LEARN MORE about how Israel is making the world a better place. Read the articles below and gain an appreciation for all the innovations that Israel is contributing to the planet. Fortify yourself with the positive facts about this small desert nation.

FEATURED: FDA Approves Pill-Sized Camera to Let Doctors See Your Insides

A bite-sized camera has been approved for use by the FDA as an alternative for patients who are unable to have a complete colonoscopy. PillCam is a product of Israeli company Given Imaging. In the United States, approximately 750,000 colonoscopies are incomplete every year, according to the company. "Incomplete" means that doctors weren't able to see everything that they needed to for a number of reasons, including a history of abdominal surgery or advanced diverticular disease, which affects the colon, among others. Read more

 

•  Orthodox Woman Who Pioneered Breakthrough Alzheimers Drug Wins Israel Prize: "Weinstock-Rosin was the lead developer for what would eventually become the Novartis Exelon Patch, the only FDA-approved skin patch for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease."

•  Israel Launches World's First Accelerator for Startups that Benefit the Disabled: "Accelerators and incubators usually focus on startups they believe will strike it big, fast. But Israel-based global organization PresenTense has decided to apply its expertise in the field to launch an accelerator that will groom startups that address the needs of people with disabilities."

• 3D Printing - How the Technology Brings Energy and Hope to the Third World: "Two US companies, Peppermint Energy and Design For Hope, decided to use 3D printing technology made by Israeli-American 3D printing giant Stratasys in their development of green technologies, to provide new energy sources in parts of the world where electricity is unreliable."

• India and Israel Bond with Technology Innovation:  "India will participate in the First Innovation Conference in Israel, MIXiii 2014, that will take place at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds May 20-22. The conference aims to introduce participants to the broad spectrum of activities and ecosystem that make Israel one of the largest global innovation hubs."

Innovation: Africa : "From renewable energy to agriculture to IT and more, Israel is a leader in the global innovation sector. In Africa, these innovations have the power to save lives."

The top 65 ways Israel is saving our planet "Today we all know the story of Israel the startup nation. News of its technological prowess and incredible innovation has spread far and wide. But what many people don’t know is that Israel is exporting far more than just technology. It is also sharing its experience and skills in a whole range of humanitarian and environmental fields to help people everywhere live better, fuller and healthier lives." ISRAEL21c

Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK?

Israel in the World: Changing Lives Through Innovation From agriculture to medicine, Israel stands right at the forefront of technological development. Learn about the country's many achievements and breakthroughs, and how it's poised to remain on the industrial cutting edge in the foreseeable future.

The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership The Prime Ministers is the first and only insider account of Israeli politics from the founding of the Jewish State to the near-present day. It reveals stunning details of life-and-death decision-making, top-secret military operations and high level peace negotiations.

TINY DYNAMO: How one of the world's smallest countries is producing some of our most important inventions Tiny Dynamo is a fascinating collection of 21 stories detailing Israel's inventions that benefit all of mankind. From desalting the ocean to the tiny PillCam that videos your insides, the Flash Drive to spinal surgery robots, watering the desert with drip irrigation, blasting breast tumors and curing major diseases: Israel is a hotbed of start-ups and idea incubation wildly disproportionate to its tiny size.

Israel: Repairing the World ISRAEL - Repairing the World is an introduction to Israel's achievements and their role in making this world a better place. The text of the book is accessible for younger readers with bolded words either explained in the text or defined in the glossary. Captioned illustrations add to the information in the text. The book provides a good starting point for students to do further research in this area.

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Bill Gates: Israel Start-Up Nation

How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference

Israel: 65 Years of Achievement

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