Apr. 5, 2018
How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World – Shoshanna Solomon
Avi Jorisch, a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, said the idea for his new book, Thou Shalt Innovate, How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World, “started to germinate in 2014” when he was in Israel during the Gaza war and witnessed firsthand how Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system protected his family from Hamas rockets. Soon after that, he started noticing other Israeli innovations that were helping to make “a real difference in fostering a kinder, gentler world.”
He noticed that in traffic accidents, emergency responders riding ambucycles – motorbikes refitted as ambulances – were quick to appear; his Jerusalem gardener brought to his attention a drip irrigator that saved water; and a colleague of his with Parkinson’s began undergoing deep brain stimulation to mitigate his symptoms.
For his book Jorisch selected 15 technologies and their entrepreneurs in fields such as drugs, drip irrigation, solar power, defense, agriculture and cybersecurity that are making a difference in the world. In an appendix, Jorisch lists Israel’s 50 greatest technological contributions. “I could have very easily kept going to 100, 200, 300,” he said. (Times of Israel)
See also 15 Earthshaking Israeli Technologies – Shoshanna Solomon (Times of Israel)