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  • EU demands Israel stop demolishing illegal Arab settlements

    02/06/2016 3:08:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16
    The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal Palestinian buildings, some of which are EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to building Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. "In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet further apart," the EU diplomatic service said in a statement. It referred to Israel's decision on January 25 to declare 154 hectares (380 acres) of land near Jericho in Judea as state land, with...
  • Cecil the Lion's death has probably already resulted in all of his cubs being killed by rival Lion

    08/03/2015 11:40:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Traveller 24 ^ | 07/30/2015
    Cape Town - As if the death of Cecil the Lion wasn't bad enough, at least 12 of his cubs are now in danger of being killed by his rivals. NBC News reports that conservation experts who had been tracking Cecil for seven years said that the patriarch's death would no doubt result in a catastrophic cascade of effects, as a new leader of another pride will move in to take over his pride. Johnny Rodrigues from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force told The Guardian that Jericho, the next lion in the hierarchy, will most likely kill all of Cecil's...
  • How much I care about Jericho the Lion...

    08/03/2015 12:15:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-3-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Confirmed: Jericho the lion is alive

    08/03/2015 12:03:33 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies ^ | 08/02/15 |
    Zimbabwe, researchers confirmed that Jericho is alive Sunday. Brent Stapelkamp, a researcher with the Hwange Lion Research Project, shared a picture of Jericho in his park habitat through Oxford University’s Twitter account. A GPS tracking device on the lion was working and sending normal signals, Stapelkamp said Saturday.
  • Cecil the lion's cubs are being protected by his BROTHER

    08/01/2015 1:06:37 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 88 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 July 2015 | SIMON TOMLINSON and TOM WYKE
    The cubs fathered by Cecil the lion are being protected by his brother amid fears they will be killed by a male rival, researchers said today. The much-loved lion was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world. After his death, there were fears his cubs would be killed by the next lion in the hierarchy so he could father his own offspring with the females in the pride. But a team at Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit, which had been studying Cecil before he was shot dead, said the lion's brother had stepped...
  • Cecil the lion's brother Jericho shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwean parkk

    08/01/2015 12:00:23 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Cecil the lion's brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in a park in Zimbabwe.  The beloved animal was protecting Cecil's lion cubs after he was shot dead by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world.  Jericho is believed to have been gunned down during an illegal hunting operation in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon during. Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: 'It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon.  'We are absolutely heartbroken. We have...
  • Cecil the lion's brother, Jericho, is also illegally killed in Zimbabwe, official says

    08/01/2015 12:30:50 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 48 replies ^ | 8/1/2015 | Michael Martinez and Deborah Bloom
    <p>The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, a senior park official told CNN.</p> <p>Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.</p>
  • Brother of Zimbabwe's lion Cecil appears alive and well: researcher

    08/01/2015 9:55:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 93 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 1, 2015 | MACDONALD DZIRUTWE
    The brother of Cecil, the lion killed in Zimbabwe by an American hunter last month, is not dead, a researcher monitoring the pride told Reuters, contradicting media reports that Jericho had been killed. "He looks alive and well to me as far as I can tell," said Brent Stapelkamp, field researcher for the Hwange Lion Research Project which is monitoring the lion with a GPS tag. A group called the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force posted on its Facebook page that Jericho had been killed at 4 p.m. on Saturday, a report picked up by some Western news media that was...
  • 11,000-Year-Old Grain Shakes Up Beliefs On Beginnings Of Agriculture

    06/19/2006 1:04:07 PM PDT · by blam · 90 replies · 2,127+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-18-2006 | Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
    Jun. 18, 2006 0:24 | Updated Jun. 18, 2006 10:4511,000-year-old grain shakes up beliefs on beginnings of agriculture By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Bar-Ilan University researchers have found a cache of 120,000 wild oat and 260,000 wild barley grains at the Gilgal archaeological site near Jericho that date back 11,000 years - providing evidence of cultivation during the Neolithic Period. The research, performed by Drs. Ehud Weiss and Anat Hartmann of BIU's department of Land of Israel studies and Prof. Mordechai Kislev of the faculty of life sciences, appears in the June 16 edition of the prestigious journal Science. It is the...
  • ‘US Consulate in Jerusalem arming Palestinian guards’

    01/14/2015 10:51:27 AM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 14, 2015, 7:28 pm | Mitch Ginsburg
    Israeli report says developments violate agreements; guards say the chief security officer is establishing ‘a militia’ The US Consulate in Jerusalem is training a force of 35 Palestinians from East Jerusalem to serve as armed guards, particularly for consular trips to the West Bank’s Area A, which is off-limits to Israelis, it was reported on Wednesday. The arrangement violates a 2011 agreement between Israel and the consulate, the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth stated, whereby only IDF combat veterans would be authorized to carry arms as consulate guards. “The consulate was authorized to keep roughly 100 handguns for security staff, on...
  • IWI Israel Factory Tour - Home of the Tavor (video only)

    08/06/2013 5:49:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies ^ | 7-28-2013 | Sturmgewehre
    We were invited to Israel to visit the IWI factory just outside of Tel Aviv. Obviously this was a one of a kind opportunity for both MAC and for the YouTube firearms community. We not only toured the home of the Tavor but also the Negev 5.56 and 7.62x51, the Jericho 941, Uzi, Galil ACE and the X95. After the factory tour we headed to the range and fired all of the weapons mentioned, which really was the highlight of the whole trip. It's one thing to see these amazing firearms, but getting to fire them? Out of this world!...
  • 'World's first skyscraper sought to intimidate masses'

    02/14/2011 5:44:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | Arieh O'Sullivan / The Media Line
    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 living. They settled in this oasis next to the Jordan River and built a mysterious 8.5-meter (28-foot) stone tower on the edge of town. When discovered by archaeologists in 1952, it was dated at over 11,000 years old, making it the first and oldest public building even found. But its purpose and the motivation for erecting it has been debated ever since. Now, using computer technology, Israeli archaeologists are saying it was built to mark the...
  • [Chapter 2] Great Cities of the Bible - Jericho: A City Judgment

    01/06/2011 2:34:07 PM PST · by wmfights · 7 replies
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    Jericho is an excellent example of how God judges cities. Join me as we take a walk through its paths and turn the pages of its history. Joshua, chapter 6, gives us a rather detailed picture of the city; the city whose conquest made the commander Joshua famous. Thanks to a spring of water, civilization gravitated to this area close to the Dead Sea. The city of Jericho is surely one of the oldest in all of history, dating back to at least 8000 years B.C. And because of its location, it played a strategic part in Israel’s history. Jericho...
  • Arabs decide Jericho is 10,000 years old, throw it a birthday party — and nobody bothers to show

    10/19/2010 7:23:09 PM PDT · by Immerito · 20 replies
    Jerusalem World Review ^ | 10/19/2010 | Edmund Sanders
    JERICHO — (MCT) Imagine you turned 10,000 years old — and nobody showed up at your birthday party. That's a bit how they're feeling in the ancient West Bank city of Jericho, believed to be one of the world's oldest continually inhabited settlements. Three years ago, Palestinians made big plans for Jericho's historic birthday. Nobody really knows the exact anniversary, but Palestinians thought 10-10-10 had a good ring to it. The idea was to host an international blowout to rival the 2000 millennium, including fireworks, laser shows, half a million guests and a who's who of international dignitaries. They dreamed...
  • THE JERICHO WALK – Taking Down Strongholds! Joshua 6:1-27. (Vanity... all is vanity)

    03/11/2010 1:13:49 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 29 replies · 753+ views
    SCRIPTURE | 3-11-10 | JO NUVARK
    A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. (Proverbs 21:22)..... Using the Jericho model I would encourage you to take back your family, your neighborhood, your town, your state, your government and your country the same way God gave Jericho to Joshua. ***** Read about THE JERICHO WALK and see if this is a way for you to "TAKE BACK THE LAND"!
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Three New York Businessmen with Laundering Money Through Iran

    01/20/2010 5:01:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 200+ views - DOJ Press Release ^ | January 20, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Three New York Businessmen with Laundering Money Through Iran PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; JOSEPH M. DEMAREST, JR., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"); and PATRICIA J. HAYNES, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"), Criminal Investigation Division, announced that REZA SAFARHA, a/k/a "Ali," a/k/a "Ali Safarha," NICK MOHAMEY, a/k/a "Abdollah Mohammadipour," a/k/a "Abdi Pour," and MOHAMMAD SOROUSH MAHALATY, a/k/a "Mohammad Soroush," a/k/a...
  • Huge Roman-era cave found by Jericho

    06/21/2009 3:03:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies · 2,211+ views
    The Jerosalem Post ^ | June 21, 2009 | Jonah Mandel
    An artificial underground cave, the largest of its kind in Israel, was discovered in the Jordan Valley during excavations by the Haifa University's Department of Archaeology.
  • Jericho [devotional]

    04/13/2009 9:40:05 PM PDT · by tenger · 192+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | April 14, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days. Hebrews 11:30 I've always loved the Jericho story. I've always seen it as faith AND obedience. First, the people had to have faith that going around the walls even once was a good things. Seven priests accompanied the ark of the covenant and the people along with seven blaring trumpets. They marched around Jericho one time for six days. On the seventh day, they marched around the walls of the city seven times. On the seventh time around they shouted and "the walls...
  • Will Judean Desert Find Shed Light On Shroud Of Turin?

    06/01/2008 8:55:11 AM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 436+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-29-2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Will Judean Desert find shed light on Shroud of Turin? By ETGAR LEFKOVITS Updated May 29, 2008 7:28 Can a 6,000-year-old shroud uncovered in the Judean Desert in 1993 help illuminate the centuries-old debate over the Shroud of Turin? The Shroud of Turin Slideshow: Pictures of the week That is the question posed by Olga Negnevitsky, a conservator at the Israel Museum who was involved in the conservation of the lesser-known shroud for the Antiquities Authority after it was discovered inside a small cave near Jericho. The idea to use the older shroud to learn more about the famous one...

    03/08/2009 1:42:56 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 14 replies · 636+ views
    iFMagazine ^ | 01/14/09
    LOCATION: Jericho THE SKINNY: It’s the concept that never seems to die, and that’s a good thing according to JERICHO executive producer/director. While promoting his new horror TV series HARPER’S ISLAND for CBS (airing midseason), Turteltaub tells iF that he’s really happy about JERICHO’s first season being re-aired Sunday nights on the CW.
  • Science vs. Scripture: An Open Response to Dr. John Ankerberg

    02/05/2009 8:10:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 59 replies · 1,757+ views
    ICR ^ | February 4, 2009 | Institute for Creation Research
    In January 2009, ICR received a copy of a recent ministry letter published by television personality Dr. John Ankerberg. For many years, Dr. Ankerberg has skillfully tackled tough issues related to the church, society, the Middle East, and other topics of interest to believers. Christians everywhere need to be informed, challenged, and also taught sound doctrine—there is no substitute for the Bible. However, the January letter from Dr. Ankerberg’s television ministry reveals a dangerous trend toward subjugating the accuracy, understandability, and authority of the Bible to the foolish musings of men—namely, scientists who deny that God’s revelation in the book...
  • 9-year-old boy told he’s too good to pitch

    08/25/2008 5:44:23 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 82 replies · 564+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/25/08 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. —Nine-year-old Jericho Scott is a good baseball player— too good, it turns out. The right-hander has a fastball that tops out at about 40 mph. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven told his coach that the boy could not pitch any more. When Jericho took the mound anyway last week, the opposing team forfeited the game, packed its gear and left, his coach said. Officials for the three-year-old league, which has eight teams and about 100 players, said they will disband Jericho’s team, redistributing its players among other squads, and offered...
  • This Weeks Sci-Fi Thread (03/23/08)

    03/23/2008 12:35:53 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 45 replies · 449+ views
    03/23/08 | Kevin Davis
    This weeks Sci-Fi Thread: Mon: 9/8 - New Amsterdam Tues: 10/9 - Jericho - CBS -- Series Finale ????? Thurs: 9/8 - Lost - ABC Fri: 10/9 - Battlestar Galactica: Revealed - SciFi Channel 10:30/9:30 - Battlestar Galactica: Phenomenon Sat: 9/8 - Torchwood -- BBC America
  • Bombs Away: CBS Cancels Jericho (Again)

    03/22/2008 3:20:29 PM PDT · by Publius · 23 replies · 665+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 22 March 2008 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    National upheaval caused by a nuclear assault? Easy. Nielsen ratings? Hard. Despite efforts from zealous fans to keep Jericho alive — including the now-famous peanut incident — Tuesday's episode will be its last. "The March 25 episode... will be the series finale," CBS entertainment boss Nina Tassler says in a statement. "Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive this long, and an outstanding team of producers, cast and crew that went through creative hoops to deliver a compelling, high-quality...
  • Once Again, ‘Jericho’ Is on Thin Ice

    03/12/2008 4:45:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 37 replies · 641+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 12, 2008 | Brian Stelter
    The ratings for “Jericho,” the CBS drama imagining life after a series of nuclear attacks, appear to have stabilized. Unfortunately for the show’s fans, the viewership is stabilizing at a lower number than CBS would like. Tuesday’s episode drew an average of 5.87 million viewers, its lowest rating to date, but only slightly below last week’s 5.88 million. In the 25- to 54-year-old demographic prized by CBS, the program averaged a 1.9 rating, up slightly from a 1.8 rating last week. The numbers are significantly below the 9.5 million viewers whom “Jericho” attracted last season ­ and even those ratings...
  • Nuts! Jericho Season 2 Tonight! Tick Tick Boom!

    02/12/2008 2:55:53 PM PST · by blu · 22 replies · 205+ views
    CBS, 10 p.m. Eastern, Season 2, the nuttily anticipated season begins.
  • American Hiroshima Project

    09/07/2007 9:33:16 PM PDT · by noamhiroshima · 32 replies · 1,339+ views
    strikebackusa ^ | 9/07/07 | noamhiroshima
    A quick note to our readers. With the anniversary of September 11 right around the corner, bin Laden releasing a video, and the CIA warning of attacks here in the U.S. I thought I should inform readers of the "American Hiroshima Project." This "project" is a nuclear attack planned for several major U.S. cities. The investigative journalist Paul Williams wrote a book called "The Day Of Islam" covering the subject. Do a search of the title and see what you get for results. It is not a pretty picture. I pray to The One True God, Jehova, that this plot...
  • Did 'Battlestar Galactica' Kill Television?

    07/18/2007 2:48:40 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 17 replies · 522+ views
    SyFy Portal ^ | 07/13/07 | MICHAEL HINMAN
    As the Internet continues to make significant strides in gaining respectability among mainstream media, more and more attention has been focused on the true power of the World Wide Web. Some of that power was felt just a couple weeks ago when Web-savvy viewers of the CBS series "Jericho" convinced the network they were not paying enough attention to how the show was being distributed through non-traditional means -- you know, the Internet -- and in the end, had vastly miscalculated the audience for the show. On top of that, the campaign to organize the "Save Jericho" campaign came almost...
  • Al-Qaida Plans Nuclear Attacks on 7 U.S. Cities

    07/17/2007 7:28:31 AM PDT · by EndWelfareToday · 216 replies · 6,995+ views
    Drudge; ^ | 7/17/2007 | NewsMax Wires
    Recently, FBI Director Robert Mueller, in an interview with NewsMax, confirmed Williams' main claim. Mueller said al-Qaida's paramount goal is clear: to detonate a nuclear device that would kill hundreds of thousands of Americans. Mueller told NewsMax that at times, the threat feels so real he lies awake at night thinking about the prospect. Williams maintains that al-Qaida is not content on blowing up one nuclear device or even simply a "dirty" nuke — but wants to explode real nuclear devices in seven U.S. cities simultaneously.
  • CBS Reverses Decision to Ax `JERICHO'

    06/06/2007 3:18:54 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 31 replies · 472+ views
    AP via ^ | Wednesday, June 6, 2007 | By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES — "Jericho" fans who slammed CBS with protests over the drama's cancellation have won the battle: It will return next season, the network said Wednesday. It was an unusual display of viewer might since networks usually put ratings ahead of even the most passionate, well-organized fan base. But CBS said the show deserved another chance, while cautioning that it must prove it has wider appeal. "Wow! Over the past few weeks you have put forth an impressive and probably unprecedented display of passion in support of a prime time television series," CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said in...
  • Friends of "JERICHO", please send peanuts to CBS ;)

    06/06/2007 2:58:03 PM PDT · by Clear Rivers · 15 replies · 284+ views
    CNN ^ | JUNE 6,2007 | CNN
    'Jericho' fans assail CBS with 25 tons of peanuts CNNThis undated CBS photo shows cast members of "Jericho," the cancellation of which sparked a deluge of complaints and peanuts at the network's offices. POSTED: 10:18 a.m. EDT, June 6, 2007 LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Fans trumpeting the cause of CBS' canceled drama "Jericho" have caught the network's ear. CBS, deluged with calls, messages and shipments of nuts signifying viewer displeasure, is reconsidering its decision, a source close to the production said Tuesday. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly. A decision...
  • This Week Sci-Fi Thread (04/29/07)

    04/29/2007 4:50:38 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 14 replies · 305+ views
    04/29/07 | Kevin Davis
    This weeks Sci-Fi thread: Mon: 8/7 Heros -- NBC Wed: 8/7 Jericho -- CBS Fri: 8/7 Stargate Sg1 -- SciFi 9/8 Stargate Atlantis -- SciFi 10/9 Painkiller Jane -- SciFi
  • Unrecognized: The World's Oldest Monument (Jericho - Sultan's Hill)

    04/28/2007 3:22:13 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,410+ views
    Aawsat ^ | 4-27-2007 | Osama al Eissa
    Unrecognized: The World’s Oldest Monument 27/04/2007 By Osama al Eissa Jerusalem, Asharq Al-Awsat- Approximately two kilometers away from Jericho’s city center lies Tel es-Sultan (Sultan’s Hill), the oval-shaped mound that the oasis of Jericho, the oldest city in the world, is famous for. The world’s earliest settlement was located at Tel es-Sultan, which stands in the form of several layers of habitation that make up today’s mound. And yet despite its importance and its ability to attract the world’s greatest researchers, it is not included on the World Heritage List, which is precisely what the Palestinian Authority’s Department of Antiquities...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/22/07)

    04/22/2007 4:09:08 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 19 replies · 342+ views
    04/22/07 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/22/07) Mon: 8/7 Heroes --> NBC Wed: 8/7 Jericho --> CBS Fri: 8/7 Stargate Sg1 --> Sci-Fi 9/8 Stargate Atlantis --> Sci-Fi 10/9 Painkiller Jane --> Sci-Fi
  • JERICHO - Official Thread

    09/20/2006 4:51:30 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 600 replies · 11,866+ views
    CBS ^ | Wednesday, September 20, 2006 | Momaw Nadon
    Things are quiet and peaceful in small-town Jericho, Kansas, but when a baffling explosion occurs in the distance, Jericho's residents are plunged into social, psychological and physical chaos. No one knows what to think, and fear of the unknown takes over the town, especially because its isolation cuts it off from outside help. When nearly everything they know seems gone, will the residents of JERICHO band together to face their unfamiliar and mysterious new world?
  • Watch the complete premiere episode of "Jericho" now (It airs 9/20 on CBS)

    09/14/2006 12:52:31 AM PDT · by Eagle9 · 6 replies · 1,051+ views
    Click Summary for a short description of the TV program at the folowing link. View the entire episode at the same link.
  • "Jericho", new Fall show on See-BS (poss. VANITY)

    07/20/2006 6:48:17 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 100 replies · 2,646+ views | 7-20-06 | Hoagy62
    Okay...I know none of you would want to watch See-BS because of their traitorous, lying 'news' division. However, I was surfing around last night and found out about a show on their Fall lineup, "Jericho". The premise focuses around the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas. It's a typical small town in mid-America. The opening introduces us to some of the main characters, no biggie. Then , the big twist comes in: A nuclear mushroom cloud is sighted on the horizon in the direction of Denver. Power, lights, phone, TV, radio from the outside...all go dead. Later, it's found out that...
  • Civilian trial favored for Jericho captives

    03/16/2006 1:10:02 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 180+ views
    AP ^ | 3/16/6
    Israeli justice and security officials agreed at a meeting Thursday night that six Palestinians grabbed in an Israeli raid on a West Bank prison should be tried by a civilian court in Israel rather than by the military tribunals often used to prosecute alleged Palestinian militants. Israel has said five of the men seized in Tuesday's raid in the town of Jericho, including Ahmed Saadat, the head of the radical Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, were involved in the 2001 assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi, The sixth is the suspected financier of an illegal weapons shipment...
  • Jericho and Justice / Kidnapping and Chaos

    03/15/2006 10:43:15 PM PST · by anotherview · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) ^ | 15 March 2006 | Caitlyn Martin
    Wednesday, March 15, 2006Jericho and Justice / Kidnapping and Chaos Let's put this widely reported story in context: On 17 October 2001 members of the Popular Front For The Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) gunned down Israeli Tourism Minister Rehevam Ze'evi in a Jerusalem hotel. Five Palestinian terrorists were eventually charged in the murder. In April, 2002 Israel was besieging the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in his Muqata compound in Ramallah after still more terrorist attacks the previous month. The United States brokered an agreement between Arafat and the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to end the siege. The IDF...
  • [Israeli Defense Minister] Mofaz defends raid to capture minister's assassins

    03/15/2006 10:50:45 AM PST · by anotherview · 7 replies · 254+ views
    Mofaz defends raid to capture minister's assassins Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said that no responsible government would allow assassins of a government minister to go free. He said it should have been clear to the Palestinian Authority that the killers of Rahavam Zeevi would not evade the long arm of Israel. The Jericho jail was summer camp and not a real prison, Mofaz told Kol Israel. He denied any connection between the raid in Jericho and the upcoming elections nor, he said, was there coordination with the British or Americans regarding planning when their monitors were leaving the prison site....
  • Olmert: Israel will try 'Jericho Six'

    03/15/2006 10:44:49 AM PST · by anotherview · 18 replies · 485+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 15 March 2006 | HERB KEINON AND JPOST.COM STAFF
    Mar. 15, 2006 3:08 | Updated Mar. 15, 2006 18:01 Olmert: Israel will try 'Jericho Six' By HERB KEINON AND JPOST.COM STAFF Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday that the six Palestinians arrested by the IDF in its Tuesday raid on a Jericho prison will be charged and tried by Israel. Five of the prisoners, including Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestinian head Ahmed Sa'adat, were found guilty in a Palestinian court of the 2001 assassination of Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi, and the sixth, Fuad Shubaki, was found guilty of smuggling weapons into the territories via the Karine...
  • Justice in Jericho

    03/14/2006 9:19:36 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 5 replies · 363+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 15, 2006
    'We call upon all American and British citizens to leave Palestinian territories immediately, otherwise they will be subject to kidnapping and other consequences," said Abu Qusai, a spokesman for the Aksa Martyrs Brigade. This laconic statement is an apt summary of the state of play in the global jihad against the West, four and a half years after 9/11. Following the recent "cartoon jihad," the latest excuse for Islamist violence and mayhem began yesterday, when the British government, on behalf of itself and the US, announced that monitors deployed by both nations in a Palestinian Authority prison to ensure that...
  • Alert raised to second-highest level after PFLP threats

    03/14/2006 7:30:38 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 8 replies · 349+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 15, 2006 | YAAKOV KATZ AND MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    The Israel Police raised the public alert level to level three, one level before declaring a state of emergency following Tuesday's successful raid on the Jericho prison where top Palestinian terrorists were held. A tense 10-hour siege of the Palestinian Authority prison ended Tuesday night when Ahmed Saadat, the mastermind behind the 2001 assassination of tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi, walked out and surrendered to troops who were poised to burst in and seize him. Security forces, led by the police's elite counterterror unit, also apprehended four others involved in Ze'evi's murder, along with Fuad Shubaki, the Karine A weapons ship...
  • Battles of the Bible: A Military History of Ancient Israel

    This is an excellent book that is both a detailed military history and a historical apologetics book. The authors' foundational point is that the military campaigns of the OT are so detailed that they couldn't have been fabricated and are not fables like some skeptics and liberal scholars would like us to believe. The authors do an incredible job at drawing out details from the English and Hebrew texts. This coupled with their own knowledge and experience in warfare, they paint a detailed picture of the Israeli campaigns. They also make many comparisons to later battles, leaders and campaigns in...
  • Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Ramallah Area

    02/07/2006 5:15:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Feb 07, '06 | Scott Shiloh
    Three weeks ago, Israeli police found a mosaic floor in an Arab car. The Antiquities Authority has confirmed that the floor be belongs to a previously undiscovered synagogue in the Ramallah area. Researchers from the Israeli Antiquities Authority believe that the mosaic formed part of an ancient synagogue floor because it contained depictions of Jewish symbols, such as the base of a menorah (a seven branched candelabrum), a lulav (palm branch), and dates. Another, no less interesting feature of the mosaic, are the words “Shalom (peace) on Israel” which are inscribed on it. At first, researchers thought the thieves had...
  • Jews Return to Ancient Jericho Synagogue

    04/13/2005 8:00:54 AM PDT · by Alouette · 12 replies · 409+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Apr. 13, 2005
    For the first time in four and a half years, a group of Jews was allowed to visit and pray in the ancient Shalom al Yisrael synagogue in Jericho Tuesday. In addition to three army jeeps of religious IDF soldiers and rabbis, three Israeli citizens were permitted to visit the synagogue: Jordan Valley Regional Chairman Dubi Tal, Jewish Jericho activist and Ofrah resident Orna Kobos, and Gershon Goldshlik, a resident of the community of Mevo’ot Yericho, a small community on the northern outskirts of Jericho. Goldshlik spoke with Arutz-7’s Ezra HaLevi about the visit. “We arrived at the synagogue at...
  • Israelis hand Palestinians limited control of Jericho

    03/16/2005 9:46:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 254+ views
    AFP ^ | March 16, 2005
    Israel handed over to the Palestinian Authority limited security control of Jericho but continued to control the northern and southern approaches into the West Bank oasis town. After weeks of stalemate, soldiers dismantled the Ein ad-Duyuk checkpoint on the main road west to Ramallah -- the seat of the PA -- allowing free movement between the two cities.
  • Jews Demand Gov't Respect Jewish Religious Rights in Jericho

    03/10/2005 10:32:27 AM PST · by Alouette · 9 replies · 278+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar. 10, 2005
    As the IDF considers withdrawing from Jericho, Jews from the region and former students of the Jericho yeshiva want Jewish religious rights at ancient sites in the Biblical city to be restored. “If they insist on giving away Jericho to the PA yet again and want to see some level of sincerity exhibited by them,” says says David HaLevi, who lives in Mevo’ot Yericho, on the outskirts of Jericho, "can’t they at least restore Jewish rights to access our holy sites?" The right to a Jewish presence at Jericho’s synagogues was enshrined since the Shalom Al Yisrael synagogue was discovered...
  • Mideast groups dispute Jericho withdrawal

    02/15/2005 7:48:32 AM PST · by SmithL · 93+ views
    AP ^ | 2/15/5 | MARK LAVIE
    JERUSALEM - Israel and the Palestinians were locked in a dispute Tuesday over a withdrawal from the West Bank town of Jericho, with the Israeli military balking at Palestinian demands that it remove all checkpoints in the area and also pull troops out of an adjacent village. The negotiations were shrouded in confusion after Palestinian Cabinet minister Saeb Erekat initially said agreement had been reached. However, Erekat later said that while Israel has accepted the idea of withdrawing from areas, rather than just cities, it had not approved specific demands regarding Jericho. The eventual agreement on Jericho could set an...
  • IDF troops raid Jericho for first time in months [counter-terrorist operation]

    01/31/2004 11:55:33 PM PST · by yonif · 7 replies · 157+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2/1/2004 | Arnon Regular
    Israel Defense Forces troops on jeeps and a tank raided the West Bank city of Jericho early Sunday for the first time in months, and surrounded a house suspected to hold several Fatah activists. An armed Fatah activist was seriously wounded in an exchange of fire with IDF troops. He tried to escape, but was caught and sent to an Israeli hospital, Israel Radio reported. Troops also forced residents to remain confined to their homes at the start of the four-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Military sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said troops had entered the town for...