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Russia to Deliver S-300 Missile System to Iran… Eventually

May 27, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
18 Dead, 13 Missing in Texas Flash Floods

May 27, 2015 - 4:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Cabinet Approves Ministerial Committee on Arab Affairs

May 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Mass Arrests of FIFA Officials Omit PA Terrorist Rajoub

May 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM
 
Rabbi Riskin Hopes the Rabbinate Will Climb Down From Their Tree [audio]

May 27, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Egyptian Court: ‘We Can’t Label Israel as a ‘Terrorist State”

May 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
PLO Blows Up Netanyahu’s ‘Peace Process’ Renewal

May 27, 2015 - 9:25 AM
 
Scorcher in Israel, Stay indoors

May 27, 2015 - 8:26 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 8:07 AM
 
Israeli Air Force Strikes Back at Gaza for Rocket Attack

May 27, 2015 - 5:37 AM
 
IRS Hacked, Info Stolen on 100,000 Taxpayers

May 27, 2015 - 4:40 AM
 
Minister Warns ‘Hamas Trying to Escalate Security Situation’

May 27, 2015 - 12:30 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 12:01 AM
 
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to ‘Stay On No Matter What’ Says Efrat Mayor

May 26, 2015 - 10:27 PM
 
No Deal with Iran by June 30 Deadline, Europeans Say

May 26, 2015 - 9:59 PM
 
Vehicle Terror Attack Foiled at Gush Etzion Junction

May 26, 2015 - 9:28 PM
 
UPDATE: Gaza Rocket Hits Israel

May 26, 2015 - 9:10 PM
 
UN Envoy Warns Syrian Refugees Will Outnumber Lebanese Schoolchildren

May 26, 2015 - 9:06 PM
 
Weekend Bomb Threats Tail Flights to Northeastern US

May 26, 2015 - 7:59 PM
 
Rare 1,000 Yr Old Ketubah on Exhibit in Jerusalem

May 26, 2015 - 7:15 PM
 
Arabs Terrorize Worshipers in Jerusalem’s Ancient Shiloach Yemenite Synagogue

May 26, 2015 - 5:45 PM
 
Photo of Obama’s Passover Seder ‘Fifth Child’ Tantrum

May 26, 2015 - 3:04 PM
 
Barkat Peeved at Netanyahu for Dividing Him from Jerusalem Affairs Post

May 26, 2015 - 2:15 PM
 
Media Spins Netanyahu’s Renewal of Peace Process

May 26, 2015 - 12:19 PM
 
Report: Bullets from Hamas Live-Fire Training Land in Israel

May 26, 2015 - 11:21 AM
 
Ya’alon Removes Police Siege of Ode Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Shomron

May 26, 2015 - 10:46 AM
 
President Rivlin Denies He Is Being Honored by Leftist New Israel Fund

May 26, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
5,000-Year-Old Seal in Galilee May Depict First Known Music Scene

May 26, 2015 - 9:29 AM
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Archaeology
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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The ancient Bible, in an Aramaic dialect, will be shown in the Ankara Museum of Ethnography.
 

Posted on: December 14th, 2013

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The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.

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Fountain and plumblng, lower left, and remains of 900-year-old home in Old Ramle.
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

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Development of a modern highway has unearthed the discovery of an Islamic period fountain in a private garden outside the richer ares of Old Ramla, near the airport.

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The uncovered building.
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

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It is only now that remains of a building from this period in the city’s history are being exposed.

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