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Title: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Ghost of Alex Libman on May 06, 2009, 03:52:21 AM
Plenty of valid criticisms are being expressed towards Israel on this forum on near-daily basis, so here's a thread to mention just the good things about Israel.  Notice that it's in the "Hijack-Free Zone" - whining, negativity, and tongue-in-cheek items may be deleted.

I'll start:



(Will try to add more later.)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: atomiccat on May 06, 2009, 03:59:57 AM
They have some hot women (trying to hi-jack for some excellent Israeli breasts)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: NHArticleTen on May 06, 2009, 10:42:08 AM

soft toilet paper

Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: fatcat on May 06, 2009, 11:30:45 AM
B'tselem (http://www.btselem.org/English/index.asp)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: LordMarius on May 06, 2009, 01:25:54 PM
Better Place (http://www.betterplace.com/)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Ecolitan on May 06, 2009, 01:34:12 PM
Tavor (http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/small_arms/tavor/Tavor.html)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Cowcidile on May 06, 2009, 02:09:28 PM
IMI
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: fatcat on May 06, 2009, 02:13:07 PM
Better Place (http://www.betterplace.com/)

I've always found the idea that electric cars need a infrastructure similar to petrol cars redundant.

It takes a fair while to charge an electric battery for a car, and where do cars spend a long time nearly every night? Peoples driveways and garages.

The vast majority of car travel is in day to day activities, people making multiple day journeys in cars makes up a tiny proportion of car travel, and as such it would not be economical to have a entire infrastructure just for these journeys.

An electric car charging network? It's called the national grid.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: NHArticleTen on May 06, 2009, 03:48:05 PM

shaved and kosher cats...

Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on May 06, 2009, 05:42:51 PM
Tavor (http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/small_arms/tavor/Tavor.html)
Guns.

And that one is Excellent.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: MacFall on May 06, 2009, 10:40:10 PM
Hummus
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: avshae on May 07, 2009, 03:40:42 AM
Best and most prestigious Air-Force in the world (http://www.google.co.il/search?rlz=1C1GGLS_enIL303IL303&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=air+force)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: avshae on May 07, 2009, 03:43:03 AM
Bar Refaeli (http://dailycontributor.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/bar-refaeli-sports-illustrated.jpg) of course.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: avshae on May 07, 2009, 03:45:55 AM
Matkot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matkot)  :D
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: LordMarius on May 07, 2009, 06:27:48 AM
Tavor (http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/small_arms/tavor/Tavor.html)
Guns.

And that one is Excellent.

This picture makes me wanna be that excellent gun. Even though forced military service for both sexes is evil, sometimes something good comes out of it :P

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r261/ArvinPabico/tavor-girl.jpg?t=1241691981)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: LordMarius on May 07, 2009, 06:33:09 AM
Better Place (http://www.betterplace.com/)

I've always found the idea that electric cars need a infrastructure similar to petrol cars redundant.

It takes a fair while to charge an electric battery for a car, and where do cars spend a long time nearly every night? Peoples driveways and garages.

The vast majority of car travel is in day to day activities, people making multiple day journeys in cars makes up a tiny proportion of car travel, and as such it would not be economical to have a entire infrastructure just for these journeys.

An electric car charging network? It's called the national grid.

Well, there are a lot of cars who are rolling practically all the time. You have your pizza delivery cars, mail cars, taxis and a whole lot other cars whose mileage exceed your average Joe's car. You also have people with long commutes. I think there will be a market for battery changing stations, but maybe just in the population centers. I'll have to plead to authority, I think Agassi and his lot have done the math thorougly ;)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: fatcat on May 07, 2009, 08:51:57 AM
Better Place (http://www.betterplace.com/)

I've always found the idea that electric cars need a infrastructure similar to petrol cars redundant.

It takes a fair while to charge an electric battery for a car, and where do cars spend a long time nearly every night? Peoples driveways and garages.

The vast majority of car travel is in day to day activities, people making multiple day journeys in cars makes up a tiny proportion of car travel, and as such it would not be economical to have a entire infrastructure just for these journeys.

An electric car charging network? It's called the national grid.

Well, there are a lot of cars who are rolling practically all the time. You have your pizza delivery cars, mail cars, taxis and a whole lot other cars whose mileage exceed your average Joe's car. You also have people with long commutes. I think there will be a market for battery changing stations, but maybe just in the population centers. I'll have to plead to authority, I think Agassi and his lot have done the math thorougly ;)

Well in those sort of cases, I would have thought they would just do it in house.

Like a pizza delivery company with 5 bikes, has 10 batteries, 5 in use and 5 on charge. I'm not sure many petrol stations could operate profitably if they only got business from long distance journeys.

Also just to stop this being a total derail.

UZI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzi)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: davann on May 07, 2009, 01:20:37 PM
Some of the most beautiful women in the world. Actually, it seems the whole region has some hot women. Grass is always greener.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: LordMarius on May 07, 2009, 03:02:39 PM
The very best thing about Israel is this chick.... She won the Eurovision Song Contest, the most wonderful thing about Europe (Which Israel technically does not belong to). Anyways, ya like her?


(http://israelity.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/dana.jpg)


Well, in that case your GAYSEXUAL, cuz she used to be a DUDE!
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: davann on May 07, 2009, 07:40:46 PM
No... really?

The large hands kinda give it away. Pre or post is the only question.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Alex Libman 14 on June 13, 2009, 07:40:33 AM


Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Riddler on June 13, 2009, 09:14:18 AM
Best and most prestigious Air-Force in the world (http://www.google.co.il/search?rlz=1C1GGLS_enIL303IL303&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=air+force)


delusional
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: avshae on June 14, 2009, 01:37:45 PM
Best and most prestigious Air-Force in the world (http://www.google.co.il/search?rlz=1C1GGLS_enIL303IL303&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=air+force)


delusional

The Google don't lie. 3 out of 4 times you search for "air force" the number 1 result is the Israeli air force. Or maybe da juuwwws got gugle to?
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Alex Libman 14 on June 14, 2009, 01:47:08 PM
Well, both (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Page) founders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Brin) are, but who cares.

Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Riddler on June 14, 2009, 01:50:57 PM
Best and most prestigious Air-Force in the world (http://www.google.co.il/search?rlz=1C1GGLS_enIL303IL303&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=air+force)


delusional

The Google don't lie. 3 out of 4 times you search for "air force" the number 1 result is the Israeli air force. Or maybe da juuwwws got gugle to?


funny, i just did a search on yahoo & after FOUR PAGES of sites, there was only u.s. airforce, no jew-force even mentioned.
(just cuz jewgul (google) lists the hebe airforce, doesn't quantify it as ''the worlds best''. only an ass would judge an organization's merits & world standing, by the order ''google'' lists it.)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Zat on June 14, 2009, 02:40:39 PM
It's only a little larger than New Jersey.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Riddler on June 14, 2009, 03:13:19 PM
the other glaringly obvious fact, w/ respect to ''who's air force is better and stronger'', is, quite simply, the FACT that the jew air force is comprised (and has been, since '73) of ,almost exclusively, AMERICAN planes & weaponry.
they can only ever hope to be, ''second fiddle'', to the u.s.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: avshae on June 15, 2009, 09:49:47 AM
the other glaringly obvious fact, w/ respect to ''who's air force is better and stronger'', is, quite simply, the FACT that the jew air force is comprised (and has been, since '73) of ,almost exclusively, AMERICAN planes & weaponry.
they can only ever hope to be, ''second fiddle'', to the u.s.

Congratulations, you have succeeded in completing an entire post with (almost) no racist language. You're moving up in the world.

Sincerely, my thinking that the IAF is first on google search for "air force" was mistaken - it appears first on google.co.il, and I have to make extra maneuvering to point my browser to google.com.

Putting aside the fact the the US leaned heavily on Israel to prevent it from producing it's own airplane, the Lavi, the fact that Israel relies on American aircraft does not indicate that the US air force is "better". If I buy apples from you it doesn't mean you can make a better apple-pie than I can.

And to close, here's a quote from someone you can't argue with:

BY DAVID WOOD
NEWHOUSE NEWS SERVICE
----------------------
[..]
Israel's air force, which flies souped-up U.S. F-15 and F-16 fighters, can generate nearly 3,000 sorties, or combat missions, per day. The United States can sustain about 1,600 sorties a day. That kind of combat punch has given Israel unprecedented freedom of action, not just against lightly armed Palestinian street fighters, but against its traditional enemies of Syria and Egypt as well.
[..]
The increase in Israel's combat clout comes less from size than from other, intangible factors. For instance, Israeli technicians have added digital and other improvements to their F-16 fighters, making them even more capable than versions used by the U.S. Air Force, Brower said.

And Israel can fly so many combat sorties per day because it has a huge pool of seasoned combat pilots. That enables its air force to use one aircraft again and again during a 24-hour period while exchanging fatigued pilots for fresh ones. The United States does not maintain as many combat pilots per airplane as Israel.

Israel relies heavily on its reserve forces. There are almost 1 million Israelis under the age of 48 liable to be recalled to duty. All have done three years' active duty, as well as reserve training. Reserve troops are organized into units already matched up with vehicles and weapons.

"It's one of the most efficient military forces around," said Anthony Cordesman, a senior analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. "Can they thumb their nose at us? Well, for a while. But they don't have the technical or production base to sustain these capabilities without some resupply by us."

But Cordesman estimated it would take about two years of fighting before Israel needed some outside help.

In any event, "The Israelis are not depending on us to come rescue them," Brower said. "We have to be realistic. We are the world's superpower in some respects, but we don't have a big capability in the Middle East, and the Israelis know that. They can count." 

Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Cowcidile on June 15, 2009, 12:14:47 PM
I can argue with that guy, He started a sentence with AND.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Alex Libman 14 on June 15, 2009, 12:27:46 PM
And what's wrong with that, eh??

Dusty grammar traditions of old must yield to creativity!  And practicality!
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Riddler on June 15, 2009, 12:40:51 PM
But they don't have the technical or production base to sustain these capabilities without some resupply by us."



also, israel has MANDATORY military service. big diff.
if the u.s. did that, none of the aforementioned would be true.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Alex Libman 14 on June 15, 2009, 01:12:19 PM
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-signs080.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Reminder: this is a "things we like about Israel" thread.

Criticism of Israel belongs elsewhere.

Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on June 15, 2009, 10:43:49 PM
things I like:

hot Israeli IDF chicks

the clear superiority of Jewish culture and civilization to the sand nigger civilization

kosher coca-cola

edit

(http://israelity.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/dana.jpg)

who is this smoking hot chick?
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Andy on June 15, 2009, 10:48:13 PM
Quote
kosher coca-cola

What does this require?
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on June 15, 2009, 10:48:48 PM
Quote
kosher coca-cola

What does this require?

the blood of aryan babies or, in a pinch, slavic or arab babies
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on June 15, 2009, 11:46:31 PM
Coca-cola is normally kosher.

Blood is not kosher.

Israel has a kosher KFC. If I ever go there, I will try to check it out, because I have been curious.

Israel is also the site of many of the types of yeshivot (Rabbinical seminaries) that I would be interested in going into.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on June 16, 2009, 03:21:13 AM
Quote
kosher coca-cola

What does this require?
More deliciousness.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on June 16, 2009, 03:27:04 AM
I see the kikes in this thread could not give me her name, so I was forced to use Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_International

smoking hot hot hot
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Riddler on June 16, 2009, 09:25:12 AM
'she' was a 'he'
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Dylboz on June 16, 2009, 12:03:25 PM
My favorite thing about Israel is still the TA I used to screw in college. She was an IDF communications officer over here getting a Masters or PhD in something, and she was teaching a discussion section of my Mid-East Humanities class. Oh, that was a good time... really! I totally got an A. I earned it, too.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Zat on June 16, 2009, 12:37:01 PM
When the Israeli that works in my office leaves early on Friday for sabbath.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on June 16, 2009, 03:07:44 PM
'she' was a 'he'

no, she was always a she, it's just that she was born with a cock
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Riddler on June 16, 2009, 08:15:14 PM
'she' was a 'he'

no, she was always a she, it's just that she was born with a cock

yeah.
that still won't get you out of being called a fag for drooling over a cock-toting-he-she (course...you're a chick, right?....maybe, there's some lesbo in there?)
anyways, HE is fucked up
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on June 16, 2009, 08:33:18 PM
'she' was a 'he'

no, she was always a she, it's just that she was born with a cock

yeah.
that still won't get you out of being called a fag for drooling over a cock-toting-he-she (course...you're a chick, right?....maybe, there's some lesbo in there?)
anyways, HE is fucked up

no, she's not fucked up at all, she's smoking hot
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Ecolitan on June 19, 2009, 07:25:49 PM
Do you have sex with females?  Only people who are sexually attracted to females are allowed to have an opinion.  You are, however, permitted to say 'he' is smoking hot but only if you're willing to put his disembodied cock in your mouth.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on June 20, 2009, 03:18:52 AM
Do you have sex with females?  Only people who are sexually attracted to females are allowed to have an opinion.  You are, however, permitted to say 'he' is smoking hot but only if you're willing to put his disembodied cock in your mouth.

I'm attracted to people who are female-gendered. Genitalia doesn't matter, it's the state of mind that matters to me.

I had the opportunity to have sex with a female-to-male transsexual once, but the idea, and the person, repulsed me. Also sex with male-gendered people born as men. (which sounds more complicated than it is)

One of the exceptions to this is David Bowie. Damn was he hot in drag.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on June 21, 2009, 04:01:07 AM
Things we like about Israel folks:

Intel Core processors.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on June 21, 2009, 05:57:30 AM
Things we like about Israel folks:

Intel Core processors.

AMD is better.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Manuel_OKelly on June 21, 2009, 11:36:31 PM
They have this one candy made from real fruit juice of exotic desert fruit things. It's awesome.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Alex Libman 15 on August 27, 2009, 03:51:31 AM
From Slashdot -- Bioreactors Engineer Tissue To Mend Heart Damage (http://science.slashdot.org/story/09/08/26/233206/Bioreactors-Engineer-Tissue-To-Mend-Heart-Damage?art_pos=4) --

Quote
Heart attacks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction) usually cause irreversible damage to heart muscle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_muscle) and, because cells lost from the heart do not grow back naturally, leave the organ in a weakened and vulnerable state that may cause another serious condition -- called heart failure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_failure) -- if the victim survives.  Now a team of scientists led by Tal Dvir from Ben-Gurion University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben-Gurion_University_of_the_Negev) of the Negev (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negev) in Beer-Sheva (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beersheba) has developed a tissue-engineering (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tissue_engineering) technique, using the body as a "bioreactor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioreactor)", to create a "patch" made from heart muscle that can be used to fix scarring (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8218077.stm) left over from a heart attack. 

First, a biodegradable "scaffold" is seeded with immature cells (http://books.google.com/books?id=kSczI9Sbq9EC&pg=PA503&lpg=PA503&dq=scaffold+bioreactor&source=bl&ots=KVGEiL7QgR&sig=tqmwnsVivV-2OBI_vKrhjQ_KUdQ&hl=en&ei=m1iTSszXJqeltgeK8JBO&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7#v=onepage&q=scaffold%20bioreactor&f=false) taken from the hearts of newborn rats.  For 48 hours, the scaffold is exposed to a cocktail of growth-promoting chemicals in the laboratory and is then transplanted into a rat's abdomen where it develops a network of blood vessels and muscle fibers.  After seven days the patch is removed and grafted onto the animal's heart.  A month later the patch has completely integrated itself into the heart, synchronizing its "beat" with that of the surrounding tissue.  "Using the body as a bioreactor to engineer cardiac tissue (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gFbpfgIGHXu0DLrqmvXVKwSL5jLw) with stable and functional blood vessel networks represents a significant improvement in cardiac patch performance over ex vivo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_vivo) (outside the body) methods currently used for patch production", write the authors.  The technique is also being developed for livers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver) and bladders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urinary_bladder).
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Manuel_OKelly on August 27, 2009, 05:00:09 PM
That gum that a girl I knew brought back, it was really fruity and had a great taste.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: davann on February 17, 2010, 07:33:41 PM
Cherry Tomatoes.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 17, 2010, 07:52:14 PM
http://www.nowpublic.com/health/israeli-world-first-surgeons-weld-wounds-shut-surgical-laser

This is a first in the world. An opportunity to seal incisions using a new method that discourages infection by its application and procedure.

Surgeons of the future may have to learn welding rather than sewing, now that a team of applied physicists at Tel Aviv University have developed an efficient and safe way to close incisions in the skin that they say could also be used on cuts inside the body.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 17, 2010, 07:56:49 PM
Examples of Medical Devices and Equipment Pioneered in Israel
 
Aesthetic Medicine   
* ESC Medical Systems Ltd. – electro-optic medical devices applying proprietary pulsed light technology, for non-invasive treatment of skin cancer, benign lesions, as well as for treatment of varicose veins, skin rejuvenation and hair removal.

* SOL-GEL Technologies Ltd. – glass microcapsules containing UV absorbers increase sunblocking by allowing admixture of otherwise incompatible ingredients to maximize photostability and efficacy, and form a layer on but without chemicals contacting the skin.
 
Autoclaves   
* Tuttnauer Co. Ltd. in Jerusalem – is a world leader in steam and gas autoclaves of all sizes for sterilizing medical instruments for clinics, hospitals and laboratories.
 
Cardiology   
Cardiac stents are implanted in blood vessels during angioplasty to keep occluded vessels from re-closing:

* InStent with American partner, Medtronic/beStent line and the crimper.

* Medinol with American partner, Boston Scientific/Nir cardiac stent line market leader.

* Angiosonics Inc. – a catheter-delivered ultrasound for thrombolysis, a non-invasive therapeutic ultrasound in the heart; early studies have shown that it could break up clots in peripheral vessels.

* Laser Industries – a Sharplan holmium/yag laser for unblocking multiply-occluded coronary vessels.
 
Dental Medicine   * Perio – biodegradable chip with slow release chlorhexidine to treat gum disease – from the Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, sold to Israel Chemicals.

* CAPTEK – gold, platinum, palladium metal composite for aesthetic, high strength dental crowns and bridges that reduce plaque by 10% on natural teeth.
 
Diagnostics Cardiology   
* BioSense Ltd., CARTA & NOGA systems – hardware-software non-fluoroscopic intrabody navigation and 3-D mapping system, hailed as the missing, real-time link between diagnostics and therapeutics.
 
Diagnostics Genetics   
* ASI – APPLIED SPECTRAL IMAGING – Cytogenetics and pathology have been revolutionized by SKYTM (Spectral karyotyping), SkyVision, and the SpectraCube™ to sort chromosomes, cells or tissues in colors reflecting genetic abnormalities.
 
Diagnostics Mammo-graphy   
* Trans-Scan – T-Scan devices which significantly improve mammography diagnostic accuracy with no additional radiation.

* SophisView Technology Ltd. (SVT) – MACOM 4000 and MAPP 4000 digitized mammography which enhance sub-millimeter details.
 
Diagnostics Neurology   
* Medis-El – Nuritor, an advanced, compact and portable analog/digital EEG

* Mindsense Ltd – kits for detecting mental illnesses.

* Imexco General Ltd. – Neuritor, a computerized neurological brain-monitor for the acquisition & analyses of multichannel EEG/ECG signals in real time.

* Riemed Ltd. – Intra-View, a new generation of transcranial Doppler including intracranial, extracranial, peripheral vascular and intraoperative simultaneous investigation of two cerebral sites.
 
Diagnostics Ophthal-mology   
* MedEye Medical Imaging Ltd. – AngioVision for retinal diagnosis, digital angiographic acquisition and viewing systems.

* Talia Technology – Retina Thickness Analyzer (RTA), a combined electro-optical laser and conventional optical instrument for the non-invasive measurement of ocular pathologies. It’s Laser Slit has been marketed since 1996.

* Shapiro Instruments (Israel), Subsidiary of Shapiro-Evans Perceptions Ltd. (UK) – Innovative optometric examinations using simple technology, but sophisticated philosophy.
 
Diagnostics Respiration   
* Delve Medical Ltd. – an electronic stethoscope with phonocardiograph instrumentation to receive and digitally process body sounds, filter out interfering noises, and graphically present the sounds on a display screen.
 
Diagnostics Sleep Disturbances   
* Diagnostic Sleep Laboratory Ltd. – diagnostic equipment for sleep recordings (respiration, ECG, movements).
 
Emergency Medicine   
* First Care (Jerusalem) – bandage that enables self-application to wounds; can also block arterial flow and increase distal hemostatic pressure.

* Mennen Medical Ltd. – “Cathlab” patient monitoring equipment for critical care.

* Wais Med – “Bone Injection Gun” (B.I.G.™), treats emergency patients with drugs and other fluids by intraosseous infusion, directly into the bone marrow.
 
Endoscopy   
* CBF Medical – Ciliary Beat Frequency monitor attaches to a standard endoscope, to optically measure the frequency waves of ciliary cells as new diagnostic for mucociliary function in respiratory disease and tubal infertility.
 
Gerontology - Osteoporosis   
* Myriad Ultrasound Systems – SoundScan Compact and SoundScan 2000 bone quantitative sonometers which detect subtle changes in bone quality, as in osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

* Sunlight Ultrasonic’s Omnisense – the only sonometer providing multiple sites skeletal bone density assessment.
 
Healing Wounds   
* LMS or CHAI (“life” in Hebrew) – the USFDA-approved Sure-Closure Skin-Stretching system, replacing costly skin grafts or flaps to close large wounds and avoid disfiguring scars; newer applications focus on polymer technology, a medium for graft storage and a first-ever wound gel for dermal ulcers and chronic wounds.

* SPM RECOVERY – sealed chamber to apply ozone/oxygen mixture and bacterial medium to infectious wounds, post-surgical wounds, trophic ulcers, decubitus, and burns.
 
Healing Scars   
* SIL-K – silicone sheeting from Kibbutz Degania, which has USFDA approval, eases intense pain after scar-tissue removal operations.
 
Medical Gases   
* Oridion (originally Spegas) – pioneered infra-red measurement of carbon dioxide exhaled by patients at all points of care. u Elrad Analytical Systems – systems which monitor gases in patients during medical treatment.
 
Medical Lasers   
* Optomedic Medical Technologies – the Kaplan PenduLaser, a carbon dioxide surgical laser system.

* Hadassah-based Nanomed with US-based Summit – a unique movable arm delivery system for cold action excimer laser for intra-ocular surgery.

* Nanonics Lithography – the breakthrough Near Field Optics, which can focus laser beams at a tenth of a micron.

* A number of companies have developed a broad range of innovative optical glass rods as active media for solid state medical lasers and high intensity luminescence (replacing gas and dye media).
 
Neonatology   
* NurtureLife the Patir incubator in Jerusalem – a device for checking the amount of milk an infant drinks during breast-feeding.


* Hisense Ltd. – 200 $US monitor called Babysense, sends out an alarm if a baby stops breathing while asleep, as happens in SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).

* SPO Medical Equipment Ltd. – Long Life, an early warning monitor, which senses lowered breathing and pulse levels and could prevent SIDS.
 
Obstetrics   
* Medco Electronic Systems Ltd. – Femo, a non-invasive fetal ECG and fetal heart rate monitoring system with true beat to beat variability, which prevents unnecessary C-section deliveries.

* Cybro Medical – an optical and non-invasive fetal monitor based on pulse oximetry complementary to the ECG to reduce unnecessary C-section deliveries.
 
Organ Transplanta-
tion   
* Vital Medical – the Tissue Vitality Analyzer (TVA), expected to save lives and millions of dollars by detecting failed organs before implantation.
 
Pain Control   
* Titan Electronics – a compact, pocket-sized, battery-powered Transcutanous Electronic Nerve Stimulation (TENS) stimulator to relieve menstrual pain.
 
Radiology & Medical Imaging   
* InSight Therapeutics and GEMS – new joint venture TxSonics produce state-of-the-art devices for image guided therapies.

* UltraGuide 1000 – new add-on device for ultrasound-assisted interventional procedures.

* Real-time Radiography Readout (R3) Ltd. – a joint venture of YISSUM (the Research Development Company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and T.T.I. (Target Technologies Israel) Ltd.

* X-Medica – new concepts in filmless digital X-ray, for the next generation of medical imaging.
 
Rehabilitation   
* NESS (“miracle” in Hebrew) – a USFDA-approved glove-like device that aids therapy in restoring function to paralyzed hands and arms.
 
Telemedicine & Portable Medical Technology   
* Card Guard with a Hewlett-Packard UK alliance – provides software-hardware systems for Cardiology/Portable ECG, Pulmonology/SpiroPhone Transtelephonic Spirometer, and Ob/Gyn/Portable Fetal-Maternal Monitoring Device.

* Imexco General produces “CardioScope” – a pocket cardiological diagnostic ECG monitor, with storage, printer, and transmission capabilities.

* TzamalCare – innovative remote controlled systems, Infu-Tech and Infu-Net diffused infrared wireless transmitters and readers to monitor and control infusion therapy from a remote station.
 
Thermo-regulation   
* MTRE Advanced Technology – ALLON 2000 returns and maintains normothermia of core body temperature into trauma management, during surgery and post-op.

* Medisim – Up-Grade gives quick, accurate, digital readout of body temperature.
 
Urology   
* Influence – a device to treat urinary incontinence.

* Medispec Ltd. and Direx – devices for treating kidney stones, gallstones and various prostate disorders.
 
Vascular Systems   
* Opgal Medical Systems, a division of Opgal Optronics Industries Ltd. in Karmiel – the IVA-2000 Thermal Imaging System for real-time thermal images of blood flow through exposed coronary arteries, without ingesting toxic contrast materials or exposure to radiation.

* OrSense Ltd., a start-up – Hemosense, an infrared-based bloodless blood test of hemoglobin and hematocrit.

* Vascular Technologies Ltd. – award-winning device attaches to a standard catheter to indicate correct insertion of an infusion needle into a vein.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on February 17, 2010, 10:20:48 PM
I'm not doubting the accuracy of this list (the methods through which this R&D capital was attracted is a different matter), but if you're going to paste something - why not reference the source?  Was it perchance a PDF file (http://www.medicaltourismforyou.com/News Articles/2007/Examples of Medical Devices and Equipment Pioneered in Israel.pdf) with two Web-sites in the header which no longer exist?  :lol:


Cherry Tomatoes.

Not exactly invented in Israel, but some innovations with the most popular varieties did take place there.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 17, 2010, 10:54:03 PM
I'm not doubting the accuracy of this list (the methods through which this R&D capital was attracted is a different matter), but if you're going to paste something - why not reference the source?  Was it perchance a PDF file (http://www.medicaltourismforyou.com/News Articles/2007/Examples of Medical Devices and Equipment Pioneered in Israel.pdf) with two Web-sites in the header which no longer exist?  :lol:

No, I got it from a different website a while back and saved it to my hard drive as a .txt file.  Sorry the link you gave sent me to a website blocked in my custom DNS defense plan.  My DNS company allows me to block sites with domain names known to perpetuate malware.

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Hostname 4safe.in is blocked in your defense plan.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: cavalier973 on February 24, 2010, 12:23:08 PM
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kosher coca-cola

What does this require?

I take it that it is made with sugar rather than corn syrup...

You can get kosher Coca-Cola in the U.S. around Passover.  Get the bottles with the yellow caps, apparently:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPbh6Ru7VVM
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on February 24, 2010, 09:12:39 PM
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kosher coca-cola

What does this require?

I take it that it is made with sugar rather than corn syrup...

You can get kosher Coca-Cola in the U.S. around Passover.  Get the bottles with the yellow caps, apparently:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPbh6Ru7VVM


Coke in America is kosher generally.

For Ashganazim, however, they import Mexican Coke for passover because its made out of sugar instead of corn syrup.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on February 25, 2010, 09:52:54 AM
See, this is why I wish Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback would be regular things.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 25, 2010, 10:05:25 AM
See, this is why I wish Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback would be regular things.
Oh I agree completely. mmmm
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: The ghost of a ghost of a ghost on February 25, 2010, 10:37:32 AM
See, this is why I wish Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback would be regular things.

I like the Dr. Pepper, but I think the mountain dew tastes like diet.  Arrrgrr, those fucks have manipulated my tastes with their syrup. 
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on February 25, 2010, 11:23:52 AM
There is kosher Dr Pepper now!?
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: blackie on February 25, 2010, 11:31:14 AM
I don't know if it is kosher, but it is made with cane sugar.

http://www.dublindrpepper.com/

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What makes us unique? Besides being the oldest Dr Pepper bottler in the world, Dublin Dr Pepper also has the distinction of being bottled with Imperial Pure Cane Sugar - the original Dr Pepper formula.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 25, 2010, 12:14:11 PM
There is kosher Dr Pepper now!?
There has been for a while.  Made in Texas.  Tastes great, but costs a bit more.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on February 25, 2010, 12:26:23 PM
There is kosher Dr Pepper now!?
There has been for a while.  Made in Texas.  Tastes great, but costs a bit more.

Fuck Texas.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on February 25, 2010, 09:54:01 PM
I disagree.

Introducing the "The Definitive 'Things We Like About Texas' Thread (http://bbs.freetalklive.com/index.php?topic=32824)" thread!

8)
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: Major Jizz on February 25, 2010, 11:34:56 PM
There is kosher Dr Pepper now!?
There has been for a while.  Made in Texas.  Tastes great, but costs a bit more.

Fuck Texas.

Fuck Earth. It's all shit.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on February 26, 2010, 12:02:19 AM
Everything is relative.  In fact I've been thinking quite a bit lately about how human beings are inherently incapable of being the driving engine of civilization beyond a certain point, and should be complemented and eventually all but replaced with cybernetic "rational economic actors" instead.  But we must address the issues at hand, prioritize, and organize our thoughts into proper venues.  This thread is about the "things we like about Israel".  There are threads for fucking the earth, AI rights, building God, etc elsewhere.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on February 26, 2010, 03:47:02 AM
I disagree.

Introducing the "The Definitive 'Things We Like About Texas' Thread (http://bbs.freetalklive.com/index.php?topic=32824)" thread!

8)


Texas is a shitty state full of idiots that deserves to be firebombed, then atom-bombed, then paved over.

Try living there and saying you like it. Texas sucks.
Title: Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Israel" Thread
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on February 26, 2010, 05:31:55 AM
Israel sucks 100x worse, and look how many nice things we were able to say about it.  :lol: