UN chief: Remember Jews’ ‘enormous contribution’ to world

“It is important to remember the enormous contribution of the Jewish people to world culture, to world science, to world philosophy, to world civilization,” Guterres said in Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres participated on Monday in an innovation event at the Israel Museum showcasing Israeli revolutionary technology.

The innovative technologies exhibited were in the fields of energy, water and economics, with an emphasis on humanitarian and lifesaving developments.

Guterres is on a three-day visit to Israel, the first since his appointment in January.

Prior to viewing the display, the two leaders visited the exhibition of the Tzedek V’Shalom Synagogue of Suriname, which was moved to the museum and reconstructed.

Netanyahu again addressed the UN’s notorious hostility against the Jewish state, saying that “changing the UN’s approach to Israel is important not only to Israel, but also to the United Nations, and certainly to the parts that comprise it.”

He expressed his hope that Guterres’ visit to Israel “and here in this museum and in this exhibition will help promote these grand ideas.”

“Our sages said, ‘From Zion will emerge Torah.’ Well, from Zion emerges Torah, software, progress; I hope with your help,” Netanyahu told the UN chief.

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Guterres stated that “it is important to remember the enormous contribution of the Jewish people to world culture, to world science, to world philosophy, to world civilization. I think that this contribution enables you to be the world’s most successful knowledge-based economy.”

Israel’s Global Revolutionary Technologies

Some of the innovations presented to Guterres included “Water-Gen,” a technology that provides an inexpensive, available and renewable source of clean fresh drinking water by directly extracting it from the atmosphere.

Water-Gen has built partnerships around the globe with the objective of maximizing the use of this technology in areas, particularly where power supply does not exist or is insufficient, by searching for alternative energy sources.

“Innovation: Africa” is an Israeli association that works to bring solar, water and agricultural technologies from Israel to rural communities in Africa. Since its establishment in 2008, it has completed the construction of 150 solar facilities providing lighting, access to clean water, improved education, refrigerated storage of vaccines and medicines, and food security for more than a million people in the most remote villages in Africa.

Aqwise is a world leader in the development and assimilation of water and wastewater treatment solutions for industrial and municipal markets. Over the past two decades, Aqwise has assisted in enabling the reuse of water and energy. Using Aqwise’s technology, more than 300 million cubic meters of wastewater per year are purified in more than 500 facilities in 50 countries across five continents.

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Sight Diagnostics specializes in the use of computer vision and machine-learning technologies in the field of blood testing to make it accessible. The company has developed the world’s first automatic microscope instrument for the diagnosis of malaria.

By: World Israel News