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2012-03-08 16:19:00

NEW YORK, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is dismayed by UNESCO's failure to expel Syria from the world body's committee that handles human rights issues. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "We are simply dumbfounded that the UNESCO executive committee, while reprimanding Syria, did not go further and oust Syria from its human rights body," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Naming Syria to this UNESCO committee in the first place last November...

2012-03-02 18:00:00

A recent raid on a Syrian rights NGO demonstrates the increased role of, and dangers for, the growing number of female activists in the Syrian Revolution, according to IJMA3-The Arab ICT Organization. Beirut, Lebanon (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 According to staff and visitors at the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, they were sitting in their office on Thursday, February 16, carrying out their daily work of investigating and reporting on violations of citizens´ rights for...

2012-02-29 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Governments of the United States and Israel shift their policy vision to building robust commercial space industries, the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation (USISTF) is facilitating the cooperation between U.S. and Israeli industry that will help make that vision a reality. Israel Space 2012, which took place from January 28th - February 3rd, 2012, organized by USISTF in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial...

2012-02-22 13:36:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Press Club President Theresa Werner expressed outrage about the deaths of two journalists early today during a shelling in the Syrian opposition stronghold of Homs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) American journalist Marie Colvin, working for the Sunday Times of London, and Remi Ochlik, a French photojournalist, were both killed in the attack, according to media reports citing a French spokeswoman....

2012-01-24 09:07:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center enrolled their first patient in LEVANT 2, a global, multicenter, randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Moxy(TM) Drug Coated Balloon for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Co-investigators Sahil Parikh, MD, Michael Cunningham MD, and Vikram Kashyap, MD, with UH Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute at UH Case Medical Center, were...

2012-01-11 13:56:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As talks in Amman, Jordan continue, Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East ("Fair Witness") urges Israel and the Palestinian Authority to summon historic political courage and take the steps that are necessary to return to direct peace talks and the successful negotiation of a final status peace agreement. On the Israeli side this would include freezing settlement construction on the West Bank. "The status quo is not neutral,"...

2012-01-10 12:24:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, announced today its humanitarian effort to assist nearly 5,500 displaced Syrian refugees in Jordan. According to the latest estimates by the United Nations, more than 5,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the escalating violence in Syria. Neighboring countries are witnessing a mass influx of refugees fleeing the crippling violence and...

2012-01-09 02:00:00

OSLO, Norway, January 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Iraq has disclosed detailed information about the US$ 41 billion in revenue it received from oil and gas exports in 2009. Iraq's disclosure of the figures follows the country's commitment to the EITI standard [http://www.eiti.org ], the global standard for transparency of resource revenues. The revenues are published in Iraq's first EITI Report, which detailed production figures and revenues from the sales of oil abroad in 2009....

2011-12-27 07:17:00

MILLERSBURG, Ohio, Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS's This Old House recently renovated the second oldest house in the program's 35-year history with a little help in the kitchen from Mullet Cabinet. Featured in episode 13 in what the PBS program has dubbed The "Bedford Project," work on the nearly 300-year old house included careful restoration and a few practical additions, including a new kitchen and butler's pantry featuring Mullet Cabinets' Levant(TM) Kitchen Furniture. The initial...

2011-12-16 12:52:00

Official End of War Brings Re-examination of Costs CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In December 2002, three months before the U.S. invasion, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences published a report speculating on the political, military, and economic consequences of a possible war with Iraq. The pre-war study estimated the costs of war with Iraq in scenarios that were both favorable and unfavorable to the United States, projecting that an extended...


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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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