Israeli Contributions: DID YOU KNOW?

Although Israel is geographically a small country, it is a major international contributor to technology, medicine, culture, humanitarian efforts, and has Nobel prizes in medicine, chemistry, economics, physics and literature. This article focuses on a few of the many Israeli contributions to our lifestyle, business, and culture. For example, did you know?

By Susanne Rothschild, MBA, PMP

President of The Rothschild Corporation

1.  What are some of the Israeli contributions to agriculture? 

Both clean air and clean water are essential ingredients for life. In Houston, Texas, citizens enjoy hot showers, drinking tap water, and watering their lawns. Challenged by limited fresh water resources, Israeli research and manpower searched for solutions to water shortages. Through their research, they found innovations in recycling water to irrigate crops, drip irrigation, water conservation, desalination, and leading-edge technologies are producing clean water. A major percentage of Israeli drinking water comes from desalination. Here are a few examples of Israeli companies that have a global impact: Netafim invented drip irrigation based on an engineer’s discovery that an abnormally large tree growing in the desert was fed by a drip in a water pipe. IDE has become a world leader in desalination technology and now also works with wastewater treatment. Tahal Consulting Engineers, Israel’s largest water engineering firm, has made major contributions to water resource management, sewage and sanitation, environmental protection, marine engineering and more. Aqwise Water Technologies, Ltd. is a world leader in innovations of wastewater treatment and is working with Mekorot, Israel’s water company, to address nitrate contamination in drinking water. Israel is now recognized as a leader in clean water technology.

2.  What are some of the Israeli contributions to medical research?

Although there are many contributions, here are a few highlighted in http://www.unitedwithisrael.org.

• The biological pacemaker

• Stem-cell technology to regenerate heart tissue

• First full computerized diagnostic instrument for breast cancer detection

• Development of heart pump synchronization device

3.  What are some of the Israeli contributions to humanitarian aid? Although there are many contributions, here are two examples from http://fellowship.ifcj.org/.

• The Hadassah Medical Center in Israel received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for its treatment of all patients, regardless of religious and ethnic differences.

• Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief (JCDR), a coalition of Jewish organizations, provides disaster relief around the world. They have raised money for the Asia Tsunami Relief, the El Salvador earthquake in 2003 and other world disasters.

4.  What are some of the Israeli contributions to technology?

Israel is a world leader in high-tech innovations. Here are a few examples of contributions to technology.

• Voice mail

• Pentium Microprocessor was designed and produced in Israel

• Microsoft-Windows operating system was designed in Israel

• Lasers for non-invasive treatment of varicose veins, acne, and hair removal.

• PillCam – a tiny capsule enabling camera visualization of a patient’s intesitnes without endoscopy.

• Emergency Bandage that uses a built-in pressure bar to stop bleeding.

• Package tracking using technology to scan tags and barcodes with high-powered cameras.

• Solar thermal distributed power plants to supplement the main energy systems in hospitals.

• DiskOnKey USB flash drive

• Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform, a neurosurgery simulator that enables surgeons to rehearse microsurgical procedures before making an incision.

• Check Point Software Technologies enabling cyber-security

• Digital printing

• Drones

• Non-stick coatings for aircraft

This month, we celebrate with appreciation the many contributions of our Israeli community.

The Rothschild Corporation is experienced in facilitating meetings, change management, team building workshops, consulting and soft skills training to help organizations maximize teamwork and effective communications. They listen to your needs to focus the outcomes on your target goals.


Susanne Rothschild

The Rothschild Corporation, Consulting, Leadership Skills Training and Project Management

Facebook Comments

    Comments are closed

    Houston, TX | Atlanta, GA | Monrovia, LI
    About Us
    iF Magazine’s concept is unique and amazing. With Forbes ranking Houston as the most diverse city in America, Houston is certainly the new mecca for attracting, engaging, and building international business relationships. Add that we have 93 foreign consulates with a presence in the city, and more than 190 foreign languages spoken here, iF Magazine is the only one of its kind targeting this diverse, upscale group.
    Houston Staff
    Val Thompson

    Heidi Powell Prera

    Craig L. Amos

    Heidi Powell
    Atlanta Staff
    Cynthia L.Blandford

    Val Thompson

    Craig L. Amos

    Simeon Nunnally
    Contact Us

    11110 Bellaire Blvd., Ste. Ste.218
    Houston, TX 77072 USA
    Phone: 832-526-3335
    Email: Val@IFMagazine.net

    925B Peachtree Street, NE #392
    Atlanta, GA 30309 USA
    Phone: 678-612-2192
    Email: cblandford@iFmagazine.net

    Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa
    Phone: 0886417994
    WhatsApp: +231886417994

    ©International Focus Magazine, LLC. All rights reserved.

    Web design, hosting & maintenance by: CBA Media Group | www.CBAMediaGroup.com

    I am interested in advertising the following markets:*