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  • Israel’s Leftist Losers

    03/19/2015 2:10:17 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    FrontPage ^ | March 19, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    For thousands of years the Jews dreamed of reclaiming their country. The left had another dream. It dreamed of a country run by bureaucrats that worked only three days a week. It dreamed of unions running monopolies that worked whenever they liked and charged whatever they wanted. It dreamed of children raised on collective farms without parents and of government as a Socialist café debate. Most of all it dreamed of a country without conservatives. It still hasn’t gotten that wish. Netanyahu’s victory hit hardest in Tel Aviv where, as Haaretz, the paper of the left, reports, “Leftist, secular Tel...
  • Memo Reveals Plan of U.S.-Funded Groups to Influence the Israeli Elections

    02/08/2015 5:55:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    IMRA ^ | 2-8-15 | Alana Goodman
    Memo Reveals Plan of U.S.-Funded Groups to Influence the Israeli Elections Nonprofits targeting populations, such as Arab Israelis, opposed to Likud BY: Alana Goodman - The Free Beacon February 5, 2015 3:30 pm http://freebeacon.com/issues/u-s-groups-funding-liberal-gotv-effort-in-israel/ [For copy of the memo: http://freebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/APDF-GOTV-Arab-Community-MK-12-17-14.docx1-1.pdf http://bit.ly/1DMu8RV http://bit.ly/1AzUEzP http://bit.ly/1FebGCF http://bit.ly/1zo2zOR ] A coalition of U.S.-funded progressive groups has planned a massive get-out-the-vote effort to influence the Israeli elections, targeting communities that are most likely to vote against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-leaning Likud Party, according to a confidential strategy memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The U.S.-based 501(c)(3) group Ameinu sent out the...
  • If It’s March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow
    JNS.org – In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, November—every other year—is election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if it’s March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know it’s time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. That’s because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • Live Thread: Benjamin Netanyahu Speech in Rabin Square, Tel Aviv

    03/15/2015 11:11:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    i24 News ^ | Live
    Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing tens of thousands from Rabin Square live. Live video at link in English.
  • Netanyahu Places Hope in Speech at Major Tel Aviv Rally (Sunday evening)

    03/14/2015 8:12:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 3/11/15
    A major campaign rally for the right wing is planned for Sunday evening in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square. The “United for the Land of Israel” rally is being organized by Nachala, an organization run by former Kedumim mayor Daniella Weiss and United Headquarters for the Land of Israel. Like everything else to date in the run up to the Israeli elections, it too is fraught with internal conflict. Right wing leaders are opposed to the rally and Weiss has been trying for several weeks to convince them to attend the event. Many of the leaders on the right actually wanted...
  • Marzel in Tel Aviv: We Will Save Israel from Infiltrators (illegal aliens from Africa)

    03/08/2015 11:26:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 3/9/2015, 8:17 AM | Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar
    Members of Eli Yishai’s Yachad—Ha’am Itanu party and Baruch Marzel with members of his Otzma Yehudit party took a tour of southern Tel Aviv on Sunday, where they surveyed how the massive influx of illegal immigrants from Africa has impacted the neighborhood, which suffers drastically raised crime levels. During the visit, which was guided by Otzma Yehudit member May Golan, who is chairperson of the “Hebrew City” movement and a longtime champion of Jewish rights in the area afflicted by infiltrator settlement, the group came across infiltrators who openly said they were in Israel illegally and were unapologetic about it....
  • Megascale Desalination

    03/03/2015 8:27:49 AM PST · by hauerf · 56 replies
    On a Mediterranean beach 10 miles south of Tel Aviv, Israel, a vast new industrial facility hums around the clock. It is the world’s largest modern seawater desalination plant, providing 20 percent of the water consumed by the country’s households. Built for the Israeli government by Israel Desalination Enterprises, or IDE Technologies, at a cost of around $500 million, it uses a conventional desalination technology called reverse osmosis (RO). Thanks to a series of engineering and materials advances, however, it produces clean water from the sea cheaply and at a scale never before achieved ...
  • 'Obama army' deploys to Tel Aviv to topple Netanyahu

    01/30/2015 5:56:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A consulting firm almost entirely composed of former staffers of President Obama’s re-election campaign has been hired to run an election effort in Israel aimed at defeating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The conservative blogosphere is reporting Jeremy Bird, national field director for Obama’s 2012 campaign, is now working for a new non-profit group, V15, that is running an effort to defeat Netanyahu in the upcoming election. A closer look at Bird’s consulting firm as well as its working relationship with the Israeli groups finds he is just one of scores of former senior Obama election campaign staffers...
  • Islamic Terrorist Captured In Tel Aviv, Case Goes To ICC

    01/21/2015 2:11:40 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 10 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 21, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyTel Aviv, Israel — January 21, 2015 … An elite Israeli police unit, which serves both prisons and courts, reacted quickly in capturing a 22-year-old Islamic terrorist from the West Bank city of Tulkarm. The terrorist boarded bus number 40 in central Tel Aviv and began to attack the driver. The wounded driver Herzl Biton, 55, a father of three and a bus driver for over 23 years responded by spraying the attacker with mace spray. Biton, who was stabbed in the chest, was evacuated by Magen David Adom emergency medical services to Ichilov and...
  • Nine stabbed on Tel Aviv bus in suspected terrorist attack

    01/20/2015 10:57:08 PM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    JPost ^ | 1-21-15 | Ben Hartman
    A suspected terrorist stabbed at least nine people on the 40 bus line in Tel Aviv near the Maariv junction on Wednesday morning. Two of the victims were seriously injured and several others suffered moderate injuries, Magen David Adom said. Others at the scene were treated for shock. The injured were evacuated to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and Ichilov Hospital at Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv. The attacker fled on foot but was shot and neutralized by police and is being questioned. The assailant is a 23-year-old man from the West Bank city of Tulkarm, illegally...
  • Palestinian cartoons praise Tel Aviv stabbing attack

    01/21/2015 2:32:15 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 21 2015
    Palestinian media rejoiced Wednesday over the gruesome Tel Aviv stabbing attack with a series of celebratory cartoons. The first cartoon, drawn by cartoonist Bahaa Yaseen, was posted within the first 90 minutes following the attack. It shows a smiling terrorist holding a bloody knife and praising the attack, which at the time was reported to have injured 10 people. The figure stands in front of a sign that reads "Occupied Tel-A-rabia," a play on the words Tel Aviv. On the bus is the number of the bus line on which the attack took place and a Jewish star. Blood pours...
  • Israel bus attack: Tel Aviv passengers stabbed

    01/20/2015 10:45:49 PM PST · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/21/2015 | BBC
    Israeli police say they have shot an attacker who stabbed at least nine people on a bus in central Tel Aviv. The stabbing incident occurred on the Maariv bridge, police said, adding that the stabbings took place both in and outside the bus. At least two of the victims were in a critical condition......
  • Passengers Taken Off Planes at JFK as Authorities Investigate Bomb Threat: Officials

    01/19/2015 9:09:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 1/19/15 | Jonathan Dienst, Ida Siegal, Jay Blackman, Richard Esposito and Becky Bratu
    Passengers on board two Delta flights at Kennedy Airport were taken off each of the aircrafts Monday night as authorities investigated a bomb threat that turned out to be unfounded, officials say. An anonymous phone call was placed to Delta headquarters just after 6 p.m. suggesting a pipe bomb was on Delta Flight 468, according to Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo. There are two Delta flights with the number 468: one has a Boeing 757 plane landing at JFK from San Francisco at 8 p.m., with 171 passengers on board, according to Delta Airlines. The other flight has a Boeing...
  • PM: Palestinian State will Lead Islamists to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

    12/14/2014 12:52:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/14/2014, 12:57 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s upcoming talks in Rome on Sunday, during opening remarks for his weekly Cabinet meeting. “Tomorrow I will leave for Rome to meet with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and US Secretary of State John Kerry,” he said. “I will tell them that Israel, to a large degree, stands as a solitary island against the waves of Islamic extremism that are washing over the entire Middle East.” “Until now, we have successfully withstood and repelled these attacks and now we also stand against the possibility of a diplomatic assault, i.e....
  • 13 people fall ill on US Airways flight from Tel Aviv, make emergency landing in Rome

    12/06/2014 10:23:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Eleven crew members and two passengers fell ill on a US Airways flight from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia on Saturday, causing it to make an emergency landing in Rome, AFP reported, quoting Italian media. According to the report, the crew members and passengers were suffering from red eyes and vomiting. A malfunction in the ventilation system of the plane could be to blame but no further information was available.
  • Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized, Leftists Suspected

    11/30/2014 11:43:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 11/30/2014, 9:01 PM | Gil Ronen
    A Tel Aviv synagogue was vandalized Sunday with graffiti reading, “In a place where the Jewish State Bill will be legislated, books will be burned.” The vandals left a pile of burned books next to the wall that bore the graffiti. The books are not sacred texts. The attack took place at the The Tel Aviv International Synagogue where Ariel Konstantyn of the Orthodox Zionist Tzohar Rabbis organization, originally of New York, serves as rabbi. Rabbi Konstantyn says the incident has been referred to the police but he views it as a “clear act of anti-Semitism.” According to the rabbi,...
  • Soldier Stabbed in Tel Aviv Dies of Wounds

    11/10/2014 1:11:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    inn ^ | 11/10/14 | Gil Ronen
    Almog Shiloni, the 20-year-old IDF soldier who was critically wounded in a terrorist stabbing attack at the entrance to Tel Aviv's Hahagana train station on Monday, has died of his wounds. Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics tried to resuscitate the victim at the site before sending him to Tel-Hashomer Hospital where he was brought to the surgery room. Shiloni was reportedly stabbed numerous times, including in the upper body and waist, as he tried to fight off his attacker. The attacker proceeded to try and escape from the scene towards Levanda Street as he was pursued by security forces and...
  • Soldier stabbed at Tel Aviv train station

    11/10/2014 3:32:46 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 6 replies
    Ynet ^ | 11.10.14 | Eli Senyor
    A soldier was stabbed Monday afternooon at the Haganah Train Station in Tel Aviv. He was evacuated in critical condition to Sheva Hospital in Tel HaShomer. Police suspect possible terror attack. Police forces and Magen David Adom emergency teams were deployed to the scene. Eyewitness accounts said the young man was stabbed in his stomach and sustained massive blood loss. The suspect fled, but police officers arrested him a few streets from the scene. The suspect is an 18-year-old resident of Nablus, illegally staying in Israel.
  • 'Meteoric' Rise in Religious Education in Tel Aviv

    09/01/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/9/14 | Moshe Cohen
    Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) on the first day of classes Monday visited the “Reishit” school in Tel Aviv, a rapidly growing religious school in the traditionally secular city. At the school, located in southern Tel Aviv, Ben-Dahan spoke before hundreds of students. Reishit boasts some 400 students, the highest number in its history. If the students "work hard they can get to anywhere they want. Any one of you can be an IDF general, a rabbi, minister, or director of a large company," remarked Ben-Dahan at the school. "We need faith in religious and state...
  • Megadeth and CeeLo Green Cancel Israel Concerts

    08/06/2014 11:26:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 6, 2014
    Thrash metal band Megadeth and hip hop star CeeLo Green joined a growing list of entertainers on Tuesday whose scheduled concerts in Israel have been cancelled amid the Gaza crisis. Los Angeles-based Megadeth was due to play in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, but on its website the group said it wasn’t able to secure a guarantee that it could make it. “The band was looking forward to this concert and is disappointed they will not be able to put on the show for their fans, but expects to return to Tel Aviv on their next international tour,” it said.
  • US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis

    07/30/2014 11:49:16 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | Tova Dvorin
    The US embassy in Tel Aviv has cancelled tourist visa applications for Israelis, according to a statement on its official website, in a move it claims is a matter of staffing and security. "Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services," the statement says. "Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis." The statement surfaces in the midst of both souring US-Israel relations and...
  • Release Your Whys And Let Your ( (( Constant )) ) Abide In Peace

    07/29/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-29-14 | Jedediah
    My ways are not your ways , do not the planets hang in their places and move at my very command and will ?! So is your life that revolves around me, so do not fight my will for you for this friction will wear you to dust . "Release" your soul, spirit and life completely into my life and leave ALL your whys to me . I AM your ( (( constant )) ) and eternal and my path for you is irrevocable by the enemy if you remain in My will that is your "True Path" . Fast...
  • Obama to CNBC: FAA Israel Decision Not Based on ‘Politics’

    07/24/2014 6:09:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/24/14 | Matt Wilstein
    At the very end of an interview with CNBC’s Steve Liesman Thursday, President Barack Obama addressed the accusations, from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others, that the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to ban U.S. flights from landing in Israel for 48 hours was politically motivated. Obama called the move “purely technical,” saying the United States does not make “decisions when it comes to airline safety” based on “politics” or “even our strong alliance with Israel.” He elaborated: “The initial ban that was imposed by the FAA was based on Israel needing to show us that in fact it was safe...
  • FAA Statement–FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions for Ben Gurion International Airport

    07/23/2014 9:05:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 64 replies
    Federal Aviation Administration ^ | Wednesay, July 23, 2014
    Press Release – FAA Statement–FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions for Ben Gurion International Airport The FAA has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport by cancelling a Notice to Airmen it renewed earlier today. The cancellation is effective at approximately 11:45 p.m. EDT. Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation. The FAA’s primary mission and interest are the protection...
  • John Kerry Flies to Tel Aviv Despite FAA Ban

    07/23/2014 1:29:04 AM PDT · by bd476 · 84 replies
    AP and ABC News ^ | TEL AVIV, Israel — Jul 23, 2014, 4:12 AM ET
    John Kerry Files (sic) to Tel Aviv Despite FAA Ban AP and ABC NewsTEL AVIV, Israel — Jul 23, 2014, 4:12 AM ET The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry planned to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during what appeared to be a crucial day in the...
  • Israel opens second int'l airport in response to flight cancellations

    07/23/2014 6:23:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Transportation minister orders that Uvda airport near Eilat be utilized to replace Ben-Gurion Airport beginning noon local time. Transportation Minister Israel Katz on Wednesday instructed the relevant agencies to immediately open the Uvda airport, the country's second terminus for air traffic which lies just north of Eilat, in the wake of the spate of flight cancellations announced by major foreign airlines. Katz convened a meeting of senior civilian aviation officials who recommended that the Uvda airport be utilized to replace Ben-Gurion Airport. Related: • US urges deferral of travel to Israel, increases first aid to Gaza • El Al says...
  • Lufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flights

    07/23/2014 6:54:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2014 8:29 AM EDT
    Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is canceling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns. […] The European Aviation Safety Agency on Tuesday strongly recommended that airlines not fly to Tel Aviv after a Hamas rocket exploded near the Ben Gurion airport. …
  • Out and Proud: US Embassies In London & Tel Aviv Fly Gay Rainbow Flags

    07/11/2014 10:57:18 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 11 2014 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world.The US Embassy in London recently draped gay rainbow flags over its entry. Via NY Young Republicans Club:Draped Rainbow Flags Hang from American Embassy in London The American flags were somewhere off to the side. And, it wasn’t just London… The US Embassy in Tel Aviv also flew the gay flag recently. At least they flew the gay flag beneath the US flag at the Tel Aviv embassy.
  • Rockets intercepted over greater Tel Aviv; IAF targets 160 Gazan terror sites overnight

    07/09/2014 6:08:12 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9JUL2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    As Operation Protective Edge entered its second day on Wednesday, the Israel Air Force attacked terror sites in the Gaza Strip, while residents of greater Tel Aviv heard sirens and explosions. Sirens wailed in 20 different municipalities, including Tel Aviv, Rishon Letzion, Modi'in, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and the Eshkol regional council. Residents of Ra'anana also reported hearing sirens. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted at least two of the missiles, though residents of Tel Aviv heard more explosions. The remnants of a rocket intercepted by Iron Dome fell on a road in Ness Ziona. The Hamas military wing has claimed responsibility...
  • Rocket fire reported north of Tel Aviv as Hamas dramatically ups range

    07/08/2014 1:38:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7-8-2014 | By Spencer Ho and Yifa Yaakov
    No initial reports of injuries or damage after massive barrage across country; Netanyahu vows to widen Gaza operation, as cabinet okays call-up of 40,000 troops; rockets shot down over Tel Aviv; terrorists killed in firefight at Zikim army base; Gazan death toll in double digits. Israel launched a major operation against Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza in the early hours of Tuesday morning, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, following heavy Hamas rocket fire over the preceding days. The fast-escalating situation in the south comes in the shadow of spiking Jewish-Arab tensions in Israel over the brutal killings of four...
  • United Airlines Pilot Arrested for Refusing to Fly to Israel

    06/26/2014 2:21:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/2014, 9:43 AM | Moshe Cohen
    A pilot who refused to fly his scheduled United Airlines flight to Israel was arrested—with 300 passengers stuck on the plane for hours while airline officials scrambled to find another pilot. The United Airlines flight from Newark to Tel Aviv was set to leave early in the week. Usually a non-stop flight, passengers expected to get to their destinations after about 12 hours, but instead were in transit for about 30. Airline personnel refused to let them disembark for hours, passengers said, “making us feel like hostages, without food or water,” according to one witness. …
  • Mick Jagger’s Top 12 Hebrew Phrases

    06/04/2014 7:21:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 5, 2014 | David Horovitz
    The Rolling Stones’ lead singer had done his Hebrew homework ahead of Wednesday night’s Tel Aviv concert. He could even ask his guitarist where he’d gone shoppingIt might have been his band’s first visit to Israel, but Mick Jagger had learned plenty of Hebrew for Wednesday night’s Tel Aviv show. Here is the complete list of the Rolling Stones singer’s audience-friendly Hebrew remarks: Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! 1. Erev Tov Tel Aviv (Good evening Tel Aviv). A modest opening foray, delivered two songs in. Quickly followed...
  • Ancient Artisans' Footprints Discovered Beneath Lod Mosaic

    10/14/2009 8:54:53 PM PDT · by bogusname · 12 replies · 616+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/14/09 | Hana Levi Julian
    The ancient footprints of the artisans who built a stunning 1,700-year-old mosaic floor in Lod were discovered recently, when conservators from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) were in the process of detaching the huge work of art from the ground. As the conservation experts worked on the plaster bedding to be done before detaching the mosaic, they were surprised to notice there were ancient foot and sandal prints beneath it. Clearly, the builders that had worked on the floor sometimes wore their sandals, and sometimes worked in their bare feet...
  • Footprints found under ancient mosaic

    10/14/2009 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 647+ views
    JPost ^ | October 14, 2009 | By JAMIE ROMM
    While they may not have been the markings of a pair of Naot sandals, Israel Antiquities Authority conservators discovered footprints over 1,700 years-old, under the Lod Mosaic and at least one print resembling a modern sandal. Head of the Israel Antiquities AuthorityArt Conservation Branch Jacques Neguer said that when removing a section of a mosaic it is customary to clean its bedding, and study the material from which it is made and the construction stages and during that process, they found the footprints under the mosaic. "We look for drawings and sketches that the artists made in the plaster and...
  • 1,700 year old Footprints of the Builders of the Lod Mosaic Exposed

    10/14/2009 5:32:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 686+ views
    1,700 year old Footprints of the Builders of the Lod Mosaic Exposed Press Release Wednesday, October 14, 2009 www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14 The Footprints of the Builders of the Lod Mosaic were Exposed While removing the mosaic from the ground, Israel Antiquities Authority conservators were surprised to discover 1,700 year old foot and sandal prints beneath it Head of the Israel Antiquities Authority Art Conservation Branch, "It's exciting. This is the first time I have ever encountered personal evidence such as this under a mosaic". Step by step, piece by piece, the conservation experts of the Israel Antiquities Authority detached the Lod mosaic...
  • Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

    04/16/2014 12:03:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014 | Waddesdon Manor (source)
    One of the oldest surviving complete Roman mosaics dating from 1,700 years ago, a spectacular discovery made in Lod in Israel, will go on show at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, UK... from 5 June – 2 November 2014. Measuring eight metres long and four metres wide, and in exceptional condition, the Lod mosaic depicts a paradise of birds, animals, shells and fishes, including one of the earliest images of a rhinoceros and a giraffe, richly decorated with geometric patterns and set in lush landscapes.Ancient city of LyddaThe mosaic was accidentally discovered in 1996, during highway construction work in the Israeli...
  • Antiquities Robbers Caught Selling Rare Ancient Burial Chests

    03/31/2014 1:09:05 PM PDT · by BlueDragon · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/31/2014 | Ari Yashar
    Some of the 11 Jewish ossuaries from Second Temple period still held bones, featured Hebrew script listing names of those interred. The Antiquities Authority and police cooperated last Friday to arrest suspects who allegedly stole ornate stone ossuary burial chests, which were used by Jews in Israel during the Second Temple period roughly 2,000 years ago. The suspects were caught while in possession of eleven ossuaries, some of them still containing skeletal remains. The suspected grave robbers, who were arrested and brought in for questioning, came from the Arab village of Abadiyah in Judea, located near Bethlehem, as well as...
  • The Time of Harvest for the Gentile and the Jew \o/[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Bible ^ | 3-6-14 | Jedediah
    My ostentatious being is what you must become, The nectar of my spirit attracting others to My kingdom, For you are my lilies out in the field, Sobriety to the weak so my spirit may harvest as they yield, Now a light in the darkness just as you, Release "my" wisdom my children for you are my morning dew, Just as My tribes harvested The Manna early each day, You are my hidden Manna revealed in a new way, For now the veils are lifted for through my spirit you shall have breakthrough, Both to the Gentile and the Jew,...
  • The Media Like Pretending Tel Aviv Is the Capital of Israel

    02/04/2014 9:04:49 AM PST · by Psalm 73 · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 4, 2014 | Daniel Pipes, NRO
    White House: The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, did not say that Tel Aviv was the capital. But he also would not say it was not, in this semi-comical exchange with reporters: First Reporter: What city does this Administration consider to be the capital of Israel? Jerusalem or Tel Aviv? Carney: Um . . . I haven’t had that question in a while. Our position has not changed. Can we, uh . . . First Reporter: What is the capital? Carney: You know our position. First Reporter: I don’t. Second Reporter: No, no. She doesn’t know, that’s why she...
  • ‘The Boycott Began In Tel Aviv’ (out of leftist Israeli groups)

    01/24/2014 10:52:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2014, 10:24 AM | Ari Yashar
    Yaakov Berg, CEO of Psagot Winery, revealed to Arutz Sheva that the international boycotts of Israel products began precisely in Tel Aviv. There, the discrimination by Israelis against domestic produce from over the 1949 Armistice line opened the international floodgates. “Today everyone is attacking the countries that boycott us, but I want to say that the true boycott began from among us,” emphasizes Berg. […] Berg noted that he is convinced the Tel Aviv boycotters will in the end be boycotted as well, a prediction borne out by reports that US Secretary of State John Kerry is manipulating the EU...
  • Mahmoud Abbas’ Party Threatens to ‘Bomb Tel Aviv’

    01/23/2014 1:25:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 1/22/2014, 8:20 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Fatah party of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has posted threats to bomb Tel Aviv on its official Facebook page. The threats came in the form of a video by Fatah’s armed wing—the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade—which threatened to turn Tel Aviv “into a ball of fire”, as well as escalated rocket fire on Israeli civilians. […] The threats come despite the fact that the Palestinian Authority is engaged in “peace negotiations” with Israel, and bolster claims by Israeli leaders that the PA is not really serious about finding a peaceful political solution to the conflict. …
  • Israel arrests Al-Qaida recruits trying to bomb U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv

    01/22/2014 12:21:28 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 35 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 22.01.14 | Amos Harel
    Shin Bet officials announced on Wednesday that they have arrested three Palestinians, two of them East Jerusalem residents with Israeli identification cards, for alleged involvement in an Al-Qaida plan to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The group had planned two simultaneous suicide attacks, the Shin Bet said, one at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem and the other at the United States embassy in Tel Aviv. The three men were arrested on December 25, a gag order on the case lifted Wednesday revealed. A high-ranking Shin Bet official told reporters in Tel Aviv that a member of one of...
  • Israel busts 'global jihad' terror cell planning attacks, including against US Embassy

    01/22/2014 12:53:16 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 22, 2014 | By David Barnett
    Israeli authorities today announced the arrest of three global jihadists who were allegedly preparing to carry out terror attacks after being recruited by an al-Qaeda-linked operative in the Gaza Strip. The three terrorists were identified as Iyad Mahmoud Khalil Abu Sara, Rubin Abu Nagma, and Ala Yasin Mohammed Anam. The arrested Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem area were recruited online and planned to carry out kidnappings and bombings at the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem as well as the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, among other attacks. Israeli authorities kept their counterparts in the "US and elsewhere" updated...
  • Israel foils Al Qaeda plot on US embassy, internal security agency says

    01/22/2014 8:38:35 AM PST · by don-o · 13 replies
    AP - via Fox News ^ | January 22, 2014
    JERUSALEM – Israel's internal security agency says it has foiled an Al Qaeda plan to attack the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and hit other targets in the country.
  • Tel Aviv Mayor on Infiltrators: It'll End in Violence

    01/05/2014 1:39:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    Tel-Aviv Yafo's mayor, Ron Hulda'i, reacted Sunday to the demonstration by tens of thousands of infiltrators from Africa, who assembled at Rabin Square and demanded that the government allow them to stay in Israel and work legally. "The demonstration today is only the beginning of a process that unfortunately will only escalate,” he predicted, “and I regret to say that we will see violence in the streets.” Hulda'i accused the government of ignoring the difficulties that the infiltrators face, as well as the difficulties faced by residents who suffer from the immigrants. He demanded that a clear government policy be...
  • Cyndi Lauper proves herself time after time in Tel Aviv

    01/05/2014 8:17:42 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/1/14 | David Brinn
    Cyndi Lauper let her true colors shine through on Saturday night at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. Foul-mouthed, big-hearted and still quirky as hell after all these years, the bright-red haired, combat boot-wearing 60-year-old entertainer revisited her landmark debut album She's So Unusual, performing it in its entirety upon its 30th anniversary. Whether spinning like a dervish, climbing onto speaker stacks, roaming out into the audience, or getting down on her knees to sing, Lauper has lost none of her spunky spirit, nor her powerful lung capacity. Her crack band, anchored by bassist William Wittman who performed and acted...
  • African Infiltrators Stage March in Tel Aviv

    12/28/2013 5:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/13
    Several thousand African infiltrators who entered Israel illegally via Egypt staged a peaceful protest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, police said to AFP. The demonstrators denounced the refusal of the authorities to grant them refugee status, as well as holding several hundred in detention centers. They marched, some holding candles and others placards bearing the slogan "We are refugees", to cries of "Freedom!" Israeli left-wing activists also joined the march from a southern neighborhood to Yitzhak Rabin Square, where they gathered outside the municipality. Earlier this month, over 250 inmates marched from the Holot detention center to Jerusalem in protest...
  • South Tel Aviv in Angry Protest Over Illegal African Influx (Israel)

    09/17/2013 2:27:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 9/17/2013, 9:38 PM | David Lev
    Dozens of residents of south Tel Aviv on Tuesday demonstrated, after the High Court on Monday declared the government’s policy on detaining illegal immigrants—under which illegals could be detained for up to three years—violated several Basic Laws. Some 2,000 illegal Africans are to be freed from an encampment in the Negev in the next 90 days, most likely heading to Tel Aviv, where there is already a large illegal African community. The government has the option to attempt to deport the illegals, but many of them claim that they are genuine refugees from political repression, so deporting them would likely...
  • Syrian Official: If Damascus is Attacked, Tel Aviv Will Burn

    08/27/2013 7:47:20 PM PDT · by Lera · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/28/2013 | Elad Benari
    A senior official in the Syrian army warned the United States and its partners on Tuesday that waging a full-scale war on Syria would be reciprocated with an immediate attack on Tel Aviv. "If Damascus comes under attack, Tel Aviv will be targeted too and a full-scale war against Syria will actually issue a license for attacking Israel," the Syrian army source told the Iranian Fars news agency. "Rest assured that if Syria is attacked, Israel will also be set on fire and such an attack will, in turn, engage Syria's neighbors," he added. The source also warned the U.S....
  • Tom Jones target of BDS (Boycott/Divest/Sanction) pressure (over Israel concert)

    08/27/2013 8:35:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.27.13, 07:49 | Itamar Eichner
    In exactly one month, singer Tom Jones is expected to take the stage at Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena. But behind the scenes, an online battle is being waged between anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists, who are pressuring the Welsh singer to cancel his performance in Israel, and Israel supporters who express their encouragement and love for the singer. A group of British BDS activists are circulating a petition calling on Jones to boycott Israel and cancel his show. The petition was already signed by more than 1,000 internet users. … As of now, Jones is not caving to...