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2010-09-27 06:55:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding begins with just one word. That's the premise of the Understanding Campaign, whose website (http://www.UnderstandingCampaign.org) and Kickstarter.com fundraising page officially launched last week. The Understanding Campaign is a cultural outreach organization that strives to teach everyone in the world the Arabic word for understanding, Fhm (pronounced fuh-hem'). By joining the campaign, people are taking an active stance to promote...

2010-09-23 12:03:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Lutonix, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, today announced six-month data from three separate drug coated balloon studies presented at the TransCatheter Therapeutics (TCT) meeting this week demonstrated the ability of the Moxy(TM) Drug Coated Balloon Catheter to inhibit restenosis in both peripheral and coronary arteries. In all three clinical trials, the drug coated balloon therapy demonstrated a clear biologic effect as measured by six month...

2010-09-22 15:53:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee warned that a Russian plan to sell Syria anti-ship cruise missiles in a deal worth $300 million could have grave consequences for Middle East stability. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) AJC leaders expressed their objections to the Syrian arms deal in a meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, in New York last...

2010-09-14 18:56:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Class Media, the authorized rights holder for the distribution of The Syrian Satellite Channel and Syria Drama, has announced that, after successfully acquiring the rights of the State-owned Syrian channels, it is embarking on an ambitious plan to deliver the two channels to every Syrian household in the US, Canada, and Australia. Modern Class Media has set the end of 2011 as a target date where every Syrian and Arab household in the US,...

2010-09-14 13:57:00

DUBAI, UAE, September 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Development of urgently required urban infrastructure in all of Iraq's provinces is being pushed despite world-wide projections about corruption and security in the wake of the US-troops pullout. Dr. Thair Feely, Director of the Baghdad Investment Commission, addressed the issue of security in a live interview made public on YouTube. http://www.vpoinc.com/eventsSubmenuForSearch.do?showId=988&enableHistory=...

2010-09-08 14:32:00

LOS ANGELES and DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The State owned Syrian Satellite Channel and the newly launched sister channel, Syria Drama, have launched on TV2MORO as part of the Premium Packages in the USA and Canada. Elie Kawkabani, CEO of TV2MORO, said, "we are extremely proud to be the only IPTV platform carrying Syrian Satellite and Syria Drama in North America. The channels are leaders in the field, and their choice of TV2MORO speaks volumes of our platform and our...

2010-08-16 14:14:33

A study by Kristin Jordan, a doctoral student in Indiana University Bloomington's Department of Sociology, found that students with low-income or minority status do not prepare for college in the same way as their more privileged counterparts, regardless of their academic ability or plans to attend college. The less privileged students are over-represented in community colleges while their counterparts are more likely to attend more selected schools. Jordan said just taking preparation...

2010-06-08 11:21:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pechter Middle East Polls (PMEP) releases data from a nationally representative telephone survey of 500 Israeli Jews conducted in Hebrew June 7, 2010. The margin of error is +/- 4%. The poll was undertaken in the aftermath of the May 31, 2010 Israeli ship boarding in international waters off Gaza that left nine activists dead and several Israeli commandos injured. Eighty five percent (85%) of the respondents indicated that Israel either...

2010-05-05 09:56:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Until now, detailed, credible data about Iraqi views on Iranian influence on the recent Iraqi elections has been sorely lacking. This gap is now filled by new results from a survey commissioned by the Princeton-based Pechter Middle East Polls, conducted in late March by a prominent Iraqi research center and focusing on a representative national sample of 3,000 Iraqis. The findings of the Pechter survey are contrary to the conventional wisdom regarding...

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2010-04-16 12:25:00

Israel announced on Friday it is warning visitors to leave their iPads at home or they will be confiscated upon arrival as the device's wireless signal is 40 times more powerful than the country allows. Several of the gadgets have already been seized by officials at Israel's Ben Gurion airport, according to communications ministry spokesman Yechiel Shavi. He said the devices would be returned to their owners upon departure. As for any Israeli residents who own the Apple tablet computers...


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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