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The Times of Israel reports today that the United States Department of Defense is offering a $100,000 prize next year to an Israeli “startup developing innovative technology for counter-terrorism and/or home-land security applications.” The companies will compete at the  Combating Terrorism Technology Conference in Tel Aviv early next year. David Shamah, the...

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In testimony (embedded below) before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, an Arab-Israeli priest, Father Gabriel Naddaf, told the council that Israel was the “only safe place” for Christians in the Middle East. Naddaf presented his testimony on behalf of the NGO UN Watch,...

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On ‘Thursday, Israel responded to the Swedish government’s recognition of Palestine by withdrawing its ambassador from the Scandinavian country. The Jerusalem Post reports: Sweden became the first major western country to recognize a Palestinian state on Thursday, triggering a sharp response from Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman who recalled Israel ambassador to...

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An Israeli-led international group of scientists has announced the most significant breakthrough in a decade toward developing DNA-based electrical circuits. The new research could reignite interest in the use of DNA-based wires and devices in the development of programmable circuits. The international group led by Prof. Danny Porath, the Etta...

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BiondVax, an Israeli vaccine developer, announced Wednesday that both Japan and the European Union had granted it patents for its universal flu vaccine. David Shamah of The Times of Israel reports: A universal flu vaccine developed by Israel’s BiondVax has been granted patents by both the European Union and Japan, the...

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Eugene Kontorovich reported yesterday that the University of Haifa will be challenging the American Studies Association’s (ASA) boycott of Israel by sending a professor to the ASA’s national meeting next month in Los Angeles. Kontorovich cites the University’s announcement that it will be sending a representative to the meeting. We...

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A prominent American-born Jewish activist was the victim of an assassination attempt in Jerusalem late on Wednesday, the latest in a string of terror attacks that Israeli leaders have linked to heightened incitement by top Palestinian Authority (PA) figures. The Times of Israel described the victim, Yehuda Glick, as having “worked tirelessly...

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The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) posted a video on Thursday, which is embedded below, of Coptic Egyptian business tycoon Naguib Sawiris supporting the import of natural gas from Israel. In the transcript, Sawiris points out that Egypt used to export natural gas to Israel. [Egypt] suffers from severe...

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Egypt’s leaders should declare Hamas, Qatar and Turkey “hostile entities” and cut off all political and diplomatic relations with them, according to a senior military expert. The comments were made by Maj.-Gen. Ahmed Rajai, founder of the Egyptian Armed Forces 777 Division for combating terrorism, in the wake of coordinated...

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Fireworks lit the skies of Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem last night celebrating the attempted assassination of Yehuda Glick, one of the leaders of the movement that calls for the right of Jews to pray on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. Palestinian activists on social media networks and forums expressed their...

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