Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

World / Science & Health May 23, 2019

Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels — some over 5,000 years old. Archaeologists and microbiologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and four Israeli universities teamed up to study ...

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infects with missed call alone

World May 14, 2019

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infects with missed call alone

Spyware crafted by an "advanced cyber actor" has infected multiple targeted mobile phones through the popular WhatsApp communications program without any user intervention, via in-app voice calls even if they are not answered, the company that operates the service has said. The Financial Times identified ...

Israel says site found for Golan 'Trump' settlement

World May 13, 2019

Israel says site found for Golan 'Trump' settlement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that a site for a promised new settlement to be named after U.S. President Donald Trump had been chosen and formal approval was underway. "I promised that we would establish a community named after President Trump," Netanyahu said ...

More Sports / Judo May 12, 2019

Israel, judo federation hail letter from Iran; Tehran silent

A letter from Iran over judo rules is being heralded by Israel and the International Judo Federation as a sign the Islamic Republic will allow its athletes to compete against Israelis. However, Iranian media outlets on Sunday called the response "baseless" and "strange." Iran's local ...

Muslim society: 'Disturbing' video of children wasn't vetted

World May 6, 2019

Muslim society: 'Disturbing' video of children wasn't vetted

A video showing children speaking in Arabic about sacrifice and chopping off heads wasn't vetted before being posted on the Facebook page for the Muslim American Society's Philadelphia chapter, and it does not represent their values, the executive director of the national group said ...

Gaza Sunday death toll rises to 12 in Israeli strikes: ministry

World May 6, 2019

Gaza Sunday death toll rises to 12 in Israeli strikes: ministry

The toll of Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip rose to 12 on Sunday, the enclave's health ministry said, as Israel carried out a series of strikes in response to dozens of rockets fired from the Hamas-run territory. The ministry said three people, including a ...

Gaza militants fire 90 rockets into Israel

World May 4, 2019

Gaza militants fire 90 rockets into Israel

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 90 rockets into southern Israel on Saturday, according to the Israeli military, triggering retaliatory airstrikes and tank fire against militant targets in the blockaded enclave and shattering a month-long lull in violence. Gaza's Health Ministry said ...