JERUSALEM—A Haifa bio-tech firm declared this week that an anti-radiation therapy it has developed has had an almost 100 percent success rate in curing animals exposed to lethal doses of radiation.
JERUSALEM—Israeli Air Force navigator Ron Arad, who disappeared after his Phantom went down over Lebanon in 1986, was held in Iran for several years before dying of illness, according to a report in the Tel Aviv daily Yediot Achronot.
JERUSALEM—More than 1,700 American service members, civilians and contractors have arrived in Israel to participate in a joint training exercise with the Israel Defense Forces in combating the threat of ballistic missiles and rockets.
JERUSALEM—A group of British parliamentarians having lunch this week with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank city of Ramallah found themselves blamed, as descendants of British colonialists, for the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
JERUSALEM—Apart from its geo-political objectives in Syria, Russia has been exploiting its military presence in that country to train pilots, test the performance of various weapon systems, and kill Russian-speaking jihadists from Chechnya and elsewhere in the former Soviet Union before they return home.
JERUSALEM—Nearly half of the 219 Palestinians who carried out attacks against Israelis during the past five months, mainly on the West Bank, were 20 years old or younger, according to statistics released this week by the Shin Bet security service.
JERUSALEM—Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned this week that his militia has the capability of inflicting casualties on Israel, comparable in numbers to those from an atomic bomb, by firing missiles at an ammonia plant in Haifa’s industrial zone.
JERUSALEM—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week urged Arab states that have covert contacts with Israel to come out of the closet and publicly acknowledge their relations with the Jewish state.
JERUSALEM—More than half of Syria’s population has been swept up by the country’s civil war in the past five years—either killed, wounded or displaced, according to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research.
JERUSALEM—An Iranian hacker succeeded in gaining access last year to the computer database of a retired Israeli army chief of staff, according to Israel’s Channel 10. The officer was not named.