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One Thousand Year Old Eggplant Discovered in Israel

The earliest evidence of the arrival of eggplants in this Israel has come to light in the City of David, the archeological site of ancient Jerusalem: A 1,100-year-old refuse pit found in Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in the Jerusalem Walls National Park reveals dietary habits in the Early Islamic period.

Eastern Jerusalem Arab Destroys Own Condemned Home to Avoid Demolition Fees

The labor of redeeming the neighborhood appear to reach the phase of removing an entire cluster of Arab squatters from al-Bustan, with structures rebuilt and either sold or rented to Jewish newcomers.

New Archaeology Exhibition: Ancient Bureaucracy and Clerks From Israel’s Past

A collection of seals, some with ancient Hebrew inscriptions, and other new findings go on public display this week at the annual City of David archaeology conference.

They Were Here on Tisha B’Av: New Evidence of Babylonian Destruction Discovered in City...

The wealth of the Judaean kingdom's capital is manifest in the ornamental artifacts.

Your Children Shall Return to their Borders

The first Brit Mila ceremony in over 80 years was held in the old Yemenite Village in the Shiloach on Monday morning.

No Faux UNESCO ‘Heritage Committee’ Can Sever Our Bonds With Jerusalem

“Nothing is more disgraceful than UNESCO declaring the world’s only Jewish state the ‘occupier’ of the Western Wall and Jerusalem’s Old City."

UNESCO Ambassadors Tour Jerusalem’s City of David

The numerous archaeological findings from the City of David unambiguously link the Jewish people to Jerusalem.

Hasmonean Period Stone Bowl Engraved with Rare Hebrew Inscription ‘Hyrcanus’ Discovered

Who was Hyrcanus, whose name is engraved in Hebrew on a 2,100-year-old stone bowl from Jerusalem?

Hekdesh Benvenisti Suing to Evict 9 Arab Squatter Families from Eastern Jerusalem

In 2014, White House spokesman Josh Earnest described the new, legal occupants of Kfar HaShiloah as individuals "whose agenda, by definition, stokes tensions between Israelis and Palestinians."

Sound of the Kohen Gadol’s Golden Bell Rings Again in Jerusalem [video]

Jews again hear the little bells on the hem of the High Priest's garment as he enters the Holy Temple of Jerusalem...

2 Arabs Shot in Jerusalem

It appears to have been more internal Arab fighting.

Under the Temple Mount

Republishing our 2012 archaeological exploration under the City of David.

Second Temple-Era Podium May Be Discovery in City of David

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has made an exciting announcement: A 2,000-year-old podium may have been found in the City of David section of...

Jews Return to City of David Complex after 77 Years

Another Jewish property in Silwan valley, where the British expelled Yemenite Jews 77 years ago, once again is in Jewish hands.

Final Steps Underway for Jerusalem’s City of David Visitor’s Center

Final steps are underway for building the City of David’s “Kedem” visitor’s center in Jerusalem that will sit on top of the “Givati Parking...

OU Rejects US Govt’s Criticism of Jews Buying Homes in Jerusalem

The OU criticized White House and State Dept. Spokespeople for suggesting Jews buying houses in Jerusalem is 'provocative.'

Jews Enter Six More Buildings in Silwan Secretly Bought from Arabs

More than 500 Jews now live in the City of David and Silwan Valley.

“Mayor Nir Barkat Fired Me for Doing My Job”

Jerusalem requires a delicate touch; As everyone knows, Jerusalem is a delicate mix of culture and religion.

Former Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum Visits City of David

“Seeing the Bible come to life is quite remarkable” – Rick Santorum

A Special Tour of the City of David

Yishai presents special audio recorded while on a tour with Ze’ev Orenstein, director of International Public Relations for the City of David Foundation.

Archaeologists Inaugurate King Solomon’s Coronation Site

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

Why I Got Excited by a Jerusalem Manhole Cover

While my family was here (in Jerusalem) for Pesach, we got to act like tourists, that is, we got to see the amazing things that exist right under our noses.

Historic Jerusalem Home Firebombed (Video)

A historic Jewish building in Jerusalem’s ancient City of David was firebombed by local Arabs , with supporters recording and posting the videotape on YouTube.

Israel Land Fund Chief: The Battle for Jerusalem Is Fierce and Desperate

As Jews around the world conduct the rituals of mourning in remembrance of the destruction of two Holy Temples in Jerusalem and the suffering of exile from the center of Jewish life, an ambitious plan and timeframe are afoot to rebuild Jerusalem and turn it once again into the pulsating heart of the Jewish world.

Artifact Found in Time for Shavuot Proves Bethlehem Existed During First Temple

Israel Antiquities Authority and the Ir David Foundation announced that a clay seal was discovered bearing the name of the city of Bethlehem, evidence that the city existed during the period of the First Temple in Jerusalem. The find coincides with the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, during which time Jews from around the world focus on the story of the biblical figure Ruth, set in the city of Bethlehem.

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