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Human Rights

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Israel’s Supreme Court upheld verdicts totaling 14 million NIS ($3.81) against the Palestinian Authority for torturing Palestinians it held in custody, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. The two verdicts — one from June of 13.1 million NIS ($3.57 million) for the false imprisonment of 51 plaintiffs, and the second one from December...

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Europe

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Forty-two nations will compete next May in the Eurovision Song Contest, to be hosted at Expo Tel Aviv, Globes reported Wednesday. The announcement was made by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Of the 42 participating countries, 36 will compete in the semi-finals on May 14 and 16. The finals will be held...

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Israel

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CollPlant, an Israeli regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, signed a license, development and commercialization agreement with United Therapeutics Corporation of Maryland for 3D bioprinted lung transplants. The agreement combines CollPlant’s proprietary recombinant human collagen (rhCollagen) derived from engineered tobacco plants, and its BioInk technology,...

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Europe

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Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry told the Sofia Globe that three Iranians carrying forged Israeli passports were intercepted trying to enter the country from Turkey, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. The three, aged 21, 28, and 32, were detained as they attempted to enter via the Kapitan Andreevo crossing, a major entry point...

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Israel

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The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution urging UCLA not to allow Student for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to hold its annual conference on the campus, the Jewish Journal reported Tuesday. Part of the resolution reads, “SJP members have posted violent anti-Semitic rhetoric on social media, ranging from calling for...

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Iran

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Ordinary Iranians on social media are increasingly expressing their frustration with the nation’s privileged political class, as new sanctions take hold, Reuters reported Wednesday. A deteriorating economy sparked nationwide protests beginning late last year, but Iranians are “increasingly pointing fingers at the rich and powerful, including clerics, diplomats, officials and...

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Israel

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Alyssa Milano, the actress and liberal activist who pioneered the #MeToo Movement, has distanced herself from the Women’s March, saying in a recent interview that she does not intend to support the initiative so long as its leaders defend “bigotry or anti-Semitism.” Milano blasted Women’s March organizers Linda Sarsour and...

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MidEast

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An Israeli startup that can detect subtle voice changes in order to flag health issues like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, and pneumonia won first place in the Henry Ford Health System’s Increasing Patient and Caregiver Engagement to Reduce Readmission Challenge. The startup, Healthymize, has a smartphone app that listens for...

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Amid signs of a growing rift between the Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hamas and the Gulf states, a senior United Arab Emirates government official blasted the Palestinian movement for speaking out against the reimposition of sanctions by the United States against Iran, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. Anwar Gargash, the...

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Ahead of Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, exchanged warm greetings on social media, The Algemeiner reported Tuesday. Netanyahu wrote on Twitter in Hindi: “On behalf of the people of Israel, I would like to wish my dear...

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