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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
Updates from Kuneitra, Syria [video]

August 29, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 29, 2014 - 1:08 PM
 
Soldier Dies from Wounds in Rocket Attack

August 29, 2014 - 12:33 PM
 
A Grand Total of 50 Muslims in Michigan Condemn ISIS

August 29, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Funeral Begins from Lakewood Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

August 29, 2014 - 11:48 AM
 
Dutch Pension Fund Rejects BDS

August 29, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Al Qaeda and ISIS are Israel’s New Northern Neighbors

August 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM
 
Netanyahu Meets with House Armed Services Members

August 28, 2014 - 11:49 PM
 
Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel

August 28, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
ISIS Slaughters 450 Captured Syrian Soldiers Since Wednesday

August 28, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
Update: Lakewood Confirms Sofer’s Body Was Found in Jerusalem Hills

August 28, 2014 - 8:31 PM
 
Comedian Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 28, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Run Away… Run Away… [photos]

August 28, 2014 - 7:28 PM
 
Echoing Cease-fire, Britain’s Jews and Muslims Call for Peace

August 28, 2014 - 6:56 PM
 
27 Israelis Arrested for Drug & Weapons Trafficking, Helping Hezbollah

August 28, 2014 - 6:38 PM
 
Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties

August 28, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
Erdoğan Sworn in as Turkish President

August 28, 2014 - 3:26 PM
 
IDF Fires Warning Shots Near Gaza Fence

August 28, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Shaath: US Pressured Israel to Drop Demilitarization Demand

August 28, 2014 - 2:49 PM
 
PLO Calls for War Crimes Investigations

August 28, 2014 - 2:39 PM
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Archaeology
Eroding limestone make it easier to put notes in crevices in the Western Wall but also contribute to  its instability.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2014

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One advantage of erosion of stones at the Kotel is more cracks for people to place prayer notes.

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Pablo Betzer, IAA District Archaeologist for Judah, with a coin from the Year Four of the Great Revolt.Ancient Money Box from Second Temple Era Discovered near the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv Highway.
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2014

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All of the coins are stamped on one side with a chalice and the Hebrew inscription “To the Redemption of Zion”...

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Posted on: June 23rd, 2014

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The UNESCO World Heritage Committee hasdeclared the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha to be a World Heritage Site. The site joins the Old City of Jerusalem, the Old City of Acco and Haifa’s Bahai Gardens on the prestigious list of extraordinary cultural sites from around the world.  

Tel Hebron 1
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2014

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In the Second Temple period Jewish settlement found in Hebron, linking the old and the new, an ancient Hebrew stamp saying "KIng of Hebron" was also found.

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Seal of Mar Sabas
 

Posted on: May 27th, 2014

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A rare monastery seal was discovered in a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem -- and presented to the Greek Orthodox Patriarch, who noted its importance.

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This 2,000-year-old chisel may have been used to help build the Western Wall, according to archaeologists.
 

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014

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The chisel was found along with a gold bell that may have been on the clothes of the High Priest.

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ancient skull discovered Gush Etzion
 

Posted on: April 20th, 2014

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A surprised group of hikers stumbled across human bones in a Gush Etzion cave. But what they actually found was even more astounding.

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Gold scarab with symbol of Pharaoh Seti I set in a ring found in a 3,300 year old coffin in the Jezreel Valley
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

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A gold signet ring naming Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I was found in an ancient coffin in the Jezreel Valley.

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The Gihon Spring still flows in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014

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In a secret ceremony held Tuesday, officials inaugurated the site of King Solomon's coronation in the City of David.

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Several of 11 Second Temple period coffins that Israel and PA Arabs were in the midst of stealing before being caught.
 

Posted on: March 31st, 2014

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The Jews who were ready to buy Second Temple history are no less guilty than the Arabs who stole and tried to sell it.

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Design of new Mandel Archaeology complex in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: March 18th, 2014

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Israel’s image of an archaeological center of the world gets a new boost.

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Happy Purim? One of 11 of the oldest masks in the world on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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A new display in Jerusalem is showcasing the oldest-known masks in the world, believed to have originated 9,000 years ago, long before Purim. The 11 masks are made of stones and were discovered in the Judean desert near Jerusalem. Experts believe the masks were meant to look like skulls, with each displaying a unique personality […]

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A worker of the Israel Antiquities Authority sews fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls, in a preservation laboratory at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

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Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

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A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]

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Aerial photograph of the 2300-year-old village discovered outside Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

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The site reached the peak of its development in the Hellenistic period (3rd century BCE).

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Part of the treasure of ancient pottery that was fished out of the Mediterranean Sea and stored in the basement of a home in northern Israel.
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

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“Hello, Israel Antiquities Authority? Look, I am cleaning out my basement and there is a whole bunch of pottery and other stuff here that my family of fishermen left me. Maybe you guys want the junk so my grandchildren can see it in the future?” That is not a direct quote, but is closer to […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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This discovery was first announced in JewishPress.com in April 2013. The longest water tunnel ever discovered in Israel is being excavated in Jerusalem, near the train station in the southern part of the city. Both the tunnel and a stone column head at its opening, belonging to a state structure dating back to the kings […]

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View of the Cave of the Patriarchs and Tel Rumeida neighborhood, where archaeologists have begun digging in hopes of finding remnants of King David's Palace.
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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'All the elders of Israel came to the king [David] to Hebron, and King David made a convenient with them in Hebron… In Hebron, he was king over Judea for seven years and six months…. (Samuel 2, Ch. 5).'

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One of the  2,000-year-old fabrics discovered near the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
 

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

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Researchers have revealed three rare 2,000-year-old fabrics that were dyed with an extract and in prestigious colors mentioned in Jewish sources.

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

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A special event next week at the National Library of Israel will debut a display of ancient Jewish texts found in a cave in Afghanistan. The library purchased 29 of the discovered texts. The texts are approximately 1,000 years old and were written in either ancient Persian or Arabic. They are predominantly legal or commercial documents, except […]

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