An innovative device, developed by Prof. Yoram Baram of the Technion Faculty of Computer Science, uses virtual reality to improve walking in the elderly, as well as in Parkinson’s patients, stroke victims and, more generally, people with movement disorders—possibly reducing their need for medication or surgery.Continue Reading »
In February, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas [Abu Mazen] announced that Al-Qaeda cells had infiltrated and are operating in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] and Gaza.
“We have intelligence information that Al-Qaeda is in the West Bank and Gaza. I am very concerned about this,” said Abbas. “If they succeeded in infiltrating in such a way, and if no one watches over them, the result could be disastrous for the entire region.”Continue Reading »
Now Israelis can enter their company’s work gate using their personal cell phone like a remote control device.
The Control In Out (CIO) system works off a small microprocessor that downloads the cell phone numbers of all personnel allowed to have access to the gate. It has the capacity to store up to 1,200 numbers.Continue Reading »
“Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may becomepoor and steal and so dishonor the name of my God. ” Proverbs 30:8–9Continue Reading »
Although the elections in Israel have passed, the future of the state for this next term is still far from certain. Since 1980, only one Knesset has served its full four year term, with coalitions falling and early elections necessitated for issues far less monumental in comparison than what Israel faces today. With local news media reporting that Israeli society is growing increasingly more polarized, the sensitive and potentially explosive issues facing this Knesset, such as civil marriages, drafting of a constitution, and the Convergence Plan, weigh heavy on the minds of lawmakers as they assume their duties.Continue Reading »
Spring in Israel blew in with the fury of a roaring lion. High winds and heavy rains raged across the Western Galilee, and ping pong ball-size hailstones were reported. A tornado––not reported in Israel in at least 50 years––was witnessed by residents around Acre [Acco] on the north shore. Sandstorms in the Negev covered some roads in 20 centimeters (8 inches) of sand.Continue Reading »
Israeli archaeologists uncovered the main road that ran from Jerusalem's City of David to the Temple Mount during the Second Temple period. The road connected the Shiloah Pool in the City of David to the Temple Mount compound. The 2,000-year-old road was discovered adjacent to the Shiloah pool during ongoing excavations at the site, said Israeli Antiquities Authority archeologist Eli Shukrun.Continue Reading »
Earlier this year, an 84-year-old Israeli woman’s liver was donated by her family for an organ transplant. This was the oldest organ donor in Israel’s medical history. The recipient––Ina Rubinstein, a 59-year-old mother of two from Beersheva––underwent a successful operation, which saved her life.
Prior to this liver transplant, the heart of a 66-year-old woman was also successfully transplanted. Usually the limit for such donors is 55. Another first for Israel was a duo transplant of heart and kidney.Continue Reading »
Iran has opened an “ideological embassy” in the Palestinian territories to espouse Shia Muslim beliefs––including Islam’s waging of a final, apocalyptic battle against “evil”––and to help spread Iranian theocracy and rule throughout the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza Strip.
Although Tehran has long financed Palestinian terror organizations, the opening of its office here marks the establishment of Iran’s first official agency in the Palestinian areas, senior Palestinian security officials said.Continue Reading »
An ancient Jewish town from the time of King Solomon has been uncovered beneath the Arab village of Kafr Kana, north of Nazareth in the Galilee. Kana, or Cana, is where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine (John 2).Continue Reading »
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