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Pence postpones Israel trip in case he’s needed to vote on tax cuts

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence will postpone his trip to Israel and Egypt next week by a few days in case he is needed to break a tie vote in the U.S. Senate on the Republican tax cut bill, his office announced. Pence is scheduled to address the Israeli Knesset on the first major […]

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Male Virgins Can Still Get HPV

A sexually transmitted disease is so infectious that even virgins can catch it and spread it to others, according to new research. Scientists say data from dozens of male virgins show that a good chunk of them had already acquired HPV, the STD that has been linked to warts and various cancers and has prompted […]

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Muslim volunteer calls on others to join her in lifesaving

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (Press Release) — On Wednesday morning, one of the more active emergency medical service (EMS) volunteers in Umm al-Fahm, an Arab town located in Wadi Ara, responded to a car accident that saw two people lightly injured. The volunteer EMT treated both of the injured parties after they were evacuated from their […]

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Israeli space age material used in pioneering hip, knee replacement

By TOI staff As part of a pioneering new treatment, Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center used a material developed in Israel for NASA’s space program in orthopedic surgery, the hospital announced Sunday. The advanced polymeric material is, according to the developer, “self-shielding, has high heat resistance, zero wear, high strength and light weight, all of which […]

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Judea and Samaria colleges to be put under Israeli law?

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation approved a bill on Sunday that would officially place Israeli colleges and universities in Judea and Samaria under Israeli law. As Ariel University, Orot College in Elkana, and Herzog College in the Eztion Bloc are located in Judea and Samaria, they are not officially considered institutes of higher learning under […]

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SWU applauds Rutgers discipline of Chikindas

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (Press Release) – StandWithUs applauds the Rutgers University for taking action against Professor Michael Chikindas, after he was exposed for spreading anti-Semitism, homophobia, and other forms for bigotry on social media. The Rutgers administration announced that Chikindas would be removed from teaching required courses, fired from his position as director of […]

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I’m a brain specialist. I think Trump should be tested for a degenerative brain disease

When President Trump slurred his words during a news conference this week, some Trump watchers speculated that he was having a stroke. I watched the clip and, as a physician who specializes in brain function and disability, I don’t think a stroke was behind the slurred words. But having evaluated the chief executive’s remarkable behavior […]

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Israeli device banishes finger-pricking for sugar levels in diabetes patients

By Shoshanna Solomon Diabetes patients know that one of the greatest challenges in managing the ailment is tracking their blood sugar, or glucose, levels. To do that the only option available today is through the use of standard glucose meters — devices that require multiple finger pricks each day, a painful process. For years, researchers […]

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Bus company serving University of Illinois criticized for ‘racist and bigoted’ ad

CHICAGO — A bus company that runs shuttles between college campuses and the Chicago area drew strong rebukes for a racially charged ad that took a swipe at the number of Chinese students attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The ad from Suburban Express, sent Saturday via email, was publicizing routes being offered during the […]

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Trainee saves a life on a Jerusalem tennis court

JERUSALEM (Press Release)– Friday morning a week ago at the Jerusalem Tennis Center, Joel Atkin, a student of United Hatzalah’s NREMT training program helped resuscitate an older man who had collapsed a few courts down from where Atkin was playing his daily tennis game. “I try to play tennis every day. I recently began training […]

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Israel’s foreign relations improving, SWU gala told

    By Donald H Harrison SAN DIEGO – Amid growing indignation over aggressive Palestinian tactics at universities throughout the Diaspora, Dore Gold, former director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, provided a note of optimism at a StandWithUs banquet Saturday night attended by over 500 Israel supporters. Interviewed on stage by Waxie Sanitary Supply Chairman […]

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First baby from a uterus transplant in the U.S. born in Dallas

The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman who had been born without a uterus gave birth to the baby at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Hospital spokesman Craig […]

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Too much anti-Semitism at Nottingham U

Daniel Kosky The Freshers Fair, one of the key events in one’s first week at university. Putting aside all the clubbing and induction lectures, the Freshers Fair gives new university students the chance to see the sports clubs, societies and events available at the university. For many, it is their first real impression of university […]

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Tapestry of learning set for January 6 at LFJCC

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) –  The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture is committed to creating community through culture, arts and education.  In keeping with this mission, on January 6 at 7:00 p.m., the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center will host the 2nd Annual TAPESTRY:  A Community Celebration of Jewish Learning.  Last year the […]

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