Produces Powerful, Creative Video for Israel 60th Birthday
Israel News Agency
----- May 9, 2008 ....... Israel21C, a non-profit, non-political
Website which creates, aggregates and broadly disseminates high-quality
information to the American public, has produced a truly colorful
and uplifting video in celebration of Israel's 60th birthday.
which describes her mission as delivering news to the global
public which transcends the pervasive imagery of conflict that
characterizes so much of western media reporting.
goal is to strengthen the vibrant and enduring partnership between
the United States and Israel, and between Americans and Israelis,"
says Israel21C Executive
Vice President Larry Weinberg.
Israel 60th birthday video is entitled: The Faces and Places
of Israel in the 21st Century.
video is compilation of the many diverse faces and places in
Israel. The 60th birthday video of Israel carries a musical
soundtrack, a sweet tune by French - Israeli Yael Naim - I'm
A New Soul - which is hard to forget. Without any doubt
this new video from Israel21C celebrates the diversity, vibrancy,
innovativeness and beauty of Israel in the most simple and basic
recently introduced Israel21C's new, enriched Website. The site
embraces positive news about Israel, everything from health,
technology, medicine and democracy to Israel wine, food and
music. Weinberg promises that over 15 pro-Israel stories will
appear on the site per week.
Israel12C also features Faces of Israel, illustrating everyday
a new and different Israeli who will talk about their life and
passions about Israel.
feature of Israel21C is a newsletter blog entitled Israelity
which recently featured: The secret weapon of the stars - Israel
bodyguards, EcoOcean where Jacques Cousteau would have been
proud of Israel non-profit organization EcoOcean. Solving product
problems with Israel's FixYa. An Israel start-up company that
developed an online service which gathers all product support
information scattered through the Internet in a single user-friendly
location. More importantly, however, the site is also a huge
Q and A knowledge base that is constantly updated by a live
community of experts and consumers who share their experience
of technical problems and solutions.
also highlights how the music of Israel's David Broza brings
Masada to American TV viewers. A feature on Chaim BePlus, Living
on the plus side of the bank in Israel and Mindy Wenner Ajzner,
an Israel immigrant from Toronto, who decided that instead of
just giving charity to help the poor of Israel, she would create
an organization to help them learn how to handle their finances.
Chaim BePlus (living on the plus side) was set up in November
2006 to train youngsters in money management using an education
model provided by the US National Endowment for Financial Education
fund. The courses have been such a success that today Azjner
has expanded the classes to parents, teachers and senior citizen
groups. And finally an Israel design for an 'Energy Tower' which
may reverse the very process of global warming.
discovers and produces news and feature material which highlights
Israel's many accomplishments. These include: The cell phone
which was developed in Israel by Israelis working in the Israel
branch of Motorola, has its largest development center in Israel.
Most of the
Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed by Microsoft
- Israel. The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel
at Intel. Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor and the Centrino
processor were entirely designed, developed, and produced in
Israel. The Pentium microprocessor in your computer was most
likely made in Israel. Voice mail technology was developed in
Israel. Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities
outside the US in Israel.
The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed
in 1996 by four young Israelis. According to industry officials,
Israel designed the airline industry's most impenetrable flight
security. US officials now look to Israel for advice on how
to handle airborne security threats. Israel's $100 billion economy
is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined. Israel
has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per
capita. Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to
the population in the world. Israel produces more scientific
papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin -
109 per 10,000 people - as well as one of the highest per capita
rates of patents filed.
proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number
of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel
has the second largest number of startup companies after the
US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).
more than 3,000 high-tech companies and startups, Israel has
the highest concentration hi-tech companies in the world - apart
from the Silicon Valley, US. Israel is ranked number 2 in the
world for venture capital funds right behind the US. After the
United States and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ
listed companies. Israel has the highest average living standards
in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500,
exceeding that of the UK. On a per capita basis, Israel has
the largest number of biotech startups. Twenty-four percent
of Israel's workforce hold university degrees - ranking it third
in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland
- and 12 percent hold advanced degrees.
is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East. In 1984 and
1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk
in Ethiopia to safety in Israel. When Golda Meir was elected
Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became the world's second
elected female leader in modern times. When the US Embassy in
Nairobi, Kenya, was bombed in 1998, Israeli rescue teams were
on the scene within a day - and saved three victims from the
has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship - and the highest
rate among women and among people over 55 - in the world. Relative
to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing
nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious
freedom, and economic opportunity. Israel was the first nation
in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international
standard that certifies diamonds as "conflict free."
has the world's second highest per capita rate of publishing
Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st
century with a net gain in its number of trees, made more remarkable
because this was achieved in an area considered mainly desert.
Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.
In the field of medicine, Israeli scientists developed the first
fully computerized, no-radiation diagnostic instrumentation
for breast cancer.
Israel company developed a computerized system for ensuring
proper administration of medications, thus removing human error
from medical treatment. Every year in US hospitals 7,000 patients
die from treatment
mistakes. Israel's Givun Imaging developed the first ingestible
video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. Used to view the
small intestine from the inside, the camera
helps doctors diagnose cancer and digestive disorders.
in Israel developed a new device that directly helps the heart
pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save lives among
those with heart failure. The new device is synchronized with
the heart's mechanical operations through a sophisticated system
leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians
in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the
US, over 70 in Japan, and fewer than 60 in Germany. With over
25 percent of its work force employed in technical professions,
Israel places first in this category as well. A new acne treatment
developed in Israel, the ClearLight device, produces a high-intensity,
ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band blue light that causes acne
bacteria to self-destruct - all without damaging surroundings
skin or tissue.
Israel company was the first to develop and install a large-scale
solar-powered and fully functional electricity generating plant
(in southern California's Mojave desert).
above, positive achievements by Israel for humanity in her first
60 years speaks volumes.
One can only imagine what the next 60 years will bring in enhancing
the quality of life for Jewish, Christian and Muslim children
and their children's lives.