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World's first fruit-flavored cup makes water exciting

The trending blog Awesome Jelly predicts a new Israeli product "will forever change the way we drink water." AOL has called it "ingenious," and Entrepreneur calls it "clever." Six years of research an... Full story


Deciphering satellite photos, soldiers with autism take on key roles in IDF

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Sitting in front of a computer at the center of Israel's largest army base, a soldier stares at the screen, moving pixel by pixel over a satellite photograph, picking out details and f... Full story


Galilee dig reveals hummus was staple of prehistoric diet

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Middle East has gone through monumental changes over thousands of years, but one thing has never changed: an affinity for hummus. This conclusion was reached after fava seeds were discovered during an... Full story


Happy Chanukah Rabbi Adler!

Friends of Ohev Shalom's Rabbi Emeritus Rudolph Adler made the trip down to Dr. Phillips on Wednesday, Dec. 10, for a Chanukah party at the Sutton Home facility where he is in residence. Friends... Full story


For persecuted Mideast Christians, Obama admin tongue-tied on genocide

While Christians in Iraq and Syria face the threat of extinction at the hands of the Islamic State terror group, the U.S. State Department remains silent on the prospect of publicly designating the atrocities against Christians and other Mideast... Full story

 By Ben Harris    News    December 18, 2015

Itzhak Perlman named winner of 2016 Genesis Prize

(JTA)-Itzhak Perlman, the Israeli-born violin virtuoso, was named the third winner of the Genesis Prize. Perlman was named the winner on Monday of the annual $1 million prize that has been dubbed the... Full story


Greece will not follow EU labels on Israeli products

(JNS.org) Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Greece will not follow recently implemented European Union guidelines to label Israeli products from Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights, and... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Obama calls on Israelis and Palestinians to ‘exercise restraint’ NEW YORK (JTA)—President Barack Obama, making a surprise address, told a Haaretz-sponsored conference in New York that Israelis and Palestinians must “exercise restraint.... Full story


More men making monthly mikvah dunks as menstrual rite

NEW YORK (JTA)—Mikvah night has an unusual meaning in the Ozur Bass household. As for many observant Jewish women, it’s the night each month that Janet Ozur Bass immerses in the mikvah ritual bath following menstruation. Once she emerges from th... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    December 18, 2015

Climate activists welcome deal but rap Israel for 'minimalist' commitments

TEL AVIV (JTA)—During last week’s climate summit outside Paris, the 195 delegate countries—including Israel—committed to implementing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improving their goals every five years. The aim: Keep Earth... Full story


Meet Miss Israel

(JTA)-Avigail Alfatov eats her pizza upside down and has funny hiccups. Her favorite food is falafel and she makes her face shine by wiping it with green tea bags. How do we know this and, perhaps... Full story


High-protein grasshoppers are about to jump onto your plate

ISRAELI21c-They may not look like lunch to you, but to many people around the world, grasshoppers add a high-protein, low-fat crunch to their diet. And in true Israeli startup tradition, the Israeli... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    December 18, 2015

Israel's mission in Abu Dhabi: blip on the radar or breakthrough?

In recent years, the so-called “Arab Spring” uprisings, the Syrian civil war, and the growth of jihadist terror groups like Islamic State have countered the perception that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the root cause of instability in the... Full story


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