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Amtul Q Farhat

A Retired Asst Professor of Pediatrics currently working in Canada.

Israel remembers victims of Holocaust

Holocaust Remembrance Day was honored Monday morning with a siren marking a moment of silence throughout Israel at 10 am. As on every year, flower wreaths were laid at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. The Knesset held its annual ceremony of the reading out of victims’ names. President Shimon Peres and […]

‘Backed by science’ claims on fitness products

Power Balance bracelets The claim: Power Balance makes a range of plastic bracelets and pendants decorated with holographic stickers, which they say will “optimize the body’s natural energy flow” to enhance strength, balance and flexibility. The bracelets have been widely adopted by celebrities and professional athletes, including Toronto Blue Jays […]

Is there hope for Peace

How Will Bin Laden’s Death Affect Terror Movements? The death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden could temporarily dampen but not put an end to radicalism and terrorism activities, including in Indonesia, experts said on Monday. Osama was killed on Sunday in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan […]

Kosher Smartphone

Telecom company offers haredi clients kosher cellular phone with Hasidic folk music ringtones, menu in traditional German-derived language An Israeli telecom company is offering ultra-Orthodox Jewish clients a kosher smartphone with Hasidic folk music ringtones and a menu in Yiddish, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday. While other firms have tapped into […]

A mirror of faith on the Canadian wall

Some recent events illustrate the puzzling place of religion in Canadian life: A team of American academics declares that religion is on its way to extinction “up here” – just before 10 million people participate in Easter and Passover celebrations. Atheist signs make their latest appearance on buses in the […]

Is there a Distortion campaigns against Syria

DAMASCUS- Misinformation and distortion campaigns against Syria by many TV Satellite Channels have been unleashed in different ways and means. Such campaigns, however, are never to weaken the Syrians nor to shake their strong convictions or morale. Al-Jazeera Channel, for example, has been screening a photo for a man killed […]

Turning jeers into cheers

Beitar chairman Itzik Kornfein is making progress in his battle to eradicate racism in soccer. Beitar Jerusalem earned the reputation of being Israel’s most racist club long ago. Anybody who attended a Beitar match over recent decades could not have helped but hear the bigoted chants, which for some reason […]