Israel Innovation

October 10, 2020

Major spinal surgery while fully awake? It’s possible, in Israel

From left, Dr. José Cohen, David Avital and Dr. Josh E. Schroeder at Hadassah Medical Center after Avital’s local-anesthesia spinal surgery. Photo courtesy of Hadassah (Israel21c) — After 74-year-old David Avital fell at home, he was brought to Hadassah University […]
September 6, 2020

Tulane-Hebrew U. partnership to lead one of three new U.S.-Israel Energy Centers

Daniel Shantz, The Entergy Chair in Clean Energy Engineering at Tulane University, will lead one of three U.S.-Israel Energy Centers. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano) Tulane University, Louisiana State University and the University of Louisiana will partner in leading one of […]
August 11, 2020

As hurricane season approaches, Israeli drones help Fla. power company spot storm damage

Percepto’s Sparrow drone over a solar farm. Photo: courtesy By Brian Blum (Israel21c) — As the annual hurricane season hits Florida, Israeli-made autonomous drones are helping the state’s major power utility keep customers connected. Modi’in-based Percepto already provides six Percepto […]
July 1, 2020

Israeli invents self-healing artificial electronic skin

Self-healing high-tech “skin” developed by Technion doctoral student Muhammad Khatib. Photo: courtesy by Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) — A doctoral student at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa has invented a soft polymer that could be used […]
May 24, 2020

Israel: Light Unto the Nations in the Coronavirus Fight

by Shari Dollinger (JNS) — Israel is a light unto the nations, the world’s first responder and the startup nation. The Jewish state is known for doing more with less and exceeding beyond all reasonable expectations. It made the desert […]
May 17, 2020

Israeli partnership extracts water from air for hospital in Gaza

The Watergen GEN-M atmospheric water generator was hoisted onto the roof of a pediatric cancer hospital in Gaza City. Photo: courtesy by Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) — Children and staff at Gaza’s only pediatric cancer hospital now have access to […]
March 9, 2020

Chutzpah and Innovation: Startup Nation Israel takes on coronavirus

Employees of Sheba Medical Center preparing to receive Israelis quarantined on the cruise ship Diamond Princess in Japan due to the spread of the coronavirus, February 20, 2020. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90 by Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) — A handwashing […]
March 4, 2020

Wheelchair climbers scale Kilimanjaro to support Israeli accessibility organization

A view of the team hiking across the snow fields on the top of Kilimanjaro. Credit: Friends of Access Israel. by Howard Blas (JNS) — When New York cardiologist Aaron Gindea read the entire Torah portion of Beshalach at the […]
March 2, 2020

Israeli company develops kit to diagnose COVID-19 in half an hour

by Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) — Israeli company BATM of Hod Hasharon announced that its biomedical division has developed a diagnostics kit to detect coronavirus from saliva samples in less than half an hour. CEO Dr. Zvi Marom tells ISRAEL21c […]