The blood transfusions that will save soldiers’ lives

IDF to replace current blood supply with whole blood, significantly increasing effectiveness of battlefield transfusions.

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Medical faculty approved for Ariel University

Council for Higher Education approves new medical faculty at Samaria university - the sixth medical faculty in Israel.

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Surrogacy bill excluding LGBT couples passes into law

Despite saying he will not support the surrogacy bill while it excludes same-sex couples, Netanyahu votes in favor of the ...
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U.S. asks court to detain alleged Russian agent pending trial

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to detain alleged ...
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Forbidden by Rabbinate yet approved by Tzohar

Chief Rabbinate informs public: Artichoke forbidden to eat by Rabbinate served in restaurant holding Tzohar kosher certification.

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Did Birthright give in to terrorism?

Taglit-Birthright orders participants to stay away from south during tense period of arson and rocket attacks.

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Kerry works to prevent settlement dispute from harming Mideast talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gives a speech to employees of the U.S. Embassy and their relatives in BrasiliaBy Warren Strobel BRASILIA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought on Tuesday to prevent the fracturing of his Middle East peace initiative, which faces its greatest threat to date from a series of Israeli announcements of new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Even as he was making his first visit to South America as secretary of state, Kerry reached out to the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority a day before Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are due to resume in Jerusalem. …


Bahrain on edge ahead of opposition-called protest

A Bahraini anti-government protester wearing a national flag watches for riot police as tires burn on a street in the western village of Malkiya, Bahrain, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. Inspired by the movement behind Egypt's military coup, pro-democracy activists in Bahrain are hoping to gain new momentum by calling for nationwide protests Wednesday. Authorities warned they will "forcefully confront" any large demonstrations, raising fears of more violence in the strategic Gulf kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) Inspired by the movement behind Egypt's military coup, anti-government activists seeking more influence in Bahrain are hoping to gain new momentum by calling for nationwide protests Wednesday. Authorities warned they will "forcefully confront" any large demonstrations, raising fears of more violence in the strategic Gulf kingdom.


Kerry says had ‘frank and open’ talks with Netanyahu on settlements

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry reacts during a news conference with Brazil's Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota at the Itamaraty Palace in BrasiliaBRASILIA (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry, trying to keep his Middle East peace initiative on track in the face of fresh controversy over Israeli settlements, said he had "frank and open" talks on the matter on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerry, who planned to speak later in the day with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, said he believed the Palestinian leader "is committed to continue" peace talks with Israel. Some Palestinians have called for boycotting the negotiations, due to resume on Wednesday. …