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Smithsonian: What is Beneath the Temple Mount? “A toothbrush would be too large for brushing that soil, and they did it with bulldozers.”

Smithsonian: What is Beneath the Temple Mount? – ‘…“That earth was saturated with the history of Jerusalem,” says Eyal Meiron, a historian at the Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Eretz Israel. “A toothbrush would be too large for brushing that soil, and they did it with bulldozers.”…’

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Sarah Palin at Kotel tunnel: Israel too apologetic

Sarah Palin at Kotel tunnel: Israel too apologetic – ‘Former American vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin expressed support for Jews praying openly on the Temple Mount on a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday, officials who accompanied Palin said. Palin and her husband Todd arrived for a two-day visit on Sunday afternoon […]

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Moty & Udi: Zionism and Religion

A couple of years ago a guy asked me to contribute to a project to make a film about why Israel should hold on to the territories. “We’ll give strategic, political and biblical reasons,” he said. I disagreed — I thought biblical arguments would hurt his cause. “After all, anyone who will listen to them […]

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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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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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Exciting Jerusalem Archeological Find: Tunnel to the City of David

I love this stuff. It’s as significant and important in what it means today as it is interesting for the tale it tells. A drainage tunnel between the Old City to the City of David has been excavated. Above it, still buried, lies an ancient street used by pilgrims during the time of Jesus. The […]

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