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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Bombs, shootings kill at least 47 across Iraq: police

Residents pass by a damaged vehicle a day after a bomb attack in central BaqubaBAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – Car bombs, roadside bombs and shootings killed at least 47 people in Iraq on Sunday, police and medical sources said, as tensions intensify between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims across the Middle East. Sunni Muslim insurgents and the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq have significantly increased their attacks this year. More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in July, the highest monthly death toll since 2008, according to the United Nations. …


Syria lets U.N. inspect gas attack site, Washington says too late

A young Free Syrian Army fighter is seen with his weapon in old AleppoBy Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria agreed to let the United Nations inspect the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack from Monday but a U.S. official said any such offer would be "too late to be credible" and there was little doubt the government was to blame. Foreign powers have been searching for a response since many hundreds of people were killed by poisonous gas on Wednesday in the suburbs of Damascus in what appears to have been the world's worst chemical weapons attack in 25 years. The United Nations said Damascus had agreed to a ceasefire while a U.N. …


Jerusalem pushes forth with settlement plans

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As Palestinian-Israeli peace talks underway, Jerusalem announces plans for new construction in Ramat Shlomo neighborhood. Construction of new neighborhood in West Bank is allowed as long as it is not defined as new community, as in case of Alei Zahav’s new addition – Leshem

Tensions between Israel, Lebanon shoot up

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Israeli analysts say deteriorating situation in Syria influencing tenuous balance of power between two nations. ‘Syria’s disintegration has affected Lebanon, deterrence balance that existed between us and Hezbollah is no longer tenable, analyst says