From Other Angles — Good News
ON THE OTHER HAND — #8
21 August 2017 by Michael Kuttner
This week's examples illustrate how Israel continues to lead the world in so many ways.
FIRST TO PROVIDE AID:
Within 24 hours of hearing that Sierra Leone desperately needed food for the survivors of the recent devastating floods, Israel swung into action. Trucks with 20,000 meals arrived in the Capital of Freetown, distributed to those left homeless.
Israel was the first country to respond in a practical manner. While others dithered and set up committees to decide what to do, Israel acted. The next stage of Israel's assistance will be the provision of antibiotics to deal with the possibility of an outbreak of cholera.
THE LAND OF MILK, HONEY AND NOW WHISKY:
The country's first whiskey distillery is preparing to release Israel's first single malt.
Although wine has been produced in the Holy Land for millennia, and modern Israeli wines have gained international renown in recent years, whisky production is new to the country.
The Milk and Honey distillery was established in 2013. It does not work on Shabbat so its products carry the highest Kashrut certification. Exports are slated to commence in 2019.
ANOTHER MEDICAL ADVANCE:
Following surgery to remove cancerous growths and tumors, conventional medical practice has been to refrain from any additional intervention for a period of several weeks before and after the surgery. That means no chemotherapy, radiation or immune therapy.
New research from Israel says that may be a fatal mistake.
The researchers found that, rather than do nothing, if they applied a specific drug regimen consisting of a beta blocker and an anti-inflammatory, they could reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. The recommended inexpensive drug cocktail is considered safe and consists of Deralin (used to reduce blood pressure and anxiety) and Etopan (which reduces inflammation).
The researchers were amazed with the results. The next step is a longer scale clinical trial. Positive results will lead to a brighter future for oncology patients.
Far from the daily media headlines and negative reports there is a quiet revolution taking place. Watch this short video and learn how Arabs and Jews are forging working relationships which can lay the foundation for future peaceful relations.
These are the enterprises which the proponents of BDS are campaigning to destroy. Ask yourselves this question: “who is really working for peace? Israelis providing employment and remuneration or those dedicated to boycotts, divestment and sanctions?”