Former Phoenix Sun Finishes His Conversion to Judaism

Photo: Amar’e Stoudemire speaking at the Israel Summit at Harvard University, April 8, 2018. Amar’e Stoudemire has officially finished his conversion to Judaism. The former NBA star, who received Israeli citizenship in March 2019 while playing professional basketball there, announced Wednesday in a post on Instagram that his conversion to Judaism is complete. Stoudemire said…


FIDF Announces Appointment of New CEO

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) announced the appointment of Steven Weil  (pictured above) as its new National Director and CEO to head the charitable organization beginning September 16, 2020. Hewill succeeds Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir, who has led FIDF for six years of unprecedented organizational expansion. Under Maj. Gen. (Res.) Klifi-Amir’s leadership,…


Lack of Continuing Research Into Infectious Disease Epidemics Endangers Pandemic Responses

While the volume of research of infectious coronavirus diseases is very high after an outbreak, it drops substantially upon containment, which prevents a full understanding of coronavirus management and prevention, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. In the study published in GigaScience, the researchers developed and analyzed a dataset…


Israel pilots instant COVID detection test

By Ben Horodenker A pilot program has been launched for a rapid COVID-19 detection test, employing a revolutionary device that uses light waves to analyze molecular content. Israeli startup Newsight is collaborating with Sheba Medical Center to identify and classify evidence of coronavirus in the body in less than a second, using a sample of…

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