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 […]
January 30, 2020

Israeli innovation may help stop deadly coronavirus

Hospital staff at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem donned facemasks and protective clothing to prepare for the arrival of a Chinese woman suspected of having coronavirus infection, January 27, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 by Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) […]
December 5, 2019

Scientists in Israel discover molecule that destroys pancreatic cancer cells

By Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) — A little molecule named PJ34 can cause cancer cells to self-destruct, according to an Israeli study published recently in the biomedical journal Oncotarget. Prof. Malka Cohen-Armon and her team at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler […]
December 1, 2019

City with Alabama ties site of first U.S. initiative in Judea and Samaria

Ariel University Center of Samaria. Credit: Michael Jacobson/Wikimedia Commons. By Richard Friedman and JNS reports The impact of the Trump Administration’s announcement that the U.S. would no longer consider Jewish “settlements” in Judea and Samaria illegal already is making an […]
August 6, 2019

Israeli scientists develop nano-vaccine against melanoma

From left: Professor Helena Florindo, João Conniot, professor Ronit Satchi-Fainaro and Anna Scomparin at Tel Aviv University. Photo by Galia Tiram. (Israel21c) Researchers at Tel Aviv University revealed in the August 5 issue of Nature Nanotechnology a novel nano-vaccine for […]