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No more two-state solution? In dramatic meeting, Palestinians set to announce new strategy

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness

<i>“I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing,”</i> Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter confessed in a 1963 interview. <i>“The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.”</i> While art may be a form of therapy for the rest of us, Porter’s is a sentiment far …

The CDC is preparing for a nuclear blast

As tensions between North Korea and the U.S. rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want Americans to be prepared in case of a nuclear event.<p>The agency scheduled a briefing Jan. 16 titled "Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation," where federal, state and local officials will …

CDC

Jordan: Healing Patients Wounded by Conflicts across the Middle East

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff at the organization's reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan, are helping to …

Why Saudi-Israeli normalisation could be dangerous

Apart from being disastrous for Palestine, normalising relations with Israel could get Saudi Arabia in real trouble.<p>Driven by succession plans and a strategy to confront Iran's influence in the Arab region, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has engaged in several taboo-breaking steps. …

Saudi Arabia

Former US Secretary Of State John Kerry: Israel Doesn't Want Peace

The United States' former top diplomat can be heard saying in a recording that the Israeli government doesn't want peace because they don't want a …

US threatens to close Palestinian office in Washington

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Trump administration put the Palestine Liberation Organization on notice Friday that it will close the group's office in Washington if the Palestinians don't get serious about peace talks with Israel, State Department officials said.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has determined the …

Israel

How to open the blood-brain-barrier with precision for safer drug delivery

Schematic representation of the feedback-controlled focused ultrasound drug delivery system. Serving as the acoustic indicator of drug-delivery …

Neuroscience

Philosophy matters in medicine

World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO, among other things, to raise public awareness of the importance of philosophy in the choices …

Humanities

Growing ties between Saudis and Israelis could be an ominous sign

The winds of war in the Middle East, specifically pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia, are turning into a full-blown sandstorm. And the latest evidence …

Middle East

Hospital Biohacks Patient for the First Time | Inc.com

This week, for the first time, a hospital edited the genes of a patient, to cure him, one hopes. Forty-four-year-old Brian Madeux of Phoenix got an infusion of gene-editing liquid at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland this week, as reported by AP. Brian has a genetic disease that's preventing …

Genetics

Democrats push bill to block U.S. aid to Israel from being used to detain Palestinian minors

How Your Brain Helps You Stop Thinking About Something

If you have been wondering if you'll ever be able to scrub unwanted thoughts from your memory, science says you actually might—if your hippocampus is …

A Controversial Experiment Upends The Conventional Wisdom On Heart Stents

In addition to its finding on stents, the test showed the importance of the placebo effect.<p>A groundbreaking new experiment reveals that stents, which are mesh wire tubes inserted into narrow or weak arteries to widen them and increase blood flow, are no more effective than treating people with …

Medicine

Cure for cancer might accidentally have been found, and it could be malaria

Scientists might have accidentally made a huge step forward in the search for a cure for cancer — discovering unexpectedly that a malaria protein …

As ISIS Is Driven From Iraq, Sunnis Remain Alienated

KARMAH, Iraq — After the Islamic State was finally driven from the central Iraqi city of Karmah last year, Sirhan Sallom returned to his home to find it demolished.<p>Mr. Sallom, 70, has since waited in vain for help. In Iraq’s deeply sectarian system, he doesn’t expect much from the Shiite-dominated …

Middle East

Red Cross Warns of ‘Dehumanizing’ Rhetoric in ISIS Fight

BEIRUT, Lebanon — It may not be politically popular to raise concerns about the human rights of Islamic State fighters and their families. But the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has monitored the treatment of the wounded, prisoners and civilians in wartime for a century and a half, …

Middle East

Racist patients often leave doctors at a loss

<i>Dorothy R. Novick is a pediatrician in Philadelphia.</i><p>“I don’t want some spic doctor, I want the other lady!” The patient was 6 years old. He leaned back on the chest of his father, who nodded silently and then agreed: “He would feel more comfortable.” My colleague, a physician-in-training who is …

Health Care

New gene-editing technique may lead to treatment for thousands of diseases

Talk about precision gene editing.<p>Scientists from Harvard University have just unveiled a new gene editor that uses the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 technology to target and change a single letter in a string of DNA bases — no cutting necessary.<p>Considering that there are billions of letters in the …

Genetics

Hundreds of new West Bank homes said slated for approval

The Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee is set to meet next week to review and advance multiple construction projects in the West Bank …

Israel

Former envoys call for recognition of Palestinian state

Letter to Taoiseach signed by academics and artists urges Government to act ‘without delay’<p>Tue, Apr 25, 2017, 01:00 Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2017, …

FULL TRANSCRIPT: President Rivlin says seeing every criticism of Israel as anti-Semitism is 'fundamentally wrong, dangerous'

Dear brothers and sisters, survivors of the Holocaust. The first evening of Hanukkah 5704, 1943, in the prisoners hut in Bergen-Belsen, the Bluzhover …

Israeli soldier killed in Palestinian car ramming in West Bank: army | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said a car driven by a Palestinian deliberately rammed two Israeli soldiers, killing one and injuring the other, in the occupied West Bank on Thursday.<p>The death brings to 39 the number of Israelis killed in a wave of Palestinian street attacks that began …

Israel

Assessing Israel's Pledge To Scale Back Settlements

Israel says it's going to restrain settlement construction in order to please the Trump administration. But critics say their plan allows for a lot more construction.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>President Trump says he wants to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and make what he calls the …

Israel

Israel OKs contentious demolition law

<b>The Israeli parliament, known as the Knesset, has approved a controversial law targeting what are said to be illegal constructions amid criticisms</b> …

Israel

Human Rights Council urges states and businesses to cut off ties to Israeli settlements

The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted four resolutions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Friday, including a motion condemning …

When Arabs and Mizrahi Jews dreamed of a joint homeland

Subscribers are entitled, at any time, to inform Haaretz-IHT of their desire to cancel their subscription by leaving a clear telephone message on …

Israel

Trump’s 'Outside-In' Approach to Israel-Palestine Won’t Work Right Now

Reports suggest that President Donald Trump’s team is looking at a regional approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which leverages the common …

Israel

Labor MK: Israel getting closer to apartheid every day

Labor MK Omer Barlev, who is vying for the leadership of the party, said Sunday that the situation in the West Bank is getting closer to apartheid …

Israel