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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 8, 2019 PAGE 15A From page IA dents that are not included in the resident's monthly rent. These programs include on- site weekly exercise classes, cultural activities and holiday celebrations as well as excur- sions including trips to local stores and area restaurants. KCOA also continues to fund the popular monthly food pantry which provides a grocery bag to residents at no cost to them. This program offers an array of healthy foods to residents, many who enjoy cooking their own meals. Currently over 120 residents are participating in this program. Ticket and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Kinneret Apart- ments provides affordable, independent senior housing in downtown Orlando. For information on the facility or to find out how you can donate to KCOA, please go to www.KinneretLiving. corn or contact Sharon F. Weil at 407-425-4537 ext. 211. From page 1A croscope, much less than I provided from a 6-week un- dergraduate research project a decade ago," she wrote. She also calls a claim that one cure will work for all of the over 200 different types of cancer out there a"huge red flag" that such a claim is "highly unlikely." Meanwhile, she notes, the American Cancer Society published a blog article from their deputy chief medical officer explaining why the company's claims are unlikely to be true, including that their approach isn't that unique and that other similar approaches have failed. The CEO of the Israel Advanced Technology Indus- tries group said the whole situation has "damaged the image of Israel's life sciences industry." So far, the tests have also only been conducted on mice, not on humans, although the scientists told the Jerusalem Post that their results are "consistent and repeatable." The company told The Times of Israel that it plans to ad- vance its research and get to clinical trials as fast as possible. Please see a related article on imrnunotherapy treat- ment that couldpossibly cure cancer on page 3. From page IA coming from Kent State--not exactly Alabama--Edelman was picked toward the end of the last round of the 2009 draft. He didn't establish himself as a standout until the 2013 season. Coincidentally or not, itwas during his breakout year that Edelman identified as Jewish in an interview with the NFL Network. Since then, he has shown his Jewish pride on a num- ber of occasions. In a 2014 game, for instance, he wore a pin featuring the Israeli flag. He has tweeted about Jewish holidays. He even went on a Birthright-style trip to Israel, and has written a children's book that references modern- day Zionism founder Theodor Herzl. After the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in the fall that killed 11, he wore special cleats with Hebrew on them to honor the victims. Edelman has become re- nowned in large part because of his clutch performances in the playoffs. He has made a series of memorable catches, including one in the 2017 Super Bowl that ranks among the wildest in championship games. Edelman also has the second most postseason receptions of all time. Edelman has three seasons of over 90 receptions and two seasons of more than 1,000 receiving yards. Kraft is the latest recipient of the Genesis Prize, given to a Jewish leader or celebrity who serve "as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through their outstanding professional achievement alongwith their commitment to Jewish values and the Jew- ish people." From page 3A sion to begin human trials. Har-Noy opened a clinic in the San Diego area. "But just before the first patients arrived, we hit a regulatory glitch," Har-Noy recalls. "The FDA said we needed preclinical data from not one but two animal models." Immunovative's California lab had signed up some "very sick patients with very high tumor burdens, most of them bedridden." Har-Noy didn't want to start all over again in animals. That's how the company got to Thailand. "A colleague of mine from medical school was appointed as head of the clinical trial unit at the National Can- cer Institute of Thailand," Har-Noy explains. The Thai government gave Har-Noy permission to treat seven patients in California and the FDA agreed to use that data in lieu of the second animal model. The Southeast Asia con- nection was not just oppor- tunistic. According to the World Health Organization, almost half of all new liver cancer cases occur in China. "Liver cancer is endemic in that part of the world," Har- Noy says. "It's four times the frequency of the US, probably because of hepatitis B infec- tions in young people who are now aging." Of the 42 patients in the San Diego clinical trial for Immunovative, 11 survived for a year, nine were still alive after two years and four are still with us after four years. "These patients had about a 60-day life expectancy," Har- Noy points out. "The datawas pretty surprising." Immunovative now has a facility in Phoenix, opened to collaborate with a lead- ing researcher who lives in Arizona and is associated with MD Anderson Cancer Center. Har-Noy divides his time between Jerusalem, Phoenix and Thailand. "I have 1.4 million frequent flyer miles on United and another 800,000 on E1Al," he quips. The company employs 25 in Jerusalem's Malcha Technology Park, 12 in Phoe- nix and eight in Thailand. Immunovative has 200 people currently enrolled in clinical trials. In 2019, the company will be looking to raise up to $30 million to launch phase III studies, hire a professional pharma- ceutical management team and develop an automated production system. An IPO in the next few years is also on Har-Noy's radar. From page 7A come over the next few days. Our actions show the great cooperation and great heart of I'si'aeli We won't listen to those who are jealous. We do everything with our hearts," Shelley replied. The 16 tons of equipment brought by the Israelis include a mobile signal localization system, high-quality sub- marine sonars, voice/echo detectors and drones. "In other countries, we receive only praise, as in Mexico, in the Philip- pines. Whoever misses the poor relationship between Israel and Brazil needs to get used to a new reality and swallow the hat," Shel- ley added, using a literal translation from Hebrew meaning that opponents will be frustrated. Brazil's president's son, congressman Eduardo Bol- sonaro, echoed Shelley's remarks. "Israel does this because it is a friendly country. It was always around, but was always mistreated by former governments," he wrote on Twitter. "Excuse me, but for all the bad guys on duty, you just have keep quiet and look how much good comes of tints approach." Cartoonist Carlos Latuff, a frequent critic of Israel and Zionism, released a drawing in which President Bolsonaro welcomes an Israeli military unit whose hands are stained with blood. They answer, "Sorry for the delay! We were busy killing Palestinians." "Latuff is an anti-Semitic racist, who uses Israel to dis- till hatred against the Jews," Israel's honorary consul in Rio, Osias Wurman, told JTA. He noted that the Simon Wiesenthal Center included the cartoonist on a list of"top ten" anti-Semitic incidents in 2012. Leandro Spett, a Jewish cartoonist, posted a drawing in response Latuff's, which quickly went viral in social media. As Brazilian and Israeli rescuers struggle to reach a survivor's hand sticking out of the mud, a Palestinian car- toonistwatches the scene. The Brazilian shouts, "You stay there and don't do anything? Go get help! Go!" The smiling cartoonist continues to depict the scene and writes: "Israeli kilts a sur,~i,~or" "This is probably one of the lowest, [most] vile and disgusting cartoons I've had the displeasure of seeing in my entire career as an illustrator and cartoonist," said Spett, referring to Latuff's drawing. "I think nothing was as low, soulless and dexoid of moral compass. Thereis not a drop of humanity in lis work." "We will no bnger accept anti-Semitism racism or any other form ,f aggression against the Jews nd Israel," he added. "No matte how much it hits, we'll hit it bck. The time to lower your herd is over." The Ultimo S gundo news portal joined Yurman and Spett by publishng an article titled "Cartooni. t disrespects Brumadinho victims with rude drawing." "The anti-Zionist media in Brazil tried to disqualify the work of the Israelis in Brumadinho. But the news broadcasters have listened to the Brazilian authorities who are at the scene of the tragedy and everyone was unanimous in acknowledging that the Israeli team is highly quali- fied in disasters," Wurman told JTA. The Israeli humanitarian aid seems to be the first outcome of Netanyahu's historic five-day visit to Latin America's largest nation earlier this month, when he met Bolsonaro as a guest of honor. They called each other "broth- ers" and promised a new era of friendship ties between both countries. Every day that yen're Outside, you're expoc, ed to dangerous, but inv~ble, ulka~olet (UV) sunlight Left unprotected, orolouged e;Cooure Le U radiation can seriously damaOe the eye, le~ling to cataracts, skin cancer around the eyelid and other eye disorders Protecting your eyes i~ important to maintainino eye I~altil now and in the future. ,~klold your o~e= (and yur Ilmll,/'! oyot) ITIm Inarnaful UV I1,~. Wolf sung[lit,to= wnh nnl~inum UV pOttO (IN. From page 9A people with special needs closer to nature through field trips, accessible hikes in JNF- USA's first inclusive park, and creative workshops in nature that have been adapted to the needs of participants and for people of all ages. Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center at Kibbutz Grofit (RMTRC): RMTRC pro- vides weekly horseback riding therapy to nearly 200 children and adults with physical and mental disabilities, as well as emotional and behavioral is- sues in Israel's Central Arava Valley region. Special in Uniform: An in- novative and unique program, Special in Uniform integrates youth with disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and assists in preparing them for careers and independent living following the comple- tion of their military service. Like all of JNF-USA's ef- forts for the land and people of Israel, its work for those with disabilities and special needs takes place every day. Over the last year, JNF-USA and its partners have: Provided services for over 55,000 people. Hosted over one mil- lion visitors with LOTEM at JNF-USA's Nahal HaShofet inclusive trail. Created a pathway for 360 participants to join Spe- cial in Uniform, expanded the program's presence to 25 IDF bases, and seen 52 soldiers graduate and successfully integrate into the workforce and Israeli society. Administered more than 10,000 individual outpatient treatments at ALEH Negev andwelcomed 143 permanent residents at its rehabilitative village. Provided 10,000 therapy sessions at Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center for 230 riders, and 9,200 sessions for 160 children through JNF- USA scholarships. %