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UK Jews: Replace BBC Mideast editor

From the Jerusalem Post: A British Jewish community leader is demanding that BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen be replaced following contentious remarks about Israel made in a BBC memo. Andrew Balcombe, chairman of the Zionist Federation of Britain and Ireland, has written to the chair of the BBC Trust, Dr Chitra Bharucha, following a […]

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Nasrallah admits ‘intelligence failure’

From Jerusalem Post: In an admission which underscores previous statements made by Hizbullah, leader “Sheikh” Hassan Nasrallah said that his organization suffered from an”intelligence failure” regarding the size and timing of an Israeli response in last summer’s war.”Frankly, we were surprised by the size and strength of the response, “Nasrallah told Professor Sa’ad A-Din Avrahim, […]

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Israel grows beating heart tissue, blood vessels

From Jerusalem Post: Beating cardiac tissue has been created in the lab from human embryonic stem cells by researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s biomedical engineering faculty and the Rappaport Medical Faculty. In addition, researchers Dr. Shulamit Levenberg and Prof. Lior Gepstein also managed to bring about the creation of tiny blood vessels within […]

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Never Again?

Via FrontPage: On the eve of this year’s International Day of Commemoration for Holocaust victims, the UN passed a resolution condemning any denial of the Holocaust. Specifically, the resolution “urges all member states unreservedly to reject any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, or any activities to […]

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Yad Vashem to collect names from FSU

From Jerusalem Post: Yad Vashem and the Immigrant Absorption Ministry have embarked on a project to record the names of Soviet-era Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Their emissaries will spend a month attempting to visit the roughly one million Russian immigrants in Israel to create a database of names, the ministry said.