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Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Links Part 2

From Ian:

Israeli doctor treats Boston terrorist, victims; says 'I'm used to it'
Director of hospital where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being treated says 'Situation reminded me of terror attacks in Israel, but Americans not used to it'
"Unfortunately, I have had a lot of experience with these types of injuries after years of treating people injured in terror attacks in Israel," said the professor, who is a member of the board of Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, where he studied medicine and completed his residency.
"We have a few Israeli doctors in the emergency room, and the director of the ER is also Israeli. But most of the physicians at the hospital are not Israeli, and they functioned exceptionally well," Tabb added.
‘Most Israeli Jews would annex part of West Bank’
The overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews support Israel extending its sovereignty over some or all of the West Bank, either unilaterally or as part of an agreement, according to an Ariel University poll published Sunday.
The survey, conducted by the Geocartography Institute on behalf of the Israeli university in the West Bank, found that 35 percent of respondents said the government should annex the entire West Bank, 24% said only the settlement blocs should be annexed, 20% answered that any annexation should only take place as part of an agreement with the Palestinians, and 12% said Israel doesn’t need to impose its sovereignty over any part of the West Bank. Nine percent had no answer.
Horse meat ok... Israeli produce not?
EU ministers have backed efforts to label Jewish West Bank produce, while neglecting the realities on the ground
As if Europe didn't have its hands full with food labeling and quality, it now has the gall to lecture Israel on produce from disputed territories. This is a development as troubling in its historical connotations as it is grounded in anti-Israel fallacies.
Iran agent monitoring Chabad arrested in Bulgaria
Bulgarian police officers last summer arrested a Canadian citizen linked to the Iranian government who engaged in surveillance of the local Chabad center in the capital of Sofia, a well-placed and reliable local source told The Jerusalem Post last week, on condition of anonymity due to security reasons.
Maryland governor praises Israel's counter-terrorism
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley commended Israel’s way of dealing with terrorist attacks as he addressed 30 visiting business and academic leaders in Jerusalem on Sunday night.
O’Malley, who is mentioned as a likely future Democratic candidate for US president, noted that the United States had improved in its efforts to tackle terror, due in part to what the country had learned from Israel, making reference to last week’s terrorist attack in Boston.
'Indo-Israel FTA likely to raise trade volume to $15 billion'
Trade and business between the two countries would skyrocket once FTA is put in place, he said, adding that there are immense potential for growth in areas like healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, irrigation, energy, particularly from renewable sources, aviation, IT and water management.
Referring to Odisha, Vilan said Israel is keen on expanding business and entering into joint ventures mainly in healthcare, agriculture and agri-related sectors like irrigation and water management.
IDF Blog: Earth Day Special: 7 IDF Green Innovations You’ve Never Heard Of
In honor of Earth Day 2013, here are seven examples of how the IDF has used its ability to innovate and its technological brainpower to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
Israeli tech seeks to undo the damage of pesticides
But with technology developed at the Weizmann Institute, and commercialized by Israeli start-up Catalyst AgTech, we may be able to avoid finding out what those long-term consequences are. In what industry professionals have told him is a “game-changing technology,” Shalom Nachshon, CEO of Catalyst AgTech, is hopeful that the work his company is doing will rid the environment of chemicals and pesticides that otherwise could “hang around” in water and soil for hundreds, or even thousands, of years.
It’s Shalom, Glastonbury! Israeli bands in festival first
Three acts from Israel are due to play at Glastonbury this summer — marking the first appearances by performers from the country at the leading music festival.
Acollective, a seven-piece band performing punk, folk and electronic jazz; Saz, a Palestinian rapper who lives in Ramla and has been compared to Will Smith; and soul singer Ester Rada will all sing on the Silver Haze stage at the Somerset festival.
Samsung Korea VP Visits Yeshiva to Help Koreans Learn Talmud
Charlie Park, Vice President of Samsung Korea, visited an Israeli Yeshiva at Shalavim last week, accompanied by a South Korean camera crew, and met with the program directors and with students to document how students study Talmud at the Yeshiva.
The South Koreans have developed a fascination with the study of Talmud. The country’s ambassador to Israel, Ma Young-Sam, has told the “Culture Today” TV show that Talmud study is now a mandatory part of the country’s school curriculum.