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Israeli Prime Minister bakes Matzah For first time

Israeli Prime Minister bakes Matzah For first time

Tazpit News Agency Israeli Prime Minister Bakes Matzah for First Time By Anav Silverman Tazpit News Agency KFAR CHABAD – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the time to bake some Passover matzah today for his first time when he visited a matzah bakery in Kfar Chabad ahead of the upcoming Passover holiday on Tuesday, April 1. Local Chabad leaders and rabbis briefed Prime Minister Netanyahu on the preparations to hold Passover seders in approximately 250 Chabad houses throughout Israel as well as approximately 3,000 Chabad houses across the world. They also gave him a tour of the matzah factory…

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Fmr. PM Olmert convicted

By Aryeh Savir Tazpit News Agency TEL AVIV – Just moments ago a court in Tel Aviv convicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on an account of bribery he accepted when he was Mayor of Jerusalem. When relating to the case, Justice David Rosen spoke of a “corrupt political system which has decayed over years… and in which hundreds of thousands of shekels were transferred to elected officials.” The court implied that Olmert lied during his testimony in court. Olmert received bribes when he was Mayor of Jerusalem in return for the advancement of the Holyand building project, a massive…

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Historians claim to have recovered Holy Grail

Historians claim to have recovered Holy Grail

By Bob Fredericks Historians claim to have recovered Holy Grail Spanish researchers Margarita Torres and Jose Ortega del Rio believe they have found the goblet from which Jesus supposedly sipped during the Last Supper. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Spanish historians say they have discovered what Monty Python could not — the Holy Grail, the legendary cup Jesus supposedly drank from at the Last Supper. The Spaniards — Margarita Torres and José Ortega del Río — believe the 2,000-year-old vessel is in a church in León in northern Spain. The pair spent three years studying the history of the chalice and last…

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Republicans fear Obama will let russia seize internet power

Republicans fear Obama will let russia seize internet power

The administration insists no government will gain new influence over the Internet. (AFP/Getty Images) By Brendan Sasso An Obama administration plan to give up oversight of certain technical Internet functions could open the door to a takeover by authoritarian regimes, Republican lawmakers claimed Wednesday. If Russia or China gain new influence over the management of the Internet, they could begin censoring content or blocking websites, the Republicans warned. “Make no mistake: Threats to the openness and freedom of the Internet are real,” said Republican Rep. Greg Walden, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, which…

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‘Electronic skin’ tracks vitals, delivers meds and reports data

‘Electronic skin’ tracks vitals, delivers meds and reports data

By Liz Klimas (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno) A new multifunctional wearable device, described as “electronic skin” that can not only take vital signs but deliver medications when needed, is taking previous reports of flexible, paper-thin electronic devices that stick onto patients to the next level. Sensors, like this one held by University of Tokyo professor Takao Someya, are part of a new wave of biotechnology. A recent study found that a device similar to this could deliver medications and could also store and transmit data, which was something similar devices had not demonstrated. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno) A recent study by a team out…

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George Soros’ real crusade: Legalizing marijuana in the U.S.

George Soros’ real crusade: Legalizing marijuana in the U.S.

By Kelly Riddell Billionaire philanthropist George Soros hopes the U.S. goes to pot, and he is using his money to drive it there. With a cadre of like-minded, wealthy donors, Mr. Soros is dominating the pro-legalization side of the marijuana debate by funding grass-roots initiatives that begin in New York City and end up affecting local politics elsewhere. Through a network of nonprofit groups, Mr. Soros has spent at least $80 million on the legalization effort since 1994, when he diverted a portion of his foundation’s funds to organizations exploring alternative drug policies, according to tax filings. 

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EPA tested deadly pollutants on humans to push Obama admin’s agenda

EPA tested deadly pollutants on humans to push Obama admin’s agenda

By Michael Bastasch The Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting dangerous experiments on humans over the past few years in order to justify more onerous clean air regulations. The agency conducted tests on people with health issues and the elderly, exposing them to high levels of potentially lethal pollutants, without disclosing the risks of cancer and death, according to a newly released government report.

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90 reasons not to create a Palestinian state

90 reasons not to create a Palestinian state

By MOSHE PHILLIPS, BENYAMIN KORN Photo: REUTERS Now about those 90 rockets. A Palestinian state in Judea-Samaria would mean that the border with Palestine would reach the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Palestinian Fatah members carry their weapons as they take part in a parade. Palestinian Fatah members carry their weapons as they take part in a parade. The 90 rockets fired at Israel by Palestinian Arab terrorists in Gaza on Wednesday are not just another round of the same old Middle East turmoil to which the world is unfortunately accustomed. Coming just as US Secretary of State John…

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Rambam hospital conducts emergency drill in new underground medical unit

By Aryeh Savir Tazpit News Agency A large scale drill was conducted yesterday (Mar. 25) at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa. The primary objective of the drill was to test the operations and preparedness of the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital, scheduled to open in the next couple of months. The 2,000-bed Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital (FUEH) is the largest of its kind in the world, designed to protect the patients of Northern Israel in times of war. The concept behind this integrated parking lot/underground hospital was conceived after the Second Lebanon War, during which…

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