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Facebook suspended Israeli PM’s campaign chatbot for hate speech

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Social Media / Reuters Facebook has suspended a chatbot linked to the official account of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after it posted a message that said Israel’s Arab politicians “want to destroy us all.” It appears that the chatbot — operated under the name of a campaign volunteer — […]

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Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty,” intensifying his efforts to drive in a partisan wedge over religion and support for Israel even as he appeared to draw on an anti-Semitic trope. Mr. Trump […]

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Trump and Netanyahu Put Bipartisan Support for Israel at Risk

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — By pushing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel into barring an official visit by the first two Muslim women in Congress, President Trump is doubling down on a strategy aimed at dividing the Democratic Party and pushing some Jewish voters into the arms of Republicans. But people in […]

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Israeli College Offers Medical Cannabis Degrees

News – High Times A college in Israel will soon offer an undergraduate degree in medical cannabis, becoming the first institution in the country to offer such a program.  The school, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, made the announcement Monday, saying that incoming students will be able to earn a bachelor of arts degree in […]

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Study Finds Cannabis May Be Suitable Treatment Option for Fibromyalgia

News – High Times Somewhere between three and six million people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome that doctors scarcely understand and struggle to effectively treat. But for years, many fibromyalgia patients have shared their stories and experiences treating their symptoms with cannabis. Yet while patients frequently self-report using cannabis […]

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Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Faces a Crossroads After Coalition Talks in Israel Crumble

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to throw his full weight behind Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign to save his job as prime minister of Israel. But to do that, analysts and former diplomats said, the president will have to sacrifice any last hopes of proposing a peace plan that is acceptable to both Israelis […]

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Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Faces a Cross Roads After Coalition Talks in Israel Crumble

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to throw his full weight behind Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign to save his job as prime minister of Israel. But to do that, analysts and former diplomats said, the president will have to sacrifice any last hopes of proposing a peace plan that is acceptable to both Israelis […]

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Trump to Open Middle East Peace Drive With Economic Incentives

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — After more than two years of study and deliberation, President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have decided to take a businessman’s approach to Middle East peace: They will try to buy their way to a deal. On Sunday, Mr. Trump and Mr. Kushner finally opened their long-awaited drive for […]

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Israel is the first to respond to a cyberattack with immediate force

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner It’s no longer novel for militaries to respond to cyberattacks with physical force (the US used a drone strike in 2015), but now they’re being treated with the same urgency as real-world bullets and missiles. Israel Defense Forces have launched an airstrike on a Gaza Strip building […]

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SpaceIL plans second private Moon lander despite crash

Engadget RSS Feed AP Foto/Ariel Schalit SpaceIL’s first attempt at a private Moon landing didn’t go according to plan. However, that isn’t deterring the team from giving it another shot. Founder Morris Khan has announced that the team will build another Beresheet lander and “complete the mission.” The task force behind the new lander will […]

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