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Bipartisan Bill to Counter Palestinian Textbooks That ‘Demonize Israel’ Introduced in Congress

Friday, June 15, 2018

Members of Congress have brought forward a bipartisan bill to review textbooks and other materials used in Palestinian schools that have been accused of promoting extremism. The Palestinian Authority Educational Curriculum Transparency Act — introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday by Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) — calls on the US State Department to annually … Read More

US may leave UN Human Rights Council

Friday, June 15, 2018

A US source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the withdrawal appeared to be “imminent” but had no details. Diplomatic sources said it was not a question of if but of when the United States retreats from the Human Rights Council, which is holding a three-week session through July 6. A separate US official … Read More

Hamas threatens to launch 5,000 fire kites, balloons Friday

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hamas on Thursday threatened to send 5,000 fire kites and balloons deep into Israeli territory on Friday, when the Gaza border will see another of the weekly “March of Return” mass protests, Palestinian and Israeli media reported. The Palestinian terror group, the de facto ruler in the Strip, said at a press conference that the … Read More

Israeli scientists say step taken toward finding treatment for ALS

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say they may have found the basis of what could become a treatment for the devastating neurodegenerative Lou Gehrig disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which causes muscles to atrophy and produces permanent disability in patients. Currently there is no cure for the illness, and life expectancy of a person … Read More

If deal fails, Iran threatens enrichment of uranium beyond accord’s limitations

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

An Iranian atomic official threatened Wednesday that should a landmark nuclear deal with world powers fall apart, his country will be ready to begin uranium enrichment beyond the limitations set by the agreement at one of its nuclear facilities and install new equipment at another. Following the US withdrawal last month from the 2015 agreement, … Read More

Netanyahu praises Nikki Haley for strong defense of Israel at U.N.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Even before the UN passed a General Assembly condemning Israel for “excessive use of force” in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised US ambassador Nikki Haley for Wednesday night her spirited defense of Israel in the U.N. and her efforts to get an amendment to the resolution added that would condemn Hamas for violence. “Israel … Read More

Shin Bet says 250 ‘significant terror attacks’ thwarted since January

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The head of the Shin Bet security service on Wednesday announced that his organization had foiled some 250 “significant terror attacks” since January, crediting this achievement in part to high-tech surveillance and tracking tools. Nadav Argaman, who has led the Shin Bet since 2016, noted the changing security threats in Israel and the West Bank, … Read More

UN to vote on resolution bashing Israel, with US pushing for Hamas condemnation

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON — The United Nations General Assembly is slated to vote on a resolution Wednesday condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza, a move fiercely opposed by the United States, which is pushing for Hamas to face condemnation. The 193 nations that make up the world body will vote on an Arab-backed measure that deplores … Read More

Philips buys Israeli cardiac imaging company EPD Solutions

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Amsterdam-based consumer electronics giant Royal Philips has announced it will acquire cardiac imaging company EPD Solutions of Caesarea for €250 million ($294 million) and milestone payments. EPD and its employees will become part of Philips’ Image-Guided Therapy business unit. EPD’s Cardiac Mapping and Navigation System received CE mark approval in February 2018. The system helps … Read More

‘The ground is so hot it burns through their shoes’

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The ground was still smoking from the hot fury of two volcanic eruptions early last week when an Israeli medical team arrived in Guatemala on Thursday night. Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedic Tal Rabin told ISRAEL21c that the toxic gases released by the Fuego volcano made breathing difficult even through a mask. But much worse … Read More