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Kiss bassist Gene Simmons says boycotters of Israel are 'fools'
Kiss's Israeli-born singer-musician Gene Simmons is shouting out loud at the string of musicians who refuse to perform in his homeland.
"They're fools," the legendary bassist told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday, on his first return to Israel since leaving the country as a child more than 50 years ago.
Bombing near Jerusalem bus stop kills woman, 30 hurt
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A bomb planted in a bag exploded near a bus stop in a Jewish district of Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a woman and injuring at least 30 people, in an attack police blamed on Palestinian militants.
No one claimed responsibility for the blast, which coincided with an upsurge of violence on the Gaza border that has led to fears of a new war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, after months of relative quiet.
Taiwan, Israel destinations of choice for junketing MPs
OTTAWA - Taiwan and Israel were the all-expenses-paid destinations of choice for MPs again last year, according to a parliamentary report on sponsored travel for 2010.
And Conservative MPs were the most likely to take these junkets paid for by foreign governments, advocacy groups and business organizations.
According to the annual sponsored travel report from the conflict of interest and ethics commissioner's office, MPs took 20 free trips to Taiwan, often with spouses, worth a total declared value of more than $133,500.
Fifteen of the 20 Taiwanese trips went to Conservatives, Liberals took three and the NDP and Bloc Quebecois one each.
The trips, including airfare, hotel, and sometimes gifts, were all paid for by the Chinese International Economic Co-operation Association, a business and trade lobby organization.
Israeli neonatologists provide the know-how for a cooperative effort to lower the mortality rate of newborns in Kumasi, Ghana's second largest city.
It's Ghana's second largest city - but Kumasi, with its population of 1.5 million people, has only one hospital. Overcrowded and undersupplied, it was no surprise that the infant mortality rate was running over 10 times higher than in Western cities like Beersheva in Israel. Of the 28,000 babies born in the city every year, some 4,800 died.
Now a team of Israeli neonatologists is changing all that. The specialists, brought in by the Alliance for Global Good in cooperation with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs' MASHAV Agency for International Development, have established two new neonatal units for the local population.
Overcrowded and poor, the city of Kumasi in Ghana saw high infant mortality rates, until a team of Israeli doctors stepped in.
The Israeli medical team also trained local doctors and nurses in advanced, but low cost methods to help save the babies' lives.
"We believe it is our obligation as human beings and as a nation to share whatever we have with others," says MASHAV Director Haim Divon.
"Israel holds a special place in our hearts," says Abenaa Akuamoa-Boateng, representative of Millennium Cities Initiative of Ghana and West Africa.
About two years after his previous visit to Israel, British musician Mark Ronson will return to the Holy Land with his band in April for one concert, Ynet has learned.
Ronson will arrive in Israel as part of a world tour after performing in Europe, Asia and Australia. The PLUG Productions company said negotiations were being held with the musician but failed to provide additional details.
To date, only a few international search and rescue teams have provided assistance, but this medical team could be the first to arrive. Israel is also sending a consignment consisting of 10,000 coats, 6,000 blankets, 6,000 pairs of gloves and 150 mobile toilets. Japanese authorities noted that Israel will be one of the first countries to provide aid in accordance with their requirements.
Forget analgesics and narcotics; the new Israeli treatment for backaches stimulates nerves non-invasively and electrically.
The Nervomatrix device scans the back and pinpoints where the pain is. It then applies a gentle electrical current to stimulate the nerves.
Chronic pain is one of the biggest reasons for sick days in America, and back pain is the most debilitating kind, something that eight out of 10 of us will experience in our lifetimes. Analgesics might work temporarily, but heavy-duty painkillers can lead to addiction.
A new Israeli company, Nervomatrix, just got US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval to start marketing its medical device for the relief of lower back pain. In the United States, this is big business: Approximately $80 billion is spent every year on treating back pain, and lower back pain in particular is the biggest mobility problem for the under-45 crowd.
Using electrical signals emitted by the body, similar to the way EKGs can "read" heart health, the Nervomatrix device scans the back and can pinpoint where the pain is, expressed as low electrical resistance. It is at this point that the device applies a gentle electrical current to stimulate the nerves to reduce pain.
Matzah Balls and Bannock was a collaborative event that brought together Jewish students involved with Hillel and Native students involved at the First People's House. The aim was to bridge the gap between the two cultures and allow for a night of cultural exchange.
Jewish People and Native people, despite their many differences, share a few similarities. Both are dynamic and filled with a strong history and many interesting traditions. This event really demonstrated that through dialogue, food, and interactions two groups of people could get to know each other on a personal level and learn new things about each other. Close to 50 Jewish and Native people, both young and old, got to have a sit down meal together and listen to both a Native professor and Rabbi speak about the importance of events such as Matzah Balls and Bannock.
Through cultural exchanges, people have the opportunity to develop a new awareness and build new relationships with one another. This in turn allows for education and an understanding that has the ability to remove ignorance, stereotypes and any preconceived notions individuals have about each other. On that level, the night was a huge success!