A beautiful Roman mosaic from the 2nd–3rd centuries AD, bearing an inscription in ancient Greek, was uncovered at the Caesarea National Park. The excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority [IAA] are part of reconstruction work on the impressive Crusaders-era entrance bridge to Caesarea. The dig uncovered part of a large, opulent building dating back 1,500Continue Reading »
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently vowed that Israel would not shrink from military action to stop Tehran from satisfying its nuclear ambitions. “We will act, if necessary, against Iran itself,” he said. Netanyahu did not spell out the implications of his words. He did not have to. Israel has a track record of making goodContinue Reading »
Thursday, 03 May 2018 | An Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) researcher who was examining scroll fragments with the aid of advanced imaging equipment at the Dead Sea Scrolls Conservation Labs, was amazed to discover letters that are invisible to the naked eye. The fragments presented today in Jerusalem as part of the international conference, TheContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] has acquired groundbreaking technological innovations during its 70 years, so we compiled a short list to share some of our favorites. 1. The “Iron Dome” Air Defense System For many years, rockets have been launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip. As a result, an airContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | The Russians are seriously considering putting an advanced missile defense system in Syria—which has the Israelis concerned—and Moscow has warned the Jewish state against attacking that system should it be deployed to Israel’s northern neighbor. The Independent, republishing comments from the Russian Kommersant newspaper, cited Russian military sources threatening thatContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | Bronze coins, the last remnants of a four-year Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire, were found near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. These bronze coins were discovered by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar during renewed excavations at the Ophel, located below the Temple Mount’s southern wall. These 1.5 cmContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 | Seven years ago, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly launched a survey to gauge the global happiness levels of its member states. The findings obtained from each of the UN’s member states were noted, processed and released as the first international report on global happiness in 2012. Known officially asContinue Reading »
On May 14, 2018, Israel and those who love her will celebrate Independence Day, the Jewish state’s 70th birthday as a modern nation. The day will be filled with exuberant joy, celebration and merriment—and for good reason. The opportunity to mark seven decades since God fulfilled a millennia-old promise of the Jewish state’s miraculous rebirth (Isa.Continue Reading »
Mahmoud Abbas is entering his 14th year as leader of the Palestinian Authority. At the outset, both the West and his own people saw him as the ideal leader, a reformer who would get the parties back to the negotiating table and usher in the longed-for two state solution. Today, after alienating the West andContinue Reading »
The State of Palestine without Jerusalem. It was bold. It was shocking. And it reportedly was suggested by the Saudis. The Kingdom that is home to the two holiest sites in Islam and even calls its king the “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques” was apparently willing to drop the demand that the Dome ofContinue Reading »
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