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7 Ways Israel Has Impacted Your World. 70 year edition (Part I)
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7 Ways Israel Has Impacted Your World.
 70 year edition (Part I)
 
by Shani Ferguson

It has been 70 years since David (not King David, but a close relative nonetheless) declared the ancient land of Canaan, located in the heart of the Middle East to once again be an official state - a Jewish state. David Ben Gurion’s declaration was made just hours before the British Mandate expired. The Mandate had been passed by the League of Nations granting Britain a mandate over territories of the Ottoman Empire that encompassed all of the regions of Palestine and Trans-Jordan for the purpose of establishing a state for Jews and a state for Arabs. The final map on Israel’s Day of Independence looked very different from the original British mandate, but the Jewish people were willing to take whatever they could get to have a place on earth to call home. Much has evolved since that day.

When God created His perfect world, His plan was to lavish mankind with blessings beyond imagining and enjoy fellowship with His creation. After the chasm between God and man formed, there were flashes of connections between men and God (Enoch, Noah etc).  As is His nature,  God responded to those relationships with blessings. But it was only when Abraham came on the scene that God decided He had found a man through whom He could bless others.

“Through you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

Ever since then, the children of Abraham’s grandson, Israel, became the nation through whom God chose to channel blessings to the world.  At no time,  however,  have those blessings been as numerous as when Israel was in her land.  In celebration of 70 years of the rebirth of Israel, we gathered seven categories (separated into two articles) of some of the most notable blessings that have improved your world.


7 Ways Israel Has Impacted Your World. 70 year edition (Part I)
David Ben Gurion declaring independence.


7 Ways Israel Has Impacted Your World. 70 year edition (Part I)

The original plan for a Jewish State declared by the British Empire in the Balfour Declaration
included much more land than the final UN vote allotted 40 years later.
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MEDICAL




A person I knew once told me she had recently prayed for a sick man. She gave him an unusual word about his illness,  “I feel God will provide healing for your sickness through Israel.”  Sure enough,  a week later,  it was announced on the news that an Israeli company had had a medical breakthrough for this man’s very condition.

It may rarely reach international news,  but in Israel,  it seems almost weekly we hear about a new invention from an Israeli company being welcomed into the medical world.  From a laser that can shatter kidney stones without surgery,  to a wearable exoskeleton that allows the paralyzed to walk again,  to bones that can be grown from a patient’s fat cells,  the accomplishments are both lifesaving and jaw-dropping. Israeli ingenuity has been proven in fighting everything from the common cold to cancer.

For years babies have benefited from the close care of the non-radiation cordless baby sensor that monitors their movement and breathing.  And,  just this week the Israeli news showcased a handheld ultrasound machine,  nervous mothers to-be can use with their smartphones at home.  Life-saving products such as WoundClot bandages help compress and clot large wounds,  allowing more time to get the patient to a hospital.  And with the recent accolades Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem has received for its Da Vinci Robot - that is so precise it can perform brain and spinal surgery - it is evident that science fiction is just where our scientists go to get ideas for their next invention.

With awareness of Autism rising,  one of Israel’s neatest new inventions is a non-invasive sensor that can test newborns for Autism. As some know,  Autism is managed best the earlier it is discovered,  but sadly it is usually not diagnosed until the child is several years old. This new testing ability will not only give the child a better shot at thriving but allow the medical field to learn more about the early stages of the condition.  On a side note,  Israel has found unique opportunities for high functioning Autistic individuals - in the military. Seeing as their thought process is so unique,  their techniques make Israeli military operations extremely unpredictable.

7 Ways Israel Has Impacted Your World. 70 year edition (Part I)
The Da Vinci Robot is so precise it is now used internationally to perform the most intricate surgeries.

While Israel may be known for her tech companies,  one of her lesser known qualities is her heart for the less fortunate.  Israelis are often the first ones on a scene when a natural disaster strikes around the world.  But even without an emergency,  you’ll find them in various third world countries using their creativity and training people so they can get out of  their detrimental conditions.

When it comes to helping people, providing edible food and clean water are at the top of the list.  To protect food resources,  Israelis created GrainPro bags that resist destructive forces such as mildew and insects.  To conserve water,  Israel's drip system,  invented in 1965 and now used globally,  uses a fraction of the water traditional watering methods would use.  To reduce the use of pesticides,  a high tech but quite natural solution comes from the Bio-Bee labs who fill fields with harmless bugs that eat pest bugs or can introduce sterilized bugs to stunt the population growth when a certain species becomes a threat.

When it comes to hydration,  the quest to solve the need for clean water began here at home in Israel.  Our population has virtually doubled in the past 20 years.  So, naturally,  living in the desert,  with the Sea of Galilee as our only large water source,  has pushed Israel to pursue a variety of solutions.  Today in Israel,  most of Israel’s water supply is drawn from the ocean, cleaned up and offered on our dinner tables.

While the water processing plants in Israel are massive and complex,  Israel has a mobile version that can be used to purify water from the filthiest swamps with a handpump.  And,  if you are no where near to any kind of water source or electricity,  Israel has figured out how to quite literally pull water out of thin air.  Despite political tensions, their success in desert-agriculture and water purification has inspired other nations to adopt Israel’s approach.

Israelis have been so eager to help others that teams of experts began visiting third world countries like South Sudan where they built an entire model farming village to train the locals in the ways of Israeli agriculture.

Israeli doctors are also recognized around the world for their willingness to treat patients from enemy countries.  Syrians caught in their civil war are often seen sneaking their wounded over the border and Palestinians shun the shame from their neighbors and bring their children to get treatments they cannot get from their own doctors.  Also,  Israel is the only nation that permanently takes in and treats the victims of radiation from Chernobyl.  Almost 3000 children have been resettled in Israel for ongoing treatment due to radiation.

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HUMANITARIAN





While Israel is known for her tech companies, one of my favorite categories of Israel’s blessings to the world is their heart for the less fortunate. The expression of this deep-felt compassion manifests itself beyond the tearful reading of a moving story. Israelis are famous for being the first on a scene when a natural disaster strikes around the world. But even without an emergency, you’ll find them in various third world countries using their creativity and training people so they can get out of their detrimental conditions.

 
When it comes to helping people, providing edible food and clean water are at the top of the list. To protect food resources, Israelis created GrainPro bags that resist destructive forces such as mildew and insects. For agriculture, Israel's drip system invented in 1965 and now used globally, uses a fraction of the water traditional watering methods would use. To reduce the use of pesticides, the high tech but quite natural solution comes from the Bio-Bee labs who fill fields with harmless bugs that eat pest bugs or can introduce sterilized bugs to stunt the population growth when a certain species becomes a threat.

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A model village built by Israelis in South Sudan to train locals to grow their own food.

When it comes to hydration, the quest to solve the need for clean water likely began here at home in Israel. Our population has virtually doubled in the past 20 years. So, naturally, living in the desert, with the Sea of Galilee as our only large water source, has pushed Israel to pursue a variety of solutions.  Today in Israel, most of Israel’s water supply is drawn from the ocean, cleaned up and offered on our dinner tables. While the water processing plants in Israel are massive and complex, Israel has a mobile version that can be used to purify water from the filthiest swamps with a handpump.  And if you are nowhere near any kind of water source or electricity, Israel has figured out how to quite literally pull water out of thin air. This success in desert-agriculture and water purification has inspired other nations to adopt Israel’s approach.
 
Israelis have been so eager to help others that a team of experts began visiting third world countries like South Sudan where they built an entire model farming village to train the locals in the ways of Israeli agriculture.
 
Israeli doctors are also recognized around the world for their willingness to treat patients from enemy countries. Syrians caught in their civil war are often seen sneaking their wounded over the border, and Palestinians shun the shame from their neighbors and bring their children to get treatments they cannot get from their own doctors. Also, Israel is the only nation that permanently takes in and treats the victims of radiation from Chernobyl. Nearly 3,000 children have been resettled in Israel for ongoing treatment due to radiation.

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SOCIAL




While the term “western nation” has become more synonymous with a technologically advanced nation,  a western nation is largely so because of the Christian - and by default Jewish-influence on its social structure.  These Judeo-Christian values,  long held by Jews, began its global spread during the Christianization of the Roman Empire.  Though some nations may have in modern times developed a resistance to these values,  at their founding they were God-fearing and it is for this reason that they flourished.

Classic examples of this are the Judeo-Christian values of caring for orphans,  widows and the poor in general.  While other fundamentally godless social structures such as dictatorships or communism would choose to rid society of its weaker members,  western nations (both on a governmental and individual level) spend countless money and man-hours feeding,  clothing and giving medical care to the “least of these.”

Beyond caring for others,  the Jewish influence on the family is one of the greatest gifts God gave man. 

The concept of  “family” is so solidified in our minds that it seems like it’s been here since the foundation of the earth.  It’s not that Jews were the inventors of family, but when God saw the way Abraham took care of his household - even before he had his own child,  He called Abraham to model fatherhood - and through him - all the families of the earth would be blessed.  The family’s calling to care for its members,  raise up children in righteousness and justice and pass on the wisdom and knowledge of God to the next generation wasn’t just a blessing from Israel - it was the reason God chose the nation. (Genesis 18:19).

To be sure,  if you read the story of Abraham,  Isaac,  and Jacob - and his 12 boys and one daughter - they appear to be the quintessential dysfunctional family.  However, Genesis'  chronicling of this family's mistakes, the journey towards maturity and ultimately fulfilling God's plan for their times should encourage us all that perfection isn't the goal,  and any God-fearing family can succeed.
Jews are very deliberate with their family.  Large importance is placed on passing on the skills and wisdom that our forefathers passed down to us - as well as planning for the future of our children and their children. This thought process is the one of the reasons some of the most well-known or generationally wealthy families are Jewish.

Most significantly,  however,  the family is the vehicle through which God makes his plans.  Ironically, modern western thought sees people as individuals with a destiny that climaxes during their lifetime. Often, God’s plan requires several generations to accomplish,  and without the proper passing down of the message from parent to child, the plan gets delayed - or must start over completely.

Perhaps,  this would explain the intensity behind the attacks on the traditional family unit where a man and woman commit to a life together and only then have and raise children within the stable,  God-fearing framework of marriage.

To Be Continued….


Dear Lover of Israel,

Even with sirens blaring this week and rising tensions with Iran, the mood in Israel was joyous this month. For the first time in 20 years Israel won the world’s biggest song competition - the Eurovision. Since there are a number of countries who will never vote for Israel and we have a relatively small pool of artists to choose from, Israelis take extra pride in the accomplishment. It means little in the grand scheme of things, but the win feels like a great way to start the incredibly significant week Israel’s 70th re-Birthday.

Celebrations for the U.S. Embassy’s move to Jerusalem continued all week long and Guatemala also packed their bags in preparation for their embassy move. Rumor has it that 10 other nations are considering making the leap.

This move isn’t about a political win. On a political level, there are more risks than immediate benefits in breaking the status quo. On a spiritual level, however, it is always good for leaders to come into agreement with God’s plan. So America’s recognition that God’s favorite city belongs to those who worship Him is a statement that resonates in the heavens.

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Kobi and Shani Ferguson reside in Jerusalem with their five children.




 
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