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Tension Increasing Between Israel and Northern Neighbors

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13 Feb 2019 (All day)
Tension Increasing Between Israel and Northern Neighbors
Military units loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad deployed to positions in the Quneitra area bordering the Golan Heights this week, according to reports in Arab media outlets. The deployments come as the IDF conducted large-scale exercises in the north of the country. “This drill simulated what will need to be done during a war with Hezbollah,” Maj. Tsur Goldman of the 401st Armored Brigade told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, referring to an exercise his unit took part in in the northern Jordan Valley.

Here is a video giving some analysis of the situation on Israel’s northern border



Israel Blesses the World
Scientists and engineers at the Weizmann Institute of science in Israel, along with their colleagues at the NYU School of Medicine, have developed Artificial Intelligence-based processes to perform echo-cardiograms in a fraction of the time and with far greater accuracy then previous processes. The new technology will allow far more effective treatments of various heart conditions. In related news, engineers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) were part of a team which recently announced their development of new drip irrigation systems designed to drastically reduce the need for  chemical pesticides in agriculture.

The DripByDrip system, which was developed in partnership with Bayer, Netafim and BGN Technologies, combines several different computer systems and is adaptable for use in the cultivation of potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, citrus, and brassicas, with the potential for application in the production of various other crops.

Rivlin Honored Guest in Cyprus
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was an honored guest of Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday, receiving a full honor guard at the Presidential Palace in Larnaca. “The Israel-Cyprus partnership is an island of friendship, democracy and creativity, in the often stormy Mediterranean Sea,” said Rivlin. He added that the two countries, along with Greece, are eager to move forward on a variety of joint projects, especially in relation to the development of natural gas fields in the region.

El Al Adding New Routes to Orlando
El Al Israel Airlines, the national carrier of the Jewish State, issued a statement on Tuesday that it is launching a new non-stop route this summer between Tel Aviv and Orlando, Florida. The roughly 13.5 hour routes are enabled by EL Al’s growing fleet of long-haul Boeing 787 and 777 aircraft.

 

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