New Molecule May Prevent Age-Related Diseases and Increase Life Expectancy and Wellness Discovered in Israel

While breakthroughs in the world of medicine and technology account for the global increase in life expectancy, improvements in quality of life for the elderly population lag far behind. Longevity without a decline in health is one of the major challenges that face the world of medicine. A new study led by Professors Einav Gross and Shmuel Ben-Sasson of the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) has identified a group of molecules that enable cells to repair damaged components, making it possible for those tissues to retain proper function. The efficacy of the molecules was demonstrated on a model organism. The research team examined the effect of various therapies on longevity and quality of life, and successfully proved they can protect the organisms and human cells from damage. Their findings were published in Autophagy.

Currently, a major factor in aging tissues is the reduced effectiveness of the cell’s quality-control mechanism, which leads to the accumulation of defective mitochondria.

As Gross explained, “mitochondria, the cell’s ‘power plants,’ are responsible for energy production. They can be compared to tiny electric batteries that help cells function properly. Although these ‘batteries’ wear out constantly, our cells have a sophisticated mechanism that removes defective mitochondria and replaces them with new ones.” Source: Israel365

After Biden Snubs Israel, Saudi Arabia Snubs Biden

After snubbing Israel for two days in favor of paying homage to the Palestinian Authority, President Biden left the Holy Land for Saudi Arabia on Friday, where the tables were turned, and the Saudis snubbed the President of the United States.

Before traveling to Israel, Biden’s office informed Israel that the standard ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport honoring visiting dignitaries would be curtailed. Handshakes were also going to be proscribed due to COVID concerns, and pundits conjectured that the ‘shake-less’ Israel visit was in preparation for a Presidential snub of the Saudis who had fallen in disfavor due to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi in 2018. Biden refused to call Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for several weeks after he took office as per his campaign promise to turn the Saudi allies into a “pariah.” But a trip to Saudi Arabia was scheduled after a visit to Israel. This change of heart was due to the record high gasoline cost at the US pumps. Biden had already called the Saudis to increase oil production, but they had not returned his call. Just a few weeks before his first trip to the region, Biden announced that he would not meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his visit to Saudi Arabia. The president was going to meet with the Saudi prince, but there would be no handshake. Source: Israel365

Will Netanyahu Come Back into Power?

“There are individual members of the Knesset that can break away from their party and we’re seeing that in Yamina. That’s what brought down the government in the first place. It’s Naftali Bennett’s co-members of parliament [who] abandoned him. So if that happens and Netanyahu could put together 61 [seats in Israel’s 120-seat parliament], it’s still possible that Israel can avoid elections.”

Hezbollah Warns of Regional Explosion Over Flag March

Hezbollah leader Hannan Nasrallah threatened Israel with a “regional explosion” over its Sunday’s Jerusalem Day Flag march. Israeli leaders vowed they would not be intimidated by threats of violence from various terrorist organizations. On Friday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said, “We will hold whatever kind of march we want to in our capital,” He continued by saying, “You will not threaten our sovereignty.”

Iraqi Parliament Passed Law Banning Normalization with Israel

The Shi’ite led parliamentary in Iraq passed a law banning normalization with Israel. The video includes scenes within the Iraqi Parliament as well as supporters of Shi’ite leader Muqtada al-Sadr celebrating the new law. Al-Sadr was reportedly so thrilled by this that he called on his supporters to pray and thank Allah for the passing of this new bill into law.

Successor of Mahmoud Abbas Has Been Appointed

The PA’s Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein a-Sheikh was officially appointed as the Secretary of the Executive Committee in the PLO. This appointment filled the void created when Sa’eb Erekat (who died from Covid complications a year and a half ago), and this officially establishes a-Sheikh as the designated successor of Mahmood Abbas, the 87-year-old President of the Palestinian Authority.

PA TV teaches kids to make political map that turns all of Israel into “Palestine”

Palestinian Media Watch posted a video captured on Fatah TV which details a map of Palestine without a Jewish State of Israel.

Child host: “Hello friends, today we will learn how to make a model of the map of Palestine so that we continue to remember our country, Palestine…

Of course, all my friends know how to draw the map of Palestine. Here, the map of Palestine is ready, in its historic area.”