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  • Ancient temple dedicated to Zeus uncovered in Northern Sinai

    05/01/2022 1:09:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | April 25, 2022 | unattributed
    An archaeological mission excavating at Tell el-Farma in the Northern Sinai have uncovered a temple dedicated to Zeus.Zeus is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion who ruled from his seat in Mount Olympus. Zeus is often depicted as an older man with a beard and is represented by symbols such as the lightning bolt and the eagle.Archaeologists were conducting excavations at Tell el-Farma, known by its ancient name of Pelusium which dates back to the late Pharaonic period. The site remained occupied from Greco-Roman times through to the Byzantine and early Islamic periods.Pelusium was first excavated during...
  • Hamas official: We'll fire 1,111 rockets at Israel in next war

    04/26/2022 12:44:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/22 | Zaher Jabarin
    Zaher Jabarin, one of Hamas' leaders, has threatened to fire over 1,000 rockets at Israel, Channel 12 News reported. Last year, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar referenced the number 1,111 but did not detail the context. At the time, he said, "We are confident in our ability to obtain our rights and remember the number 1,111." It was assumed then that the number was in reference to how many terrorists Hamas would demand released in the next prisoner swap. Now, Jabarin has clarified, in Sinwar's name, that 1,111 is the number of rockets which will be fired during the first barrage...
  • "Palestinian" Violence and Discrimination Against Women [under Sharia]

    04/18/2022 11:00:50 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 4 replies
    Pierre Rehov ^ | Apr 18, 202w
    ClipPierre Rehov (@pierre_rehov) Tweeted (Apr 18, 2022): Violence and discrimination against Palestinian women.
  • Israel's Peace With Some Arab Neighbors?-Intriguing developments with the UAE and Bahrain

    02/18/2022 7:30:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Feb 17, 2022 | Joseph Puder
    The Jewish state’s dream of warm peace with its Arab neighbors has eluded it for more than 72 years. In September 2020, President Donald Trump helped engineer the Abraham Accords between Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. The very treaty signing on the White House lawn projected human warmth, and signaled a warm peace. Subsequently, Sudan and Morocco joined the normalization of relations with Israel. It is true that peace, as opposed to war, came much earlier than September 2020. Israel signed a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979 and with Jordan in 1994. These peace treaties, however,...
  • In Photos: Middle Kingdom mining mission premises unearthed in South Sinai

    01/23/2022 10:08:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Monday 10 Jan 2022 | Nevine El-Aref
    Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the SCA, said that the Egyptian archeological mission is the first ever to work at the Wadi Al-Nasb site. He added that the uncovered building was used as an administrative centre for the mining teams which headed to Sinai searching for turquoise and copper. Preliminary study indicates that the building was built during the Middle Kingdom and continued to be used with little changes to its interior design during the New Kingdom and then again during the Late Roman period. The mining mission’s premises is located in the center of Wadi Al-Nasb, overlooking the ancient...
  • Israel threatens Hamas with targeted killings

    12/21/2021 1:30:45 PM PST · by JerusalemOne · 12 replies
    Israel threatens Hamas with targeted killings World Israel News 21:00 3 hours ago NEWSRAEL: Hamas, like all other terror leaders are great giving speeches of "We love death!" and "We will fight until our last drop of blood!", but for some strange reason, they always send someone else to do their dirty work. The only real threat that bothers them is having to pay the price for their terror themselves. The warnings were reportedly sent to the Gaza-based terror group by Egyptian security officials who are now visiting the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah. Israel has threatened Hamas with targeted killings...
  • Is Iranian influence weakening in Yemen?

    12/18/2021 10:27:12 AM PST · by NewsRael · 6 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | Dec 18, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    Are there cracks in the alliance between Tehran and the Houthi militia that has taken over large parts of Yemen? According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Houthis are seeking the expulsion of Iranian ambassador to Sanaa, Hassan Arlo. In order for this to happen, the Houthis are seeking permission from Saudi Arabia to lift the one-time flight ban and allow the flight to Tehran. This is no small matter, the Iranian "ambassador" is a senior member of the Revolutionary Guards who was smuggled into Yemen last year and is considered the most senior representative of the...
  • Hamas Threatens to Renew Attacks Against Israel Over Blockade

    12/07/2021 9:20:39 PM PST · by JerusalemOne · 4 replies
    CBN News ^ | Dec 8, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    JERUSALEM, Israel – Hamas is considering whether to renew violence against Israel following weeks of relative calm and lashed out on Monday against Egypt for its role as mediator between the two sides. "We are examining the possibilities for escalation with Israel against the background of the continuation of the blockade and the delay in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip,” an unnamed senior Hamas official told Al Jazeera on Monday. The source was referring to Israel and Egypt’s blockade on the Gaza Strip, which Israel says is necessary to prevent the transfer of weapons to Palestinian terror groups inside...
  • Egypt seeks to build confidence with second Suez Canal

    03/15/2015 2:47:53 AM PDT · by moose07 · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 January 2015 | Orla Guerin
    "Officials say the new waterway will be a symbol of the new Egypt" Few things in Egypt are more iconic, revered and profitable than the Suez Canal. So in a bid to refloat the country's ailing economy, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is building another one. He broke ground on the second Suez Canal last August, at a ceremony full of pomp and patriotism. With fighter jets conducting aerial displays overhead, Egypt's new strongman promised it would be "a channel of prosperity". Tight deadline It was not plain sailing at the start. There was some flooding at the drilling site...
  • Did Early Humans Ride the Waves to Australia?

    02/05/2012 5:09:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Mind & Matter 'blog (WSJ) ^ | Saturday, February 4, 2012 | Matt Ridley
    For a long time, scientists had assumed a gradual expansion of African people through Sinai into both Europe and Asia. Then, bizarrely, it became clear from both genetics and archaeology that Europe was peopled later (after 40,000 years ago) than Australia (before 50,000 years ago). Meanwhile, the geneticists were beginning to insist that many Africans and all non-Africans shared closely related DNA sequences that originated only after about 70,000-60,000 years ago in Africa. So a new idea was born, sometimes called the "beachcomber express," in which the first ex-Africans were seashore dwellers who spread rapidly around the coast of the...
  • Two Palestinians died and another was missing on Thursday after Egypt pumped toxic gas into a Gaza smuggling tunnel (how Egypt deals with them)

    09/14/2021 11:30:04 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 51 replies
    I24 ^ | September 02, 2021
    Report: 2 Palestinians dead after Egypt pumps toxic gas into Gaza smuggling tunnel i24NEWS Two Palestinians died and another was missing on Thursday after Egypt pumped toxic gas into a Gaza smuggling tunnel, Israel's N12 news reports. ...Fuel, food and other goods along with weapons are brought into the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave from Egypt via the tunnel system.
  • PA and Fatah Accuse Hamas of Using Human Shields

    08/17/2021 10:57:43 PM PDT · by Humane1 · 9 replies
    IC ^ | Aug 3, 2021 | David Lange
    Grab the popcorn, folks, The PA and Fatah are joining the chorus that is criticizing Hamas for doing what Israel has shown them to be doing for years: human rights abuses, including using their own civilians as human shields... Of course, the PA and Fatah are no boy scouts themselves; they are people in glass houses – terrorists in suits to be more precise – who literally throw stones (and Molotov cocktails). Their criticism of Hamas here is to score political points. Nevertheless, it is always a positive development when terrorists organizations turn on each other.
  • Salafists (Wahabbis) bomb Gaza resort for holding mixed-gender concert

    08/10/2021 1:00:12 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    I 24 news ^ | 8 August 2021
    Palestinian Salafists protest against the Egyptian and Syrian regimes, in Rafah Refugee Camp, southern Gaza Strip, Islamic State-inspired actors threatened venue, and attacked it after threats went unheeded A luxurious seaside resort in the Gaza Strip was attacked with an explosive device, reportedly due to it holding events with male and female guests. The Bianco Resort was accused by hardline Muslims of failing to maintain gender segregation, and on Thursday was targeted in an explosion that caused no casualties but damaged a surrounding wall, The Jerusalem Post reported. Salafist groups active in the Gaza Strip were accused by Palestinians of...
  • Israel Prepared To Attack In Iran, Defense Minister Says

    08/05/2021 9:07:23 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies ^ | 8-5-2021
    . Israel is prepared to attack Iran, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said, as his country lobbied for a response to a fatal drone attack on an Israeli-operated oil tanker that it blamed on the Islamic Republic. Asked in an interview broadcast on a local media website whether Israel is prepared to assault Iran, Gantz gave a one-word answer: “‘Yes." US plans to require Covid-19 shots for foreign travelers Goods imports rose 1.8% to $239.1 billion, also a record high. Exports of goods gained 0.2% to $145.9 billion in June, an all-time high Adar Poonawalla, chief executive officer of Serum...
  • IDF: The largest explosion in the Gaza Strip - an Islamic Jihad weapons depot

    07/22/2021 9:28:44 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 58 replies
    IDF: The largest explosion in the Gaza Strip - an Islamic Jihad weapons depot An IDF spokesman in Arabic reveals that the explosion that took place earlier today in the Gaza Strip and caused deaths and injuries was caused by a malfunction in the Islamic Jihad's weapons depot. IDF in Arabic Lt. Col. Avichai Adrei. News 20. Thirteenth of Av 5781 (22/07/2021) Lt. Col. Avichai Adrai, the IDF's spokesman in Arabic, reveals on his Twitter account that the explosion that took place earlier today in the Gaza Strip and caused deaths and injuries was caused by a malfunction in the...
  • Omar walks back comments on Jewish Democrats

    07/01/2021 9:19:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/21
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Wednesday issued a lengthy statement highlighting the historic ties between the Black and the Jewish communities after she caused an uproar when she said in an interview on CNN that Jewish Democrats are not “partners in justice.” “I am someone who has survived war and experienced injustice firsthand, who is alive today because I was welcomed into this country as a refugee,” she wrote on Twitter. .....
  • Iraq, Egypt, Jordan agree to boost security and economic ties at Baghdad summit

    06/28/2021 8:53:26 AM PDT · by elpadre · 8 replies ^ | June 28, 2021
    Egypt, Jordan and Iraq agreed to bolster security and economic cooperation at a tripartite summit Sunday that saw an Egyptian head of state visit Iraq for the first time in three decades. The visits by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II came as Iraq seeks to move closer to Arab allies of the United States in the Middle East. Iraq is also seeking to establish itself as a mediator between Arab countries and Iran, after reportedly hosting talks in April between Tehran and Riyadh. Sisi and Abdullah met Iraqi President Barham Saleh and Prime Minister Mustafa...
  • Biden to Rivlin: Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch

    06/28/2021 1:48:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/6/21 | Yoni Kempinski
    The President arrived at his farewell visit to the White House at the invitation of the President of the United States, who wished to thank Rivlin for his years of activity as President for promoting partnership, hope and understanding in the State of Israel and its neighbors. At the start of the meeting, the Presidents made statements to the media. Biden said that “Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch. Israel has the right to defend itself." .....
  • Turkish Gambit: Why Biden-Erdogan's deal is interesting for Ukraine?

    06/25/2021 8:56:36 AM PDT · by elpadre · 7 replies
    112.International ^ | June 25, 2021 | Georgiy Kuhaleyshvili
    On Monday, June 21, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that his recent meeting with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels opens a "new era" in diplomatic relations between the two countries. According to Erdogan, there are no problems in relations between Turkey and the United States that cannot be solved, and there are much more areas for cooperation. Biden expressed the hope that countries can make real progress. At the same time, the parties did not agree on problematic issues, such as the acquisition by Turkey of Russian S-400 anti-missile systems, violation of...
  • Biden Admin Walks Back U.S. Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli Territory

    06/24/2021 7:47:52 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    freebeacon ^ | June 24, 2021 | Adam Kredo
    State Department pushes back on signature Trump admin foreign policy decision The Biden administration is walking back the United States' historic recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the contested Golan Heights region along Israel's northern border, a significant blow to the Jewish state and one of the Trump administration's signature foreign policy decisions. The Trump administration declared the territory—seized by Israel from Syria in 1967 and later annexed by the country—to be wholly part of the Jewish state in 2019. Then-secretary of state Mike Pompeo took a trip to the area in 2020 and reaffirmed that America formally abandoned a decades-long...