Palestinian scientist does cutting-edge research at prestigious Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israelis deliver medical aid to Nepal, Israeli project to protect the endangered Griffon vulture, and much more!
by: Michael Ordman
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PA scientist doing cutting-edge Israeli research
Dr. Rafat Qubaja lives in Tarqumiyah under the Palestinian Authority but works at Israel’s Weizmann Institute. His research on trees in arid regions found they can absorb vast amounts of carbon. Meanwhile he praises the opportunities he has in the Jewish State.
Medical supplies for Nepal
The Embassy of Israel donated aid to the Nepalese government to help front-line workers contain Covid-19. It comprised Personal Protective Equipment, masks, infrared digital thermometers, surgical gloves, hand sanitizers, hand sprayers and disinfectant solutions.
Natural pest control
New video re-iterating the Israeli project (reported here previously) to use barn owls to keep agricultural crops free from rodent pests. It brings together farmers from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to cooperate for mutual benefit.
Two private companies in the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement with two Israeli companies, to develop research technology to fight COVID-19. Announcements were made both by the Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Health and a UAE spokesperson.
Bringing the smile back
Israeli-founded global non-profit Faces Behind Masks aims to provide medical staff in every hospital worldwide with sets of free personalized Smiling Face stickers. A photograph of each staff member’s face can be worn over protective clothing, so that patients see faces instead of just masks.
Helping Ethiopia combat Covid-19
Israeli NGO NALA was helping Ethiopia fight snail fever in 2018 (see here). It is now working to combat Covid-19 and has implemented a 5-point plan – information to rural areas, enlisting religious leaders, distributing PPE, building handwashing stations, and training health workers.
On vultures’ wings
Here is a new video featuring Israel’s work to protect the endangered Griffon vulture and increase its numbers in the wild. The Hebrew word for vulture is “nesher”, mistranslated as “eagle” in some Biblical sources.
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