- Untold Stories of Israeli Innovation – Jim Fletcher
(dailyalert.org, May 30, 2014)
- Marcella Rosen, a marketing professional from New York, created Untold News about Israel (www.untoldnews.org) that disseminates news stories about the myriad ways Israeli innovation brings help, hope, and healing to the world. “It’s true: Israel is a barrier-breaking dynamo of a kind never before witnessed in history. Acre-for-acre, citizen-for-citizen, no place is churning out more ideas, more products, more procedures and devices and technologies…. And the work that Israel is turning out is saving and improving lives around the world, every day,” she says.
- Visit the Dead Sea region, and gaze upon acre-after-acre of palm groves, rising from what was once a moonscape. A chemist at the Bar-Ilan University Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Aharon Gedanken, created an anti-bacterial “coating” for hospital gowns, sheets, and pajamas to fight hospital infections. In 1965, a standard drip irrigation system used from two to four liters of water per hour. Today, a Netafim system from Israel uses only a half-liter per hour.
- “Israel has quietly become the little country that changed the world – and your life – for the better…without you even knowing it,” says Rosen. “Imagine what it could achieve – if it were released from the shackles of warfare. If this little country of fewer than eight million souls could focus the entirety of its energy and resources and resilience on the problems and puzzles facing us all, how much better a place would this world be?” (FrontPageMagazine)