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Denver Church Posts Sign: 'Jews Killed the Lord Jesus' Israel Faxx News Service

The Lovingway United Pentecostal Church in Denver has posted a sign saying, "Jews Killed the Lord Jesus," apparently a quote from the New Testament. Jeff Auerbach, who has both seen the sign and spoken with Pastor Gordon, asked him to please take the sign down. Gordon has so far refused. Bruce DeBoskey of the local ADL spoke with Gordon but the church only amended the billboard slightly by removing the word, "settled," and adding the attribution to First Thessalonians.

Mass Terror Attack Thwarted; One Soldier Killed

By Sonja Pace (VOA-Jerusalem) &

An Israeli Army force thwarted two Arab terrorists, on their way to a mass shooting attack Thursday morning, before they could reach their target. The force killed both terrorists, but not before the latter killed one soldier.

Brig. Gen. Gadi Shamni, commander of the IDF Forces in Gaza, told reporters that word had been received of an Arab attempt to carry out a large-scale terrorist attack from Gaza. The terrorists planned to pass through the Erez Crossing in northern Gaza, and from there proceed to an area where many Israeli motorists passed by.

Precautions were initiated a few hours before dawn, including the closing of the Erez industrial zone and the dispatching of forces to seek out the terrorists. When the terrorists were discovered, they fired a single shot, and shortly afterwards fired again, this time killing a soldier and wounding two others. Reinforcements then arrived, overcoming and killing the attackers.

It is still not clear how the terrorists arrived at the Crossing. Popular wisdom in the IDF at present is that the terrorists arrived in the area via a five-meter tunnel they dug under the Gaza perimeter fence.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of Fatah, which is linked to Yasir Arafat's Fatah faction, claimed responsibility for the attack. Its most recent attack was the #14 bus bombing in Jerusalem this week, took responsibility for Wednesday's attack. A Kalashnikov rifle and grenades were found on the terrorists' bodies. MK Ehud Yatom (Likud) said that the terrorists are encouraged by Sharon's plan to retreat from Gaza, and wish to encourage it further.

The fallen soldier was the 143rd casualty of Palestinian terrorism since Israel accepted the Road Map - with 14 reservations - last June, and the 25th since the beginning of 2004.

Also, two Palestinians are dead and dozens of people are reported injured in a confrontation with Israeli security forces in the West Bank. This violence occurred in the West Bank village of Bidou, near Jerusalem, where Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli troops. Palestinian officials said two men were shot dead by the soldiers.

Thousands of Palestinians turned out for the second day in a row in Bidou and nearby Beit Surik to protest against the barrier Israel is building in and around the West Bank. The demonstrators apparently tried to stop construction workers from putting up a new section of the barrier. Security forces reportedly used rubber-coated bullets and tear gas to push back the demonstrators. Witnesses said the soldiers also fired live ammunition.

New Israeli Medical Firsts


Recent Israeli "firsts" once again confirmed Israel's place at the forefront of medical research and health care technology. This time, both breakthroughs come from Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital.

Israeli fertility experts at the Hadassah University Hospital-Ein Karem have facilitated the birth of two healthy babies from embryos that were frozen for five years longer than previously thought possible. The happy parents, from Jerusalem, had their IVF (in vitro fertilization) embryos frozen in 1990 as a result of unidentified fertility abnormalities.

The embryos are considered to be the world's oldest to have been implanted successfully in a womb and proves frozen embryos can remain viable for much longer than previously believed. Until now, the longest human eggs have been frozen and then defrosted to produce an in vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was seven years.

In 1990, a Jerusalem resident, aged 27, and her husband, who were experiencing unexplained infertility problems, underwent vitro fertilization producing 12 embryos. Four of the embryos were transferred back to her womb immediately, while the other eight were frozen within 72 hours. The woman became pregnant from three of the initial four embryos and subsequently gave birth to healthy twin girls. A few years later, she became pregnant without assistance and delivered a healthy baby girl.

Two years ago, the couple decided they would like to have more children and again turned to Hadassah. Four of the eight remaining frozen embryos were transferred back and the woman became pregnant. When the fetuses were 36 weeks old, healthy twins each weighing five pounds were born. The twins - a boy and a girl - are now nine months old and developing normally, according to Revel.

The Hadassah process was reported on in the February edition of the prestigious medical journal Human Reproduction. Dr. Ariel Revel of the In Vitro Fertilization Unit of Hadassah's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a team of Hadassah physicians carried out the procedure.

"Israel has always been at the forefront of the whole issue of fertility treatment, because the scientific community here is dedicated to the subject," Revel told Israel21c website, "Many of the breakthroughs in this field have come from Israel and at international conferences on the subject, you'll always find Israelis in the front row."

In another field entirely, orthopedic surgeons at Hadassah University Hospital-Mt. Scopus became the first in the world to perform hip replacement surgery (arthroscopy) with the assistance of a computer navigation system. Hadassah Hospital presented the results of the recent surgery, in the person of 53-year-old Amram Weiser of Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, who was the fourth patient to have undergone the computer-assisted operation.

Israel's Revolutionary Lie-Detector Eyeglasses


A new Israeli invention called "Voice Analysis Eyeglasses" has created a new brand of lie detectors that make the need for wires and electrodes absolute. In fact, the new lie detector developed in Israel is so inconspicuous that one may not even know they are being monitored.

The glasses provide lie detection analysis on the inside of their lenses about whoever is speaking at the time, claims Nemesysco, the Israeli company which developed the new technology. Mathematician Amir Lieberman at Nemesysco's headquarters in the town of Zuran developed the glasses for military, insurance claim, and law enforcement use. The technology is also being repackaged and retargeted for personal and corporate applications by V Entertainment in New York.

The heart of Nemesysco's security-oriented technology is a signal-processing engine that is said to use more than 8,000 algorithms each time it analyzes an incoming voice waveform. In this way it detects levels of various emotional states from the pitch and speed of the voice simultaneously.

Anti-terrorism, law enforcement, insurance and workers compensation claim assessment companies are already beginning to use variations of the eyeglass technology software which is already available as a downloadable PC program which can analyze voices either live or over the phone. Lieberman says the glasses will be available in the U.S. by June for a price ranging between $500 and $1,000.

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