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West-African based tech company, Code Innovation, with the help of a volunteer team from Chile, Lebanon, Kenya, Senegal and Gambia, have turned to an Israeli technology platform, Snapp, to create a free “About Ebola” mobile application to support public health outreach and communication efforts to educate the public about the...

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Diplomacy

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Palestinian leaders over the weekend lashed out against the State Department, after Foggy Bottom harshly criticized a speech given by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in which Abbas charted a diplomatic path that would see the Palestinians abandoning negotiations with Israel in favor of international legal warfare against the...

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MidEast

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In an interview with Wall Street Journal editorial board member Mary Kissel (embedded below), UN Watch’s executive director, Hillel Neuer, revealed that human rights icon Aryeh Neier, the former executive director of Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, opposed the appointment of William Schabas to investigate Israel’s conduct...

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Iran

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In a staff editorial today, The Chicago Tribune argues against granting Iran any extension in nuclear talks past the current deadline in November, which is less than two months away. The editorial states: Time is nearly up. Painful economic sanctions brought Tehran to the bargaining table. The threat of even more...

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Europe

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On Wednesday, an Egyptian blogger who was recently nominated for the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov Prize had his name withdrawn by the group that initially nominated him on account of his call for the murder of Israelis. In a press release, European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) leader Gabi Zimmer explained...

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Diplomacy

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“Islamic resistance,” a byword for attacks on Israel if not the country’s destruction, is a “religious and human duty,” according to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani. Slamming the Tel Aviv regime as the major threat to the world, Shamkhani called on the whole Muslim nation to close...

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Iran

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With less than two months left before the deadline for a nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran, The Wall Street Journal is reporting (via Google) Tuesday that the Western nations are preparing to reward Iran for making a deal with expedited sanctions relief. Iran has been pushing for a...

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Diplomacy

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In Everything You Need to Know about International Law and the Gaza War, published in the September 2014 issue of The Tower Magazine, David Daoud systematically outlined the laws of war and their relevance to Israel’s Operation Protective Edge. Daoud began his analysis by acknowledging that “when a respected jurist like Navi...

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Iran

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Contradicting allegations made by Iran, a report today quoting the sister of Dr. Ardeshir Hosseinpour claims that he was killed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) because he refused to help the Iranian regime build a nuclear bomb. The Times of Israel reported on the charge made by Mahboobeh Hosseinpour: Mahboobeh said...

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Israel

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Intel recently got the go-ahead from Israel’s Finance and Economy Ministries to invest $6 billion in the remodeling of its chip manufacturing plant in Kiryat Gat. The leading PC chipmaker will receive a grant of $300 million and tax concessions in return. Although the high-tech company has not released a...

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