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Agritech Israel 2012

In mid-May, Israel will showcase the latest and greatest agricultural technologies available in the world today   By Avigayil KadeshMore than 7,000 foreign visitors from 115 countries will converge on Tel Aviv May 15-17 to find out the newest approaches and inventions to grow better crops, flowers and even fish and dairy cows. Agritech Israel 2012, the 18th International Agricultural Exhibition, is the go-to event for reps from 200 companies along with potential customers from North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. By now it’s a cliché, but nevertheless as true as ever, that since the establishment of the…
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New tool makes information about victims of Nazi persecution now searchable online

  "This project is about restoring the identities of the victims, the people who the Nazis tried to erase." WJC, People who want to find out more about the fate of family members who became victims of the Nazi Holocaust now have a new resource online. The World Memory Project, jointly set up by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the website ‘Ancestry.com’, allows people to sift online through documents that previously required a lengthy manual search. Since May, more than 2,200 people from around the world have indexed more than 700,000 records. That means data on more than 30,000…
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WJC ANALYSIS - The choice between two evils: the PLO and UNESCO and the crisis in Gaza

While Gaza presents Israel with a military and security challenge, the government in Ramallah is challenging Israel's very legitimacy and identity   By Pinhas InbariWJC, Last week Israel was twice tested by the Palestinian leadership. On the one hand, its territory was bombarded by missiles out of Gaza, while on the other, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was admitted to UNESCO as a permanent member of the organization. These events illustrate the challenges Israel is facing with regard to Hamas and the Fatah, Gaza and Ramallah, and the decisions and choices it must make.While Gaza presents Israel with a military…
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Gilad Shalit meets with his family after five years

  PM Netanyahu: "I brought you the boy home." Coming down from the helicopter in Tel Nof base, soon after moved to Israel from Egypt, Gilad was greeted by the prime minister, defense minister and chief of staff. Tears of joy in the Shalit family: After this morning (Tuesday) released from Hamas captivity, 1941 days after the abduction, and was transferred to Israel via Egypt, met at noon for the first time his parents Noam and Aviva, his brother Joel, his sister Hadas and grandfather Tzvi. When he descended from the helicopter, Shalit was greeted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense…
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Gilad Shalit enters Israel, completing initial medical examination

  Shalit, in good and stable health, spoke to his family over the phone 12:15pm - Transfer of the prisoners released as part of the process to free SFC Gilad Shalit was completed. The prisoners passed through the Beituniya and Kerem Shalom crossings, into Judea and Samaria, Israel and Egypt.The International Committee of the Red Cross assisted in the transfer of prisoners, which was completed without incident.11:50am - Sergeant First Class Gilad Shalit concluded the initial processing stage at an IDF base near Kerem Shalom. SFC Shalit is on his way to an IDF base, where he will be greeted…
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This year’s summer camps in the Gaza Strip were once again used by Hamas and its military wing to combine social activity with Islamic and political indoctrination and paramilitary training

  UNRWA summer camps, which offer activities of a different nature, were again criticized by Hamas and some of them were harassed   By ITIC   Overview 1. In June-August 2011, as they do every year, the Hamas administration and military wing ran summer camps in the Gaza Strip. Registration for the summer camps was held mostly in mosques. The slogans for the Hamas summer camps this time were “Victory through youth” and “Camps of return” (Felesteen al-Yoom, June 12, 2011; Chinese News Agency, June 19, 2011). Tens of thousands of children and adolescents from elementary school age to high…
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35th anniversary of Entebbe mission

  Entebbe operation marked a significant blow to international terrorism that still resonates   Barney Breen-Portnoy  On June 27, 1976, an Air France jet en route from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by four terrorists after a stopover in Athens. The Airbus A300 aircraft was diverted to Libya where it was refueled and it later continued on to Entebbe Airport in Uganda.In Entebbe, the hijackers were joined by a number of other terrorists. The terrorists were also supported by the forces of then-Ugandan President Idi Amin.The hijackers demanded the release of 53 convicted terrorists.The non-Jewish passengers and flight crew…
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Hizbullah located in 1,000 facilities in southern Lebanon

  Since the Second Lebanon War Hizbullah has strengthened both in munitions and number of operatives with tens of thousands of weapons stored in civilian villages throughout southern Lebanon, this is direct violation of UN Resolution 1701   The Hizbullah terrorist organization is spread out between as many as 1,000 facilities in southern Lebanon, located in 270 civilian villages. The organization continues to acquire munitions and strengthen, funded by Syria which is also smuggling weapons to it. This includes weapons which can reach populations in the center of Israel in cities like Tel Aviv. According to IDF intelligence, since the…
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