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Humoring the Headlines: September 30, 2014

30 September 2014

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO─ The sentencing retrial of Jodi Arias will begin this week because Nancy Grace needs another story to outrage her on her television show. * Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong against China’s decision to only allow only candidates it has approved to appear on the ballot in the upcoming election for […]

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Novel depicts German family between the wars

30 September 2014

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Readers of San Diego Jewish World are familiar with Dorothea Shefer-Vanson through her columns that she sends from the Jerusalem suburb of Mevasseret Zion. They often focus on Israel’s lively music scene.  The reporter also is a fine novelist, her latest work being Time Out of Joint: The […]

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Literally now, a heart (patch) of gold

30 September 2014

TEL AVIV (Press Release) — Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is unable to repair itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv University researchers are literally setting a new gold standard in cardiac tissue engineering. Dr. Tal Dvir and his graduate student Michal Shevach of TAU’s Department […]

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Shalev new AJWS director in San Francisco

30 September 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release) — American Jewish World Service has announced that Alon Shalev will serve as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest and Colorado. American Jewish World Service is a Jewish organization that promotes human rights and works to end poverty in the developing world. As executive director, […]

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San Diegan wins media critique award

30 September 2014

JERUSALEM  (Press Release) — HonestReporting announced Tuesday, Sept. 30,  that Elijah Granet, 19, from San Diego, is the winner of the third Blankfeld Award for Media Critique. It was a unanimous decision to give this year’s award to San Diego native Elijah Granet, currently majoring in Political Science and Talmud at Columbia University and the […]

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JNS news briefs: September 30, 2014

30 September 2014

Hamas official details possible prisoner swap with Israel (JNS.org) Hamas and Israel may be on the verge of signing a deal that would involve the release of top Hamas officials and operatives in exchange for the remains of fallen Israeli soldiers. According to a post on Hamas official Mushir al-Masri’s Facebook page, the terrorist organization […]

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Netanyahu accuses Hamas of war crimes

30 September 2014

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (WJC) — In his speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Monday, Sept. 29, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the threat posed by Hamas and ISIS reached far beyond Israel as Islamic militants across the globe shared the same goal of world domination. “Last week, many countries here rightly […]

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AJC: Netanyahu gave great speech

29 September 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release) – The American Jewish Committee (AJC_ hailed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address on Monday, Sept. 29, to the UN General Assembly. “Prime Minister Netanyahu powerfully spoke truth to power to the other 192 members of the United Nations,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. Netanyahu warned that Iran is proceeding on […]

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APN: World must press for Mideast peace

29 September 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (Press Release)- Following the speeches delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, Sept. 29,  and by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, before the United Nations General Assembly in New York, APN  released this statement: Speaking before the UN General Assembly, flinging accusations and mutual recriminations, Prime Minister Netanyahu and President […]

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Survivor Dunst to speak at Beth Israel Oct. 22

29 September 2014

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Beth Israel of San Diego Men’s Club will welcome Lou Israel Dunst, Holocaust survivor, as its guest speaker at the October 22nd Dinner Forum. Dunst will share his experience and tales of survival living through five concentration and labor camps and how he eluded certain death in two different Gas Chambers in Auschwitz […]

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Abbas’s ‘genocide’ speech at U.N. condemned

29 September 2014

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (WJC) — In his speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, Abbas said Israeli “war crimes” in Gaza should be punished. He claimed that the scale of damage in Gaza was unprecedented and surpassed that of earlier wars. “This last war against Gaza was a series of absolute […]

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Hub neurons control different brain circuits

29 September 2014

TEL AVIV (Press Release) — The idea of mapping the brain is not new. Researchers have known for years that the key to treating, curing, and even preventing brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury, is to understand how the brain records, processes, stores, and retrieves information. New Tel Aviv University research […]

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Birzeit University bars pro- Palestine Israeli journalist

29 September 2014

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM–Not all Palestinians agree with Amira Hass’s understanding response to the Palestinian university that ejected her out of a conference because of her Jewish heritage. In an article published Sunday, the pro-Palestinian journalist for Haaretz, revealed that last week she was asked to leave a conference organized by the German Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and […]

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El Al and Jet Blue seek to codeshare

29 September 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release) – EL AL Israel Airlines and JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) on Monday, Sept. 29 filed with the United States Department of Transportation seeking approval to codeshare. Subject to government approval, EL AL plans to place its “LY” code on select JetBlue-operated flights to/from New York (JFK/Newark), expanding options for EL AL customers throughout the […]

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