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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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Privately-owned Moon lander crashes in historic attempt

Engadget RSS Feed AP Photo/Ariel Schalit Private spaceflight isn’t quite ready to mark another milestone. SpaceIL’s Beresheet lander has crashed on the Moon after mission controllers lost communication during its descent to the lunar surface. It did successfully take a selfie on the way down, but its experiments are a bust. It was supposed to […]

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Airbnb reverses ban on West Bank listings

Engadget RSS Feed AP Photo/Ariel Schalit Airbnb is changing course on its earlier decision to ban listings for Israeli settlements in the West Bank. As part of a settlement with a pro-Israel law organization that had sued over the ban, Airbnb said it would allow listings in the hotly contested region. However, it vowed to […]

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News Analysis: In Trump, Netanyahu Sees an Ally Who Helps Him Push the Envelope

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow for Israel to annex parts of the West Bank would flout four decades of American policy, under both Republican and Democratic presidents. But nothing emboldened Mr. Netanyahu to take such a risk more than the support of his ally President Trump. From recognizing Israel’s sovereignty […]

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Twitter’s bans ahead of Israeli election include an odd religious sect

Engadget RSS Feed AP Photo/Matt Rourke Twitter has been cracking down on suspicious accounts ahead of Israel’s election on April 9th, but there’s been plenty of mystery surrounding how it has taken action. A BuzzFeed News source claims that Twitter has suspended about 600 accounts engaging in unusually coordinated behavior. Most of those were reportedly […]

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Researchers trick radiologists with malware-created cancer nodes

Engadget RSS Feed BSIP via Getty Images Security researchers in Israel have developed malware that can add realistic-looking but entirely fake growths to CT and MRI scans or hide real cancerous nodules that would be detected by the medical imagining equipment. The software, designed by experts at the Ben Gurion University Cyber Security Research Center, […]

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News Analysis: The Rapture and the Real World: Mike Pompeo Blends Beliefs and Policy

NYT > Politics JERUSALEM — When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down for an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network in a hotel in Jerusalem earlier this month, he made a remark that was perhaps the most revelatory of any in his nearly one year in office. An evangelical Christian, Mr. Pompeo had just […]

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Futuristic cannabis farming is here

Mashable Seedo, an Israel-based company has come up with a concept that can grow medical-grade cannabis within containers kept in controlled environments. Read more… More about Technology, Mashable Video, Israel, Marijuana, and Cannabis Go to Source

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In Golan Heights, Trump Bolsters Israel’s Netanyahu but Risks Roiling Middle East

NYT > Politics President Trump declared on Thursday that the United States should recognize Israel’s authority over the long disputed Golan Heights, delivering a valuable election-eve gift to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but jettisoning decades of American policy in the Middle East. Mr. Trump’s announcement, in a midday Twitter post, came after persistent pressure from […]

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Trump Wants U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that the United States should recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights, one of the world’s most disputed territories, in a significant shift of decades-long American policy. The president’s announcement, in a midday Twitter post, came after repeated pressure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of […]

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