A team of Israeli experts has solved the mystery of which proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus are responsible for causing the severe vascular damage seen in coronavirus patients. The novel coronavirus is made up of 29 proteins. Five of those proteins were identified as damaging to blood vessels in a study led by Tel AvivContinue Reading »
The United Nations (UN) has contracted israeli start-up HomeBiogas to make the lives of refugees in several camps across Africa a little safer, easier and more hygienic. The renewable energy company produces small-scale, off-grid systems that turn organic waste, such as food scraps, animal manure and even human waste into clean, renewable energy, providing much-neededContinue Reading »
Yavne was a world wine powerhouse about 1,500 years ago. A huge and well-designed industrial estate from the Byzantine period with a very impressive wine production complex—the largest known in the world from this period—has been excavated in the city over the past two years. The site includes five magnificent wine presses, warehouses for agingContinue Reading »
For almost 20 years, the world was a different place. On October 7, 2001, the United States launched a military campaign in Afghanistan with a massive military focus on the Middle East. Then, on August 30, 2021, the American forces left—in an expected but criticized withdrawal that had enemies of the US celebrating. But isContinue Reading »
Nicknamed the “Butcher of Tehran” or the “Hangman of Tehran,” Iran’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, has all eyes on the Islamic regime. “The new government in Iran—headed by the ‘Butcher from Tehran’ Raisi, and in which most of its ministers are suspected of terrorism and are on the sanctions lists throughout the world—is the extremistContinue Reading »
The nation of Israel was shaken in May 2021 by countless rockets fired from the Gaza Strip and a new kind of aggression: unprecedented riots and lynchings in ethnically mixed Jewish–Arab communities across the country. Whether spurred on by the rhetoric and international media attention surrounding the Israeli Supreme Court ruling on the future ofContinue Reading »
Israel is a diverse land with striking landscapes that captivate and inspire. No tour of Israel is complete without visiting at least one—and perhaps even all—of the famous mountains of Israel. Let’s travel north from the center of the country to discover the unique story that each mountain has to tell. Mount Moriah Better knownContinue Reading »
The coalition formed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is notable for its diversity. It can also claim the distinction of having the most female cabinet ministers in the history of the modern State of Israel. These nine women make up one-third of the 27 cabinet positions, with three of themContinue Reading »
A number of common threads run through the chronicles of the wars Israel fought in her infancy years. The first three decades of the newly reborn state’s existence alone saw her forced into three major wars—each fought from a desperate, back-against-the-wall, outmanned and outgunned, slim-chance-of-victory position. All three brought a ganged up, multiple-army enemy boastingContinue Reading »
From 1939 to 1945, over 30 nations of the world contributed their best and brightest to the over 100 million military personnel who would engage in the deadliest conflict in human history. World War ll would claim the lives of over 60 million people, 40 million of them civilians. The Holocaust, Hitler’s genocidal attempt toContinue Reading »
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