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Attack on Israelis in Tram Queue Shows Changing Tactics of Palestinian Militants
Society & Culture  (tags: terrorism, jihadists, Islam, Gaza, Israel, violence, suicide attacks )

Beatrice
- 2 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
A driver rams his car into a queue of people waiting for a tram, killing an Israeli baby girl of three months. The perpetrator had no weapon, training, funding or expertise - save the ability to drive a car - and yet he carried out a deadly terrorist
Official PA Daily Lauds Israel's Treatment of Palestinian Workers
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestinian workers, Israel, Fair treatment )

David
- 15 days ago - palwatch.org
Palestinian workers get their full rights when employed by Israelis directly and that the only time they do not get their full rights is when there is a Palestinian middleman and condemned Palestinian employers for taking advantage of their workers.
The Grannies With Kalashnikovs Facing a Bloodbath on Nato's Doorstep: Gun-Toting Women Symbol of Syrian Town's Dad's Army Style
World  (tags: Kobani Kurd forces fighting ISIS, women )

David
- 9 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Kobani (Syria) is 200 yards from Turkey (NATO) & for the past 2 weeks one can stand on a Turkish hillside & watch as the jihadis under their black flag tighten their stranglehold. A massacre beckons, & nobody seems capable of stopping it.
IBM Eyes Israeli Start-Ups for New Apps That 'Think'
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, future, IBM, Israel, cognitive technology )

David
- 9 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Israel is an important source for some of this cognitive technology. IBM is hopeful that start-ups will develop cognitive apps that make use of big data, to create apps that can essentially "think."
Obama: Press Turkey to Stop Massacre of Syrian Kurds ACTION
World  (tags: violence, ISIS, Kurdish people, Kobane, Staffan de Mistura, human rights, world, conflict )

Nancy
- 10 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Press reports indicate that ISIS fighters have captured half of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, near the Syrian border with Turkey. UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has warned that 12,000 or so civilians still in or near Kobane, including 700...
In Tech to Make Ebola Vaccine, Israeli Firm Was There First
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, tobacco, Israel )

David
- 9 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Tobacco may be key to treating Ebola. Israel's CollPlant knows more about 'tobacco treatments' than anyone. Pioneered the mass production of human materials in tobacco plants. "We didn't invent the method, but we have taken it farther than anyone else."
Saudi Arabia Beheaded 59 People So Far This Year -- But Hardly Anyone Is Talking About It
World  (tags: Saudi Arabia, behadings, law andorder, middle east, violence, world )

Cal
- 7 days ago - news.vice.com
it is easy to forget that Saudi Arabia, a member of the UN's Human Rights Council and a close ally of America in the war against the Islamist fighters, is itself routinely carrying out the practice of beheading.
ISIS Justifies Its Yazidi Slaves
Society & Culture  (tags: ISIS, Yazidi, slavery )

David
- 5 days ago - danielpipes.org
A United Nations report found that "300 [Yazidi] women had been forced into slavery." Now, in its slick multi-language journal, ISIS offers its theological justification for this practice.
Kurds Abandoned By Liberals, NDP
World  (tags: Kurds, liberals, NDP, Canada )

David
- 5 days ago - torontosun.com
A Kurdish exile and human rights activist, told me he felt both the Liberal party and the NDP were catering to the large "Muslim vote bank" in the cities, instead of uniting as one voice with Prime Minster Stephen Harper.
How Israeli App Technology Helps Beat Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, mobile app, Israel )

David
- 5 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Using the Snapp platform, it took volunteers only about three days to build a mobile app that provides information on what Ebola is, what to do if symptoms associated with Ebola appear, and how to avoid catching it in the first place.
 
 
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