Articles from the May 1, 2015 edition

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Portraits of Irish Holocaust survivors present nation with a teachable moment

When Irish artist Diana Muller first presented her works in progress-paintings of some of her country's few remaining Holocaust survivors-to the Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin City, museum vice chair... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 1, 2015

Competing views of Iran deal highlight challenges ahead

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Now that the outline for an Iran nuclear agreement has been released—or, more precisely, two outlines, one by Iran, the other by the Obama administration—major gaps have emerged that will need to be resolved ahead of a June 30... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    Features    May 1, 2015

Who are the Republican candidates' Jewish donors?

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Election Day is 19 months away, but the campaign already has begun. Aside from Democrat Hillary Clinton, three Republican candidates with reasonable chances at the... Full story

 News    May 1, 2015

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Kitchen employee stabbed by former co-worker at Philly-area day school (JTA)—A former employee at the Barrack Hebrew Academy stabbed a worker and threw bleach in his face at the suburban Philadelphia day school. The incident in the kitchen at the... Full story

 News    May 1, 2015

Israeli and Jewish groups on frontline of Nepal earthquake relief efforts

By Sean Savage After a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit the impoverished mountainous country of Nepal over the weekend, killing more than 4,000 people, Israeli and Jewish humanitarian and governmental... Full story

 By Abigail Klein    Features    May 1, 2015

Cannabis extract to be used to treat diabetes

(ISRAEL21c)While medical cannabis is often used to ease pain or nausea, an Israeli-American biopharmaceutical company is developing medicines containing cannabinoids—chemical compounds from cannabis plants—to treat conditions including diabetes,... Full story


Weizmann Institute scientists regenerate heart cells in mice

(ISRAEL21c)—New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science could point to ways of renewing heart cells and eventually lead to new treatments for cardiovascular diseases. As opposed to blood, hair or skin cells that can renew themselves throughou... Full story


Israeli technology can sniff out stomach cancer

(ISRAEL21c)—The NaNose technology, first used in detecting lung cancer, has now been shown as an effective tool in detecting early-stage gastric (stomach) cancer as well. According to a study in the medical journal, Gut, the diagnostic tool...


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