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Gaza Report Shows 80% Below Poverty Line, 50% Unemployment

The report claims that during the decade of the blockade there has been an increase of half a million civilians in Gaza, without any improvement in services. Instead, poverty, unemployment and the decline in purchasing power have increased dramatically.

Kite Pharma, Launched by Israeli Scientists, Gets FDA Approval for Lymphoma Treatment

The Yescarta therapy will cost $373,000 for a one-time dose, which will surely become a major issue of concern for insurance companies and public health officials.

Former IDF Chief Medical Officer: Inform Female Combat Soldiers of Higher Injury Risk

"When we integrate more and more women into combat units, we must make sure that they are consciously willing to volunteer, precisely because their injury rates are so much higher."

Israel Offers $15,000 Bonus to Olim Physicians Who Settle Up North

A recently launched, unique pilot program of the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee, integrates the need to remedy the...

Israeli Rescuers Applauded on Streets of Mexico City

Retired spokesman & head of social Media for the IDF Spokesperson's office Peter Lerner filed the enclosed tweet from Mexico City.

Book: Pope Francis Saw Jewish Therapist

The Pope criticizes Europe's attitude about the migration of asylum seekers from the Middle east.

Israel Sends Team of Psychiatrists to Underwater Houston

Miriam Ballin, a native of Houston and the Director of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit leads the mission.

Jerusalem Doctors Treat Rare ‘Treeman’ Virus

"After years of being ashamed and staying at home, unable to work and unwilling to show my hand to people, I have finally been given some hope of my life returning to the way it used to be."

Watch: IAF Completes ‘Star’ UAV Absorption

Elbit has been very successful in selling the Hermes 900 abroad, including 6 units to replace Switzerland's 15 Ruag Rangers by 2019.

Woman, 25, Undergoes Tongue Reconstruction at Tiberias Hospital

"We discovered a 4-cm-wide ulcer on the right side of the tongue, which raised an immediate suspicion that it was a cancerous tumor," Explained Dr. Abu al-Na'aj.

Israeli Boxing Champion Saves 5 Lives with Donated Body Parts

He could have chosen the easy service offered to an outstanding athlete. He preferred, instead, to serve as a combat soldier in the Sayeret Egoz special forces unit.

Get Ready for Jerusalem 2021 Academic Weed Fest

The International Symposium will mark 'father of cannabinoid research' Prof. Mechoulam’s 90th birthday in his home town of Jerusalem.

Haifa U Study: Autism Spectrum Disorder Sufferers Show Neural Responses of Anxiety on Seeing...

The results of the study show that people with ASD reported unpleasant sensations when they watched social touch, compared to people without ASD.

Animal Activists Enraged by Beit Shemesh ‘Shoot on Sight’ Announcement

Yoav Lewy added a reasonable tone to the discussion, writing, 'Primitive filth. There are other ways to deal with the problem before you start killing animals.'

Volunteer Response Group Turns to Knesset for Procedures to Evacuate Deceased in Road Accidents

'Why was it necessary to take the body to the institute? After all, he was not the driver. He was sitting in the back seat.'

Hebrew U’s Suaad Abd-Elhadi Paving the Way to Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s

Suaad Abd-Elhadi wins a Kaye Innovation Award for a new diagnostic tool that could pave the way for early diagnosis and improved treatment of one of the most common and debilitating neurodegenerative disorders.

Crowdfunding Campaign to Aid Policewoman Permanently Disabled in Terrorist Attack

This disabled hero cannot financially afford to go home from the hospital.

Haifa U Researchers Find Genetic Mutation that Encourages Longevity in Men

'Our goal now is to understand in full the mechanism of the mutation we found, so that we can express it and enable longevity while maintaining quality of life.'

Hebrew U Isolates ‘Haploid’ Human Stem Cells, Changing Future of Medicine

Potential for regenerative medicine and cancer research earns doctoral student Ido Sagi a Kaye Innovation Award.

Israeli Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan Gives World Bigger Fish

In Europe, aquaculture accounts for about 20% of fish production and directly employs some 85,000 people.

Israeli Scientists Offer Simple Test to Identify Diseases from Dying Cells

Prof. Yuval Dor and Dr. Ruth Shemer received the Kaye Innovation Award for developing a way to detect specific tissue damage from a blood sample. It can save lives.

Heart Surgeon-Turned Pilot Saves El Al Passenger’s Life

'I reminded the captain that I was also a doctor and told the flight attendant to let me know if the passenger's condition was getting worse.'

Meet Sarcopoterium Spinosum: Grows Mostly in Israel, Will Save Millions of Diabetics

'Insulin sensitivity is improving and we are about to launch the first clinical trial in humans.'

Netanyahu: We Don’t Help Syrian Rebels

Netanyahu was speaking, of all places, at Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat, to which many a wounded Syrian rebel had been rushed over the past six years.

Netanyahu to West African States: ‘I Believe in Africa’

'Africa and Israel share a natural affinity. We have, in many ways, similar histories. '

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