You will soon be able to easily find out which deadly illnesses your genes predispose you to get, thanks to an Israeli invention.
Dr Yuval Tabach, the senior scientist at the Hebrew University’s Institute for Medical Research in Jerusalem, has created an online tool which reads your genetic map to tell you whether you could get cancer or genetic diseases.
Hadar Shlomo remembers a childhood in Kibbutz Nir-Am in southern Israel as an experience "lacking self-expression and freedom".
She recalled with distaste how all the families ate in the same dining room, received the same allowance, and were provided with two pairs of shoes per year - one for the winter months, and a pair of sandals ahead of the summer.
Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom has said that he is in favour of a resumption of negotiations towards a two-state solution as soon as the world powers’ talks with Iran have come to a conclusion.
The minister, who would head up any such diplomatic process with the Palestinians, said: “We want to resume negotiations but it takes two to tango.”
Israel and the Palestinians are preparing for next week's publication of the UN Human Rights Council report on last year's conflict in Gaza.
But events on the ground this week seemed to overtake any struggles to define the past as reports circulated of indirect talks between Israel and Hamas and, on Wednesday, the Palestinian government resigned.