Monthly Archives: April 2007

Exile or Redemption

Transitions aren’t always beautiful By Batya Medad, Shiloh Musings, April 29, 2007 Dawns and sunsets are usually very beautiful, with glorious spectrums of color. The key word here is “usually.” Here in Israel the transition between winter and summer is … Continue reading

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Miracles of War

The Values of Jewish Soldiers Submitted by Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Blumenfeld, Yeshiva Neveh Zion Only recently while writing about Israel’s day of remembering it’s fallen soldiers, I mentioned last summer’s war in Lebanon.  The Winograd Commission will soon publish its … Continue reading

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Palestinians Suffer in Iraq

Photo: IRIN Palestinian refugees at another camp, outside Baghdad IRAQ: UNHCR warns of tragedies facing Palestinian refugees BAGHDAD, 29 April 2007 (IRIN) – Hundreds of Palestinian refugees stranded in makeshift camps in no-man’s land between the desert borders of Iraq … Continue reading

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Economic Disaster in Gaza

Photo: Tom Spender/IRIN A fisherman in Gaza City shows his frustration at the Israeli ban on fishing off Gaza, which is exacerbating the lack of food in the Strip ISRAEL-OPT: Humanitarian situation got worse in 2006, says UN agency JERUSALEM, … Continue reading

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Biofuels Threaten Rainforests

Biofuels may threaten rainforests Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may create other problems Financial Times,  April 26, 2007 Europe’s dash for biofuels could accelerate the destruction of tropical rainforests, the European Commission admitted on Thursday. The EU’s executive arm … Continue reading

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Test for Prostate Cancer

A Prostate Cancer Revolution? A new blood test for prostate cancer, currently being tested, could one day revolutionize the way the disease is diagnosed and treated. By Anne Underwood, Newsweek, April 26, 2007 April 26, 2007 – Prostate cancer is … Continue reading

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Dialogue or Revenge

Bilingual show broadcasts hope By Daniel Estrin, JTA, April 24, 2007 Radio All for Peace, an Israeli-Palestinian station, broadcasts a message of hope in both Hebrew and Arabic. JERUSALEM (JTA) — As they usually do, Israeli radio stations marked this … Continue reading

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Early Russians

How Europeans Got to Europe 45,000-year-old carvings found in Russia by Nicholas Bakalar, Discover Magazine, April 23, 2007  Carved bone and ivory tools, excavated in Russia, made by early humans more than 40,000 years ago (Click on image to enlarge) … Continue reading

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