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  • Hidden underground chambers unearthed near Israel's Western Wall

    05/24/2020 12:46:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Live Science ^ | 5-18-20 | Yasemin Saplakoglu
    It's not clear why ancient people dug up these chambers, but evidence suggests they used them in everyday life. Co-director of the excavation Barak Monnickendam-Givon standing in the subterranean chambers. (Image: © Yaniv Berman-Israwl Antiquities Authority) Archaeologists recently uncovered three ancient subterranean chambers carved in the bedrock beneath the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem. The 2,000-year-old chambers, consisting of an open courtyard and two rooms, were carved on top of one another and connected by hewn staircases. Inside the chambers, archaeologists discovered clay cooking vessels, cores of oil lamps, a stone mug and a piece of a qalal, or a...
  • 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...
  • Biblical prophecy COMES TRUE as live snake wriggles out of Israel’s Western Wall

    11/02/2018 6:42:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | Published 2nd November 2018 | By Rachel O'Donoghue
    People visiting the famous Kotel this week filmed the serpent wriggling out from between the ancient stones. In the footage, the snake can be seen coming out of the wall after scaring off a pigeon that had been perched there. And it is reportedly a sign of the return of the Messiah. “We are truly in the dangerous times that directly precede Mashiach (Messiah),” Breaking News Israel reported, quoting a Hebrew blogger. “Just as the pigeon is safe so long as it seeks shelter among the stones of the Temple Mount, the Jews are protected by the Torah commandments. “When...
  • Western Wall stone falls, narrowly missing worshipper in Jerusalem

    07/25/2018 10:43:24 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    An elderly worshipper had a close call when a 100-kilogram stone suddenly fell from Jerusalem's Western Wall and crashed at her feet. The Israel Antiquities Authority said the boulder may have been dislodged by erosion caused by vegetation or moisture in the wall, ... A security camera captured the moment at the site revered by Jews as a remnant of the compound of the Second Temple destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. ...
  • PA: Western Wall is part of Al-Aqsa [Palestinian Authority]

    07/24/2018 10:36:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 07/24/18 04:46 | Dalit Halevi
    The official Palestinian Authority (PA) news agency Wafa reported on Monday about the incident in which a heavy boulder crashed into the egalitarian plaza at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, but noted that the incident involved “a rock that had been cut off from the wall of the Western Al-Aqsa Mosque.” Wafa wrote in its report, “The Al-Buraq Wall (the Islamic name of the Western Wall) is part of the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque under the control of the forces of the occupation, who call it the Wailing Wall.” …
  • Good Riddance to Disloyal Mr. McMaster

    03/24/2018 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The departure of national security adviser H.R. McMaster and his replacement by former U.N. ambassador John Bolton are both significant and welcome. Bolton will be a team player on Team Trump and not someone with his own agenda who seeks the advice and counsel of those trying to undermine the Trump administration. Leaks such as the one of the memo warning President Trump not to congratulate Vladimir Putin on Putin's re-election will undoubtedly stop, as McMaster and his staff were viewed as the source for many of them.
  • New Western Wall train station to be named after Trump

    12/27/2017 3:51:52 AM PST · by caww · 32 replies
    The decision was made by Transportation Minister Israel Katz, who said: “The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to name the train station that leads to it after president Trump – following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.”
  • U.S. expects Western Wall to be part of Israel

    12/16/2017 6:31:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 12/15/17 21:30 | Arutz Sheva North America Staff
    The U.S. expects the Western Wall in Jerusalem to be part of Israel, but specific boundaries are subject to final status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), a senior administration official said Friday. “We cannot envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be a part of Israel. But as the President said, the specific boundaries of sovereignty of Israel are going to be part of the final status agreement,” the official told Israeli public broadcaster Kann. The official also noted that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Western Wall as part of his...
  • New Find Sheds Light on Ancient Site in Jerusalem

    11/23/2011 8:10:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | November 23, 2011 | MATTI FRIEDMAN
    Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem's Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world's most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday. The man usually credited with building the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary is Herod, a Jewish ruler who died in 4 B.C. Herod's monumental compound replaced and expanded a much older Jewish temple complex on the same site. But archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority now say diggers have found coins underneath the massive foundation stones of the compound's Western...
  • New Find Sheds Light on Ancient Site in Jerusalem

    11/24/2011 7:34:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 11/23/11 | Matti Friedman
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem's Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world's most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday. The man usually credited with building the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary is Herod, a Jewish ruler who died in 4 B.C. Herod's monumental compound replaced and expanded a much older Jewish temple complex on the same site. But archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority now say diggers have found coins underneath the massive foundation stones of...
  • Coins from 17AD found under Jerusalem's Western Wall hints sacred site NOT built by Herod

    11/26/2011 3:24:42 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11-25-2011 | Rob Waugh
    The history of one of the world's holiest sites - sacred to both Jews and Muslims - is set to be rewritten, following a surprise discovery in a ritual bath beneath the complex. It proves that the Wall - supposedly built by Herod, the Jewish king who features prominently in the Gospels, was in fact built much later. Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem’s Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world’s most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday....
  • Amazing Western Wall discovery: New section, ancient theater, uncovered in Jerusalem

    10/17/2017 6:06:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-14-17 | James Rogers
    In a stunning discovery, archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered a new section of the Western Wall that has been hidden for 1,700 years. Recent excavations at the holy site, which were announced Monday, revealed eight stone courses, or horizontal layers of stones, buried under 26 feet of earth. The completely preserved stone courses are constructed from massive stones and were discovered in Jerusalem’s Western Wall tunnels. The Western Wall is part of an ancient retaining wall supporting the Temple Mount where the Jewish First and Second Temples once stood. When experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority removed the soil, they...
  • Thoughts on the Western Wall Controversy

    07/04/2017 11:29:09 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 14 replies
    7/5/2017 | Yomin Postelnik
    Judaism has survived since the Giving of the Torah (and even before) because it is based on adherence to Hashem (G-D Almighty)'s Torah. It does not change with the wind. Societies that have lost morals have fallen by the wayside. Torah never does and never will. Israel has survived based on miracles. The 1948 war can basically be summed up as a fight of real airplanes (the Arab nations) vs paper airplanes (the Jews). 1967's odds were not much better. Hashem is our protector and Torah is what connects us with Him. It is our ultimate weapon. Jews who abandoned...
  • UNESCO: King David, Jesus Never Existed

    10/14/2016 10:38:11 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 107 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 14, 2016 | Joel Leyden
    UNESCO: King David, Jesus Never Existed By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — October 14, 2016 … In a move which represents one of the largest acts of anti-semitism in modern history, UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – voted on a draft text to remove all Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem. The draft text was passed at a committee stage with 24 votes in favor, six against, and 26 abstentions. Two countries were absent. The draft will now be submitted to Unesco’s executive body, which will vote on whether to adopt it. The...
  • U.N. body votes Temple Mount no longer Jewish

    10/13/2016 10:25:38 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    WND ^ | October 13. 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Israeli soldiers patrol the Temple Mount in Jerusalem UNESCO, the United Nations committee responsible for “cultural understanding,” has given preliminary approval to a resolution that denies the documented historic Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The vote was 24-6 with another 26 nations abstaining. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately condemned the resolution as “the theater of the absurd.” The proposed resolution, submitted by seven Muslim nations under the title “Item 25: Occupied Palestine” refers to parts of the site by the Muslim terms, “Al-Aqsa Mosque” and “Haram al-Sharif” and emphasizes the historic and religious...
  • UNESCO says Jews have no connection to Temple Mount

    10/13/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/16 16:49 | Yoel Domb
    The UN passed a resolution Thursday denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The resolution was supported by 24 states, including Russia and China. 6 countries opposed and 26 abstained. …
  • UNESCO renames Western Wall “Al-Buraq Plaza”

    04/17/2016 3:07:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/17/16 | Robert Spencer
    There is a concerted effort among “Palestinians” and their supporters to erase all evidence of the historical connection of Jews to Israel. The UN, controlled by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, is a willing partner in these efforts. Besides being motivated by Islamic Jew-hatred, this endeavor is in line with the Islamic supremacist tendency to appropriate the holy places and sacred figures of other religions.“UNESCO Renames Western Wall ‘Al-Buraq Plaza,’” by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News, April 17, 2016 (thanks to Janice): On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a...
  • 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...
  • Ancient Marble Figurine of a Roman Boxer Found in City Of David

    01/27/2009 9:53:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 754+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-27-09 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) Archaeologists have discovered an 1,800-year-old marble figurine of what is believed to be the head of a Roman boxer. The bust was found during excavations in the area of the Givati car park in the City of David, across the street from the Dung Gate leading to the Western Wall (Kotel). The figurine, which depicts the head of a man with a short, curly beard, is carved from pale yellow marble and might indicate the raw material came from Asia Minor, according to excavation directors Dr. Doron Ben-Ami and Yana Tchekhanovets. "The high level of finish on the figurine...
  • Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

    01/31/2016 6:03:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 12:21 PM EST | Daniel Estrin
    Israel's Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism. The issue is of particular importance to the Jewish community in the United States, where the more liberal Reform and Conservative streams of Judaism are dominant. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed the plan in an attempt to please American Jews, a key source of support for Israel, despite stiff opposition by ultra-Orthodox and religious nationalist elements in Israel who are key members of his own government. [...] According...