How personality affects vulnerability among Israelis and Palestinians following the 2009 gaza conflict - Canetti D, Kimhi S, Hanoun R, Rocha GA, Galea S, Morgan CA.
Can the onset of PTSD symptoms and depression be predicted by personality factors and thought control strategies? A logical explanation for the different mental health outcomes of individuals exposed to trauma would seem to be personality factors and thoug... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Teaching clinical social work under occupation: listening to the voices of Palestinian social work students - Kokaliari E, Berzoff J, Byers DS, Fareed A, Berzoff-Cohen J, Hreish K.
The authors were invited to teach clinical social work in the Palestinian West Bank. In order to teach, we designed a study exploring how 65 Palestinian social work students described the psychological and social effects of working under occupation. Studen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

South Africa: 'The World Is a Better Place Because of You' - Letter to Tutu
[News24Wire] A Palestinian film director has sent a touching letter to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, praying for his recovery, and thanking him for supporting the Free Palestine movement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Well-being and associated factors among adults in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) - Harsha N, Ziq L, Ghandour R, Giacaman R.
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) incorporated well-being into its definition of health in 1948. The significance given to this concept is due to its role in the assessment of people's quality of life and health. METHODS: Using the WH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender Based Violence Against Women and Girls Displaced by the Syrian Conflict in South Lebanon and North Jordan: Scope of Violence and Health Correlates
United Nations Population Fund. 01/08/2016 This 100-page document presents the results of research conducted with female refugees living in North Jordan and South Lebanon who are Syrian Nationals and Palestinian Refugees from Syria, as well as gender-based violence (GBV) case workers who provide services to refugee women and girls who experience GBV. It examines the scope of violence perpetrated against women and girl refugees from Syria living in Tyre, Saida, Ajloun, and Jerash; the intersection of reproductive health and gender-based violence; and perceptions of help sources in these locations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Li...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Not on the map: cartographic omission from New England to Palestine | Petter Hellstr öm
An emotional debate has erupted over the absence of Palestine on Google Maps. But why does it matter whether Palestinians are on the map? Historian of science Petter Hellstr öm looks at maps of the colonial era for cluesThe issue caught fire afterthe Forum of Palestinian Journalists accused Google of removing Palestine from their maps. This, the organisation argued, made the tech giant complicit in Israeli policies of annexation and settlement of the occupied territories. Google responded that they had never labelled Palestine in the first place, whileblaming a technical bug for removing the labels for the Gaza Strip ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Petter Hellstr öm Tags: Science History of science Google Maps Source Type: news

The effect of terror on job stability among security guards - Tur-Sinai A, Romanov D.
Palestinian uprising, 'intifada', aggravated the recession of 2001-2004 in Israel which dampened demand for labor in all industries except security services. We use this exogenous shock to study whether a cohort of young men who were attached to temporary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study of Israelis & Palestinians rethinks how HDL protects against coronary heart disease
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Studying a population of Israelis and Palestinians, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that medium-sized HDL particles (MS-HDL-P) and the number of HDL particles (HDL-P) are better markers of coronary artery disease than high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). The researchers say it is possible to move past HDL-C to measures that better reflect HDL's role in disease risk, and suggest considering incorporation of MS-HDL-P or HDL-P into routine prediction of coronary heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Correction to Aitcheson et al. (2016): Resilience in Palestinian Adolescents Living in Gaza -
Reports an error in "Resilience in Palestinian Adolescents Living in Gaza" by Rozanna J. Aitcheson, Soleman H. Abu-Bader, Mary K. Howell, Deena Khalil and Salman Elbedour (Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Advanced Online Public... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reducing prejudice and promoting positive intergroup attitudes among elementary-school children in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - Berger R, Benatov J, Abu-Raiya H, Tadmor CT.
The current investigation tested the efficacy of the Extended Class Exchange Program (ECEP) in reducing prejudicial attitudes. Three hundred and twenty-two 3rd and 4th grade students from both Israeli-Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian schools in the ethnicall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Palestinian Advanced Physics School is a first
Master's students gather for lectures on advanced topics in particle and synchrotron physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 27, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Palestinian-Israeli single mothers accord motherhood a new meaning 'I would like to teach my children a new way of life … I'm responsible for them now' - Meler T.
This article is based on a study conducted between 2007 and 2011 among 24 divorced, separated, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Beliefs about parental authority legitimacy among refugee youth in Jordan: Between- and within-person variations - Smetana JG, Ahmad I, Wray-Lake L.
We examined within- and between-person variations in parental legitimacy beliefs in a sample of 883 Arab refugee youth (M(age) = 15.01 years, SD = 1.60), 277 Iraqis, 275 Syrians, and 331 Palestinians, in Amman, Jordan. Latent profile analyses of 22 belief ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Likes" for peace: can Facebook promote dialogue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Mor Y, Ron Y, Maoz I.
This study examines the ways in which social media is used to promote intergroup dialogue and reconciliation in the context of the protracted, ethnopolitical conflict between Israeli-Jews and Palestinians. We focus on content analysis of posts and comments... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Voices for Palestine won’t be silenced
UNISON delegates expressed their concern this morning at attempts to silence those who campaign for Palestinian rights, in an emotional debate including contributions from members who have visited the region. Jackie Lewis for the national LGBT committee warned  against ‘pinkwashing’ – the attempt to portray Israel as a bastion of LGBT rights in order to nullify criticism. “There can be no pride in Israeli apartheid,” she told the union’s national delegate conference in Brighton. One delegate told how she met a young Israeli Jew, who was so traumatised by what he was forced to do dur...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 23, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article international Israel LGBT national delegate conference 2016 National Delegates Conference NDC16 Palestine Source Type: news

This Machine Turns Your Food Waste Into Gas For Cooking
Talk about cooking with gas. HomeBiogas, based in Beit Yanai, Israel, is a biogas system that turns food and organic waste into clean cooking gas, and its byproduct can be used as liquid plant fertilizer. Best part? It easy to assemble and can be placed in your own backyard. You can place all kinds of organic waste including meat, dairy and even used kitty litter into the system. Once inside, bacteria inside the digester will decompose the organic material and release biogas. Homebiogas, which costs $995 for a limited time, runs without electricity and its daily gas output is equivalent to about 6 kilowatt-hours of e...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

[Feature] Peace of mind
In 2009, Mohammad Herzallah, a young Palestinian neuroscientist now at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, set up the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative (PNI), a research and training program at Al-Quds University, whose main campus is in Abu Dis in the West Bank. Despite many obstacles, PNI has already trained dozens of students, won a $300,000 grant with Rutgers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and started publishing papers. A key focus is clinical depression, which is rampant in the Palestinian territories. Herzallah, who has won praise from renowned neuroscientists, sees the project as a recipe for &...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 3, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Martin Enserink Source Type: news

In Conflict Zones Worldwide, Medical Facilities and Personnel in 19 Countries Are Under Relentless Attack
In conflict zones around the world, health care workers and facilities are under relentless attack, according to a new report “No Protection, No Respect” from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. The coalition of more than 30 nongovernmental organizations—including IntraHealth International—found that during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, deliberate or indiscriminate strikes on health care have killed medical workers and patients, decimated medical infrastructure, and robbed countless civilians of vital medical care in 19 countries around the world. The report also found that, in...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Self-immolation and suicide attacks: an interpretive approach to self-destruction as a political act among the young (Editorial) - Park BCB.
This exploratory study compares the act of self-immolation in Korea and Vietnam with the acts of suicide attackers in Palestine. Both of these self-destructive behaviors are intentionally committed as a means of conveying a challenge or a message, to one's... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

A69/44
Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - May 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A Refugee Crisis with No End in Sight
“We don’t want charity, we want a long-term solution.” That’s what a group of Palestinian refugees who fled the war in Syria and found safety in Gaza told IPS last November. Today, their sentiment continues to be echoed in Syria and in camps and urban centres hosting refugees across the region. New challenges As the […] (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Silvia Boarini Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Gender Violence Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migrati Source Type: news

Playing Ping Pong with Disability
Table tennis players train at Majd Sports. Majd Sports is a recreational centre catering for people with disabilities in Ramallah, occupied West Bank. Credit: Silvia Boarini/IPSBy Silvia BoariniRAMALLAH, Occupied West Bank, Apr 28 2016 (IPS)Despite formally adopting progressive laws, such as Law Number 4, and ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability, Palestinian authorities still struggle to get beyond rhetoric when it comes to supporting the 7 to 11 per cent of the population that is affected by disability. As the ongoing Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza continues to block t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Silvia Boarini Tags: Active Citizens Armed Conflicts Civil Society Featured Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Population Source Type: news

United Hatzalah Overcoming the EMS challenges of the Negev Desert
Jerusalem, April 17th, - In the land that Moses walked and the Jews wandered for some of their 40 years, the land in which Ben Gurion said that Israel will be tested, Israel’s national volunteer EMS organization, United Hatzalah is making waves and saving lives daily. The Negev desert has long been one of Israel’s most beautiful and expansive areas. With large swaths of land that have been left unsettled, and lengthy distances between townships, it has remained one of the most natural and unsettled areas in Israel. The above characteristics while allowing for a pastoral setting also pose a challenge to EMS resp...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

United Hatzalah Overcoming the EMS challenges of the Negev Desert
Jerusalem, April 17th, - In the land that Moses walked and the Jews wandered for some of their 40 years, the land in which Ben Gurion said that Israel will be tested, Israel’s national volunteer EMS organization, United Hatzalah is making waves and saving lives daily. The Negev desert has long been one of Israel’s most beautiful and expansive areas. With large swaths of land that have been left unsettled, and lengthy distances between townships, it has remained one of the most natural and unsettled areas in Israel. The above characteristics while allowing for a pastoral setting also pose a challenge to EMS resp...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

United Hatzalah Overcoming the EMS challenges of the Negev Desert
Jerusalem, April 17th, - In the land that Moses walked and the Jews wandered for some of their 40 years, the land in which Ben Gurion said that Israel will be tested, Israel’s national volunteer EMS organization, United Hatzalah is making waves and saving lives daily. The Negev desert has long been one of Israel’s most beautiful and expansive areas. With large swaths of land that have been left unsettled, and lengthy distances between townships, it has remained one of the most natural and unsettled areas in Israel. The above characteristics while allowing for a pastoral setting also pose a challenge to EMS resp...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

United Hatzalah Overcoming the EMS challenges of the Negev Desert
Jerusalem, April 17th, - In the land that Moses walked and the Jews wandered for some of their 40 years, the land in which Ben Gurion said that Israel will be tested, Israel’s national volunteer EMS organization, United Hatzalah is making waves and saving lives daily. The Negev desert has long been one of Israel’s most beautiful and expansive areas. With large swaths of land that have been left unsettled, and lengthy distances between townships, it has remained one of the most natural and unsettled areas in Israel. The above characteristics while allowing for a pastoral setting also pose a challenge to EMS resp...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

United Hatzalah Overcoming the EMS challenges of the Negev Desert
Jerusalem, April 17th, - In the land that Moses walked and the Jews wandered for some of their 40 years, the land in which Ben Gurion said that Israel will be tested, Israel’s national volunteer EMS organization, United Hatzalah is making waves and saving lives daily. The Negev desert has long been one of Israel’s most beautiful and expansive areas. With large swaths of land that have been left unsettled, and lengthy distances between townships, it has remained one of the most natural and unsettled areas in Israel. The above characteristics while allowing for a pastoral setting also pose a challenge to EMS resp...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

15 Wounded in Bombing of Bus in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) — A bus exploded in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding at least 15 people in what police said was a "terror attack," raising fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide attacks that ravaged Israeli cities a decade ago. "There is no doubt that this was a terror attack," Jerusalem police commissioner Yoram Halevy said. He said it was too early to know the identity of the attacker or if it was a suicide bombing. "We are investigating where the explosive device came from, who planted it, how it got on the bus. All this is in the initial stages of investigation," he said. Police...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

IOF Committee of National Societies Medal awarded to Dr. Elias Hanna Saba
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Dr. Elias Hanna Saba, Chief Executive Director of the Palestinian Osteoporosis Prevention Society, was awarded the International Osteoporosis Foundation's Committee of National Societies Medal during the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A69/inf./4
Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - April 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Intergenerational trauma in the occupied Palestinian Territories: effect on children and promotion of healing - Barron IG, Abdallah G.
Addressing a gap in the trauma recovery literature, the current study seeks to deepen understanding and encourage discussion of intergenerational trauma for Palestinian children living under military occupation. Differing definitions of intergenerational t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Who Nurses Really Are: Part 2 of an Education Do-Over
We, the nurses, take accountability. We really do. There is no one to point fingers at, no other professional colleagues to resent or blame. As Jenni Middleton, Editor of the Nursing Times, recently stated, "In many ways, the public perception of nursing is still bedpans and bandages... No one will articulate how the profession has changed unless nurses do." And so we want to acknowledge that somewhere along the line, amidst the tremendous shifts and vast restructuring of healthcare delivery, we have left you, the public, with an outdated perception of us, your nurses. We acknowledge and own it. Now it is time to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An application of an ecological framework to understand risk factors of PTSD due to prolonged conflict exposure: Israeli and Palestinian adolescents in the line of fire - Rosshandler Y, Hall BJ, Canetti D.
OBJECTIVE: Adolescents living in Israel and the Palestinian authority are exposed to political violence. This review examines psychosocial risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) organized within an ecological framework. METHOD: Relev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

At Least 16 Pilgrims Killed in Jordan Bus Crash
MAAN, Jordan (AP) — The number of Palestinian pilgrims killed when their bus overturned in a remote area of southern Jordan rose overnight from 14 to 16, including nine who had been pinned under the vehicle, officials said Thursday. The bus veered off the road in the accident late Wednesday near Jordan's border with Saudi Arabia, Farid Sharea, a spokesman for Jordan's Civil Defense department, told the Voice of Palestine radio station. Injured passenger Azzah Ibrahim said he remembers the bus overturning. "Some of us were beneath the bus, and some of us were inside the bus, between the chairs," Ibrahim sa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 17, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Source Type: news

Drought in Eastern Mediterranean worst of past 900 years
A new study finds that the recent drought that began in 1998 in the eastern Mediterranean Levant region, which comprises Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst drought of the past nine centuries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fatal rhabdomyolysis after torture by reverse hanging - Pollanen MS.
PURPOSE: Reverse hanging (also known as "strappado" or Palestinian hanging [so labeled because this punishment was used by Europeans against locals during the Crusades]) is a form of positional torture where the victim is suspended for a prolonged period o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UN and partner agency inaugurate first child-friendly spaces in West Bank refugee camp
The first ever child-friendly spaces – a football pitch and a playground – were inaugurated today in Aida refugee camp in the West Bank’s town of Bethlehem by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Lajee Center, a community-based grassroots creative cultural centre. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hope for peace may be encouraged by enemies in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) Jewish Israelis may feel more hopeful when they hear messages of hope from Palestinians regardless of whether they are portrayed as peace activists or former militia members who had attacked Israeli military targets, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Political imprisonment and adult functioning: a life event history analysis of Palestinians - McNeely C, Barber BK, Spellings C, Belli R, Giacaman R, Arafat C, Daher M, El Sarraj E, Mallouh MA.
This study explores the association of political imprisonment between 1987 and 2011 with political, economic, community, psychological, physical, and family function... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Origins of York's decapitated Romans traced by genome technology
Scientists reveal that headless men believed to be gladiators have descendants in Wales – and one hailed from Middle EastThe origins of a group of men whose decapitated corpses were discovered in a Roman cemetery in York have been traced through genome technology. It has been revealed that one man came from as far away as modern Syria or Palestine, and that the descendants of others now live in Wales.The 1,800-year-old skeletons of more than 80 individuals, all aged under 45 when they died, have been puzzling archaeologists since they were excavated more than a decade ago by the York Archaeological Trust. The men &nd...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Roman Britain Archaeology York Science UK news Genetics Biology Source Type: news

Israel’s Plan to Force-Feed Hunger-Striking Journalist Violates Medical Ethics and International Law
PHR denounced Israel’s decision to force-feed a Palestinian hunger striker, stating that any health professional participation in such a practice violates the ban on torture and ill-treatment in medical ethics and international law. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - January 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yoram Tsafrir obituary
Israeli authority on the Byzantine Christian archaeology of the Holy LandThe particular achievement of the Israeli scholar Yoram Tsafrir, who has died aged 77, was to establish the Byzantine Christian archaeology of the Holy Land as a discipline in its own right. The region’s ancient history is reflected in the Bible, and has long been subject to archaeological inquiry. Its classical period, from Alexander the Great in 332BC to the Roman Invasion of 63BC, the Great Jewish Revolt of AD67-73 and the fall of Jerusalem in AD70 is also well-documented archaeologically. Yoram’s work focused on the four centuries from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 23, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Claudine Dauphin Tags: Archaeology Israel History US news Greece Belarus Jordan Source Type: news

Imprisoned husbands: Palestinian wives and experiences of difficulties - Shehadeh A, Dawani S, Saed M, Derluyn I, Loots G.
This study aimed to investigate difficulties experienced by the wives of Palestinian men arrested and held in Israeli prisons. 16 captives' wives were interviewed using a semi-structured interview to provide them with a greater opportunity to speak about t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kerry warns Israel of potential for Palestinian Authority collapse
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel of the dangers inherent to the possible collapse of the Palestinian Authority. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Find of the century in Yavneh sheds light on ancient religious cult in Palestine
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) After several years of work, the second and final volume on the excavations at Yavneh, located about 20 kilometers south of Tel Aviv in Israel, has just been released. This covers what was probably one of the smallest digs ever performed as it was restricted to a repository pit that was only roughly 2 meters across and 1.5 meters deep. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Victory in Myanmar for Democracy -- On a Leash
Pent-up democratic aspirations were unleashed this week in Myanmar's first free election in decades, resulting in a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party. But as Mark Farmaner and Hanna Hindstrom point out, it is "democracy on a leash" as the long-standing military rulers retain a constraining foothold through the current constitutional arrangement. It remains to be seen if Suu Kyi's elected government will be "above" those constraints, as she has boldly asserted. Writing from Yangon, Ma Thida lays out the many issues in the political transition ahead. Harrison Akins reminds u...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Victory in Myanmar for Democracy -- On a Leash
Pent-up democratic aspirations were unleashed this week in Myanmar's first free election in decades, resulting in a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party. But as Mark Farmaner and Hanna Hindstrom point out, it is "democracy on a leash" as the long-standing military rulers retain a constraining foothold through the current constitutional arrangement. It remains to be seen if Suu Kyi's elected government will be "above" those constraints, as she has boldly asserted. Writing from Yangon, Ma Thida lays out the many issues in the political transition ahead. Harrison Akins reminds us...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Occupied Palestinian Territory: “MSF Urges the Relevant Military Authorities to Comply with International Humanitarian Law”
Press releaseOccupied Palestinian Territory: “MSF Urges the Relevant Military Authorities to Comply with International Humanitarian Law” November 13, 2015 Cristina Carreño, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator, Jerusalem What is the MSF position on the incident in which a patient was taken and one of his caretakers killed in a Hebron hospital? The incident occurred at El Ahli Hospital, which is not an MSF facility. However, the patient was receiving care in MSF’s mental health support program for victims of political violence. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news