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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U.N. says Iraq government responsible for protecting journalists

The Iraqi government is responsible for protecting foreign and local journalists, the United Nations said on Monday, after the Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters had to leave the country when he was threatened in reaction to a Reuters report. “Freedom of expression and the right to impart and to receive information underpin democracy and the rule of law,” Dujarric told reporters in New York.

EU urges more Mediterranean cooperation to tackle terrorism

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini during a gathering of foreign ministers from the European Union and southern Mediterranean nations in Barcelona on April 13, 2015EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called Monday for stepped up cooperation and dialogue between Europe and its Mediterranean neighbours in North Africa and the Middle East to fight terrorism. Mogherini made the appeal at a meeting of foreign ministers and representatives from the 28 European Union member states and delegations from eight North Africa and Middle East nations of the southern rim of the Mediterranean. "If we want to end jihadist terrorism, we have to go to the root of the question and favour intercultural and interreligious dialogue," she added. Foreign ministers and representatives from the 28 European Union member states took part in the gathering along delegations from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority and Tunisia.


Rabat ‘conscience clear’ on Western Sahara

Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar at the State Department in Washington, DC on April 9, 2015Morocco's foreign minister said Monday his country was not troubled by a Spanish court's genocide charges against 11 former officials accused of killing and torture in Western Sahara. "Our conscience is clear, and Morocco will continue to be completely transparent on these issues," Salaheddine Mezouar told reporters in a joint press conference in Barcelona with his Spanish counterpart. In Barcelona, Mezouar said "all victims of political violence were compensated in 2004". Judge Pablo Ruz's ruling came a day before the UN Security Council received a report from UN chief Ban Ki-moon calling on Morocco and Western Sahara's pro-independence Polisario Front to enter talks brokered by the UN envoy to the region.


Almost 180 migrants rescued off Tunisia

Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Zarzis, some 50 kilometres west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisia's coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, on April 13, 2015Tunisia's coastguard and navy Monday rescued almost 180 African migrants from two boats which broke down as they headed from Libya to Italy, the Red Crescent and an AFP correspondent said. The Red Crescent said the migrants — 94 on one boat and 84 on the other — sent out a distress call from off the coast of southeast Tunisia as they headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa. The 178 migrants from Africa were evacuated to the Tunisian port of Zarzis and provisionally lodged in a warehouse.