Michel Bacos chose to stay with his Jewish passengers who were being held hostage in Entebbe, Uganda, in 1976. He "took over immediately as a real captain and as a real commander, remembers one of the youngest passengers on the flight.
Israel has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the developed world. But advocates hope that religious and political leaders like the late Shimon Peres can help persuade Israeli Jews to sign up.
Israel's first BrainTech conference in Tel Aviv is aimed at making Israel a neuroscience products center. One tactic: It awarded a $1 million prize and a bronze brain to a Brown University team using brain waves to move artificial limbs.
The drumbeat for action against Syria has grown louder, with Syria promising to strike back at Israel if it's attacked by the west. But in Israel, the government is saying it will strike back hard if Syria strikes -- and it's pushing for western airstrikes because of what it sees as the bigger picture.
Israel's prime minister is warning that his country will strike back if Syria attacks the Jewish state. The threat comes after two and a half years of official Israeli silence on Syria's civil war. The Syrian regime responded with a threat of its own.
President Obama's first overseas trip of his second term will include stops in Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. The administration says Iran, Syria and the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process are on the agenda.
Israelis were buoyed to receive a letter seeming to be from Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi, expressing his wish for security in the Middle East and a resumption of the Middle East process. Egyptian officials, though, say the letter isn't real. But Israelis have their doubts about that claim.
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