Earlier in the day today, Vice Premier Silvan Shalom (Likud) specifically addressed the issue of Syrian weapons of mass destruction, confirming that last Wednesday Netanyahu had quietly convened a meeting with security chiefs to discuss the status of Syria's civil war and the potential risk to Israel of its weapons of mass destruction.
Shalom indicated that were Hezbollah or rebels battling Assad to move towards acquiring Assad's WMD, it would be "a crossing of all red lines that would require a different approach, including even preventive operations," indicating that Israel had plans ready for military intervention.
"The concept, in principle, is that this [chemical weapons transfer] must not happen, The moment we begin to understand that such a thing is liable to happen, we will have to make decisions." (Emphasis added)
The training protocol was developed over four years by geriatric social worker Daphna Golan-Shemesh and professional dog trainer Yariv Ben-Yosef.
Alzheimer’s patients frequently can’t leave home because they are easily disoriented, but they are able to go out with a guide dog leading the way. At home, the dog is trained to press an alarm button if her owner falls and doesn’t get up quickly, or if she hears choking sounds from her master.