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  • Remarkable Discovery Could Push Back Human Agriculture by 11,000 Years

    09/15/2015 12:38:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    io9 ^ | 7/24/15 12:40pm | George Dvorsky
    Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered evidence of early cereal cultivation at a 23,000-year-old site in Galilee, effectively doubling the timespan humans are believed to have practiced farming.
  • At least six Syrians killed after Israeli military responds to rocket strikes

    08/21/2015 5:26:35 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 14 replies
    THE TELEGRaph ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Robert Tait
    Israeli strikes on Syria left up to six people died on Friday as Israel escalated its military response to four rockets landing on its territory a day earlier. Up to five men were killed in a car after it was struck while travelling near the frontier of the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the Syrian army said, in what appeared to be a second wave of Israeli retaliatory action following a series of late night raids on Thursday. Syrian state television said the strike had killed "five unarmed civilians", but hte UK-based Syrian Conservatory for Human Rights said the...
  • The four rockets fired on Galilee came from the new Iranian terror front on the Golan

    08/20/2015 4:49:40 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 20 replies
    DEBKA ^ | August 20, 2015
    The four rockets fired on Galilee came from the new Iranian terror front on the Golan "Israel’s top government and military went on a high level of preparedness Tuesday, Aug. 18 in expectation of the first terrorist attack to be orchestrated by Iran from Syrian or Lebanese borders. ... Iranian Al Qods and Hizballah officers were building a new terrorist network raising Israeli suspicions that one of their plans was to seize an Israeli location or part of one and try and hold out against an Israeli counter-offensive of tanks and assault helicopters. .. three radical terrorist movements staff the...
  • Huqoq 2015: New Mosaics Unearthed at Huqoq Synagogue

    08/08/2015 8:15:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | July 30, 2015 | Robin Ngo
    Over the last several seasons of excavation in a fifth-century C.E. synagogue in the Lower Galilee, archaeologists have uncovered stunning mosaics depicting two scenes from the Samson cycle, human and animal figures, a Hebrew dedicatory inscription and a meeting between what may be Alexander the Great and a Jewish high priest. Led by Jodi Magness, the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the excavation at the ancient Jewish village in Huqoq, Israel, has continued to yield exciting finds that fascinate scholars and laypersons alike. During the 2015 field...
  • Mosaic in Israel Shows Biblical Samson

    07/05/2012 4:40:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/4/12 | Joe Sterling
    (CNN) -- Archaeologists are reveling in the discovery of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, a "monumental" structure with a mosaic floor depicting the biblical figure of Samson and a Hebrew inscription. The synagogue -- dating to the fourth and fifth centuries in both the Talmudic and late Roman periods -- is in Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in the country's Galilee region, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said. Jodi Magness, a professor of early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said the building was found in a recent excavation. She...
  • Archaeologists find possible evidence of earliest human agriculture

    07/25/2015 3:50:24 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 6 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 7/24/2015 | Peter Beaumont
    Israeli archaeologists have uncovered dramatic evidence of what they believe are the earliest known attempts at agriculture, 11,000 years before the generally recognised advent of organised cultivation. The study examined more than 150,000 examples of plant remains recovered from an unusually well preserved hunter-gatherer settlement on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. Previously, scientists had believed that organised agriculture in the Middle East, including animal husbandry and crop cultivation, had begun in the late Holocene period – around 12,000 BC – and later spread west through Europe.
  • Magdala, the Home Town of Mary Magdalene, Is Being Resurrected

    07/22/2015 3:59:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 22, 2015 | ZOE ROMANOWSKY
    In a place called Magdala, along the sea of Galilee, something amazing has been going on for the past nine years.  The story begins in 2004 when Rev. Juan M. Solana, director of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, a guest house for Christian pilgrims, was inspired to build a retreat center in the Galilee region where much of Jesus’ ministry took place.   Four plots of land were acquired on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee near the small Israeli town of Migdal and the destroyed Arab village of Al-Majdal—both named for the ancient town...
  • In first, imperial Roman legionary camp uncovered near Megiddo

    07/08/2015 7:22:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 7, 2015 | Ilan Ben Zion
    The remains of an imperial Roman legionary camp -- the only one of its kind ever to be excavated in Israel or in the entirety of the Eastern Empire from the second and third centuries CE -- have come to light at a dig near Megiddo, archaeologists said this week. Legio, a Roman site situated next to Tel Megiddo in northern Israel, served as the headquarters of the Sixth Legion Ferrata -- the Ironclad -- in the years following the Jewish Revolt, and would have helped keep order in the Galilee during the Bar Kochba Revolt in 132-135 CE... In...
  • Arsonists torch storerooms with 4,000-year-old artifacts [koranimals]

    06/17/2015 10:01:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 16, 2015 | Ilan ben Zion
    Arsonists in northern Israel torched two storerooms filled with artifacts found at a nearby salvage excavation at Tel Kishon on Monday. Some of the antiquities were over 4,000 years old. The blaze inflicted irreparable damage to the antiquities, the Israel Antiquities Authority said in a statement Tuesday morning. The authority lodged a report with the police, who opened an investigation into the incident. The excavations at Tel Kishon were being conducted to prevent damage to artifacts during roadwork on Route 65, near Mount Tabor in the Galilee. Among the antiquities found, and damaged in the blaze, were Bronze Age pottery...
  • I Stood Here for Rome [Roman soldier shoeprints, Galilee]

    06/17/2015 9:57:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | June 17, 2015 | editors
    The archaeological sites of the ancient Roman Empire constitute without rival the most prolific array of ancient architecture and artifacts that can be attributed to any single civilization or culture. Its remains pockmark the Old World landscape from North Africa and Egypt to Hadrian’s Wall in Britain. The artifacts populate museums the world over. But comparatively rarely does one find the preserved footprint of an ancient Roman citizen. That is why excavators and archaeologists got excited when, while digging at the site of Hippos-Sussita (an ancient Hellenistic-Roman site just east of the Sea of Galilee in Israel), they came across...
  • Shabbat boundary rock with Hebrew etching discovered

    07/22/2011 3:31:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 12, 2011 | Oren Kessler
    An ancient rock inscription of the word "Shabbat" was uncovered near Lake Kinneret this week -- the first and only discovery of a stone Shabbat boundary in Hebrew. The etching in the Lower Galilee community of Timrat appears to date from the Roman or Byzantine period. News of the inscription, discovered by chance Sunday by a visitor strolling the community grounds, quickly reached Mordechai Aviam, head of the Institute for Galilean Archeology at Kinneret College. "This is the first time we've found a Shabbat boundary inscription in Hebrew," he said. "The letters are so clear that there is no doubt...
  • Palestinian Jihad Representative: In a Future War, Half the Galilee Will Fall within 72 Hours

    01/28/2015 6:55:18 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 51 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1/19/15 | Al-Jadid/New TV (Lebanon)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Abu Imad Al-Rifai, Palestinian Islamic Jihad Representative in Lebanon, which aired on Al-Jadeed/New TV on January 19, 2015: Abu Imad Al-Rifai: When the Syrians see that there is a war between Israel and the [Syrian] regime, a large part of the opposition will stand alongside the regime, and fight the Israeli enemy. […] We are part of the resistance, and we will be at the middle of the fighting with the Israeli enemy if it breaks out. Within 72 hours, half of the Galilee will have fallen into the hands of the resistance,...
  • Iran and Hezbollah are planning 'imminent' joint invasion of Israel's northern Galilee region

    01/20/2015 3:45:31 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-20-15 | Chris Pleasance
    d Hezbollah figures killed in an airstrike in Syria this weekend were likely planning an 'imminent' attack on Israel, security sources have claimed. Six Iranian army chiefs died alongside five Hezbollah militants after an Israeli helicopter fired rockets at a convoy in the Golan Heights region on Sunday. Among those killed was Iranian General Mohammed Allahdadi, as well as commander Abu Ali Tabatabai, who is known to have worked with both Hezbollah and Iran. Today Major General Eyal Ben Reuven, a former deputy head in the Israeli Defense Forces, accused the senior military figures of meeting to plot an attack...
  • Archaeologists Are Excavating A Synagogue Where Jesus Likely Preached

    12/26/2014 1:49:47 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    io9 ^ | December 25, 2014 | Mark Strauss
    Since 2009, archaeologists have been slowly excavating the ancient town of Magdala—thought to be the home of Mary Magdalene—near the Sea of Galilee. Among their finds has been a first-century synagogue where, experts say, Jesus likely preached. Image: Israel Antiquities Authority Although Jerusalem and Bethlehem are the sites most commonly associated with Jesus, Father Eamon Kelly—vice president of Israel's Magdala Center and vice chargé of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center—points out that Jesus spent almost his entire life in what is now northern Israel. "Eighty percent of Jesus' public life was here," he tells the Israeli...
  • Was Jesus born in a different Bethlehem?

    12/23/2014 7:51:22 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 60 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jessica Steinberg
    The New Testament says Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, but one rogue Israeli archaeologist says it is far more likely the Christian savior was born in Bethlehem of the Galilee, more than 60 miles from Jerusalem. Aviram Oshri spent nearly eleven years excavating artifacts in Bethlehem of the Galilee — an ancient biblical village near Nazareth that was later settled by German Templers — which he believes show that the traditional account of Jesus’s birthplace may be wrong. But when he produced his findings for his employer, the Israel Antiquities Authority, he found his proposal dismissed and called...
  • Remains of 8,000-year-old olive oil found in Lower Galilee

    12/19/2014 1:59:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 17, 2014 | Daniel K. Eisenbud
    The earliest evidence of the use of olive oil in the country, and possibly the entire Middle East, was unearthed at an excavation site in the Lower Galilee, the Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. The discovery was made after Dr. Ianir Milevski and Nimrod Getzov directed an archeological salvage excavation at Ein Tzipori between 2011 and 2013. The excavation led to research that indicated that olive oil was already being used in the country 8,000 years ago, during the 6th millennium BCE... These tests revealed that the pottery, dating to the Early Chalcolithic period, contained olive oil, the researchers concluded... Of...
  • Tensions simmer in Galilee village after violent Muslim-Druze brawl

    11/15/2014 2:21:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    The school in the Western Galilee village of Abu Snan will be closed Sunday for fears of renewed sectarian violence following a brawl that erupted late Friday night between some three dozen youths from the village’s Muslim and Druze communities, in which at least 26 people were injured. The announcement was made by the two communities’ leaders in the Muslim-majority mixed town, as efforts to calm tensions between the sides were underway Saturday. At least eight people were hospitalized in Nahariya with moderate to serious injuries after a grenade was thrown during the Friday night scuffle. Some of the injured...
  • Police Raise Nationwide Terror Alert (Israel)

    11/08/2014 10:23:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 11/8/14 | Cynthia Blank
    Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino held a meeting Saturday to assess the security situation following the death of Hir Alhamdan, 22, and the ensuing riots and rock-throwing attacks in the Galilee, Samaria and Jerusalem, that broke out. The conclusion of those attending the meeting was to to raise the alert level in the country to Gimmel (C). This means that police forces will increase their presence at specific points of friction as well as the cities beleaguered by violence. Hir Alhamdan, a resident of Kafr Kana in the Galilee, was shot and killed by police on Friday night. Alhamdan reportedly lunged...
  • Confirmed: Rocket Strikes Upper Galilee (launched from Lebanon)

    08/25/2014 1:16:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2014, 10:58 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Sirens sounded throughout the Upper Galilee close to 10:15 pm Monday night, just before a series of explosions were heard near Kiryat Shmona. The IDF confirmed at 10:35 pm that one rocket, fired from Lebanon, struck the Upper Galilee area. No injuries or damage were reported. […] The Lebanese Army arrested several terrorists involved in at least one salvo on the Galilee, but also complained to mediating body UNIFIL after the IAF responded to the attacks. …
  • Biblical-Era Town Discovered Along Sea of Galilee

    09/17/2013 4:23:06 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By Owen Jarus
    A town dating back more than 2,000 years has been discovered on the northwest coast of the Sea of Galilee, in Israel's Ginosar valley. The ancient town may be Dalmanutha (also spelled Dalmanoutha), described in the Gospel of Mark as the place Jesus sailed to after miraculously feeding 4,000 people by multiplying a few fish and loaves of bread, said Ken Dark, of the University of Reading in the U.K., whose team discovered the town during a field survey.
  • Finding the Ironsides: Evidence of the Roman legion military camp found in Israel

    08/25/2013 5:26:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    BAR ^ | 7/09/2013 | Robin Ngo
    For the first time, the camp of the Sixth Roman Legion may have been located. Analyzing an enhanced high-resolution satellite photo, archaeologist Yotam Tepper of the Israel Antiquities Authority, in collaboration with the Jezreel Valley Regional Project, identified what he believes to be the camp’s square-shaped boundary. The team conducted ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic testing and subsequently carried out excavations at the site. They uncovered the base of a battery or wall, a moat surrounding the camp, water pipes, a covered sewage channel, coins, tiles and a shingle decorated with the legion’s symbol. These discoveries seem to support Tepper’s identification...
  • 'Monumental' mystery under Sea of Galilee

    04/10/2013 1:53:12 PM PDT · by wesagain · 27 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Aug 10, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    "Scientists probe puzzle at site made famous by Jesus, Peter"Some 2,000 years ago, the Sea of Galilee in Israel became famous as the Bible says Jesus and His apostle Peter walked on top of the water in a spectacular miracle. Now, a mysterious find from beneath the surface is bringing new attention to the ancient body of water. Scientists have discovered a massive, “monumental” structure on the sea’s floor, leaving experts puzzled as to what it actually is and how and when it became located there.The structure is basically a cone-shaped pile of boulders with an estimated weight of 60,000...
  • Caroline Glick: We Are Not for Sale

    11/08/2010 5:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2010 | Caroline Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is playing with fire. And Israel is getting burned. Over the past week, it has been widely reported that the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government are conducting secret negotiations regarding future Israeli land surrenders to the Palestinians in the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem. According to the reports, the Obama administration has presented Netanyahu with a plan whereby Israel will cede its rights to eastern Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley to the Palestinians and then lease the areas from the Palestinians for a limited period. The reports on the length of the lease vary. Some claim...
  • Report: Israel Plans to Strike in Syria

    08/29/2010 4:28:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 8/29/10 | Elad Benari
    The Alrai daily newspaper in Kuwait reported on Saturday that Israel is planning to attack Hizbullah weapons storage and production facilities in Syria. According to unnamed Western sources who were quoted in the report, the IDF has strengthened its troop presence in the Golan Heights and Galilee panhandle. European sources told the paper that Israel had sent unmanned aerial vehicles over Syria and Lebanon, which they see as a sign that a military operation in the area is in the works. In September of 2007, Israel attacked and destroyed a nuclear reactor in Syria. The site of the bombing was...
  • Archeologists Explore Rural Galilee and Find Ancient Synagogue

    07/09/2010 10:31:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 7, 2010 | Universitaet Mainz
    Among various important discoveries, the 2010 Kinneret Regional Project discovered an ancient synagogue, in use at around 400 AD. This year's archeological focus is the first systematic excavation on Horvat Kur, a village inhabited from the Early Roman through the Early Medieval periods located on a gentle hill two kilometers west of the Lake of Galilee. Thirty volunteers -- mostly students of theology, religious studies, and archeology -- and staff from the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, Romania, Belgium, Spain, Israel, and Germany explore the material remains of the village life in Galilee, a region that features very prominently in Early Christian...
  • Archaeologists find early depiction of a menorah

    09/11/2009 5:04:55 PM PDT · by madison10 · 13 replies · 929+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | Sept. 11, 2009 | Amy Teibel
    JERUSALEM – Israeli archaeologists have uncovered one of the earliest depictions of a menorah, the seven-branched candelabra that has come to symbolize Judaism, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Friday. The menorah was engraved in stone around 2,000 years ago and found in a synagogue recently discovered by the Sea of Galilee. Pottery, coins and tools found at the site indicate the synagogue dates to the period of the second Jewish temple in Jerusalem, where the actual menorah was kept, said archaeologist Dina Avshalom-Gorni of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
  • Wingless's "reward" for anyone "proving" there was ever an 'Arab Palestine country' on earth!

    05/10/2009 11:50:10 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 669+ views
    http://wingless.aoriginality.com If you can prove a country called Palestine existed on Planet Earth in the few billion years before 1948 then wingless.aoriginality.com has $$$$ reward for you! COME ON DOWN! They had no takers yet because you will never find information on something non-existent. (if it was a country, what was its capital, its flag, its government, who recognized it, what was its history, its currency, when did it declare independence etc...)
  • U.S.-based Imam Urges Muslims to Join the Gaza Battlefield

    01/13/2009 2:56:16 PM PST · by Cindy · 83 replies · 2,437+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News ^ | January 12, 2009 | IPT News
    SNIPPET: "A North Texas imam is calling on Muslims to take up arms in defense of Palestinians in Gaza. Sheikh Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, director of the Islamic Center of South Plains in Lubbock, Texas, participated in an online chat, "Fatwas on Gaza," at the web site IslamOnline.net. El-Shinqiti encouraged readers to fight - or if they can't, to send money to those who are fighting - in response to six out of the eight questions posed to him in the online chat. When asked what can be done to help the people in Gaza, El-Shinqiti emphasized war over sending food...

    01/07/2009 2:53:22 PM PST · by Cindy · 113 replies · 3,159+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | January 07, 2009 | n/a
    "THE BRIEF LIFE AND EXQUISITE MARTYRDOM OF A HAMAS MORTAR CREW" Snippet: "Via Hamas' al-Aqsa TV station, said to be filmed in Jabaliya on 06 January 2008. At about 1'15" the crew is hit by an apparent Israeli counter-strike."
  • Rockets land east of Ashdod

    12/28/2008 12:55:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 47 replies · 1,687+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 12.28.08, 09:46 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Rocket range extended: Palestinian gunmen respond to IDF operation in Gaza by firing three rockets beyond Ashkelon area, some 40 km away from Strip. Building in moshav near Ashdod; air raid siren sounds in Yavne area" ARTICLE SNIPPET: "After a day which saw dozens of Qassam rockets fired at Israel, Palestinian gunmen resumed the fire on Sunday morning. Three rockets, believed to be Grad missiles, were fired from the Gaza Strip and landed east of the city of Ashdod. One of the rockets caused damage to the windows of a house in a moshav near Ashdod. Explosions were also...
  • Prehistoric Cave Uncovered In Western Galilee

    05/22/2008 1:57:45 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 156+ views
    MFA ^ | 5-22-2008
    Prehistoric cave uncovered in Western Galilee 22 May 2008 A stalactite cave containing prehistoric remains was exposed in the Western Galilee. Among the artifacts found are flint implements and the bones of animals that have long since become extinct from ‎the country’s landscape The stalactite cave uncovered in Western Galilee (Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority) (Communicated by the Israel Antiquities Authority Spokesman) While carrying out development work connected with the construction of a sewage line in a forest of the Jewish National Fund, a large stalactite cave was accidentally breached inside of which an abundance of prehistoric artifacts were discovered. Immediately...
  • Galilee Arabs in Anti-Israel Riot Over Independence Day Picnic

    05/08/2008 2:08:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 150+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 05/08/08 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) Having just completed an anti-Israel rally near the town of Tzipori, in the Lower Galilee, hundreds of Arabs clashed violently with a group of Jews celebrating Independence Day. In the ensuing riot, five police officers were injured The Arabs demanded that the Jews lower their flag, which led to a heated exchange. and six rioters were arrested. Two Arab Members of Knesset who took part in the rally and ensuing violence were lightly injured, as well. Both police and Arab MK Mohammad Barakeh (Hadash) confirmed that the violence started when members of a youth movement dedicated to reviving Zionism...
  • Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Galilee

    11/21/2007 5:42:17 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 18 replies · 114+ views
    Arutz sheva ^ | 02:30 AM 12 Kislev 5768, November 22, '07
    02:30 AM 12 Kislev 5768, November 22, '07 Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Galilee (IsraelNN.com) Hebrew University archeologists have discovered the remnants of an ancient synagogue in the lower Galilee. The synagogue was found in the Arbel National Park, among other remnants of an ancient Jewish town from the Byzantine and Roman periods. Within the synagogue archeologists revealed a colorful tile floor depicting several craftsmen constructing a large edifice. Archeologists said the scene is not familiar from other ruins from the same time period. The scene appears to depict either the building of the Temple, of Noah’s Ark, or of the...
  • At Galilee Site, Solving A Mystery From The Time Of Solomon

    08/28/2007 11:45:16 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 1,692+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 8-28-2007 | Jack Khoury
    Last update - 09:58 28/08/2007 At Galilee site, solving a mystery from the time of Solomon By Jack Khoury A wooden sign stands at the entrance to the dirt road leading to the Segev Forest in the Western Galilee, inscribed with the symbol of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). Beneath it in fading green letters is the name "Rosh Zayit Ruin." Without perusing the entrance to the dirt road carefully, you might not see the weed-covered sign, and not realize that this is the entrance to a very special archaeological site. Only an all-terrain vehicle can reach the place because...
  • Western Galilee: 3 women killed in rocket attack (120 rockets in 90 minutes!!)

    08/05/2006 9:59:53 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 9 replies · 469+ views
    YNet ^ | Latest Update: 08.05.06, 17:05 | Hagai Einav
    Western Galilee: 3 women killed in rocket attack Heavy rocket barrage hits north Saturday afternoon: Some 120 rockets land in Ma'alot, Tiberias, Nahariya, Shlomi and Kiryat Shmona within 90 minutes. Mother, her two daughters killed in village of Arab al-Aramshe, near Shlomi, after house suffers direct hit. Two people lightly injured in Kiryat Shmona Hagai Einav Rockets claim heavy price: Three residents of the village of Arab al-Aramshe, a 60-year-old mother and her two daughters, 31 and 33 years old, were killed Saturday afternoon after being directly hit by a rocket. The village is located very close to the Lebanon...
  • Rocket hits western Galilee kindergarten [No one inside]

    08/01/2006 2:05:53 PM PDT · by Alouette · 13 replies · 401+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 1, 2006 | Hagai Einav
    Hizbullah fires four rockets, mortar shells towards Galilee communities; fire fighting crews work to extinguish fire sparked when mortars hit. Sirens heard in Nahariya, Maalot, Kfar Vradim Hizbullah operatives fired four Katyusha rockets which hit three Israeli communities in the western Galilee Tuesday night. One of the rockets struck an empty kindergarten and caused damages, and the other three landed in open areas. No casualties were reported. At least three mortar shells were fired by Hizbullah Tuesday night and hit the area of Shlomi. Simultaneously, security forces searched open areas around Shlomi and two nearby communities, where some 10 mortars...
  • Army cracks down on low-riding soldiers ( Cute Israeli soldierettes )

    05/14/2006 11:44:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 100 replies · 23,494+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | May 14, 2006 | Mitch Potter
    IDF makes an example of female troops who say one size does not fit all. In a rare moment of navel-gazing, the Israeli army has declared war on the sexy soldier, ordering its female conscripts to close the gap between pants and shirts for the sake of military decorum. The crackdown is intended to restore discipline to a generation of young Israeli recruits whose approach to uniforms has become, well, less than uniform, with many soldiers altering their army-issue fatigues into low-rider fashion statements. Army officials say the issue came to a head at bases in Galilee and Golan Heights,...
  • The community of Arab Christians is dwindling in the Holy Land

    04/16/2006 7:47:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 1,177+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | April 16, 2006
    Jerusalem. Bethlehem. Nazareth. The Galilee. These are the places where Christianity began. They're where the story of Jesus took place. But for the Arab Christians who live there now, the story is coming to an end. Once as much as 8 percent of the population of what is now Israel and the Palestinian-administered territories, Arab Christians now make up 2 percent or less of the population, and the number is growing steadily smaller. What's happened is a familiar tale. Tens of thousands of Palestinian Christians -- along with many more thousands of Muslims -- left their homes in 1948 when...
  • Jesus Walked on Ice, Not Water, Study Says (BS alert)

    04/04/2006 9:50:23 AM PDT · by charming_harmonica · 217 replies · 4,515+ views
    Physorg.coim ^ | April 4, 2006 | Libby Fairhurst
    The New Testament story describes Jesus walking on water in the Sea of Galilee but according to a study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Doron Nof, it's more likely that he walked on an isolated patch of floating ice. The study points to a rare combination of optimal water and atmospheric conditions for development of a unique, localized freezing phenomenon that Nof and his co-authors call "springs ice." In what is now northern Israel, such ice could have formed on the cold freshwater surface of the Sea of Galilee -- known as Lake Kinneret by modern-day Israelis...
  • Clean-up begins in northern Israel, day after (freak)tornado hits (injuring 70)

    04/05/2006 7:47:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 891+ views
    Haaretz ^ | April 5, 2006
    A clean-up operation began Wednesday across northern Israel, after a day of storms, including a tornado, wrought large-scale destruction in the area and left 70 people injured. Israel Radio reported that Agriculture Ministry officials and insurance agents visited the western Galilee on Wednesday afternoon to inspect the damage caused by the storms. Large numbers of greenhouses in the area sustained damage in the storms, the radio said, in particular avocado, lychee and summer fruit crops. The village of Julis in the Galilee suffered hundreds of thousands of shekels of damage in Tuesday's strong winds. Homes in the village had broken...
  • Tornado eyewitnesses: We've only seen such things on TV (Galilee)

    04/04/2006 4:07:52 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 253+ views
    www.haaretzdaily.com ^ | 00:20 05/04/2006 | Tamara Traubman, Jack Khoury, Revital Levy-Stein
    Last update - 00:20 05/04/2006 Tornado eyewitnesses: We've only seen such things on TV By Tamara Traubman, Jack Khoury, Revital Levy-Stein, Haaretz Correspondents, and Haaretz Service A tornado and other stormy weather wreaked havoc across Israel on Tuesday and weather-related accidents caused injuries to at least 70 people. The tornado and accompanying heavy storms raged across the Western Galilee, and hailstones the size of ping pong balls were reported. A total of 70 people, including 20 children, were admitted to the Nahariya hospital in the wake of the violent weather. Most of the patients suffered light injuries from flying objects...
  • Ancient city found at 'Kana of the Galilee'

    03/13/2006 3:01:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies · 1,385+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-13-06 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    In a rare find, remnants of an ancient Israelite city that dates back three thousand years have been uncovered during excavations in the Israeli Arab village of Kfar Kana in the Lower Galilee, Israel's Antiquities Authority announced Monday. The area, located north of Nazareth, is revered by Christians as the site where Jesus is said to have performed his first miracle. The settlement being unearthed existed at the time of the United Kingdom of King Solomon and the Kingdom of Israel following the split between Israel and Judah, in the 10-9th centuries BCE. A section of the ancient city wall...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Blow at Settlement of Negev, Galilee

    02/27/2006 8:59:07 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 10 replies · 374+ views
    www.arutzsheva.net ^ | 17:28 Feb 27, '06 / 29 Shevat 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    Supreme Court Strikes Blow at Settlement of Negev, Galilee 17:28 Feb 27, '06 / 29 Shevat 5766 By Ezra HaLevi Israel’s Supreme Court struck a blow to government plans to develop the Negev and Galilee, ruling on Monday that the state may not define Jewish towns as “priority areas” any more than Arab ones. The court heard a petition brought by the Adalah Arab-rights advocacy group. Adala claimed a double standard in a state plan to finance educational institutions in areas given the status of “national priority” by the government – most of which were Jewish towns. According to the...
  • CANA SUNDAY - Entrance into Great Lent

    02/26/2006 5:47:55 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Prayer of the Faithful according to the Maronite Liturgical Calendar | February 26, 2006
    Great Lent is a time for change, for transformation. The Maronite Catholic Church begins Great Lent with Cana Sunday, a commemoration of the transformation of water into wine at the wedding feast of Cana at Galilee. This change prepares us for the evening when we change wine into his blood and bread into his body. Cana is situated 750 feet above sea level. It is known as Cana of Galilee in order to distinguish it from Cana in Cocio, Syria. Saint Jerome said that he was able to see Cana from Nazareth. Cana of Galilee was the town of Nathaniel...
  • An Arabe-Israeli appointed new Bishop of Galilee

    02/09/2006 1:16:27 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 502+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | February 9, 2006
    Beirut, Feb. 09, 2006 (CNA) - The Vatican and the Synod of the Greek Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch, who met Wednesday in Beirut, appointed Father Elias Shakur archbishop of the Galilee. The appointment makes Shakur, the dynamic head of an educational empire with 4,000 students in the Galilee town of Ibillin, the most senior cleric of the Greek Catholic Church in the Holy Land, with a flock of about 55,000, the single largest Christian community in Israel. "I plan to work for reconciliation and dialogue among the three religions of the Holy Land," Chacour told The Jerusalem Post. "I hope...
  • Police remove monument honoring killer of IDF soldier

    04/29/2005 4:19:05 PM PDT · by Alouette · 4 replies · 368+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | April 28, 2005 | Eli Ashkenazi
    A monument erected to the killer of Israel Defense Forces soldier Oleg Shaichat has been dismantled. The monument to Mohammed Hatib of Kafr Kana in Lower Galilee was put up some 10 days by his family. Hatib was shot and killed in a clash with a Border Police force. Hatib and Ala Musa, 22, of Kafr Manda, opened fire on a Border Police jeep with the M-16 assault rifle of Shaichat, who was murdered by the "Galilee Liberators" terror cell in July 2003. Another member of the Galilee Liberators cell, Mohammed Anbatawi, 21, of Kafr Kana, is currently on trial...
  • Arab Terrorism in the Galilee

    04/19/2004 3:53:11 PM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 109+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 18:12 Apr 19, '04 / 28 Nisan 5764
    Two Israeli-Arabs in the Galilee opened fire at four Border Guard policemen who drove by them last night at the Beit Rimon junction (5 kilometers north of Nazareth, 15 kilometers west of Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee). The Border Guardsmen were deployed there because of three recent firebomb attacks in the area, but this terrorist incident ended somewhat differently. The Israelis opened fire and killed one of the terrorists, aged 20, and wounded the second, aged 22, both from Galilee villages. The terrorists' weapons were found next to them, but a court injunction is preventing the publication of the...
  • In Hoc Anno Domini

    12/24/2003 6:44:23 AM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 1,726+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 24, 1949 - December 24, 2003 | Vermont Royster
    <p>When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus the whole of the known world lay in bondage. There was one state, and it was Rome. There was one master for it all, and he was Tiberius Caesar.</p>
  • Major (Palestinian) Double (Suicide Bombing) Attack Thwarted

    10/30/2003 3:18:34 PM PST · by anotherview · 6 replies · 232+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30 October 2003
    Defense/Security Major Double-Attack Thwarted 09:36 Oct 30, '03 / 4 Cheshvan 5764 Permitted for publication this morning: IDF forces arrested two terrorists last week, each with an 11-kilogram explosives vest planned for use in an attack in Beit She'an, south of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret). Permitted for publication this morning: A double suicide attack in Beit She'an was thwarted early last week. IDF forces arrested two wanted terrorists, each of them with an 11-kilogram explosives vest in his possession. The two terrorists had been wanted for their roles in several shooting attacks - in one of which a Bezeq...
  • IAF was not active in western Galilee when Hezbollah fired anti-aircraft shells in area

    08/10/2003 12:09:19 PM PDT · by yonif · 191+ views
    IDF Spokesman: IAF was not active in western Galilee when Hezbollah fired anti-aircraft shells in area