This is not even discussing all the energy saved because of Sabbath observance either!
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"During the working meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama this coming Wednesday, the Prime Minister will give the American President a symbolic gift: a nanochip with gold coating, in which the independence scrolls of both Israel and the U.S. are embedded side by side.
"The nanochip will be placed on a Jerusalem stone from the Second Temple period which is normally used for sealing pottery in which liquids and perfumes had been stored."
"Palestinians have vandalized a banner bearing President Barack Obama’s image just days before his visit.
The Palestinians tore down the banner, hurled shoes at it and spray painted it with swastikas. Associated Press TV video showed a taxi driving over the banner before it was set on fire in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Monday.”
This says a lot about Israel and about The Jewish People. Proud to be one, proud to be color blind! It was about time Israel… Mazal Tov!
The first woman of Ethiopian origin has won the ‘Miss Israel’ beauty queen pageant. Yityish Aynaw, 21, was born in Ethiopia and immigrated to Israel with her mother at the age of 12. She now hopes that winning the pageant will pave the way for a career in modeling.
(via torahafromsincity)Source: haaretz
"Israeli Arabs are more afraid than the Jewish public of being attacked by an enemy state, according to the annual ‘National Resilience’ survey.
"Israel’s Jewish population, meanwhile, is more calm than ever about the possibility of an attack by an enemy country, the survey revealed, reporting an all-time low on its so-called ‘fear index.’ This is a continuation of a previous trend that began in 2006. The Jewish population’s fear of terror is also reportedly at an all-time low.
"The annual ‘National Resilience’ survey has been conducted since 2000. Most recently it was conducted in November during Operation Pillar of Defense, polling 2,000 respondents, including 400 Arabs. Questions covered topics such as optimism, militancy, faith in government institutions, and fear regarding a possible attack."
"The Oxford University Student Union voted decisively Wednesday night to reject a motion backing a boycott of Israel, by a margin of 7:1. The final vote showed 69 against, 10 in favor and 15 abstentions."
"They’re models vying for the top prize in Miss Israel 2013. They’re also paratrooper instructors, Air Force operators, squad instructors and logistics specialists. Meet 6 soldiers and beauty queens who are showing the world a different side of the IDF."
Courtesy of the Israel Defense Forces.
"Israel is the only country in the West which has managed to reduce its debt as a proportion of GDP in 2012.
“Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that the Israeli government’s debt in the past year (which is calculated this week and published soon) will total some 73.5% of GDP, compared to 74.1% of GDP in 2011 and 80% of GDP five years ago.
"Debt has increased in all Western countries in recent years, and in some it has even reached more than 100% of GDP."
Israelis have developed a new type of asphalt that makes it easier to brake on while helping the environment.
"Leave it to Israel to infuse high technology into something as prosaic as asphalt. A Negev company has developed a road asphalt compound that uses old tires for strength and safety, and is friendly to the environment to boot…
"Among the qualities of RuBind is its ‘rubberiness,’ due to the bits and pieces of rubber mixed in with the asphalt, and as a result, cars have an easier time braking thanks to the higher friction that occurs when a car’s rubber tires meets the rubber on the road."