Israeli soldiers may soon be treated with marijuana to relieve symptoms of combat stress in response to reserve duty in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Tests on volunteers with post-traumatic stress disorder will begin in the next few days at the mental health department of the Medical Corps, the Agence France-Presse news agency reported.
A Chinese city donated $12,000 to the Jewish community in Birobidjan, Russia. The recent gift was made by the mayor of Hegang, Birobidjan’s sister city located in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, and will be used to purchase computers for Birobidjan’s Hebrew school.
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