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  • 'Meteoric' Rise in Religious Education in Tel Aviv

    09/01/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/9/14 | Moshe Cohen
    Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) on the first day of classes Monday visited the “Reishit” school in Tel Aviv, a rapidly growing religious school in the traditionally secular city. At the school, located in southern Tel Aviv, Ben-Dahan spoke before hundreds of students. Reishit boasts some 400 students, the highest number in its history. If the students "work hard they can get to anywhere they want. Any one of you can be an IDF general, a rabbi, minister, or director of a large company," remarked Ben-Dahan at the school. "We need faith in religious and state...
  • World Jewish Congress stands up for persecuted Christians

    09/01/2014 1:10:35 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    Spero News ^ | September 01, 2014 | Martin Barillas
    Reciting a list of assaults on Christians around the world, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder told a large-scale gathering of Israel’s Christian allies that he would continue to speak out against the violence and oppression that is engulfing Christians, especially in the Middle East. Speaking in Budapest on June 15, Lauder said “I will speak out across the globe with world leaders and with ordinary citizens, and I will tell them that we will never tolerate any kind of anti-Christian threats, just as we will not tolerate anti-Semitism.” He was speaking at the Jerusalem Day Convention at the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(9/1/14)[Prayer]

    09/01/2014 4:58:25 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 9/1/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Sheep New International Version (NIV) But David said to Saul, "Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, .(1 Samuel 17) He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. (Matthew 25:33) "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? (Luke 15:4) …6This figure of...
  • US speaks out against Israel´s decision to expand state land in West Bank

    08/31/2014 6:19:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 8/31/14 | staff
    The United States responded on Monday to news that Israel was planning to expand its state land and launch a new building project in the West Bank. The IDF on Sunday conferred the status of state land on 4,000 dunams in the Gush Etzion region, thus ending the civil administration’s investigation into the possibility that parcels were private Palestinian property. [Snip] "We have long made clear our opposition to continued settlement activity," a State Department official said. "This announcement, like every other settlement announcement Israel makes, planning step they approve and construction tender they issue, is counterproductive to Israel´s stated
  • Abbas: State Land Designation in Gush Etzion Ruins Peace

    08/31/2014 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/14 | Moshe Cohen
    alestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas is livid over the decision by the government earlier Sunday to assign about 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of land in Judea and Samaria as state land. Most of the land involved is in the Gush Etzion region. The decision opens the possibility of further construction in the region. The decision is one of Israel's responses to the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Sha'ar. The three were kidnapped in Gush Etzion and their bodies were found several weeks later in a field near Hevron. Speaking Sunday evening, Abbas spokesperson...
  • Security fears block Germany-Israel match

    08/31/2014 1:09:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 Aug 2014 15:41 GMT+02:00
    A friendly soccer match against Israel marking 50 years of diplomatic ties has been called off amid security concerns and the escalation of the Middle East conflict, the German Football Federation (DFB) said on Friday. The game had been scheduled for March 25 but was canceled at the request of Israel, the DFB announced on its website. The move resulted from “postponements in the calendar arising from the recent developments of the conflict in the Middle East and resulting security conditions.” …
  • Carter calls on Muslim Americans to support peace

    08/31/2014 12:59:20 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    nbc news detroit ^ | 8-31-2014
    Former President Jimmy Carter has told a group of Muslim Americans in Detroit they should take a role in supporting peace and justice efforts. Carter delivered the keynote at Saturday's Islamic Society of North America convention at Cobo Center. The society is among America's leading Muslim groups. The Detroit area has one of the nation's largest Muslim populations. The Detroit News reports that Carter said he hopes Muslim Americans "will use the principals of Allah to bring peace and justice to all." He also spoke about his Carter Center foundation that is working toward peace in the Middle East and...
  • Egyptian Political Scientist: Jews Must Return the Gold They Stole from Egypt during the Exodus

    08/31/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 90 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | July 8, 2014 | Channel 1 (Egypt)
    In a July 8, 2014 interview with Egypt's Channel 1, Egyptian political scientist Ammar Ali Hassan said that the Jews had stolen Egypt's gold and treasures when they left ancient Egypt. The character of Shakespeare's Shylock is "a replica of the Jew who lived in Egypt – a merchant and a loan shark," he said, adding: "We demand that they return the treasures they stole from us." Following are excerpts: Ammar Ali Hassan: The Jews wanted [Egypt] to pay them compensation to the tune of dozens of billions of dollars, although our economy is very hard off. More importantly, they...
  • Israel Shoots Down Unmanned Drone From Syria

    08/31/2014 12:30:35 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-31-14 | Uzi Baruch
    The Israeli Air Force downed an unmanned drone (UAV) over the Golan Heights as it attempted to enter Israeli airspace from Syria. Forces fired a surface-to-air Patriot missile at the drone, which came from the area of Quneitra - which has seen fierce clashes between Syrian rebels and regime forces. The Israel Defense Forces told the Associated Press that the drone appeared to have belonged to the Syrian military and had flown accidentally into Israeli airspace. The IDF said that the drone was identified in Israel's air space and shot down by a ground-to-air Patriot missile. The IDF "will respond...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/31/14)[Prayer]

    08/31/2014 4:15:20 AM PDT · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/31/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Scorpion New International Version (NIV) 6 Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. “How would you advise me to answer these people?” he asked.. 7 They replied, “If today you will be a servant to these people and serve them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your servants.”. 8 But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him. 9 He asked them, “What is your advice?...
  • FILIPINO TROOPS PULL `GREATEST ESCAPE' FROM SYRIA

    08/31/2014 12:48:19 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 31, 2014 | BY JIM GOMEZ
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents. "We may call it the greatest escape," Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said. The peacekeepers became trapped after Syrian rebels entered the U.N.-patrolled buffer zone between Syria and Israel this week, seizing 44 Fijian soldiers and demanding that their Filipino colleagues surrender with their weapons. The Filipinos in two U.N. encampments refused and clashed with...
  • Justin Amash’s Michigan Primary Battle Is One for the Soul of the GOP

    05/12/2014 4:20:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    Think of every area where the GOP has strayed from its conservative roots. The bailouts. TARP. Out-of-control government spying. Job-killing corporate cronyism. There is one man in Congress consistently saying “no” to making government bigger and less accountable. His name is Justin Amash, and the establishment has taken notice. Big business wants to ensure voters elect Republicans who will keep the perks flowing -- from taxpayers’ bank accounts and right to their pockets. They’ve even created a feel-good way to describe such a Republican: Pro-business. And that’s exactly the kind of guy they’ve found in Amash’s primary challenger. Amash goes...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Syrian rebels strengthen hold over Israel border region

    08/30/2014 4:21:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    haaretz ^ | | Aug. 31, 2014 | 1:22 AM | Amos Harel and Jack Khoury
    Syrian rebel groups strengthened their hold over the Syrian side of the Quneitra Crossing — located on the frontier between Syrian and Israeli controlled parts of the Golan Heights – over the weekend and managed to repel attacks by Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. The rebels kidnapped dozens of Fiji soldiers, members of the UN observer force stationed in the Golan Heights and are maintaining a siege on a second UN stronghold manned by Philippine soldiers. ... Nusra Front forces took over a stronghold manned by a Fiji UN force and kidnapped the soldiers stationed there at gunpoint,...
  • 75 UN troops flee into Israel to escape Syrian rebels

    08/30/2014 4:22:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Seventy-five UNDOF peacekeepers in the Golan Heights fled Syrian territory for the Israeli-controlled Golan on Saturday after their positions were attacked by rebel forces. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed that a number of UN peacekeepers entered Israel. He spoke on condition of anonymity. Channel 2 said 75 UN troops had crossed the borders, after two UN positions on the Syrian side of the border were targeted by al-Nusra rebel forces. Earlier in the day, the Philippine defense chief said that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were attacked by Syrian rebels, who are also holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage....
  • UN hosts Historic Counter-Anti-Semitism Confab

    08/30/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/14
    On Monday September 8th, 2014, at 1:15 p.m., the UN Permanent Mission of Palau, and the Engr Aja Eze Foundation are sponsoring a conference on “Global Anti-Semitism: A Threat to International Peace and Security” at the United Nations Headquarters facility in New York City. The counter-anti-Semitism conference will feature speakers who will explain how the rising tide of anti-Semitism will have a catastrophic effect on the safety and security of the world. The opening statements will be made by H.E. Dr. Caleb Otto, Amb. UN Perm. Mission of Palau, and H.E. Mr. Ron Prosser, Amb. UN Perm. Mission of Israel....
  • President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

    08/30/2014 8:33:26 AM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Aug 30, 2014 | Editorial Board
    RESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days. This argument with his own administration is alarming on three levels. The first has to do with simple competence. One can only imagine the whiplash that foreign leaders must...
  • Latest Big Lie: We Have No Strategy

    08/29/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering. The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies....
  • This Is How ISIS Is Building An Airforce

    08/30/2014 1:26:43 PM PDT · by blam · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-31-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/30/2014The Islamic State is nothing if not ambitious. Despite no record of current 'airplane' assets in their annual reports, ISIS has begun detaining and forcing Syrian pilots to train militant fighters to fly stolen aircraft. According to CNN Arabic, the pilots (and their planes and helicopters) were abducted when the terrorist group gained control of Tabqa military base. It appears that if beheadings, executions, and whippings are not enough to strike fear into the hearts of the locals, then (just as America is tryiung to do), an air assault will greatly demoralize. We can only imagine how this...
  • A Hamas-Israel joke

    08/30/2014 6:20:11 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies
    My Facebook | 20 Aug 2014 | Unkown
    A Hamas-Israel joke. Hamas decided to send a gift to the President of Israel . They sent him an elaborate box with a note . The President opened the box and saw that the content was feces ( shit). He opened the note which said “ This is for you and your people!" Since the President of Israel is a wise and experienced person he decided to reciprocate by sending his gift to Hamas with a personal note. The leader of Hamas were very surprised to receive the parcel and opened it very carefully, suspecting that it might contain a...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/30/14)[Prayer]

    08/30/2014 5:18:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/30/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Rooster New International Version (NIV) 69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said. 70 But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. 71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72 He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!” 73 After a little while, those standing...
  • George Galloway taken to hospital after street attack

    08/29/2014 11:23:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 30 August 2014 | bbc
    George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman has said.
  • Israel's Doomsday Submarines Nearly Ready

    08/26/2014 10:32:39 AM PDT · by Kennard · 21 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | August 21, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    <p>The Israeli navy is a bit of an odd duck. It’s designed largely for coastal and eastern Mediterranean warfare. But among all of Israel’s small corvettes and missile boats are some some seriously mighty submarines.</p> <p>Israel is also investing heavily in growing its submarine fleet. It’s a reflection of Tel Aviv’s increasing reliance on the underwater boats for a range of operations — including nuclear deterrence.</p>
  • The End of the Cobra Era (Israel)

    08/29/2014 10:26:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | 29/8/2014 | Ofer Zidon
    Over the last year, IAF demobilized its veteran AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter OrBat owing to the defense budget cuts. Ofer Zidon bids farewell to the venerable weapon system that entered service following the Yom-Kippur War The IAF has quietly retired one of its oldest and most venerable weapon systems recently. The AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter OrBat, which entered service in 1975, was demobilized pursuant to a decision (in the context of the recent cuts in the defense budget) to discontinue using the outdated helicopters. The demobilization process was executed in three stages: on July 29, 2013 the attack helicopter flight...
  • Palestine—Unearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future

    08/29/2014 7:59:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | David Singer
    The PLO (founded in 1964) and Hamas (founded in 1987) both seek to unravel the decisions made at San Remo in 1920 The cease fire agreement ending hostilities in the Fifty Day War between Israel and Hamas marks yet another milestone attesting to the failure of Jews and Arabs to peacefully resolve their claims to sovereignty and self-determination in the territory once called “Palestine”. Amazingly - the continuing inability of the parties - and the international community—to reach consensus on identifying when this long running conflict actually commenced—ensures it will continue to remain unresolved. Emeritus Professor Richard Falk—formerly United Nations...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/29/14)[Prayer]

    08/29/2014 5:22:33 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/29/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Ram New International Version (NIV) 6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went...
  • Iran Arming Terrorists in Judea and Samaria

    08/28/2014 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Iranian military leaders have openly boasted that they have begun to send weapons to Palestinian Arab terrorists in Judea and Samaria and elsewhere in the region, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. The report quoted a top Iranian military commander who confirmed that weapon shipments to Judea and Samaria have already begun and that more will be sent to other “Palestinian resistance groups.” “Arming the West Bank has started and weapons will be supplied to the people of this region,” Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of Iran’s volunteer Basij force, told the state-run Fars news agency on Wednesday....
  • Netanyahu Fires Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon

    07/15/2014 12:03:43 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Ari Soffer
    In a dramatic development Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has fired his Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon. Danon, who is a member of Netanyahu's Likud party, has been a consistent and sometimes harsh critic of the prime minister's leadership. Sources close to the PM say Danon's scathing criticism of the government's decision to sign up to a ceasefire agreement with Hamas proved the last straw. Hopes of a ceasefire crumbled after Hamas rejected it and fired dozens of rockets onto Israeli population centers, prompting Israel to respond with more airstrikes after several hours of restraint. While some analysts - including...
  • Report: Hamas Leader Haniyeh Hospitalized

    08/27/2014 7:15:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 8/28/2014, 3:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Ismail Haniyeh, a senior leader of Hamas and formerly its Prime Minister in Gaza, was taken to hospital on Wednesday evening, Channel 2 News reported. There were no details as to what the reason for the hospitalization was, or what his condition is. Senior members of Hamas, however, denied there was anything wrong with Haniyeh. The officials said that reports of the leader’s hospitalization were nothing but “false rumors”. …
  • Sinai militant group says it beheaded four Egyptians

    08/28/2014 3:33:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/28/2014 | MICHAEL GEORGY
    A Sinai-based militant group said on Thursday it had beheaded four Egyptians, accusing them of providing Israel with intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of its fighters. Four headless corpses were found in the Sinai Peninsula earlier this month, security sources said -- the first time that any decapitations had been made public in Egypt. The men had been abducted by gunmen two days earlier while driving in the town of Sheikh Zuwaid, which is just a few kilometers from the Gaza Strip. In a video released on Twitter, Egypt's most dangerous militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, said the...
  • Hamas Captives: Haniyeh Hiding in Hospital

    08/26/2014 12:40:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 8/26/2014, 8:59 AM | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The Israel Security Agency (ISA, or Shin Bet) has published a report on Hamas’s use of public buildings as cover for operational activity. The ISA said that interrogation of captives taken in Operation Protective Edge gave a “somewhat disturbing” picture of Hamas’s use of civilians and public buildings to carry out military activity, “out of an assumption that Israel will avoid hitting them.” …
  • Iran says tested new nuclear enrichment machine, may irk West

    08/27/2014 6:02:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/27/2014 | MICHELLE MOGHTADER AND FREDRIK DAHL
    Iran has conducted "mechanical" tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear programme. Iran's development of new centrifuges to replace its current breakdown-prone model is watched closely by Western officials. It could allow the Islamic Republic to amass potential atomic bomb material much faster. Tehran says its nuclear programme is peaceful and that it produces low-enriched uranium only to make fuel for a planned network of atomic energy plants. If processed to a high fissile concentration,...
  • Sheikh Qaradawi: The Caliphate in Iraq is Invalid

    08/28/2014 2:44:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/14
    Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who is the head of the Muslim Scholars Association and who serves as spiritual mentor for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, attacked the Islamic Caliphate State established by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in large parts of Syria and Iraq. In an interview with a Turkish news agency, Qaradawi said that the caliphate is meaningless as it does not meet the requirements as dictated by Islam. It should be noted that Sheikh Qaradawi supports Hamas, operates a jihad against Israel, and in the past has made rulings permitting suicide bombings ...
  • Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton named in terrorist racketeering lawsuit

    08/28/2014 6:38:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 6 replies
    Attorney Larry Klayman, fresh off a preliminary court ruling that the National Security Agency’s spying on Americans likely is unconstitutional, now has named President Obama and others in a racketeering complaint. Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch and a columnist for WND, alleges the president and others laundered U.S. taxpayer money that was spent on Hamas rockets fired against Israel. The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington falls under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, alleges criminal acts by Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Secretary General Ban...
  • A Storm in Egypt during the Reign of Ahmose [The Tempest Stele]

    11/01/2009 8:04:33 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 944+ views
    Thera Foundation ^ | September 1989 (last modified March 26, 2006) | E.N. Davis
    An inscribed stele erected at Thebes by Ahmose, the first Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty, documents a destructive storm accompanied by flooding during his reign. Fragments of the stele were found in the 3rd Pylon of the temple of Karnak at Thebes between 1947 and 1951 by the French Mission. A restoration of the stele and translation of the text was published by Claude Vandersleyen (1967). In the following year (1968), Vandersleyen added two more fragments, one from the top of the inscription and a small piece from line 10 of the restored text, which had been recovered by Egyptian...
  • The Minoans were Caucasian

    07/12/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5-16-2013 | Damien Gayle
    DNA analysis has debunked the longstanding theory that the Minoans, who some 5,000 years ago established Europe's first advanced Bronze Age culture, were from Africa. The Minoan civilisation arose on the Mediterranean island of Crete in approximately the 27th century BC and flourished for 12 centuries until the 15th century BC. But the culture was lost until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed its remains on Crete in 1900, where he found vestiges of a civilisation he believed was formed by refugees from northern Egypt. Modern archaeologists have cast doubt on that version of events, and now DNA tests of...
  • Remains of Minoan-style painting discovered during excavations of Canaanite palace

    11/10/2009 8:30:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 851+ views
    Eurekalert ^ | Monday, November 9, 2009 | Amir Gilat, Ph.D., Rachel Feldman
    The remains of a Minoan-style wall painting, recognizable by a blue background, the first of its kind to be found in Israel, was discovered in the course of the recent excavation season at Tel Kabri. This fresco joins others of Aegean style that have been uncovered during earlier seasons at the Canaanite palace in Kabri. "It was, without doubt, a conscious decision made by the city's rulers who wished to associate with Mediterranean culture and not adopt Syrian and Mesopotamian styles of art like other cities in Canaan did. The Canaanites were living in the Levant and wanted to feel...
  • Wine Cellar, Well Aged, Is Revealed in Israel

    11/23/2013 6:03:17 AM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 22, 2013 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    Digging this summer at the ruins of a 1700 B.C. Canaanite palace in northern Israel, archaeologists struck wine. Near the banquet hall where rulers of a Middle Bronze Age city-state and their guests feasted, a team of American and Israeli researchers broke through to a storage room holding the remains of 40 large ceramic jars. The vessels were broken, their liquid contents long since vanished — but not without a trace. A chemical analysis of residues left in the three-foot-tall jars detected organic traces of acids that are common components of all wine, as well as ingredients popular in ancient...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s Republican Friend in Michigan

    08/25/2014 1:40:20 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 18 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 25 August 14 | Unknown
    Michigan GOP Governor Rick Snyder is slated to speak at the annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention. Jimmy Carter is delivering the keynote, which should tell us what the tone of the convention will be: http://www.toledoblade.com/Religion/2014/08/23/President-Jimmy-Carter-to-be-keynote-speaker-at-Muslim-convention.html In 2011, Snyder spoke at an event sponsored by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR): http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20110323/POLITICS02/103230392/1022/Census-shows-Michigan-needs-immigrants–Snyder-says Both CAIR and ISNA were unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terrorism financing prosecution in US history, the U.S. v the Holy Land Foundation, in which the defendants were convicted on all counts. Both CAIR and ISNA were identified as Muslim Brotherhood organizations in captured documents...
  • Obama Pressured Israel to Stop Demanding Demilitarization of Hamas

    08/28/2014 1:20:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/28/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The ceasefire agreement didn’t give Hamas everything it wanted, but it gave Israel nothing at all.Israel’s insistence on demilitarizing Gaza fell by the wayside.Why? Here’s one answer. Nabil Shaath, a senior PLO official and confidante of PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said that Israel dropped the demand that Hamas be demilitarized, due to American pressure, in an interview with the Arabic Ma’an News Agency. As usual the war was won on the battlefield and lost at the negotiating table. Which means it will have to be repeated in a year or two with a stronger Hamas.Without demilitarizing Gaza, the entire...
  • Jewish Home Isn't Leaving Government

    08/28/2014 2:49:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    Minister of Construction and Housing, Uri Ariel of the Jewish Home, estimated Thursday that his party will not leave the government anytime soon. Regarding the differences of opinion within the Security Cabinet in the course of the war, Ariel told IDF Radio: “I do not think our criticism was illegitimate. Every minister has his opinions and his points of interest and I think that after we voiced our support for the operation, if there are opinions, they should be stated.” "There are so many things that we still have to do, that I believe we will not leave the government,”...
  • "Slaves' Hill" Was Home to High-Status Craftsmen

    08/28/2014 3:44:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2014
    New information from excavations in southern Israel’s Timna Valley by Erez Ben-Yosef and Lidar Sapir-Hen of Tel Aviv University suggests that the laborers who smelted copper at the site 3,000 years ago were skilled craftsmen of high social status. Since the 1930s, it has been thought that the Iron Age camp was inhabited by slaves because of the massive barrier that had been unearthed and the harsh conditions created by the furnaces and desert conditions. The well-preserved bones, seeds, fruits, and fabric that have been recently recovered tell a different story, however. “The copper smelters were given the better cuts...
  • Hamas’s Media Strategy

    08/28/2014 8:34:14 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Hamas’s Media Strategy
    During the six weeks of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has used human shields—women and children—to protect its infrastructure in Gaza. This tactic is meant either to deter Israel from striking at the rockets, attack tunnels, and terrorists that threaten it, or—and for Hamas this is much preferable—to force the Israeli military to fire on Palestinian civilians. Without reporters and cameras there to document the carnage, the blood that Hamas compels Gazans to shed on its behalf would be wasted. Hamas thus needs reporters in Gaza. But the last thing it wants is a press corps reporting both sides of...
  • Al-Qaeda advances to Israel's northern border

    08/28/2014 6:40:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2014 | Carol Brown
    Israelis are not happy with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And they shouldn’t be.The headline at Israel National News reads: “Majority of Israelis Think Israel Didn't Win Gaza Operation” Journalist Ari Yashar writes: Poll: 59% say op. not a success, as Netanyahu's approval rating nose-dives further to a paltry 32%; majority oppose ceasefire.  snip Clearly the disappointment is not directed at the IDF, which 83% of the public said it was satisfied with - instead Israelis apparently are severely dissatisfied with the political echelon, and Netanyahu at its head.  (snip) Criticism has been pouring in from all corners over Netanyahu's apparent...
  • Who are the Americans Fighting in Syria?

    08/28/2014 6:27:50 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 4 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 08/27/2014 | Jordan Long
    The shocking and disturbing videotaped execution of American journalist James Foley had, besides the most gruesome and obvious, another jarring element: the composed British voice of his murderer, repeating fanatical Islamist propaganda and making terroristic threats in impeccable English. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, an up-and-coming rapper who abandoned making music in London to make war in Syria in 2012, is far from the first UK national to embrace the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Great Britain’s Foreign Office estimates that at least 400 British citizens have gone to join the carnage in Syria. One member of Parliament thinks Merry...
  • Security Services 'Foiled Massive Cyber-Attack on Israel'

    08/28/2014 6:19:39 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-28-14 | Ari Soffer
    The IDF and Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) prevented a major cyber attack on Israel during Operation Protective Edge, military officials say. According to the IDF's official blog, the unprecedented attack was carried out by anti-Israel hackers "from all over the world", aided by the Iranian government. The coordinated attack was timed to coincide with Al Quds (Jerusalem) Day, the yearly anti-Israel event organised worldwide by the Iranian regime. The IDF's cyber defense division was drafted in to mount a defense as hackers mounted a systematic attempt to take down Israeli websites. It was joined by the Shin...
  • Reports: Syrian Rebels Capture UN Personnel on Golan

    08/28/2014 6:17:05 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-28-14 | Yaakov Levi
    Syrian rebels have reportedly taken UN personnel prisoner after they took over the area near the Quneitra border crossing on the Golan Heights. The UN personnel were stationed on the Syrian side of the border. No confirmation of the story has been issued, and the number of those taken prisoner is also unclear, with some reports saying that “dozens” of personnel have been captured. The reports identified the kidnappers as being members of a group close to Al Qaeda that is fighting soldiers of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
  • Notable Names Missing from Hollywood Letter Supporting Israel

    08/28/2014 5:38:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2014 | Elise Cooper
    Israel has been fighting not only a war with Gaza, but a public relations battle as well. Many have been rightly asking, Where are the Hollywood supporters of Israel who happen to be Jewish? Some of the biggest, most prominent Israel supporters who are also Jewish have remained silent – specifically Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Barbra Streisand. They do not hesitate to speak out on supporting Democrats and their causes, yet they have remained missing in action regarding the latest Gaza conflict. There have been too few in Hollywood who are willing to stand up for what...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/28/14)[Prayer]

    08/28/2014 4:35:11 AM PDT · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/28/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Animals In The Bible Quail New International Version (NIV) 6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” 8 Moses also said, “You will know that it was the Lord when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the...
  • Poll: 89 Percent of Palestinians Support Terror Attacks on Israel

    08/27/2014 3:15:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/27/2014 | Adam Kredo
    Nearly 89 percent of Palestinians support Hamas and other terrorists firing rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli civilians, according to a new poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO).As Israelis wait to see if yet another ceasefire agreement with Hamas will hold, the poll shows broad support among Palestinians for Hamas’ most recent rocket assault on the Jewish state, which has been hit by more than 4,000 missiles in the past month.The poll of 1,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip found that 88.9 percent of those surveyed supported “the firing of rockets from Gaza at Israel,”...