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  • Israeli innovation helps combat coronavirus in Africa

    By Michael Seinberg on July 30, 2020
    By ELIANA RUDEE (JNS) – In the backdrop of expanding Israel-Africa relations in recent years, Israeli organizations and startups are working to help countries on the African continent fight the coronavirus. Magen David Adom, Israel’s national ambulance service, recently built dedicated software for managing a drive through coronavirus testing facility in the honorary consul in Israel, resulting in a similar […]
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  • Amid growing tensions, Hezbollah risks escalation as it seeks retaliation

    By Michael Seinberg on July 29, 2020
    Lt. Col. Sarit Zehavi, CEO of Alma research center, says that although “the last thing Hezbollah needs is an escalation with Israel, this is Western logic. I’m not sure this is Hezbollah logic.” By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah have reached a fever pitch, with Israel’s defense establishment readying for an attack by the Lebanese terror […]
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  • Israel donates third water generator to Gaza Strip

    By Michael Seinberg on July 29, 2020
    (JNS) – According to the U.N. Trade and Development Commission, some 95 percent of Gaza’s groundwater supply is found to be unfit for consumption. The Gaza Strip suffers from a water shortage in general and a drinking water shortage in particular. Israeli-Palestinian cooperation, including the Watergen Company, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Palestinian partners, delivered its first generator, which produces […]
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  • Israeli scientists develop hand sanitizer from waste

    By Michael Seinberg on July 29, 2020
    By NAAMA BARAK (Israel21C via JNS) – Hand sanitizers—once the preserve of nurses, mothers and the uber-clean—have now become a ubiquitous accessory found in purses, cars, businesses and offices worldwide. But the surge in demand as the global coronavirus pandemic rages for the ethanol-based cleansing solutions have brought to the fore issues such as supply and demand, especially at a […]
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  • The Ben Gurion Legacy: Independent National Security Policy

    By Michael Seinberg on July 24, 2020
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” July 23, 2020, https://bit.ly/39lOus0 The Ben Gurion legacy contradicts conventional wisdom. It rejects the assumption that a White House “green light” is a prerequisite for the application of Israeli law to the Jordan Valley and the mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria (West Bank). Ben Gurion’s May 14, 1948 Declaration […]
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  • Deluged by pandemic needs, Israeli doctors get help from unlikely source: robots

    By Michael Seinberg on July 23, 2020
    By LARRY LUXNER JERUSALEM (JTA) – Orthopedic surgeons at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus recently welcomed a newcomer to their team. She’s incredibly efficient, never needs a coffee break, doesn’t complain about the long hours and isn’t worried about catching COVID-19. That’s because she’s a robot. Proven Value Called ROSA, short for Robotic Surgical Assistant, the diminutive white-and-blue […]
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  • Increasing threats against Netanyahu are dangerous, warns Israel’s interior minister

    By Michael Seinberg on July 23, 2020
    By YEHUDA SHLEZINGER (Israel Hayom via JNS) – Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Sunday called on Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) Director Nadav Argaman to increase the protection afforded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family, saying that the growing incitement and threats against Netanyahu personally “could herald a catastrophe.” “In recent weeks we have seen growing […]
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  • Mourning in 2020: Tisha B’Av spotlights losses old and new

    By Michael Seinberg on July 22, 2020
    By DEBORAH FINEBLUM (JNS) – This year Jews the world over got into the Tisha B’Av mood several months earlier than usual. During a typical summer, Jewish families and individuals tear themselves away from family vacations, beach outings, amusement parks and other hot-weather entertainment to enter a period of mourning known as “the Three Weeks” (no weddings, haircuts or shaving, […]
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  • Jewish Republicans come to praise Trump, and to strategize about selling him to other Jews

    By Michael Seinberg on July 22, 2020
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – When Jewish Republicans met online recently to talk about the best way to defeat Joe Biden, the conversation kept sliding back to a question that has beset them since 2016: How do you explain Donald Trump? A Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) online town hall broadcast Sunday night, July 19, was entitled “The Critical Issues […]
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  • Tel Aviv University touts ‘unprecedented’ Hebrew paper by Saudi academic

    By Michael Seinberg on July 17, 2020
    (JNS) – In what Tel Aviv Universit (TAU) is calling an “unprecedented” development, the latest issue of one of its academic journals includes an article in Hebrew by a senior Saudi academic. The paper, titled “Contribution to Prophet Muhammad’s Image Improvement in the Eyes of the Israeli Public: Muhammad’s Alliances and Mail Exchanges with Jews from the Arabian Peninsula,” was written […]
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