Turkey’s ex-Finance Minister received stem cell treatment in Tel Aviv.
An Israeli organization is working under cover to bring aid to Syrian refugees.
The new Miss Israel is an Ethiopian immigrant.
Israel’s Waze won the MWC Barcelona prize for the best mobile application in the world.
Israel has launched the project to send another Israeli astronaut into outer space.
A new section of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway will include an eco-bridge for wildlife to cross.
Iranian-born Israeli superstar Rita will perform Iranian songs at the United Nations.
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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Ex-Turkish finance minister has stem cell treatment in Israel. (Thanks to Israel21c) Kemal Unak?tan spent nearly two-and-a-half months at the International Center for Cell Therapy & Cancer Immunotherapy in Tel Aviv. He received groundbreaking stem cell treatment to wean him off dialysis and avoid a kidney transplant.
New treatment for psoriasis. Researchers from Ben-Gurion University and Teva have developed an improved version of an experimental medicine for the treatment of the chronic skin disease psoriasis. It inhibits the faulty immune system signal interleukin-17 that triggers the inflammation associated with psoriasis.
For kids with disabilities, virtual reality isn’t just a game. (Thanks to Israel21c) A unique-to-Israel use of virtual reality (VR) has been pioneered at ALEH, Israel’s largest network of facilities for children with severe cognitive and physical disabilities. Residents at ALEH’s Moriah facility in Gedera go on field trips in simulated environments.
Restoring mobility to the spine. (Thanks to Israel21c) Israel’s Premia Spine offers a unique treatment to those suffering from spinal degeneration. Its artificial titanium joint replaces the posterior spinal column totally. No more pain, full mobility and none of the problems that alternative spinal fusion treatments cause.
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Gaza weekly deliveries: The Kerem Shalom crossing from Israel to Gaza had to be closed briefly due to the resumption of terrorist rocket fire on Tuesday. Despite this, 42,700 tons of goods (1,397 truckloads) entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the crossing – even more than the previous week.
Israelis for Syria. An amazing article about Israeli volunteers from www.il4syrians.org working to help Syrians left wounded and homeless by the fighting in Syria. The 5-mins embedded video features friendship between an Israeli volunteer and a Syrian family. For those who want more, view the youtube video.
IDF airlifts Sudanese refugee’s premature twins to hospital. The IDF evacuated a Sudanese refugee and her two premature babies from Eilat to Assaf Harofeh hospital in Tel Aviv. The babies weighed only 900 grams.
A festival for one shekel. Festival Bashekel features top Israeli and international groups for a ticket price of just NIS 1 – equivalent to 25 US cents. Hundreds of thousands of young Israelis from marginalized communities have benefited and Bashekel even staged a joint Jewish-Arab festival in Gilboa in 2009.