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Whitewashing Barghouti The New York Times was widely criticized for publishing an op-ed by Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti last Sunday without initially mentioning that he was convicted of multiple murders. Yair Lapid, leader of Israel’s Yesh Atid party, blasted the paper for its decision, writing, “Instead of saying to him –...

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Israeli and American scientists have jointly developed a way to dramatically improve the removal of viruses from treated wastewater used for drinking. Currently, the membrane used to remove viruses in non-chemical water filtration systems requires large amounts of energy. To solve this inefficiency, the researchers developed a special hydrogel coating that can...

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Defense Secretary James Mattis met with top Israeli leaders on Friday and said that the United States “maintains absolute and unwavering commitment to Israel’s security,” The Times of Israel reported. Speaking in Tel Aviv alongside Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Mattis said that while the nuclear deal with Iran remains “in force,...

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Ready for a really yucky statistic? Sixty percent of the 6.8 million liters of daily sewage sludge generated in Brazil gets dumped back into nature untreated. And even that is a big improvement over the situation five years ago. Now the South American country is poised to clean up its sewage...

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A Hezbollah officer boasted on Thursday that the Iran-backed terror organization had forced Israel to switch “from an offensive to a defensive doctrine,” The Times of Israel reported. The official’s claim appears to refer to countermeasures Israel adopted across its northern border to fight possible infiltration by Hezbollah, whether by land...

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In the early 1970s, when physicist Abraham Katzir was a graduate student at Hebrew University, his supervisor urged him to get into optics, the study of light. The future, he predicted, was all about lasers and optical fibers. So Katzir studied modern optics in the United States and in 1977...

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Two sisters from the Gaza Strip were apprehended at the Erez crossing with explosive materials hidden inside tubes designated for cancer medicine, Israeli officials said Wednesday. The sisters had obtained a permit to cross into Israel so one of them could receive cancer treatments at an Israeli hospital, The Times of...

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Determining whether an infection is bacterial or viral used to be a coin toss, until an Israeli startup developed a device for doing just that. Israeli company MeMed announced Wednesday that it has received a $9.2 million contract from the United States Department of Defense in what would be a...

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Israeli researchers have devised a way to detect buried landmines using a system of glowing bacteria and lasers. Landmines, which kill or injured an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people each year worldwide, emit small quantities of explosive vapors. Researchers from Hebrew University headed by Prof. Shimshon Belkin of the Alexander Silberman...

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The Palestinian Authority suspended ties with the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) Thursday due to the agency’s plans to change its curriculum, which currently contains material inciting violence against Israelis. The PA’s Education Ministry called the possible reforms “an affront to the Palestinian people, its history and struggles.” “The...

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