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Evidence of gravitational waves detected 100 years after prediction by Einstein’s theory of relativity

Hebrew University’s Roni Gross holds the original historical documents related to Albert Einstein’s prediction of the existence of gravitational waves at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on Feb. 11.  /AP/Sebastian Scheiner

Special to Nice going, Einstein. A century after predicting the existence of gravitational waves in his theory of relativity, scientists proved Albert Einstein right again as on Feb. 11 they announced the detection of the waves. Einstein theorized that […]

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Egypt’s Sisi hosts key American Jewish leaders

Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations meet with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi in Cairo on Feb. 11.

Special to A delegation of American Jewish leaders met with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi on Feb. 11 to discuss Cairo’s security cooperation with Israel and U.S.-Egypt relations. The meetings between Sisi as well as other Egyptian officials, and […]

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The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a signed pledge during a press availability at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York

Special to By Norman Bailey The U.S. and Europe — the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations — are crumbling. Since Israel’s independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the […]

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Netanyahu plans fences ‘to surround all of Israel’ to protect it from ‘wild beasts’

Netanyahu inspects the new fence at the border between Jordan and Israel near Eilat, saying: ‘In our neighbourhood, we need to protect ourselves from wild beasts.’ Photograph: Marc Israel Sellem/Pool/EPA

Special to The entirety of Israel should be surrounded by fences to protect against infiltration from “wild beasts,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Feb. 9. “At the end of the day as I see it, there will be […]

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Israeli Arab lawmaker takes ‘our struggle’ to the White House

Israeli Arab MK Ahmad Tibi.  /Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Special to After failing to make progress on the Israeli-Palestinian front, the Obama administration turned its attention this week to Israeli Arabs. The White House and State Department hosted Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Ahmed Tibi of Israel’s Joint […]

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Palestinians praise killers of Israeli policewoman as ‘role models’

Photo of Ahmed Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh, and Mohammed Kmeil on Fatah's Facebook page.

Special to Three Palestinian terrorists who murdered an Israeli policewoman are being hailed as “role models” by the Palestinian Authority’s Fatah movement. A photo of the three murderers, Ahmed Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh, and Mohammed Kmeil, published by Fatah on […]

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Shock in Israel at U.S. ‘coin-toss democracy’

Israel's Knesset

Special to Israel is not embracing “coin-toss democracy”. Knesset members from across the political spectrum were shocked to learn that six coin tosses helped decide the outcome of the Feb. 2 Democratic Party caucuses in Iowa. Just as shocking […]

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Most Jordanian students have never heard of ‘Al-Aqsa’ holy mosque in Jerusalem

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Special to The push to codify Al-Aqsa Mosque as a major Islamic holy site doesn’t seem to be catching on in Jordan. A recent poll published by the University of Jordan found that 60 percent of students surveyed had […]

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Khamenei questions reality of the Holocaust on Remembrance Day

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.  /Reuters

Special to Iran’s supreme leader questioned “the reality” of the Holocaust on Jan. 27 – which was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a video titled “Are The Dark Ages Over?” posted to his official website, said […]

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Israel makes public letter by Adolf Eichmann pleading for clemency

Adolf Eichmann stands in a glass encased bulletproof defendant’s box as he pleads not guilty to war crimes, April 17, 1961.  /AP

Special to Israel on Jan. 27 released a letter written by Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in which he pleaded for clemency. The letter was written on May 29, 1962, two days before Eichmann was hanged. He remains the […]

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