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Last year’s stunning $12 billion acquisition of Kite Pharma, which commercialized made-in-Israel CAR-T technology to train a patient’s own immune system to attack lymphoma cells, has put the spotlight on Israeli cancer research. Immunotherapy treatments like CAR-T hold enormous promise for addressing – and in some cases even curing –...

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Human Rights

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Iran has arrested a human rights lawyer after her client was executed earlier this week, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday. Citing Iran’s Fars News Agency, AFP reported that Zeinab Taheri was arrested, after asserting that her client, Mohammad Salas, who was executed Monday, was innocent. According to Fars, the reason for...

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Diplomacy

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What happened? • The U.S. will withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. “The US is officially withdrawing from the UNHRC. This step is not a retreat from human rights commitments,” Haley said, charging that...

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Israel

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Hamas launched 45 rockets and mortar shells into Israel overnight, prompting retaliatory strikes targeting the terror group’s infrastructure, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. At least six of the rockets were reported to have landed in Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip. One landed near a kindergarten, with most of...

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On April 16, 2018, the Durham City Council in North Carolina unanimously passed a resolution banning police exchanges and training between Israel’s military and the city’s police department. The anti-Semitic move was orchestrated by the fringe organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and other Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)-supporting groups...

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Israel

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Videos enticing tourists to vacation in Israel and other countries will be produced automatically from text by an Israeli-developed artificial intelligence algorithm, thanks to collaboration between the online tourism giant TripAdvisor and Israeli video-creation company Wibbitz. Wibbitz’s innovative technology scans, analyzes, and summarizes TripAdvisor articles, converting them into professional-quality video ready...

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Diplomacy

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A day after receiving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jordan’s King Abdullah met with President Donald Trump’s chief Middle East negotiators, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Tuesday. Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the administration’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, discussed “increasing cooperation between...

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Iran

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Iraq condemned an airstrike in eastern Syria that killed more than 50 pro-Assad forces and another 20 members of Iranian-backed, Iraqi Shiite militias, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry expressed “rejection and condemnation of any air operations targeting forces in areas where they are fighting ISIS, whether in...

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MidEast

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Britain on Monday called on the UN Human Rights Council to end its discriminatory treatment of Israel, joining the United States in criticizing the body for its disproportionate focus on the Jewish State, The Times of Israel reported. Addressing the 38th council session in New York, British Foreign Minister Boris...

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Israel

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The deceptively named group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) opened its first campaign to engage elected city officials in government-sanctioned discrimination with a highly organized, nationally-assisted attack on the Jewish people of Durham, North Carolina. JVP persuaded the Durham City Council to officially adopt an anti-Israel position, without any effort...

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