High Rates of Parkinson’s in Israeli Arab Communities Linked to Pesticides


Need another reason to eat organic?  Or at least pesticide-free? In a study to be published this month, Israeli researchers examining the prevalence of Parkinson’s disease in the Wadi Ara communities in northern Israel found an unusually high prevalence of the disease in Baqa al-Gharbiyeh.  Baqa al-Gharbiyeh, an Arab community, has an incidence of 73.39 […]

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Kishon River 2? IDF NAHAL Infantry Unit Afflicted by Cancer–Causes Unknown


The army unit I served in (way back when) was featured in tonight’s news broadcast for having cancer levels more than twice as high as other infantry units.  Channel 2 TV (Arutz 2) reported this evening (video, in Hebrew) that IDF’s Nachal infantry had 2.5 as many Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cases than either Paratroopers or Golani, […]

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Eilat Fish Cages: Out of frying pan, into Ashdod harbor


The Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED) reported that yesterday (September 14) the Israeli government approved plans to place fish cages in the Ashdod harbor.  This marine agriculture initiative was removed from the Eilat harbor after a controversy over whether they were harming the coral reefs in the Bay of Eilat/Aqaba.  Without getting into the […]

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