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BY David Snyder
August 15, 2013

For the first 20-plus years of Dr. Richard M. Levin’s career as a urologist, he conducted prostate biopsies the very same way, using an ultrasound, which creates a two-dimensional image, to check for traces of cancer. That technology was the best the field had to offer, but it came with one major shortcoming. “It didn’t CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
August 15, 2013

Baltimore City Police has promoted a former captain who oversees the Northwestern District and has brought in a new captain, as well. Marc Partee, formerly a captain, was promoted to major, and Capt. Byron Conaway joined the forces. “You’re basically just ramping it up,” Partee said. “You have two operational guys — myself and the CONTINUE »

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August 15, 2013

 Seventeen Yemeni Jews were airlifted to Israel in a covert operation.   Four of the Jews were flown directly from Yemen to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday, Haaretz reported. The rest were taken clandestinely from Buenos Aires after being smuggled to the Argentinian capital by a group of Satmar hasidim in August 2011, living CONTINUE »

BY JTA Wire Service
August 13, 2013

 Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky is expected to release his full plan for a compromise among religious groups at the Western Wall in two weeks. Sharansky, according to Haaretz, aims to release the plan before the end of August. Upon announcing the release plans, he said “if we have an agreement on a solution for CONTINUE »

An airplane of the Arkia airline takes off from the airport in the Southern Israeli city of Eilat. 
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BY JTA Wire Service
August 13, 2013

A jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaida claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Eilat. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted the rocket fired early Tuesday morning by the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, which operates in Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula, from the Sinai near the Israel border. The Iron Dome battery CONTINUE »