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Israel’s Hard-Won Disaster Expertise Reaches South America

Israel's long history of coping with terror and formidable road accidents has prepared the country to deal with the worst, says Gila Hyams, who heads the Teaching Center for Trauma Mass Casualty Situations at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel. She and her team travel the world teaching medical staff and response teams how to deal

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Saudi King, Syrian President Stress Unity in Visit to Beirut

Yet, Al-Asad has been vocal in defending Hizbullah in recent days, arguing that indicting its members is dangerous and the tribunal should be halted. Following the three-way session, [current Lebanese] Prime Minister [Saad] Al-Hariri and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri joined the talks. The leaders accused Israel of “daily violations of [Lebanese] sovereignty and attempts to

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Palestinians: We Offered Israel Best Offer Yet

“We have delivered far-reaching proposals in order to reach the end game,” the negotiator said, while refusing to elaborate on the details of the proposals. “Public relations will not make peace, we’ve been there before. Now it’s time for direct decisions required by Palestinians and Israelis.” “Unfortunately we haven’t heard a single word from the

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Israel to UN: Rocket Firing Hurting Peace Efforts

“The people of Israel have the right to live in peace and security. The recent attacks on southern Israel from the Gaza Strip seriously violate international law and undermine the peace process and the efforts to renew the direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority [PA],” it was stated. A Qassam rocket fired from

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Sniffing Grants Communication and Mobility to the Paralyzed

“With the new system, they were able to communicate with family members, and even initiate communication with the outside. Some wrote poignant messages to their loved ones, sharing with them, for the first time in a very long time, their thoughts and feelings.” Sniffing is a precise motor skill that is controlled, in part, by

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Rocket Explodes in Heart of Ashkelon

“We heard the loud explosion only after we came out. The entire building trembled, windows were shattered, and the shutters were damaged. “When we went downstairs, we saw that our two cars were completely damaged and their windows were shattered. It was very scary; we thought the entire building was going to collapse.”   Nechama

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Arab League Conditions Direct Talks on US Guarantees

According to Al Jazeera, the Arab League called for written guarantees from the United States before giving the green light to the negotiations. Amr Moussa, the Arab League secretary-general, noted that the issue of Israeli settlements was a particular point of interest regarding the guarantees. US President Barack Obama reportedly already sent a letter with

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Israel Pushing for More Solar Power

The move comes a few months after Israel’s National Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau announced that 10 percent of Israel’s energy needs will come from renewable sources such as wind and solar power by 2020. To meet the goal, Israel must install enough renewable energy infrastructure to produce over 4,000 megawatts hours of power. “We decided

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IDF: All Bodies Recovered from Crash Site

The army has also finished gathering the scattered pieces of the helicopter that crashed, and will apparently not require another visit to the site. IAF [Israel Air Force] Chief of Staff Ido Nehushtan said earlier he believes the reason behind the crash would be discovered without using the black box which is believed to have

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In Turkey, British PM Likens Gaza to “Prison Camp”

However, Cameron also urged Turkey not to allow the incident to wreck its relationship with Israel. On the flotilla raid, the UK prime minister—who heads a coalition government with the center-left Liberal Democrats—declared: “I have told Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu we will expect the Israeli inquiry to be swift, transparent and rigorous.'” Cameron expressed hope

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