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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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A conflict of interests and differing regional stances are fueling a crisis between the Turkish and Iranian regimes. The two sides are now dealing with “the most violent” exchange of accusations since the war in Syria began, the Al-Khabar Press website reported. Iran and Turkey back opposing actors in the...

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SodaStream and PepsiCo have cut a small deal that will see the giant soda company testing new flavors in the make-your-own beverages market via Israel’s at-home carbonation specialist. At the SuperBowl earlier this year, SodaStream’s commercial for Game Day was banned because of a jab at Coke and Pepsi. But...

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Yehuda Glick, a prominent Jewish activist, was shot and seriously wounded in Jerusalem this evening after giving a speech. Ynet reports: Glick is a central activist in Temple Mount movements and a symbol of the struggle for Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount. Police and the Shin Bet have often...

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Egypt on Tuesday announced that it would create a 500 meter buffer zone along the border between the country’s Sinai Peninsula and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, a few days after coordinated attacks on Egyptian positions in the territory killed at least 33 soldiers. Residents in the area were ordered out...

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