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King Solomon’s Vanishing Temple

King Solomon’s Vanishing Temple – ‘… According to U.S. negotiator Dennis Ross, when Jerusalem was discussed during the second Camp David summit, Palestinian Authority leader Yasir Arafat asserted that “the Temple never existed in Jerusalem, but rather in Nablus.” Another senior Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, asserted, the “Jerusalem Temple is a Jewish invention.” President Bill […]

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‘World’s first skyscraper sought to intimidate masses’

‘World’s first skyscraper sought to intimidate masses’ – ‘The world’s first skyscraper was built by early farmers, who were frightened into erecting a solar marker by mankind’s early bosses, archaeologists say. Long before its Biblical walls came tumbling down, Jericho’s residents were being enticed to give up hunting and gathering and start farming for a […]

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Digging the City of David

Jennifer Rubin is traveling in Israel, and has been struck by what she’s seeing being exposed to the light in the City of David, the old, old, City of Jerusalem: The City of David In Jerusalem you become blasé about antiquity. Soon you fall into the habit of remarking, “Oh that is only Second Temple,” […]

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Israel: Byzantine church and mosaic floor uncovered at Hirbet Madras

Israel: Byzantine church and mosaic floor uncovered at Hirbet Madras – ‘A large and beautiful mosaic floor and a church were uncovered in excavations carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority at Hirbet Madras in the Judean coastal plain. Various scholars who visited the site during the excavation proposed identifying the place as the residence […]

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Alex Joffe: Cyrus, Ahmadinejad, and the Politics of Purim

Alex Joffe: Cyrus, Ahmadinejad, and the Politics of Purim – ‘Anyone who deplores the politicization of the past should have been apoplectic in September 2010 at the sight of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad receiving the loan of the “Cyrus Cylinder” from officials of the British Museum. Often touted as the “world’s oldest human-rights charter,” this clay object, […]

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