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Just a Nosh

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WHO okays Israeli-developed circumcision device that could help control AIDS

The World Health Organization approved an Israelideveloped non-surgical circumcision device that could soon be used throughout Africa to help control AIDS. PrePex, a disposable and easy-to-use device made of rubber bands that obviates the need for anesthesia, stitches or a sterile setting, received WHO approval on Friday June 14, The New York Times reported.

The device, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012 and certified by the European Union for use by adult men, was developed by the Israeli startup company Circ MedTech. For a heterosexual male, being circumcised lowers the chance of being infected with AIDS by approximately 60 percent.

Volkswagen donating $1.3 million to Auschwitz youth center

Volkswagen said it is donating $1.3 million to the Auschwitz International Youth Meeting Center. Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said in a statement that the money will be used for educational work and modernization of the facility. He said Volkswagen has been involved with the center, an educational site located next to the Nazi death camp in Poland, for more than 20 years.

VW used concentration camp prisoners as slave labor in its factories during World War II. It has since contributed to a compensation fund for slave laborers.

Senate bids to add kosher food to emergency food distribution

WASHINGTON – An amendment under consideration in the U.S. Senate would add kosher food to emergency food assistance. The amendment, introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would “increase the purchase of kosher and halal food from food manufacturers with a kosher or halal certification” as long as its cost is equivalent to food that is not kosher or halal, the Muslim term for ritually approved food.

The amendment also has Republican backing, with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) as a cosponsor.

Video surfaces of female Israeli soldiers pole dancing

JERUSALEM – A video of female Israeli soldiers dancing suggestively was uploaded to the Internet a week after photos of half-naked female soldiers made headlines. The video taken on a cellphone shows the soldiers using their rifles as stripper poles and spanking each other.

A week earlier, a group of female Israeli soldiers was disciplined after posing for photos in only their underwear and their M-16 rifles. The photos were uploaded to Facebook.


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