By Michael Kuttner…

Hamas exports rockets by firing them at Israeli civilian targets. The PA uses its donor funds to pay terrorists for slaying Israelis. Islamic countries spread falsehoods about the Jewish connection to Biblical historical sites.

Meanwhile Israel exports expertise to help humanity, funds employment for unemployed Arabs and protects holy sites of all religions.

It shouldn’t take a genius to work out what is really going on.


Israel’s hospitals treat everyone equally regardless of their religion or ethnicity. The latest addition to Jerusalem’s medical facilities is therefore excellent news for all patients with cardiac problems.

A $10 million heart center at Hadassah’s Ein Kerem medical campus is doubling the Jerusalem hospital’s capacity to treat cardiac patients. The 4,500 square meter (roughly 48,500 square feet) center includes four of the most advanced catheterization labs in the world – and another two are planned.

The Heart Center also boasts a direct passageway that conveys heart attack victims directly to the catheterization labs without stopping for processing in the emergency room.

The center is a boon for the capital city, whose population has grown by over 100,000 in the last decade alone.


Israeli humanitarian NGO IsraAID deployed an emergency response team to northwest Florida, which has suffered brutal devastation from Hurricane Michael.

IsraAID also has emergency response teams on the ground in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Last year, IsraAID provided disaster relief to communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma in Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida; and by wildfires in Santa Rosa, California.

As of 2018, IsraAID has responded to crises in 47 countries, and currently has programs in 18 countries.


A short glimpse at how Israel’s innovations contribute to a better world:


For some years, German men and women, many of them descendants of Nazis, come to Israel to help ageing Holocaust survivors. Watch them in action and listen to the reactions of those they help.


Tourists from China are coming to Israel in increasing numbers. Listen to their reasons for touring a country which may be miniscule compared to their nation but shares an ancient and long history. Who would have imagined this a few years ago?

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.]