New Worlds: Marine mollusks got rhythm from the tides

Just as humans and other mammals have an internal biological clock that synchronizes their behaviors with their environment, so too does a marine mollusk with a shallow conical shell and a broad muscular foot clinging tightly to rocks, according to new research at Bar-Ilan University. But unlike man and higher animals that have a circadian (24-hour) clock, the limpets have […]

British scientist contemplates the world of our descendants

The changes on Earth – some 45 million centuries old – that occurred from 100 years ago to the present were minimal compared to the ways it will be transformed during the next century. Prof. Martin Rees, the official “Astronomer Royal,” master of Trinity College and director of the astronomy institute at Cambridge University who eyes the shimmering stars through […]

Recognize the Golan

More than half a century since the Six Day War and after the recent move of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, there seems to be an opportunity to get parts of the world to begin recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said so in an interview last week with Reuters. “This […]

Report: Syrian rebels searched for IDF soldiers‘ bodies in Yarmouk camp

Talal Naji, assistant secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, accused Syrian rebels of collaborating with Israel during an interview Saturday with Hezbollah’s al-Mayadeen news network. The PFLP is allied with Syrian President Bashar Assad. According to Naji, after Assad’s forces overtook the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp from rebels associated with Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS, it […]

Activists to demonstrate for Ethiopia‘s remaining Jews outside Deri‘s home

The Ethiopian community is returning to the streets to protest — this time in front of the home of Minister of Interior Aryeh Deri, called "the Pharoah" by Ethiopian Jews waiting in Addis Ababa and Gondar to be allowed to make aliya. The campaign, using the slogan "let my people go," was organized leading up to the meeting of the […]

Saudi Arabia stops new business with Germany over its pro-Iran policy

Riyadh pulled the plug on awarding government contracts to German companies, in a possible response to Berlin’s pro-Iranian regime polices and its accusation that the kingdom’s foreign policy constitutes “political adventurism” in the Middle East. Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is “deeply offended” by the German government and froze new business with the Federal Republic, wrote Der Spiegel. Be […]

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet to perform in Israel

"Bernstein was a genius: poetic, philosophical, humorous and fun loving. The music is tremendous – as was he.” Concert pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet was referring to the great maestro Leonard Bernstein, whose Symphony No. 2 (The Age of Anxiety) for solo piano and orchestra he is performing in Israel with the Philadelphia Orchestra next week. Be the first to know – […]