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.

Israel has inaugurated its largest photovoltaic energy field and Israeli chip design startup Sckipio is working with Intel to deliver 1 gigabit per second Internet access.

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.