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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After Trump's defense of Putin, sighs of resignation — but nobody's resigning (yet)

After President Trump’s performance in Helsinki, there have been calls for members of his Cabinet to resign. So far, no ...
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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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Turkey calls for more help to stop foreign fighters

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) listens while Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu makes a statement to the press before a meeting at the US Department of State on April 21, 2015 in Washington, DCTurkey appealed for more help Tuesday in cracking down on foreign fighters flooding to join militant ranks in Iraq and Syria, revealing it had placed 12,800 people on a no-entry list. Turkey's shared borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran have made it a vital crossroads in US-led efforts to combat the threat of Islamic State group militants as well as to search for a solution to end the four-year Syrian war.


Former Egyptian president Mursi jailed for 20 years

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi looks on from behind bars, along with other Muslim Brotherhood members at a court in the outskirts of CairoBy Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) – Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday on charges arising from the killing of protesters, nearly three years after he became Egypt's first freely elected president. Mursi stood in a cage in court as judge Ahmed Sabry Youssef read out the ruling against him and 12 other Brotherhood members, including senior figures Mohamed el-Beltagy and Essam el-Erian. The United States expressed "concern" about the verdict but did not indicate that it would affect diplomatic relations with Egypt, a strategic U.S. ally in the Middle East. “Mr. Mursi, like all other defendants, must be afforded the basic legal right of due process.


Spieth’s father can measure an MVP

Jim Furyk reacts before sinking his winning putt on the 17th hole against Kevin Kisner during the playoff of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)Jordan Spieth was trending in a big way during his magical week at the Masters, when he went wire-to-wire and never let anyone closer than three shots of his lead over the final 54 holes. No one had a more vested interest in Spieth's social media impact than his father.


Post-revolt Libya: a hub for people smuggling

Illegal migrants sit after they are rescued by the Libyan coastguard in Tripoli, Libya on July 17, 2014Libya has long been a transit country for African migrants, but their movement has intensified since Moamer Kadhafi's fall as militias have turned to the lucrative business of people smuggling. The shores of Libya are only about 300 kilometres (185 miles) from Lampedusa, the southernmost island of Italy now sheltering thousands of illegal migrants. In the Kadhafi era, the Libyan authorities were unable to fully control their frontiers, with hundreds of people crossing them daily from sub-Saharan Africa via Sudan, Niger and Chad. The main source of the illegal migrants is northern Niger, a stronghold of trafficking networks.