs is found in Israel, 10 years longer than in the most developed Arab countries.[7]

     Israel aid to and support of Jordan goes largely unreported. But, the Hashemite Kingdom receives considerable help from its Jewish neighbor. For many years, much of Jordan’s imports have arrived in Israel’s port of Haifa and have been trucked to Jordan’s capital, Amman from there. In 2016, a direct railroad link from Haifa to Amman will be completed, making the shipping of imports into Jordan faster and cheaper. In 2012, “Israel supplied Jordan with three million cubic meters of water beyond the annual quantities agreed upon in accordance with the {peace} Treaty {between the two countries}; this water went mostly for the consumption of Syrian refugees residing {in the} north of the Kingdom.
     “Months before that, Israel also offered to sell the Kingdom natural gas at cost in the face of the disruption of the supply of Egyptian gas . . .” (Ref. 16)

     “In 2000, Israel built and fully equipped a state-of-the art Intensive Care Unit in the Red Crescent Hospital in Amman, which serves the poorest population of the capital. The project included full training of all ICU staff.” (Ref. 7)

     “Israel may be a pariah on the world stage when it comes to votes in the United Nations, but ‘secretly’ it is apparently a great leader when it comes to keeping a country’s population safe. Security personnel have been streaming into Israel for years already to learn the ABC’s of keeping their countries safe, starting, of course, with the gateways to their nations — the airport. [Emphasis mine]
     “Now, in light of the recent crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 and worldwide terror attacks, it’s no surprise to find airport executives from 40 nations are set to arrive in Israel next month {July 2016}.
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     “Israeli security methods work partly because the system is flexible and responsive to dynamic situations, according to {an} aviation security expert . . .
     “By the time a passenger has reached an airline check-in counter {in Israel}, that individual has probably already passed up to five security checks, usually noticing only three: the initial entry point at the gate, the security check to allow the passenger in to the line for check-in, and the security officer who asks the ‘annoying questions that make no sense’ before one reaches the check-in counter.
     “When those 40 airport executives leave Israel, they too will understand those ‘annoying questions’ a little better — and perhaps begin to implement similar strategies in their own nations.” (Ref. 17)

     "Food security is a major concern for our rapidly growing planet. As resources dwindle and the population rises, smart solutions for better agriculture and safer food storage are essential.
     "No other single country – certainly not one as young and as tiny as Israel – has contributed more breakthroughs in this area than Israel." [Emphasis mine]
     "Since the 1950s, Israelis have not only been finding miraculous ways to green their own desert but have shared their discoveries far and wide through channels including MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since its establishment, over 270,000 professionals from more than 132 countries have participated in Mashav's training programs. MASHAV has trained international aid workers that have traveled to dozens of countries to help with medicine, agriculture, disaster relief, and many other issues. MASHAV's development programs are conducted through workshops and training in the fields of agriculture, education and medicine and are funded jointly with multinational organizations such as the OAS, the Inter-American Development Bank, the UN development plan, UNESCO and the Food and Agriculture Organization. By 2010, MASHAV had trained a quarter of a million students, predominantly African, from the developing world in education, health, science and agriculture, cooperating with over 140 countries." (Ref. 18)

     Here are 12 major ways Israel helps feed the world.[18]

Drip irrigation: No other advancement has been quite as significant. Drip irrigation was revolutionized by an Israeli water engineer who created tubing that slowly released water where it was most effective, and in 1965, Netafim in Kibbutz Hatzerim built a whole new industry, based on his invention.
     Just one recent example of how this method has impacted food supply in foreign countries is Tipa, literally “Drop”,’ an Israeli-developed kit that has allowed 700 farming families in Senegal to reap crops three times a year instead of just once, even on infertile land. There are similar activities in Kenya, South Africa, Benin and Niger.

Grain cocoons: Israeli-designed GrainPro Cocoons provide a simple and cheap way for African and Asian farmers to keep their grain market-fresh. The GrainPro Cocoons are huge bags that keep both water and air out. They’re used all over the developed world, including Africa and the Far East, and even in countries that have no diplomatic ties to Israel, such as Pakistan. As much as 50 percent of every grain harvest is lost to pests and mold. Subsistence farmers in developing countries tend to store their crops in primitive baskets or bags, which are not effective in keeping hungry bugs and micro-contaminants out. The Cocoon solves that problem, even in extreme heat and humidity.

Biological pest control: On an Israeli kibbutz, a company called Bio-Bee breeds beneficial insects and mites for biological pest control and bumblebees for natural pollination in greenhouses and open fields. Its subsidiary Bio-Fly sells sterile Mediterranean fruit flies to control this major pest in fruit trees. 60% of California strawberries since 1990 are treated with this predatory mite. Bio-Fly exports eight different species of biological control agents, plus pollinating bumblebees, to 32 nations from Japan to Chile. Bio-Fly also collaborates with Jordanian and West Bank Palestinian Authority agricultural experts.

Dairy farming: Hof Hasharon Dairy Farm, SAE Afikim and SCR Precise Dairy Farming all make advanced systems for herd management, monitoring and feeding used on dairy farms worldwide. SAE Afikim is one of 10 Israeli companies involved in a five-year project in Vietnam to implement a vast $500 million dairy farm project. It’s the largest project of its kind in the world. The operation will encompass 30,000 cows at 12 state-of-the-art mega-dairies and a processing plant supplying about 3/4 million gallons of milk per year. In the meantime, China is sending groups of dairy farm manager trainees to Israel to learn how to boost milk production there as well.

Tailor-made farm solutions: Kibbutz-based Agricultural Knowledge On-Line (AKOL) makes unique software to help producers grow fruits and vegetables, raise poultry and dairy cows, manage vineyards and make olive oil. Hosted in IBM’s “cloud,” AKOL’s latest project gives farmers anywhere in the world access to information from Israeli experts. Hundreds of thousands of farmers can obtain tailor-made solutions, arrange group purchases of supplies and communicate with colleagues. AKOL applications advise farmers on when to plant, irrigate and harvest; how to cope with drought; how to choose the crops best for their area; how to implement ideal storage and temperature control procedures based on climate; and how to track the growth of chickens, livestock and fruit.

A better potato: After nearly 30 years of research, a Hebrew University professor developed strains of potatoes that thrive in hot, dry climates, and can be irrigated by saltwater. Potatoes are one of the top sources of nutrition in the world, but they never before grew well in hot, desert regions like the Middle East. Now farmers in these regions are able to grow potatoes as a cash crop.

Water from Air: Tal-Ya Water Technologies has developed reusable plastic trays to collect dew from the air, reducing the water needed by crops or trees by up to 50 percent. The trays also block the sun so weeds can’t take root, and protect the plants from extreme temperature shifts. Farmers need to use much less water, and in turn much less fertilizer on the crop, which translates to less groundwater contamination.

Unparalleled crop protection: Hebrew University’s tech-transfer company teamed with Makhteshim Agan, a world leader in crop protection products, to develop and commercialize slow-release herbicides and a targeted insecticide that doesn’t harm beneficial insects. The novel insecticide kills caterpillars of night-flying moths – a common scourge for farmers worldwide – but unlike common commercial preparations, has minimal or no effect on any other creature. High levels of control can be achieved with much less product, greatly minimizing environmental impact.

Fishing in the desert: Worldwide, overfishing is a serious threat to the food supply, a grave situation since fish is the main source of protein for hundreds of millions of people. An Israeli “zero-discharge” system eliminates the environmental problems in conventional fish farming, and doesn’t depend on electricity or proximity to a body of water. Specially developed microbes purify fish waste byproducts right in the tank, with no need for spillage and refilling. The largest facility using this technology, in New York, produced about 100 tons of sea bream, bass and tilapia in 2010.

Food from greenhouse gas: Israel’s Seambiotic clean-tech company recently launched a commercial algae farm in China and does business in the United States and Italy as well. Algae ponds nourished by power-plant effluent conserve farmed produce for human consumption because they generate 30 times more feedstock for biofuel than do land-based crop alternatives. In addition, the tiny plants, which thrive on carbon dioxide and sunlight, produce a valuable nutraceutical food additive that is especially popular in the Far East.

Reintroducing carp to Africa: Fifty years ago, Lake Victoria carp was a significant part of the diet of nearby Ugandan villagers. But when Nile perch were introduced into the lake, they decimated most of the smaller fish including the carp. Villagers had neither the equipment nor the expertise necessary to start fishing the huge perch, and symptoms of protein deficiency started becoming apparent in their children. An Israeli professor at Hebrew University came to the rescue with a multiyear project to help these African families. Her team was able to apply techniques developed over many years for Israeli fish farmers. The Israeli project not only successfully spawned carp on Ugandan fish farms, but also provided training on how to dig and fill ponds and raise the small fish. Now local children have an abundant supply of protein.

Hardier seeds for better crops: Hebrew University agricultural scientists developed TraitUP, a trademarked technology that enables the introduction of genetic materials into seeds without modifying their DNA. This method immediately and efficiently improves plants before they’re even sowed. The university’s Yissum Research Development Technology Transfer Company licensed the seed treatment technology to Morflora Israel for curing fruit-tree diseases in orchards and groves, and for seedling treatment in the nursery. The new ability to deliver traits within days instead of years, and to offer a treatment with results similar to breeding to all current species, answered a long and unmet need that can revolutionize modern agriculture and significantly impact the vegetable and commodity crop markets.

     In just one example of Israel’s exporting its agricultural know-how, the Israeli company, Innovative Agro Industry, is demonstrating the potential of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG’s) agro-sector through the development of a large-scale fruit and vegetable farm near Port Moresby. The farm, developed in partnership with the Jesus Christ Halfway House and Western Highlands Development Corporation at Nine Mile, is aiming to establish itself as a leading player in the PNG fruit and vegetable market by providing consumers with high quality, import replacement produce. Imported produce is very expensive. Seed planting started in September 2013, and the farm is now producing large quantities of affordable fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, capsicums and lettuces. The farm uses a direct irrigation system, where the fruit and vegetables are grown in materials which feed the roots system with the necessary nutrients in a controlled environment. At full capacity, the farm will produce up to 15 tons of fruit and vegetables each week. The produce is sold in supermarkets throughout Port Moresby, providing consumers with international standard fruit and vegetables, which are fresher than what is generally imported from countries like Australia. The business employs around 140 workers, making it one of the largest employers in this area of Port Moresby.[19]

     In a very different vein, we hear much about America’s drone weapons that are being used in the war against Islamic terrorists worldwide. The use of drones eliminates the risk of losing pilots to enemy action or to accidents. But, did you know that, “during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel developed the first UAV {Unmanned Aerial Vehicle} [Emphasis mine] with real-time surveillance, after Soviet Union surface-to-air missiles used by Egypt and Syria dealt heavy damage to Israel’s fighter jets. The images and radar decoying provided by these UAVs helped Israel to neutralize Syria’s air defenses at the start of the 1982 Lebanon War, resulting in no pilots lost. By 1987, Israel had developed proof-of-concept capabilities in tailless, stealth-based, three-dimensional thrust vectoring flight control, jet steering UAVs for the first time.” (Ref. 20) This Israeli developed UAV technology provided the basis for the drones that are today being used by the U.S. in the war against ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups.

     America’s premier UAV, the Predator is credited with being developed by an Israeli engineer who immigrated to the U.S., Abraham Karem. The Predator is “the lethal, remotely piloted machine that can circle above the enemy for nearly a day before controllers thousands of miles away in the southwestern United States launch Hellfire missiles toward targets they are watching on video screens.” (Ref. 21)

     There are numerous other examples of how Israel is contributing to the betterment of mankind. By nearly any standard, this is a true modern miracle – such a tiny nation with such a small population, under the constant threat of annihilation by a multitude of hostile neighbors, contributing so much to improving the lives of so many throughout the entire world. While, on a daily basis, we observe that there are all too many who are working to harm and even destroy our modern world, Israel has been unbelievably effective in its efforts to “heal the world”. If only there were more Israels in our modern world!


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