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  • Arab Squatter Leaves, Police Block Jews’ Entry

    04/01/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    A Jewish home-owner finally took possession of his property in Jerusalem on Thursday after a 35-year wait. The process was almost made longer by Jerusalem police, who attempted to block access to the home even after Arab squatters had agreed to leave. The story began with the home’s purchase by a Jewish buyer 35 years ago. The buyer found that two Arabs had taken up residence in the property, which is located in the biblical Givat Shaul, adjacent to what is now the Beit Hanina neighborhood. He remained unable to evict them for decades. Eight years ago Jerusalem activist Aryeh...
  • Minister Ya'alon quits; Yehuda Glick to enter Knesset

    05/20/2016 3:19:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/16 | Ari Yashar
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) announced on Friday morning that he is quitting politics, following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to hand his portfolio over to Yisrael Beytenu head MK Avigdor Liberman so as to bring his party into the coalition. "This morning I let the Prime Minister know that due to his conduct and recent developments, and due to a lack of confidence in him, I am resigning from the government and from the Knesset and taking a timeout from political life," said Ya'alon. Ya'alon's resignation is particularly dramatic as Liberman has not yet formally been given his portfolio...
  • Christian Officials Begin Restoration Work On The Church Of Holy Sepulcher

    05/20/2016 10:04:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 20,2016 | AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulcher, site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
  • Jerusalem Dig Calls for Support

    05/18/2016 1:29:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Sunday, May 15, 2016 | editors
    Just below the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, a team of archaeologists, scholars and students will soon be busy at work excavating one of Jerusalem's most important archaeological sites... a wealthy residential area that saw its heyday during the time of Herod and Jesus. Directing the operation is Shimon Gibson, a British-born Israeli archaeologist and adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte... Referred to as the Mount Zion excavation because of its location in the sacred elevated area at the center of ancient Jerusalem near the historical Temple Mount, the work here is important because...
  • Genetic Testing Proves Bene Israel Community in India Has Jewish Roots

    05/11/2016 2:05:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | 10 May 2016 | American Friends of Tel Aviv University
    TAU–Cornell collaboration provides insight into unique community whose history is largely unknown A new study from Tel Aviv University, Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reveals genetic proof of the Jewish roots of the Bene Israel community in the western part of India. They have always considered themselves Jewish. "Almost nothing is known about the Bene Israel community before the 18th century, when Cochin Jews and later Christian missionaries first came into contact with it," says first author Yedael Waldman of both TAU's Department of Molecular Microbiology and Cornell's Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology. "Beyond...
  • 'Most pro-Israel administration evah' going all out to destroy Israel?

    05/08/2016 1:32:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/8/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Now that his administration has reached its final months, and little can be done to him personally, Barack Obama is pushing a harder line against Israel in an upcoming report about the 'settlements.' The report, which is likely to be released in late May or early June, will focus heavily on Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem, senior diplomats told AP. The Quartet’s report will also take Israel to task for the demolition of illegal Arab buildings – many of which were built with the support of the European Union. While in the past the US worked to...
  • Birdwatcher Spies Egyptian Scarab Seal at Dor [Middle Kingdom]

    05/07/2016 4:24:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    BAR ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | Robin Ngo
    Birdwatcher Alexander Ternopolsky made a remarkable discovery one day at the archaeological site of Tel Dor on Israel's Carmel Coast -- not a bird, but a rare Egyptian scarab seal. The stone scarab -- an ancient Egyptian object shaped like a scarab beetle -- belonged to a high-ranking official of the 13th Dynasty (18th-17th centuries B.C.E.) in Middle Kingdom Egypt... The name of the scarab's owner, his position, and ankh and djed symbols (representing eternal life and stability, respectively) are engraved on the Egyptian scarab seal. While the owner's name hasn't been deciphered yet, he is described on the scarab...
  • Christians converge on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to carry candles lit by holy fire

    04/30/2016 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. During the annual ceremony, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus' tomb. They then emerge to reveal candles said to be miraculously lit with "holy fire" as a message to the faithful from heaven. The details of the flame's source are a closely guarded secret. Roman...
  • Thousands of Christian Egyptians Enter Israel for Easter Holy Fire Rite in Jerusalem

    04/30/2016 12:30:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 28, 2016 7:59 PM | Nir Hasson
    Around 6,000 Egyptians, almost all of them Coptic Christians, have entered Israel to attend the annual Holy Fire ceremony at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday. There has been a sharp rise recently in pilgrimages to Jerusalem by Egyptian Copts, after the Coptic patriarch, Pope Tawadros II, in effect rolled back a ban imposed by a predecessor in 1980, in the wake of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. Tawadros himself visited Israel in November for the funeral of Archbishop Anba Abraham, the Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Near East.
The accession of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi in June 2014...
  • The Copts Return to Jerusalem

    04/27/2016 6:36:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 4/26/16
    Cairo (Agenzia Fides) - Palm Sunday, celebrated the day before yesterday by the Churches that follow the Julian calendar, saw an exponential increase of Egyptian Coptic pilgrims who have come to celebrate the rites of Holy Week in Jerusalem. According to the Egyptian media, in the current year already at least 5,700 Coptic Orthodox Christians have reached the Holy City, an increase of more than a thousand units compared to the Coptic pilgrims who had carried out a pilgrimage to the Holy Places of Jerusalem in 2015. The growing presence of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox in the Holy City marks...
  • Greenfield: From Slavery to Freedom

    04/26/2016 7:52:45 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 24, 2016 From Slavery to Freedom Posted by Daniel Greenfield As another Passover begins, the echoes of "Once we were slaves and now we are free" and "Next year in Jerusalem" resound briefly and then fade into the background noise of everyday life. We can board a plane tomorrow and fly off to Jerusalem. Some of us are already there now. But will that make us free? Since Egypt we have become slaves again, lived under the rule of iron-fisted tyrants and forgotten what the very idea of freedom means. And that will likely happen again and again...
  • Director posits proof of biblical Exodus

    04/14/2006 5:58:16 AM PDT · by timsbella · 157 replies · 3,529+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 14 April 2006 | Michael Posner
    A provocative $4-million documentary by Toronto filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici claims to have found archeological evidence verifying the story of the biblical Exodus from Egypt, 3,500 years ago. Religious Jews consider the biblical account incontrovertible — the foundation story of the creation of the nation of Israel. Indeed, they celebrated the Exodus Wednesday night and last night with the annual Passover recitation of the Haggadah. But among scholars, the question of if and when Moses led an estimated two million Israelite slaves out of pharaonic Egypt, miraculously crossed the Red Sea ahead of the pursuing Egyptian army and received the Ten...
  • Expellees’ Appeal: Save the Synagogue

    09/02/2012 4:10:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/9/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The eviction of Israeli families from Migron on Sunday brought back painful memories for many of the 9,000 citizens expelled from Gush Katif in 2005. Now Katif expellees are asking the government for just one thing: leave the synagogue standing. “We, who seven years ago felt on our flesh the Israeli government’s decision to uproot our lives and our towns in Gush Katif, are pained and shocked today at the fact that the Israeli government is repeating the terrible mistake, and crime, of demolishing settlement and uprooting homes in Migron,” wrote Eliezer Orbach of the Gush Katif Residents’ Committee, in...
  • Israeli researcher: Mikvehs show that Galilee cave dwellers were likely kohanim

    04/28/2012 7:56:11 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | Friday, April 27, 2012 | Eli Ashkenazi
    The caves in which the purification baths were found were 'caves of refuge,' where Jews who lived in the area sought shelter under Roman rule. A fifth mikveh has been found in the caves on the Galilee's Cliffs of Arbel, indicating that the people who lived there under Roman rule were most likely kohanim, Jews of the priestly class, said Yinon Shivtiel, one of the researchers who found the ritual bath... The caves in which the purification baths were found were "caves of refuge," where Jews who lived in the area sought shelter under Roman rule, particularly during the Jewish...
  • UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem stirs Israeli anger

    04/21/2016 10:16:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2016 12:52 PM EDT | Raphael Satter
    The Israeli government and Jewish groups have expressed outrage at a resolution adopted by the U.N. cultural agency that put the Western Wall Plaza in quotation marks, described Jewish sites as “so-called” and even claimed that some Jewish graves were bogus. The resolution, sponsored by several Arab countries and adopted by UNESCO’s 58-nation executive board last week, condemned the Israeli government’s stewardship of east Jerusalem, home to the city’s most sensitive holy sites. The April 15 document also decried the renovation of “so-called Jewish ritual baths” and the alleged creation of “Jewish fake graves.” Sites were either referred to by...
  • Egyptian Amulet Bearing Name of Pharaoh Found in Soil from Temple Mount

    04/21/2016 1:29:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 19th, 2016 | JNi.Media
    The amulet was discovered by Neshama Spielman, a twelve year-old girl from Jerusalem who came with her family to participate in the Temple Mount Sifting Project. “While I was sifting, I came across a piece of pottery that was different from others I had seen, and I immediately thought that maybe I had found something special,” said Spielman. “It’s amazing to find something thousands of years old from ancient Egypt all the way here in Jerusalem! Celebrating Passover this year is going to be extra meaningful to me.” The Passover festival, commemorating the Biblical account of the ancient Israelites Exodus...
  • Official Egyptian Government Website Denies Existence of Second Temple on Temple Mount

    08/24/2003 7:16:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 351+ views
    IMRA/SIS ^ | 8-23-03
    [IMRA: The State Information Service (SIS) is the public information organ of the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt. It is not clear where the Egyptians think the Second Temple was built.] http://www.sis.gov.eg/jerusalem/html/jintro.htm   Introduction Jerusalem in history     All along human history, Jerusalem has always been an Arab Palestinian city. There is no clearer evidence than the events and incidents of history that prove this Arab right with documents and scientific facts. Thus, all relevant UN resolutions, especially Resolutions no. 181/1947 and no. 194/1949, which called for preserving Jerusalem and its international status under the UN Mandate Council...
  • Jerusalem bus bomber dies of wounds

    04/20/2016 6:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/4/16
    The terrorist behind Monday's Jerusalem bus bombing has died of his wounds Wednesday night, in Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center. Palestinian news sites have identified him as a resident of the Palestinian Authority (PA). A bomb exploded on the #12 bus in the capital Monday afternoon, injuring 16 people - mostly bystanders and passengers on an adjacent bus. .....
  • Academics, journalists to trash Jerusalem's 50th celebrations

    04/20/2016 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/4/16 | Hillel Fendel
    The Jewish People will begin celebrating the Jubilee of Jerusalem's liberation and reunification next month, marking the 50th year after the Six Day War – but pro-war Israelis and other Jews plan to take advantage of the yearlong festivities to call worldwide for a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. Previous unilateral withdrawals in favor of the Palestinian Authority have led to many Israeli deaths at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. This includes the disengagement/expulsion from Gaza. The government decided last year to appoint a steering committee to set the tone of Jerusalem's Jubilee festivities. Its conclusions...
  • Bus driver: 'I saw the terrorist in the hospital'

    04/19/2016 4:17:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    The driver of the bus, however, has stated that the man was indeed the terrorist, and that security officials at the hospital confirmed as much. The driver, Moshe Levy, spoke with BeHadrei Haredim on Tuesday, and recalled the incident and his encounter with the alleged terrorist. “The [bus] ride was normal; I saw the terrorist get on the bus at one of the stations. The terrorist boarded and paid just like everyone else. He didn’t look suspicious to me, and he wasn’t carrying a strange bag or something. No, I didn’t suspect him.” “Then all of the sudden, on Baram...
  • Watchdog Groups Blast CNN for ‘Bus Fire’ Headline Following Major Terror Bombing in Jerusalem

    04/19/2016 4:59:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4-19-2016
    Leading Jewish groups harshly denounced CNN on Monday for failing to refer to a major bus bombing in Jerusalem as a terrorist attack. “There’s no excuse for this; hopefully it’s not part of a pattern,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told The Algemeiner. Cooper was responding to CNN‘s coverage of an explosion on the number 12 bus as it drove through Jerusalem’s Talpiot neighborhood during rush hour. At least 21 people were wounded in the incident, two of them critically. Although the cause of the incident was initially unclear, Jerusalem Police...
  • Of Killers and Healers: A Palestinian-Israeli Tale

    04/19/2016 5:12:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4-19-16 | Ruthie Blum
    On Wednesday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party paid homage to a young woman who killed six people and wounded dozens more, when she detonated the homemade bomb in her handbag at the Mahane Yehuda outdoor market in Jerusalem 14 years ago. As was reported by Palestinian Media Watch, Fatah posted this tribute to the suicide terrorist on its official Facebook page. The post reads: “Today is the anniversary of the death as a martyr (shahida) of the martyrdom-seeker (istish’hadiya), the hero Andalib Takatka from the town of Beit Fajjar, daughter of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades — Fatah’s military...
  • Yosef Ben-David convicted of murdering Mohammed Abu Khder

    04/19/2016 2:27:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    A Jerusalem court has convicted Yosef Haim Ben-David of murdering Mohammed Abu Khder, as well as a number of other crimes. The judge accepted prosecutors' claims that Ben-David led his two nephews, aged 17 and 16, in kidnapping 16-year-old Abu Khder, dousing him in gasoline and burning him to death in 2014. They then attempted to destroy any evidence of their crimes. One of the nephews received a life sentence, while the second was given 21 years in prison. While the judge rejected Ben-David's plea of insanity, he put off the sentencing in light of the defendant's mental state. Ben-David...
  • 21 wounded in Jerusalem bus bomb attack

    04/18/2016 10:05:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/4/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    Twenty-one people were wounded in an explosion on Monday, which hit Egged bus line 12 on Derekh Hevron and Moshe Baram Street in the southeast of Jerusalem, not far from Kibbutz Ramat Rachel. Police later confirmed it was indeed a bombing attack. Large Magen David Adom (MDA) and police forces rushed to the site. Police say 21 people were wounded in the attack, at least two of them seriously and seven moderately with the rest lightly wounded. Rescue forces evacuated the wounded to the hospital. One of the victims reportedly is in critical condition. While police had backtracked on their...
  • New UNESCO Resolution Erases Jewish Connection to Temple Mount

    04/17/2016 5:20:34 PM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    "Thus saith the LORD: I return unto Tzion and will dwell in the midst of Yerushalayim; and Yerushalayim shall be called the city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain." Zechariah 8:3 (The Israel BibleTM) On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a resolution erasing Israel's ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The UNESCO resolution referred to the Temple Mount area solely as the Al-Aqsa Mosque or Al-Haram Al Sharif, ignoring the Jewish claim to the site. The resolution called Israel "the...
  • UNESCO says no Jewish history on Temple Mount; Hebron and Bethlehem 'Integral part of Palestine'

    04/17/2016 1:18:03 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/16 | NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
    UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Association, announced a number of resolutions just before the weekend started. One, submitted by the Russian Federation, called for defining UNESCO’s role in safeguarding and preserving Palmyra and other Syrian World Heritage sites. Another was about “Enhancing UNESCO’s contributions to promote a culture of mutual respect and tolerance.” A third was simply entitled “Occupied Palestine” and addressed the Jerusalem Old City hotspot that Jews refer to as the Temple Mount and Muslims call Haram Al-Sharif, the Noble Sanctuary. Except that the Jewish link to the site, considered the holiest place for Jews,...
  • Netanyahu: UN reached new lows denying Jewish Temple Mount ties

    04/16/2016 5:51:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/16 | Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blasted a UNESCO decision divorcing Judaism from the Temple Mount Saturday night, after a motion over the weekend only referred to the site with Arabic terminology. "This is yet another absurd UN decision," Netanyahu stated late Saturday. "UNESCO ignores the unique historic connection of Judaism to the Temple Mount, where the two temples stood for a thousand years and to which every Jew in the world has prayed for thousands of years." "The UN is rewriting a basic part of human history and has again proven that there is no low to which it will not...
  • When Was The Bible Written? New Study Suggests Earlier Than We Thought

    04/13/2016 8:46:30 AM PDT · by avrakay · 29 replies
    Tech Times ^ | April 13 2016 | Deepthi B
    Certain texts of the Bible may have been written earlier than previously believed, according to a new research based on the handwriting analysis of ancient inscriptions. It is dated to be at least 600 B.C. and the presumption is that literacy was prevalent and the texts were composed in the kingdom of Judah, a city with biblical reverence, according to researchers from the Tel Aviv University. They suggest that the educational infrastructure to support Bible writing presumably existed at that time.
  • Ancient Kilns Prove Israel Was Leader in Roman-Era Glass-Making

    04/13/2016 4:14:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4-11-16
    An archaeological excavation in northern Israel has unearthed glass-making kilns that date back 1,600 years, proving that ancient Israel was one of the most important centers of glass making in the world during the late Roman period. Yael Gorin-Rosen, head curator of the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Glass Department, said. “This is a very important discovery with implications regarding the history of the glass industry both in Israel and in the entire ancient world. We know from historical sources dating to the Roman period that the Valley of Acre was renowned for the excellent quality sand located there, which was highly...
  • Three Palestinians arrested smuggling statue of King Herod's lover to Israel

    04/13/2016 4:15:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    The 12-centimeter high statue confiscated by the PA is a sculpture of King Herod's lover valued at nearly a million dollars. Security Services (PPS) arrested Monday night three Palestinians who tried to smuggle an ancient statue of King Herod's lover from the West Bank city of Tulkarm into Israel. A statement released by the PPS following the incident read: "Based on intelligence information, security forces burst on Sunday into a home in Zeita, a village in north Tulkarm, and carried out a complicated security operation, during which they arrested three archaeologists and confiscated the statue." According to the statement, the...
  • Israeli Archaeologists Discover 3,000-Year-Old Jar With Inscription of Name From the Bible

    07/27/2015 8:05:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/27/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Archaeologists in Israel have found a rare inscription of the name of an apparently influential person from the time of King David, a name that is also mentioned in the Bible, according to Israel Antiquities Authority. Archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old large ceramic jar with the inscription of the name "Eshbaal Ben Beda," The Associated Press reported Sunday. The Old Testament book of 1 Chronicles in 8:33 and 9:39 identifies the fourth son of Saul as Eshbaal, also written as as Ish-bosheth. "Ner was the father of Kish, Kish the father of Saul, and Saul the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua,...
  • New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists

    04/11/2016 5:41:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Isabel Kershner
    Based on a statistical analysis of the results, and taking into account the content of the texts that were chosen for the sample, the researchers concluded that at least six different hands had written the 18 missives at around the same time. Even soldiers in the lower ranks of the Judahite army, it appears, could read and write... The study was based on a trove of about 100 letters inscribed in ink on pieces of pottery, known as ostracons, that were unearthed near the Dead Sea in an excavation of the Arad fort decades ago and dated from about 600...
  • Easy as Alep, Bet, Gimel? Cambridge research explores social context of ancient writing

    04/08/2016 1:50:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | April 5, 2016 | University of Cambridge
    The project, called Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS)... is led by Dr Philippa Steele of the University's Faculty of Classics... For instance, today the notion of "alphabetical order" is used to arrange everything from dictionaries to telephone books, but why is the alphabet organised the way it is? Alphabetical order as we would recognise it first appeared over three thousand years ago in Ugaritic, written in a cuneiform script made of wedge-shaped signs impressed on clay tablets. The Ugaritic alphabet was in use in the ancient city of Ugarit, uncovered at Ras Shamra in modern Syria....
  • Risk Of Collapse At Jesus' Tomb Unites Rival Christians

    04/07/2016 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    The New York Times reports: JERUSALEM — It was a typical day at the shrine around what many believe is the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem’s Old City.
  • Why Jordan Is Installing Cameras at Al-Aqsa Mosque

    04/01/2016 8:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 | Ahmad Melhem
    Jordan is making progress installing cameras in Al-Aqsa Mosque's courtyards, but has not set a completion date for the controversial project. The plan faces tough challenges, and some Palestinians fear Israel could use the cameras against them. Some Palestinians believe extremist Israelis are trying to gain control over the mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites. Jews are permitted to visit the mosque compound, but are not allowed to pray there. Jewish groups, sometimes accompanied by Israeli police, frequently force their way into the mosque compound, resulting in violent confrontations. Ahmed Rwaidy, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' adviser on Jerusalem affairs, told...
  • Our Embassy in Israel Belongs in Israel's Capitol

    03/30/2016 5:38:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Venerable political norms have been upended during this crazy election season, but at least one presidential-campaign tradition remains intact. Every four years, candidates for the White House firmly pledge that, if elected, they will relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 2016 has been no exception. At the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee gathering in Washington last week, Republican front-runner Donald Trump was cheered when he declared that as president he would "move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem." A few hours later, Texas Senator Ted Cruz not only...
  • Donald Trump’s Speech at AIPAC Demonstrates Why He Will Be America’s Next President

    03/29/2016 7:55:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    SilverDoctors ^ | 3/28/2016 | The Doc
    As Chemi Shalev described in his Haaretz article: On Monday night, Donald Trump showed how and why he might be elected president of the United States. Invited to participate in a candidate’s forum at AIPAC’s annual conference, he came, he spoke, he conquered. In future history, the 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference might yet be viewed as a watershed event on way to the Trump Era. Trump entered the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. as a prime suspect but emerged clean as a whistle. In less than half an hour, he took a skeptical and apprehensive audience and turned them into...
  • Trump and Palestine (Vanity)

    03/22/2016 12:22:32 AM PDT · by Piranha · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 22, 2016 | Piranha
    There has been a lot of confusion here on Free Republic about Donald Trump's use of the word "Palestine" in his AIPAC speech. Some people are very disturbed and others don't understand why it is an issue. The issue is that the Arabs have taken the name Palestine to signify a new nation for Arabs. Some Israeli leftists talk about two nations, Israel and Palestine, existing side by side. Radicals in the US and Arab nationalists in the Middle East talk about a new country called Palestine replacing Israel. When a speaker talks about peace between Israel and Palestine, there...
  • Archaeology Discovery: Rare Artifacts From Jesus' Time Found at Orphanage in Jerusalem

    03/21/2016 4:32:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 4, 2016 | Katherine Weber
    Archaeologists in Israel are "astonished and surprised" after finding artifacts dating back to Jesus' time at a local orphanage and military complex in Jerusalem. The Israel Antiquities Authority said this week that it has found numerous rare and important artifacts, some dating back to the Second Temple period, buried deep beneath the Schneller compound in Jerusalem, which had previously served as a orphanage and later an Israeli army base. The Schneller compound first served as an orphanage in the 1800's, and then as an occupation area for German soldiers during World Wars I and II. It later became a base...
  • Trump at AIPAC: 'Obama May Be The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To Israel'

    03/21/2016 5:40:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on the second day of their annual conference in Washington D.C. At a packed Verizon Center, Trump addressed the attendees. The Donald opened by saying that he was a lifelong supporter and friend of Israel, noting that he allowed then-Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani to fly on his airplane to Israel during his visit to show solidarity with other terror victims. “In Spring 2004, at the height of violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the Grand Marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest...
  • Islamic Movement accuses Israel of 'Judaizing' al-Aqsa Mosque

    03/19/2016 5:06:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Kamil al-Khatib, the deputy head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, is accusing Arab officials of giving a green light to "Judaizing actions" around the al-Aqsa Mosque. He also says that the officials incite against the Islamic Movement in order to ban its activities and neutralize the group in its struggle. During an interview with the Hamas newspaper Falastin, Khatib expressed his wonder over the usefulness provided by Arab officials when "Rabbi Yehuda Glick walks around the al-Aqsa courtyard and provokes Muslims around the world?" He further claimed that "His [Glick's] settlers hold Talmudic ceremonies and settler weddings around the...
  • US State Department webpage erases Israel

    03/17/2016 5:20:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 3/16/2016, 10:54 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    While the US State Department’s refusal to recognize Jerusalem as being part of the State of Israel is well-known and was even the subject of a US Supreme Court case, it seems that the official US visa information and appointment services website has erased Israel completely. […] Curiously, while the website lists dozens of nations around the world, including rogue states like Iran, with their flags, there is no mention of Israel or the Israeli flag. Instead, two separate listings are made under the Middle East section: one for Jerusalem and one for Tel Aviv. Israel is, in fact, the...
  • That's No Bottlecap! Hiker In Israel Finds Rare Gold Coin

    03/15/2016 9:40:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    npr ^ | Emily Harris
    Laurie Rimon spotted a gleam while on a hike in northern Israel with several friends. It turned out to be a gold coin so unusual, Israeli archaeologists say there is only one other one with the same symbols in the world. "It's extremely exciting," said Dr. Donald Ariel, an expert with the Israel Antiquities Authority, in comments released by the agency, which says the coin was struck by Roman Emperor Trajan in the year 107. "His gold coins are extremely rare." One side of the gold disc shows an image of Augustus, the founder of the Roman Empire more than...
  • Israeli hiker finds rare, 2,000-year-old gold coin

    03/15/2016 1:12:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM — Israel’s Antiquities Authority says a hiker has found a rare, nearly 2,000-year-old gold coin. The authority said Monday that the ancient coin appears to be only the second of its kind to have been found. It said London’s British Museum possesses the other coin. The coin, from the year A.D. 107, bears the image of Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire. It was minted as part of a series of coins honoring Roman rulers.
  • EXCLUSIVE – Jackie Mason On Trump: ‘Israel Is His Favorite Thing’

    03/14/2016 12:44:36 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 13 Mar 2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    EXCLUSIVE – Jackie Mason On Trump: ‘Israel Is His Favorite Thing’ by Breitbart Jerusalem13 Mar 2016 During a radio interview on Sunday, legendary standup comic and staunch Israel supporter Jackie Mason took issue with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “I’m in shock that Cruz has the nerve to look him in the eye and accuse him of the exact opposite of what he said,” stated Mason, speaking during his regular segment on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” the popular weekend talk radio program. Continued Mason: Trump has been saying a hundred times, at every debate and on the street corners, every place...
  • US visa website won't identify the nation that Tel Aviv or Jerusalem are in

    03/14/2016 6:30:44 AM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    The official U.S. Visa Service for foreign citizens website, to help them travel to the United States, is surprisingly not part of a government Internet domain. Apparently this service has been outsourced by the US government to another firm, possible Computer Sciences Corporation. It really is the official US visa site, though, and a number of US embassy and consulate webpages point there. This one says explicitly that it is "the ONLY authorized website for the payment of visa fees." The reason this is interesting is the page from this official visa site that offers individuals to choose which country...
  • Baker Hired Israeli to Collect Iraqi Debt, Evade U.S. Sanctions

    12/19/2006 4:38:15 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 20 replies · 911+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 00:24 Dec 20, '06 / 29 Kislev 5767 | by Hana Levi Julian
    Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker used an Israeli businessman to evade American sanctions in Iraq while collecting a debt from Saddam Hussein. According to a report by WorldNet Daily reporter Aaron Klein, Baker hired Nir Gouaz, president of Caesar Global Securities in Israel, to collect a debt from the Hussein regime in 1998. Baker is a senior partner at the Houston-based law firm, Baker Botts, which made some $30 million in fees from the deal which the Israeli businessman mediated. Gouaz said the Iraqi regime owed some $1.65 billion to the Korean Hyundai Engineering firm for a series...
  • Terrorist's family expelled from Jerusalem

    03/10/2016 2:13:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    The family members of a terrorist who wounded two Border Police officers in an attack in eastern Jerusalem earlier this week were expelled from Jerusalem on Thursday and sent to Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria. Following the attack, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan ordered that the legal status of members of the terrorist's family, who lived in the village of Issawiya, be examined. Upon investigation, the police found out that the parents and sisters of the terrorist had applied for family reunification but their application had not yet been approved, and that therefore they did not have resident...
  • Rare First Temple-era seal found in City of David

    03/07/2016 8:09:02 PM PST · by Lera · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/16
    Archaeologists discover First Temple-era seals, one with a woman's name. Rare find that sheds significant light on owner's life. Archaeologists have found two ancient seals with Hebrew names, dating back to the time of the First Temple, in Jerusalem's City of David. The objects belonged to a woman and a man, Elihana bat Gael and Sa'aryahu ben Shabenyahu. "Finding seals that bear names from the time of the First Temple is hardly a commonplace occurrence, and finding a seal that belonged to a woman is an even rarer phenomenon," said a researcher with the project. The artifacts were discovered in...
  • 4,000-Year-Old Necropolis with more than 100 Tombs Discovered Near Bethlehem

    03/07/2016 4:26:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | March 8, 2016 | M.R. Reese
    By studying and excavating ancient burial grounds, we can learn about how final respects were paid when people died during ancient times. The artifacts located alongside these remains also provide insight into what items people valued and what they believed about the afterlife. A 2013 discovery of an ancient burial ground near Bethlehem is providing new information about one civilization that lived approximately 4000 years ago. In 2013, efforts began to build an industrial park near Bethlehem, leading to a discovery that may prove to offer fresh insights about the ancient world. The area where the industrial park was to...