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Hoping to save his own life, man designs new surgical tool

Posted on September 9th, 2018
By Brian Blum for Israel21c


Israeli entrepreneur with life-threatening brain tumor invents novel visualization solution for brain surgeons. His company was sold for $75 million.


If you’re an Israeli entrepreneur and you’re facing a life-threatening disease with no cure, what do you do? For Avi Yaron, the choice was clear: he’d invent one.


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Nazi-confiscated pen helps ToI track down survivor’s son, rewrite family history

Posted on September 2nd, 2018
By RENEE GHERT-ZAND for The Times of Israel


International Tracing Service and Times of Israel journalist jointly find descendants of Istvan Rokza, to restitute his stripped possessions and unearth buried heritage


When Hungarian-Jewish teenager Istvan Rokza arrived at the Neuengamme concentration camp in northern Germany in late 1944, he had very little on him — only 20 pengo (then the Hungarian currency) and a “Tintenkuli,” a black stylograph-type pen. The Nazis confiscated these from Rokza, placing them in an envelope and listing the contents on the outside.

 


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VR Tech is Playing a Key Role in Holocaust Education and Awareness

Posted on August 26th, 2018
By Simona Shemer, NoCamels


There are currently less than 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel today. In two years, that number will drop to 142,000 survivors and by 2025, it will further decrease to 92,600. In less than 20 years – by 2035 – just 26,200 Holocaust survivors will remain among us, according to a Central Bureau of Statistics report released ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day in January.

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Large Desalination Plant Approved to Bring Gazans Clean Water

Posted on August 19th, 2018
From VirtualJerusalem, Courtesy of DEBKA


The project, with international funding, will ease the acute shortage of water for the Gazan population of 1.8 million.  


Israel’s defense ministry has approved the delivery of equipment to the Gaza Strip for completing a large desalination plant and eight large water reservoirs.

The project, with international funding, will ease the acute shortage of water for the Gazan population of 1.8 million.

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Liberman warns Assad planning to rebuild large Syrian army after civil war

Posted on August 12th, 2018
By JACOB MAGID for The Times of Israel


Defense minister also praises Trump's reimposition of Iran sanctions, saying Tehran was using relief provided by nuke deal not to support its economy but rather to fund terror


Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Tuesday that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad “is not satisfied” with regaining control of southern Syria and plans to rebuild the Syrian military into an even larger force than it was on the eve of the civil war.


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