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Knesset Christian Allies and the Sinai Option
 
Head of Iran’s Top Clerical Body Dies

October 21, 2014 - 5:48 PM
 
‘Radicalized’ Convert to Islam Attempted to Murder Canadian Soldiers [video]

October 21, 2014 - 5:45 PM
 
Abbas Wreaks Vengeance on Arabs Selling Land to Jews

October 21, 2014 - 5:17 PM
 
Israel’s Government Recruits Citizens to ‘Fight Ebola’

October 21, 2014 - 4:58 PM
 
Beach Boys Cancel Israel Performance

October 21, 2014 - 3:58 PM
 
Jerusalem Light Rail’s New ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Arab Violence

October 21, 2014 - 2:42 PM
 
Rare 2,000 Yr Old Monument to Emperor Hadrian Found in Jerusalem

October 21, 2014 - 1:52 PM
 
Syrian Death Toll for Saturday and Sunday Breaks 300

October 21, 2014 - 12:01 PM
 
Father and ISIS Stone Woman to Death in Syria [video]

October 21, 2014 - 11:43 AM
 
Proposed Conversion Bill, Change in Local Rabbinate Power Nixed by Netanyahu

October 21, 2014 - 9:35 AM
 
Haaretz Smears American Terrorism Expert with Political Hit Job

October 21, 2014 - 2:53 AM
 
Kosher Butcher in Germany Admits Selling Non-Kosher Meat for Years

October 21, 2014 - 12:12 AM
 
RCA Issues Statement Regarding Freundel Matter

October 20, 2014 - 11:05 PM
 
Israeli Sherpa ‘Pony Express’ Saved Hundreds in Nepal Blizzard

October 20, 2014 - 10:43 PM
 
ISIS Wants You – Dead [video]

October 20, 2014 - 8:36 PM
 
PA Children’s TV Shows Why Peace Process Means Wiping Israel off the Map [video]

October 20, 2014 - 7:13 PM
 
US-led Air Strikes Kill 8 Civilians in Syria

October 20, 2014 - 7:11 PM
 
They’re Ba-a-a-a-ck… Hezbollah Guerrillas Redeploy on Israel’s Northern Border

October 20, 2014 - 5:35 PM
 
Arab MK Zoabi Says IDF ‘Worse than’ ISIS

October 20, 2014 - 5:26 PM
 
A Tale of Two Polls

October 20, 2014 - 5:18 PM
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Archaeology
Spectacular colorful 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered on route of new  highway to be built north of Be'er Sheva
 

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

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The most unexpected benefits from extending Israel’s north-south superhighway has been a wealth of archaeological discoveries, the latest being a spectacular mosaic from the 4th-6th centuries.

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A 2,000-year-old key was exposed in the excavation in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

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Excavations are mandatory prior to the start of public works in Israel.

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Israeli filmmaker Ziv Ilan speaks in trailer of his film shown in Canada but yanked in Britain by the BBC
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The BBC strikes again. Known for its bias against Israel, it said that a documentary claiming that man “Palestinians” of today actually are descendants of Jews did “not fit editorially.” How true.

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Temple columns in Beit Shean (illustration image).
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Soon the area will be handed over to the PA.

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The Anthedon, Gaza’s ancient port, dates back to the eighth century B.C., when Gaza was a major Philistine city
 

Posted on: April 16th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

After Israel threw out Jews from Gaza and gave greenhouses to the Palestinian Authority to prosper, the PA turned them into terror training camps. Now Hamas does the same at a World Heritage site.

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An underwater photo shows that the monumental structure is made of basalt boulders. The fish in the picture (marked with an arrow) is about 10 cm long.
 

Posted on: April 12th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Researchers say the shape and composition of the structure does not appear to be a natural formation.

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Archaeologist Benyamin Storchan standing at the bottom of the steps in the immersion chamber.
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

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Israeli archaeologists love highway contractors. Excavation for new roads frequently digs up history, and this time they struck it rich, finding a rare mikveh from the late Second Temple Period.

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Senior research microscopist Joseph G. Barabe.
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Barabe’s team was part of an effort organized by the National Geographic Society to authenticate the Gospel of Judas.

Ceramic model of church unearthed near Ashkelon
 

Posted on: April 8th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The ancient port of Ashkelon was a key point for trading Israeli wine. Archaeologists have unearthed a huge wine press and rare ceramic church model near the city’s old highway.

Excavation in progress at Tell Khaiber, Iraq
 

Posted on: April 5th, 2013

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“Terah took Abram his son, and Lot…and Sarai… from Ur…to go to the land of Canaan.” No one has ever found Ur – until now, with a “breathtaking find” of a 4,000-year-old public building near Ur.

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Toxic vapor coming out of the "gates of hell."
 

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013

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The place was popular with the tourists of the ancient world, the pilgrims.

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Excavation site in northern Israel where remains of a Stone Age village were found.
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

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Signs of the agricultural revolution in the Stone Age were found in northern Israel. Archaeologists discovered remains of an ancient village, along with sexual symbols.

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Posted on: March 13th, 2013

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Israel’s Antiquities Authority detectives have their hands full trying looking for thieves who rob the country of one of its greatest treasure – history. A thief was caught with a 300-year-old parchment of the Torah.

The donkey burial found at Tel Haror. Note the 1992 find of the donkey's skull with the bridle bit in the box at right.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

At about the same time the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt, a young donkey was sacrificed in what is now Israel and was placed under a house. In a rare discovery, Archaeologists found the skeleton.

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Posted on: March 11th, 2013

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The Muslim Brotherhood regime is ignoring the “systematic” destruction of Antonopoulos, one of Egypt’s biggest archaeological sites, the Egypt Independent reported Monday. Monica Hanna, a researcher with the University of Humboldt in Berlin, told the newspaper that information she received from archaeologists working at the site, also known as Sheikh Abada, revealed that bulldozers have […]

atra kadisha
 

Posted on: March 10th, 2013

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The protesters were claiming that there are Jewish burial caves nearby, which may not be disturbed.

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Retired Sergeant Jarom Vahai
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Vahai believes those historic monuments were built for world navigation purposes.

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Remains of Byzantine era liquid extraction installation found under Tel Aviv-Yafo
 

Posted on: February 20th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Digging up the streets in Israel is a great way to discover ancient history, such as a 1,500-year-old installation for extracting liquids, like wine from grapes, found in Tel Aviv-Yafo.

Hundreds of artifacts were found by the police at a home in the Galilee
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Police in the northern Galilee city of Galilee raided a home in an Arab village this week and recovered 300 coins and artifacts, some of them dating back to the Hellenistic and Roman periods 2,000 years ago. The stolen cache included arrowheads, glassware, oil lamp fillers. One glass jar was from the Byzantine period. Nir […]

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Handle of a footed marble basin decorated with Seilenoi heads, the 1st century BCE.
 

Posted on: February 14th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Lionized as “the greatest builder in human history,” King Herod was also demonized for his cruelty and his shady religious origins.

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