In the week before Passover we eliminate leavened products from our homes. Good news however continues to proliferate… writes Michael Kuttner.

AN EYE OPENING DEVELOPMENT 

Can eye drops replace glasses? Watch this video and learn how close Israel researchers are to making this a reality.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/JXAGnAIx4Z4?rel=0

SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT

 A unique made in Israel technology renders the separated toxic metal safe and stable for disposal.

Toxic mercury spewing out of coal-fired power plants, waste-incineration facilities, cement factories, metal processing plants and many other industries pollutes the air, water and land.

The novel process for removing toxic mercury from flue-gas streams originated in the chemistry lab of Hebrew University.

A trial conducted in collaboration with the Israel Electric Corporation demonstrated that this system achieves above a 95 percent absorption and removal rate, leaving no contaminated byproducts.

A HOLLYWOOD STAR INVESTS IN ISRAEL

Here is a piece of good news designed to gladden the hearts of all those BDS supporters who persuaded the New Zealand pop singer, LORDE, to boycott Israel.

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio [pictured above] has joined as a partner and invested in a green hotel to be built at the Herzliya Marina.

The planned luxury hotel, to be designed by American architect David Rockwell, will have 180 suites in two six-floor buildings with a swimming pool. DiCaprio, a dedicated environmental activist, runs the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which promotes environmental awareness, supporting renewable energy, and tackling climate change issues.

In January 2017, DiCaprio used Instagram to highlight an Israeli project aimed at building the world’s tallest solar thermal tower at the Ashalim solar complex in the Negev.

CROSSING ORANGES WITH ZIONISM

 What do you get when you cross oranges with Zionism? Watch this and find out:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/otJL_faoQW4?rel=0

GOING TO MARS?

 Why go all the way to Mars when you can visit the Negev instead. It’s cheaper and doesn’t take as long!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/HhOch-UQufs?rel=0

Michael Kuttner is a Jewish New Zealander who for many years was actively involved with various communal organisations connected to Judaism and Israel. He now lives in Israel. 

[This article was originally published on J-Wire and is reproduced here with permission from Michael Kuttner.]

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