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Abbas will have a hard time ignoring the social protests in the West Bank

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Abbas will have a hard time ignoring the social protests in the West Bank

The general strike over social security law adds to ongoing rivalry between Fatah and Hamas, increased IDF activity in Ramallah and the Palestinian president's seeming indifference to it all

Report: U.S. will not intervene if IDF attacks Shi’ite militias in Iraq

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Report: U.S. will not intervene if IDF attacks Shi’ite militias in Iraq

Iraq's Prime Minister expressed his fear about the possible move and told Secretary Mike Pompeo that if this were to happen, it will have dire and dangerous consequences for the region.

From Nairobi to Manbij: Terror attacks loom large

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on From Nairobi to Manbij: Terror attacks loom large

Extremist groups have not been defeated and the road to a world after ISIS and in which terror has been reduced is still long and difficult.

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In unusual step, French court imprisons writer for a year over anti-Semitic comments

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on In unusual step, French court imprisons writer for a year over anti-Semitic comments

Alain Soral, leading ideologue of France’s far right and known Holocaust denier, wrote that ‘the battle between the Jewish people and the rest of humanity should bear the character of total genocide’

Bill Maher explains why he is now for impeaching Trump

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Bill Maher explains why he is now for impeaching Trump

Maher tells MSNBC's Chris Matthews, 'It’s about time. I’ve been using the word ‘treason’ the whole time he’s been in'

Mysterious archaic hominin in China had surprisingly human teeth

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Mysterious archaic hominin in China had surprisingly human teeth

Analysis of jaw from 6.5-year-old child in Xujiayao Cave who lived as much as a quarter-million years ago indicates modern-type parental care

UK PM May wins confidence vote

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on UK PM May wins confidence vote

Lawmakers voted that they had confidence in May's government, just 24 hours after they handed her Brexit deal a crushing defeat that left Britain's exit from the European Union in disarray.

Peace talks with Taliban will happen soon – U.S. envoy

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Peace talks with Taliban will happen soon – U.S. envoy

Diplomats and Afghan government officials in Kabul said the security situation could worsen if both sides fail to hold talks in January.

U.S. set to start withdraw from nuclear treaty with Russia

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The United States is now set to start the six-month process of quitting from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Japanese conglomerate launches in Israel

January 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Japanese conglomerate launches in Israel

Komatsu’s activity in the past year was about $18 billion, and it is the second largest in the world in the production and marketing of heavy equipment.

Senior Japanese business delegation in Israel to boost ties

January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Senior Japanese business delegation in Israel to boost ties

"This visit and its results constitute a further milestone in strengthening economic relations between Israel and one of the most significant economies in the world."

Israeli exports break record in 2018

January 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Israeli exports break record in 2018

"During a year in which the world trade market was shaken up, I am particularly pleased to see that Israeli exports have continued to grow"- Ohad Cohen, head of the Foreign Trade Administration

Facial recognition technology highly beneficial in genetic medicine

January 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Facial recognition technology highly beneficial in genetic medicine

DeepGestalt achieved 91% accuracy in identifying the correct syndrome on 502 images representing over 200 different genetic syndromes, and outperformed expert clinicians in three experiments.

Israeli giraffe celebrates her 29th birthday with cake

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Israeli giraffe celebrates her 29th birthday with cake

Denisa’s keepers at Ramat Gan’s Safari explain how they keep her — one of the world’s oldest giraffes — spry

Tel Aviv Museum of Art drew over a million visitors in 2018

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Tel Aviv Museum of Art drew over a million visitors in 2018

In recent months there have been long lines to see the “Modern Times” exhibition featuring masterpieces by many great 19th and 20th-century artists

‘Vice’ is as heartless as Dick Cheney

January 15th, 2019|Comments Off on ‘Vice’ is as heartless as Dick Cheney

In ‘Vice,’ Christian Bale gives an amazing performance as Dick Cheney, but the film misses the real story of the man who ran roughshod over the U.S. Constitution

The race for the next Dead Sea Scrolls, and why we may lose it

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on The race for the next Dead Sea Scrolls, and why we may lose it

Decades after first ancient Jewish texts were found at Qumran, hundreds of caves around the Dead Sea could yield more. But we have to hurry

Exit nation? Israeli exits decline in 2018

January 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Exit nation? Israeli exits decline in 2018

"The Israeli start-up landscape in 2018 took another step in the global direction of more money funneled into less deals," said Benzi Segev, CEO of IVC Research Center.

Israel ‘needs national AI program’ to lead global hi-tech

January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Israel ‘needs national AI program’ to lead global hi-tech

Countries including China, South Korea, France, Taiwan, Singapore and Canada are among those to make hefty, even multi-billion dollar, investments in artificial intelligence strategies to date.

Damascus museum restores ancient Palmyra artifacts damaged by ISIS

January 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Damascus museum restores ancient Palmyra artifacts damaged by ISIS

Centuries-old statues and sculptures were wrecked by the jihadists when they twice seized control of the old city in central Syria during the country's war, which will enter its ninth year in March

‘Dancing at both weddings’ as an American oleh

January 9th, 2019|Comments Off on ‘Dancing at both weddings’ as an American oleh

A sizable number of U.S. institutions no longer wish to custody or manage investments on behalf of citizens who are no longer resident in the U.S.

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In unusual step, French court imprisons writer for a year over anti-Semitic comments

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: World|

Alain Soral, leading ideologue of France’s far right and known Holocaust denier, wrote that ‘the battle between the Jewish people and the rest of humanity should bear the character of total genocide’

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‘We wait for you in Jerusalem’: Netanyahu urges Romanian PM to move embassy

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: World|

Israel's prime minister met his Romanian counterpart in Jerusalem and asked her to stop 'the European Union's bad resolutions against Israel'

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Israeli Druze protesters enraged at justice minister who says nation-state law won’t be amended

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Israel|

'The pain is deeper because this suddenly says the country isn't mine': Demonstrators urged Ayelet Shaked to acknowledge damage of contentious legislation

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‘Israel will decline, and Jews will be a persecuted minority. Those who can will flee to America’

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Israel|

The Turks perpetrated genocide against Christians for 30 years, Benny Morris asserts in a new study. And, in conjunction with his retirement at 70, the historian predicts a grim future for Israel

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How a literature professor found himself translating the entire Bible from scratch

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Israel|

‘I kind of fell into it,’ says Robert Alter of his decades-long project of retranslating the Bible, ensuing from a request to write ‘about Genesis or Kafka’

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Hospital forces Palestinians off bus passing through its grounds, separating them from Israelis

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Israel|

When public bus line 18 stops at the entrance to the Barzilai Medical Center, Palestinians have to get off and go through security checks, while Israeli passengers continue their journey uninterrupted

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