Raw wastewater and sewage from Gaza is being pumped into southern Israeli streams, and garbage is being amassed along the Israeli border fence, causing an ecological nightmare for Israelis living near the border.
Important government action was taken to protect the environment in the Middle East. But don't expect the government in question to get any credit—because it was the Israeli government, and the Palestinian Arabs were the polluters. And the Palestinians seem immune from international criticism.
While global honeybee populations have declined, Israeli bees are holding steady; Israeli scientists have identified a genetic mechanism in apricots that controls temperature sensitivity, and much more.
Israel’s Hello Heart iPhone, Apple Watch and Android phone app reveals that, after six weeks use, 25% of users had reduced their blood pressure with an average drop of 24 points, and Israel’s Rosetta Genomics has received a US patent for the treatment of prostate cancer.