Anne Klausner

Good News Weekend – Israel.

This week I’ll focus on Israel’s scientific advances, always a source of good news. An Israeli team has discovered the gene that causes cardiac arrhythmia: (via Reality): A team of researchers at Ben-Gurion University is en route to discovering medical therapy to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) that occurs at rest, …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

We turned the clocks back last Saturday night so Shabbat now comes in just after 4.30 pm! It’s very weird to be on winter time with early nights while the days are still (mostly) sunny and warm. In any case it’s time (just about!) for my latest Good News Friday …

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Simchat Torah 5780 – Chag Same’ach!

The marathon of Jewish holidays is almost over. as the last and most joyous festival of the holiday season approaches– Sukkot finishes tonight and Simchat Torah begins. But before that, today, the last day of Sukkot, is known as Hoshana Raba, which despite the happy nature of Sukkot is a …

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Sukkot 5780 – Chag Same’ach!

The festival of Sukkot, the most joyous festival in the Jewish calendar, begins tonight, lasting for 7 days (8 outside of Israel), running straight into the Simchat Torah festival on the 8th day (9th day outside Israel). Sukkot is the last of the Shalosh R’galim (three pilgrimage festivals). Like Passover …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

I have a crazy, very difficult week this week (family illness again) but I still want to post a Good News weekend instalment, if only for the sake of my sanity. It’s going to be a bit of a mix this week because I missed a fair bit of the …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

In this week’s Good News Weekend post I want to focus on the different ways that Arabs relate with Israel. This week the Israeli judoka Sagi Muki won the gold medal at the Judo World Championship in Tokyo (h/t Reality): Netanya-born judoka Sagi Muki won the gold medal at the …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a regular Good News  post, so here is my latest instalment. Let’s start with some Israeli medical advances, which I haven’t written much about lately. Israeli researchers have found a DNA vaccine that may prevent brain metastases: (via Reality): Researchers at Tel Aviv …

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Good news to start the week – Israel.

Since we started the mourning period of nine days leading up to Tisha B’Av I didn’t want to post anything too frivolous, but the following items fit the bill very well. Since the Jews are known as “the People of the Book” it is entirely fitting that Israeli books translated …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

We’ve had another difficult week in the family (someone in hospital, but hopefully coming home in a couple of days), but davka because of that I feel the need to post a Good News Weekend instalment. This week’s instalment is all about winning. We’ll start with intellectual pursuits: The Israeli …

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Good News Weekend – Israel

I’m writing this week’s Good News Weekend post from Florence, Italy!  I’m so happy to be on holiday in this beautiful city, far from the pressures of life back home in Israel, but don’t worry, Israel is never far from my mind and my heart. This week’s instalment is all …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

Another week has rushed by and it’s time for another Good News Weekend instalment.  This weekend we’re going for an international flavour. My first item simply highlights the incredible distance Israel has travelled in a mere 71 years, and demonstrates the strength of Israel’s diplomatic and military standing. This week …

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Good News weekend from Israel.

The lazy summer days have arrived in Israel together with the heat, although we haven’t yet reached the height of the summer yet and it’s bound to get hotter. Nevertheless I’ve been enjoying doing not very much at all, even though this means I have neglected my blog somewhat. So …

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The insane lunacy of the anti Zionist Left.

In their zeal to avoid accepting any kind of Zionism ever, anywhere, any time or any place, the anti-Zionists (yeah, lets call them antisemites for short) are turning themselves inside out and devouring their own in their desperate attempt to not only deny any legitimacy to Zionism, but to avoid …

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Good News weekend from Israel.

Since I’m in celebratory mood after the birth of our grandson this week, my first item is very relevant. Recently Israeli scientists got to partying with 5,000 year old beer! (That’s some aging!): The pottery used to produce beer in antiquity served as the basis for the new research, led …

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