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  • UN blacklists 112 companies for working in Judea and Samaria

    02/12/2020 7:36:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 02/12/20 16:16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The UN Human Rights Council has released a report detailing a “black list” of international companies operating in Judea and Samaria. The council listed 112 companies which it claims violate international law by continuing to operate in the Jewish communities in the area, including Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor. Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz responded to the black List, saying that “the UN Human Rights Council’s announcement of the “black list” of business companies is a shameful surrender to the pressures of countries and organizations interested in hurting Israel, even though most countries in the world have refused to join this political...
  • Israeli researchers grow new date plants from 2,000-year-old seeds: Six saplings sprout from ancient kernels gathered at Judean archaeological sites; scientists hope to pollinate female plants and produce fruit

    02/08/2020 10:55:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 6, 2020 | Stuart Winer and Sue Surkes
    Israeli researchers revealed Wednesday that they successfully grew extinct date plants from ancient seeds found at archaeological sites in the Judean Desert. Dozens of seeds were gleaned from archaeology collections gathered at locations in the dry Dead Sea area, including the Masada hilltop fortress built by King Herod the Great in the first century BCE and the ancient site of Qumran, famous for the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the 1940s. Six saplings grew from 32 seeds sown and the plants have been dubbed Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith, and Hannah... Radiocarbon dating revealed the seeds used for...
  • The Oslo blood libel is over. (Important read.)

    01/31/2020 6:55:21 AM PST · by golux · 10 replies
    IDF Capt. Caroline Glick ^ | Jan 31 2020 | C. Glick
    ...When you read the Trump plan closely, you realize it is a mirror image of the Oslo Accords. Rather than Israel being required to prove its good will, the Palestinians are required to prove their commitment to peace. (...) Will Benny Gantz and his Blue and White party agree to abandon the Oslo blood libel most of its members embrace, and accept that Israel is capable of asserting its sovereign rights to these areas? Or will they hide behind the legal fraternity braying for Netanyahu’s head and preserve the anti-Semitic Oslo paradigm for their friends in the Democratic Party? And...
  • Honenu decries 'dangerous police provocation' in Bat Ayin

    01/05/2020 2:58:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/19 | Mordechai Sones
    Residents of Bat Ayin in Gush Etzion say police committed a provocation today when two police officers disguised as Arab technicians arrived. According to a report by the Honenu legal aid organization, the secret police were wandering around the kindergartens in the center of the locality, awaiting reactions by residents. The presence of the "technicians" reportedly aroused the suspicion of two boys passing by, who approached them in an attempt to understand their actions. The secret police did not provide any clear answers increasing the boys' fears and at one point, pushing started between one of the boys and a...
  • Antiochus Epiphanes and the Temple of Doom

    12/25/2019 10:04:09 PM PST · by ancientart · 5 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | 12/26/2019 | Art Marmorstein
    We are in the midst of the Hanukkah season, the eight-day festival that commemorates the second century BC victory of Judah Maccabee and his family over the forces of the Seleucid king Antiochus Epiphanes. It was a remarkable, almost miraculous, victory. Antiochus was close to achieving the long-time Seleucid goal of recreating the empire of Alexander the Great. He and his predecessors had annexed Turkey, Mesopotamia, Persia and parts of India. They solidified their control of Judaea and came close to turning Egypt into a satellite kingdom as well. Like so many ancient rulers, Antiochus fixated on the idea he...
  • Why NATO Should Expel Turkey

    12/22/2019 6:49:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 22, 2019 | Steve Postal
    In response to the U.S. Senate recognizing the Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to close two military bases (one American and one NATO) on its soil. This led U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper to openly question Turkey’s commitment to NATO. Two days later, The Telegraph broke a story that Hamas uses Turkey’s territory to plot attacks on Israel, which included plans to assassinate the then-mayor of Jerusalem and the chief of police, as well as a well-known advocate of Jews’ rights to pray on the Temple Mount. These two developments are part of a larger pattern...
  • Pompeo rips Democrats' 'foolish position on Israeli settlements'

    12/17/2019 12:31:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/19
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed back Monday against congressional Democrats who demanded that the Trump administration retract its declaration last month that it views Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as legal under international law. In a letter..., the Secretary of State called Democrats’ positions against Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria “foolish”, Israel Hayom reported Monday night. Last month, Pompeo announced that the State Department did not view Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as being inherently illegal under international law, reversing the policy set down late in the Obama administration, mirroring the position adopted by the Carter...
  • U.S. Reverses Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama Policy Declaring Israeli Settlements ‘Illegal’

    11/18/2019 5:13:03 PM PST · by malach · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.18.19 | Joel B. Pollak
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. had reversed the policy of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, who declared Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) illegal. Israel took over the region during the Six Day War in June 967, after Jordan, ignoring pleas from Israel to stay out of the unfolding war with Egypt and Syria, began shelling western Jerusalem. Israel’s counter-attack was victorious. Though the area is commonly described as “occupied,” Israel has long maintained that the territory is actually “disputed,” since Jordan had no sovereign right to the territory. If anything,...
  • Watch: US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements

    11/18/2019 12:08:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/19 | Gary Willig
    You Tube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=bIRDP7Kju3c&feature=emb_logo
  • Greenblatt: A hypocritical and political decision

    11/12/2019 3:54:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/19 | Elad Benari
    Jason Greenblatt, the former US Representative for International Negotiations on Tuesday denounced the ruling by the European Court of Justice that all EU member states must label products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as ones manufactured in an Israeli “settlement”. “A hypocritical/political decision! So-called ‘settlements’ are actually cities & neighborhoods; nonsense to pretend otherwise. Peace will only come-if at all-via direct negotiations. This decision harms prospects for peace & ultimately hurts Palestinians,” said Greenblatt. Israel’s foreign ministry said earlier it “strongly rejects” the EU court’s ruling, decrying a "double standard". The secretary general of the...
  • Archaeologists Identify 'Lost' Jerusalem Street Built by Pontius Pilate... [tr]

    11/02/2019 11:04:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Live Science ^ | Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Owen Jarus
    Archaeologists have identified a grand street in Jerusalem that was built by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judea who is famous for overseeing the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. The nearly 2,000-foot-long (600 meters) street would have connected the Siloam Pool -- a place where pilgrims could stop to bathe and get fresh water -- to the Temple Mount, the most holy place in Judaism. The street was likely used by ancient pilgrims on their way to worship at the Mount, the researchers said. Archaeological evidence for Pontius Pilate is limited and the discovery sheds a bit of light...
  • The Arabs Don't Want Peace with Israel

    10/28/2019 6:28:24 AM PDT · by upchuck · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 28, 2019 | Kenneth Eliasberg
    ... There will never be peace between the Arabs and Israel. Why not? Because, as noted, the Arabs don't want peace with Israel; they don't want Israel, and will look for any excuse to avoid any kind of peace agreement. As Netanyahu once observed regarding the prospects for peace in the area: "If the Arabs put down their weapons today there would be no more violence; if the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel." Or, as Golda Meir before him observed: "Peace will come when Arabs will love their children more than they hate...
  • 2,600 Year-Old Seal With Biblical Name Discovered

    09/09/2019 8:04:54 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 9/9/19 | Eliyahu Yanai
    A Bulla (seal) bearing a Hebrew name from 2,600 years ago was uncovered from dirt excavated in 2013 beneath Robinson's Arch at the foundations of the Western Wall. The seal is inscribed with the name of an individual with the most prominent role in the king's court in the kingdom of Judea. The Bulla (seal), which was used to sign documents, bears the Hebrew name and title: "Adenyahu Asher Al Habayit" which literally translates as “Adenyahu by Appointment of the House”- a term used throughout the Bible to describe the most senior minister serving under a kings of Judea or...
  • Foxes Seen at Temple Mount: Prophetic Proof Jerusalem Returning to Former Glory

    08/08/2019 10:22:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.breakingisraelnews.com ^ | August 7, 2019 , 12:35 pm | By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Catch us the foxes, The little foxes That ruin the vineyards— For our vineyard is in blossom. (Song of Songs 2:15) =========================================================== In a graphic materialization of the prophecy in Zechariah as explained in the Talmud, foxes are now being seen playing at the Temple Mount. It was reported in The Yeshiva World that visitors to the area have observed the group of about a dozen foxes in the southwestern area of the Western Wall for the last three days in the early hours of the day. This precise scenario was discussed in the Talmud (Makkot 24b). Rabban Gamliel, Rabbi...
  • French imam visits Samaria settlements, blasts BDS movement

    06/14/2019 4:18:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/19
    Dozens of Muslim leaders, led by Iman Hassan Shalghoumi, head of the Imams Conference in France, visited the Barkan industrial zone in Samaria on Friday. The extraordinary delegation met with Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan and Sheikh Abu Khalil Tamimi of Ramallah, as part of the international hasbara (public relations efforts) activities of the Samaria Council and the Elant organization in France. Imam Hassan Shalghoumi of France, known for his pro-Israel views, spoke about the visit to the factories in Barkan which employ both Jews and Arabs. "We saw a company in which Israelis and Palestinians work together. I...
  • Trump has ‘trumped’ the Islamic Mafia

    05/28/2019 4:53:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 22, 2019 | Mike Evans
    The gathering will take place on June 25-26 and will be attended by several Gulf Arab States as well as Arab partners for peace all over the region. By Mike Evans Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump hold up the signed document acknowledging Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, on March 25, 2019. (photo credit: AMOS BEN-GERSHOM/GPO) The Trump administration announced on Sunday the first stages of the peace plan roll-out, confirming that it will host a workshop in Bahrain in late June to focus on more direct economic investments of the West Bank and Gaza. The...
  • Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

    05/23/2019 1:35:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.org ^ | May 22, 2019 | by Ilan Ben Zion
    Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels —some over 5,000 years old. Archaeologists and microbiologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and four Israeli universities teamed up to study yeast colonies found in microscopic pores in pottery fragments. The shards were found at Egyptian, Philistine and Judean archaeological sites in Israel spanning from 3,000 BC to the 4th century BC. The scientists are touting the brews made from "resurrected" yeasts as an important step in experimental archaeology, a field that seeks to reconstruct the past...
  • US calls to dismantle UNRWA

    05/22/2019 10:27:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Embedded Video, no link to You Tube. The United States called Wednesday for dismantling UNRWA, weeks before unveiling the economic aspects of its long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Addressing the UN Security Council, US adviser Jason Greenblatt said UNRWA was a "bandaid" and that it was time to hand over services assured by the UN agency to countries hosting the Palestinian Arab refugees and NGOs. "The UNRWA model has failed the Palestinian people," Greenblatt told the council. Last year, President Donald Trump's administration cut all funding to UNRWA, arguing that it was flawed as Washington pressed ahead with work on...
  • First-ever reveal of 'Deal of the Century' (Israel-Palestine Peace Plan)

    05/09/2019 1:27:40 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 113 replies
    MA’AN NEWS AGENCY ^ | MAY 7, 2019 | staff
    The Middle East peace plan were revealed by on Tuesday.....from a leaked document circulated by the Israeli Foreign Ministry: A tripartite agreement between Israel, and Hamas, and a Palestinian state will be established that will be called "the new Palestine" that will be established on Judea, Samaria and Gaza, with the exception of the settlements. The settlement blocs will remain in the hands of Israel and will be joined by the few settlements. Jerusalem - Will not be divided and will be the capital of Israel and the new Palestine. Jews will not be allowed to buy Arab homes, and...
  • Judea and Samaria had more votes than eligible voters

    04/10/2019 1:29:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/4/18
    n dozens of localities in Judea and Samaria, there were more votes counted than people with voting rights, and voting percentages were higher than 100%. Jewish Press reports in the village of Itamar, results indicate that Ahmed Tibi’s Chadash-Ta’al received 52 votes, Meretz received 1 vote, and Zehut received 0. No votes were disqualified. A number of Itamar residents claim to have voted for Zehut and none for Tibi, indicating possible problems at that station. However, some experts say the over-voting claim is inaccurate, as the election committee has not updated its numbers of registered voters for some towns, rendering...