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  • 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...
  • Megiddo: A New Archaeological Find and True Christian Identity

    06/26/2014 6:30:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/26/14 | Bishop Arthur Serratelli
    One of the ancient world’s most important cities was Megiddo, dating from at least the 5th century B.C. Its location on a hill overlooking the Valley of Jezreel in modern day Israel gave it strategic importance in history. In former days, it controlled the passage between two military and trade routes. One connected Egypt to the lands of modern day Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. The other connected Jerusalem to modern day Lebanon that opened the way by sea, in ancient times, to Italy and Spain. Throughout history, battles were fought and blood shed for control of Megiddo. In fact,...
  • 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...
  • Armageddon: Bringing It On

    05/20/2005 4:51:46 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 13 replies · 1,259+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | May 20, 2005 | Syed Saleem Shahzad
    Asia Times Online, Front Page May 20, 2005 ARMAGEDDON: BRINGING IT ON By Syed Saleem Shahzad "And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon [Har Megiddo]." - Revelation 16:16 KARACHI - A short sentence in an American magazine has managed to do what al-Qaeda has not been able to achieve since September 11, 2001 - inflame large sections of the Muslim world and reignite passions between Islam and the Christian West. A report in Newsweek that US military interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had desecrated the Koran - subsequently retracted - initially set off...
  • Armageddon Fortress May Hold Keys to History

    12/26/2010 9:43:25 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 23 replies · 2+ views
    AOL News ^ | Dec 26, 2010 | Matthew Kalman
    MEGIDDO, Israel -- The Book of Revelation says the biblical fortress of Armageddon will be the site of an apocalyptic battle between good and evil at the end of time. Scientists believe it could also be the place where time begins -- at least for archaeology. In a groundbreaking new project, scholars are using the rich archaeological remains that soar more than 50 feet above the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel to synchronize the clocks of the ancient world and create the first definitive calendar of human history. The word "Armageddon" comes from the Hebrew Har Megiddo, which means mountain...
  • A look at an ancient Barak

    04/17/2008 8:27:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 374+ views
    SouthJerseyLocalNews ^ | 4-17-08 | James Smart
    There is much discussion on the Web, radio talk shows, cable pundit programs and other disreputable sources about the name of Barack Obama, who has been soliciting votes hereabouts.Some folks are uneasy because his middle name is Hussein, the name of Muhammad's grandson, spiritual granddaddy of Shiite Muslims. Whether that is worrisome depends on what's in a name, as Ms. Juliet Capulet, a well-known Italian girl, liked to point out. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that my great-grandfather was Ishmael Smart, named for the Biblical chap the Arabs consider to be their founding father, so maybe...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Dead Baby Media

    06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, June 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    THE DEAD BABY MEDIA If the text on that one is too small for you, it's a CNN piece headlined, "Why the Syrian regime is killing babies." There's not much to add to that. The Syrian regime may be killing babies, but CNN killed journalism. With some help from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the BBC. Anyone who has spent time in the Middle East knows quite well that parading around dead bodies is part of the Muslim ceremony of rallying for the next attack. These aren't funerals, these are corpse parades and the corpses are often...
  • Unique Gold Earring Found in Intriguing Collection of Ancient Jewelry at Tel Megiddo

    05/22/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | Monday, May 21, 2012 | Tel Aviv University
    Researchers from Tel Aviv University have recently discovered a collection of gold and silver jewelry, dated from around 1100 B.C., hidden in a vessel at the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel. One piece -- a gold earring decorated with molded ibexes, or wild goats -- is "without parallel," they believe. According to Prof. Israel Finkelstein of TAU's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures, the vessel was found in 2010, but remained uncleaned while awaiting a molecular analysis of its content. When they were finally able to wash out the dirt, pieces of...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (5/27/10) [Prayer]

    05/27/2010 5:42:33 AM PDT · by left that other site · 57 replies · 419+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/27/10 | left that other site
    Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem~The Prophet Joel Joel Chapter 3 1. For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2. I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 3. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they...
  • Homeland Security Report equates 'abortion opponents' with white supremacists

    04/14/2009 1:11:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 102 replies · 3,014+ views
    CNA ^ | April 14, 2009
    Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2009 / 02:28 pm (CNA).- According to a Homeland Security Report distributed to law enforcement organizations, abortion opponents are as great a threat to national security in the immediate future as white supremacists.The nine-page document was sent to police and sheriff's departments across the country on April 7 under the headline, "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." The report is unclassified, but is accompanied by a warning that says it “contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act.” The report was prepared...
  • Six Things You Should Know About the Homeland Security Report on ‘Rightwing Extremism’

    04/15/2009 12:23:25 PM PDT · by freespirited · 83 replies · 3,767+ views
    FOX News ^ | 04/15/09 | Andrew Napolitano
        Homeland Security Warns of Rise in Right-Wing ExtremismThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”, dated April 7, 2009, is apparently an unclassified summary of a larger classified report.1.  The summary contains few proper names, has no footnotes of any significance, lists very few sources, and is drafted with a prejudice against anyone who criticizes the role of the federal government in our lives today. It lumps together in its definition of “rightwing extremism” hate groups, anti-government groups, and single issue groups “such as opposition...
  • PLANET JANET (DHS Secy's bizarrely paranoid rant--pack her back to Arizona)

    04/19/2009 2:52:50 PM PDT · by Liz · 89 replies · 3,451+ views
    NY POST ^ | 4/19/09 | EDITORIAL
    DHS Secy Napolitano's not backing down on what she insists was an accurate "assessment" of a "right-wing" terrorist threat---particularly slanderous of brave Americans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan-- saying only "to the extent veterans read it as an accusation, an apology is owed." Not good enough. The report was a bizarrely paranoid rant. Which is why her agency's own civil-rights division raised red flags over some of the language-- Napolitano released it anyway and defends her agency's paranoid warning that right-wing crazies are poised to launch a coup d'etat----she points to a similar DHS report on left-wingers. But that...
  • War on 'right-wing extremists'

    04/20/2009 7:57:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies · 590+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/20/09 | Joseph Farah
    It's not al-Qaida that has the Department of Homeland Security on edge. It's not Hezbollah that has the Barack Obama administration on guard. It's not Hamas that has the Feds working overtime on intelligence and security. Once again, it's the vast right-wing conspiracy. Here we go, again. A newly unclassified report from Homeland Security, sent to police stations and other law enforcement agencies around the country, says the big threat of domestic violence in the U.S. comes from "right-wing extremists." Yes, we've been here before. President Clinton's White House and FBI were out looking for right-wing extremists plotting evil deeds...
  • That "Rightwing Extremism" Report

    04/21/2009 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 19 replies · 813+ views
    Dear Republicans, Do you regret creating the Department of Homeland Security yet? Are you ready to apologize? That's the first thing I thought when I read that DHS report. Like an earlier report from the Missouri Information Analysis Center report that instructed law enforcement personnel to watch for cars with Ron Paul or Libertarian Party stickers, it has the right in something of an uproar. As you may know, the report warns law enforcement agencies that there "may" be a rebirth of right wing violence. It warns, among other things, that returning veterans could be turning violent. Another passage that...
  • ‘Rightwing Extremism' Document Is Alarming

    04/22/2009 1:13:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,079+ views
    The Kitsap Sun ^ | April 22, 2009 | Pam Dzama
    As I read about funding over various budget items, I wonder if legislators really understand what's important anymore. Debating financing over community centers, historical societies and theaters seems quaint. By comparison, losing focus on real priorities, squandering precious tax dollars and incurring trillions of dollars of debt will eventually destroy our country. Governments at all levels are struggling to close budget gaps. Their jobs would be easier if they applied a "Priority of Government" approach to all decisions. For Kitsap County, that should entail actively acknowledging the principles included in the county commissioners' mission statement: "Kitsap County government exists to...
  • "NAPO" is the new Reno !!

    04/22/2009 5:46:11 PM PDT · by starlight · 9 replies · 347+ views
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    Referring to T.L.Sink's post: "... gang violence, particularly from Hispanic gangs like MS-13 and the Latin Kings. A great majority of these gangs are illegal aliens ..." , other than the Michael Savage lawsuit against NAPO, it seems like nothing else is being done to force this disgrace to step down ... instead of focusing on the illegals who are flooding up here, further franchising the MS-13 gangs, she is more concerned about spitting in the face of our Vets, putting them on the level of a suspected terrorist or a Timothy McVey. Is this country going totally upside down,...
  • DHS picks new chief for intelligence office (resp for extremist memo??)

    04/23/2009 4:49:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies · 3,277+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/23/2009 | Audrey Hudson
    The head of the Homeland Security agency responsible for a controversial report that suggested veterans were being recruited to commit terrorist acts in the U.S. is being replaced by a former FBI and CIA official. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced in a statement late Thursday afternoon that the White House intends to nominate Phillip Mudd as undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis. Mr. Mudd is a 24-year career FBI official, who currently serves as the associate executive assistant director of the Bureau's national security branch. He replaces Roger Mackin, who was appointed to the post in September by then-Secretary Michael...
  • Homeland Security has eye off ball

    04/25/2009 9:47:39 AM PDT · by radar101 · 16 replies · 737+ views
    Prescott Courier ^ | April 24, 2009 | Jon N. Ellis
    I read the entire "U//FOUO" text of the Department of Homeland Security Assessment on Rightwing Extremism today. A number of things struck me. First, the department is completely out of touch with what constitutes a threat to the United States of America. Citing millions of Americans applying for criminal background checks so that they can buy guns legally is not evidence of an increased threat. Criminals and terrorists do not register their weapons or submit themselves to the law when acquiring the tools of their violent trade. This is the true threat, and one that is impossible to measure. A...
  • The Department of Homeland Security is Right

    04/26/2009 11:39:13 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 9 replies · 642+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 4/26/2009 | Moneyrunner
    First it was the turn for the Right to be outraged by a DHS report warning that – among others - veterans, the unemployed, people unable to obtain credit, opponents of illegal immigration, racists, anti-Semites, gun owners, civil libertarians, people who oppose abortion, people who oppose homosexual marriage, paranoids, people who buy guns and ammunition, Christians, and anti-Communists were ripe for being recruited into ‘right wing extremist” groups. Today we are treated to the revelation that the Virginia Fusion Center (which is funded by the DHS) has spotted other links to terrorist groups. While the Virginian Pilot was apparently unaware...
  • Arab MKs Lead Rock-Throwing Demo Against 'ZioNazis'

    03/05/2008 3:25:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Several thousand Arabs led by Arab nationalist Knesset members participated in a procession through the Israeli city of Umm el-Fahm near Megiddo Tuesday evening. The demonstration was held in protest of Israeli military operations in Gaza and involved incidents of rock throwing at Israeli cars.The crowd chanted "Israel, the mother of terror" and held a sign that read "Stop the Zionazi" in English. Additional slogans were "Rest, O martyr, we will complete the task," "Warm blessings to the rock children," as well as the standard "With blood and spirit, we will redeem Palestine." The participants held Syrian and PLO...
  • The Largest City In The Ancient World (Tel Megiddo)

    11/20/2006 11:19:01 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 1,244+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11-20-2006 | Ran Shapira
    Last update - 00:12 20/11/2006 The largest city in the ancient world By Ran Shapira The Early Bronze Age temple was initially discovered at Tel Megiddo a decade ago. When part of it was first unearthed in 1996, the researchers realized this was a very impressive structure. Since then, evidence accumulated supporting the estimated dimensions: In 2000, two large column bases were excavated. Then last summer, most of the structure was excavated, and the researchers were surprised. The temple, it emerged, was built on a larger area than had been previously assumed, and is an artful construction of excellent materials....
  • Evangelicals militant when it comes to Israel, End of Days

    07/30/2006 7:37:34 PM PDT · by Mother Abigail · 47 replies · 1,256+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 07-30-06 | Zev Chafets
    Evangelicals militant when it comes to Israel, End of Days By Zev Chafets MISSILES and rockets are falling all over the Galilee. A bomb even hit Nazareth, where it killed two small Muslim children (Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, commander of the Religion of Peace, Hezbollah branch, apologized for the mistake; he had been aiming at Jews). But through it all, peace and tranquillity have reigned over Kibbutz Megiddo. This is bad news if you're one of those people who happen to be looking forward to the end of the world. To the untrained eye, Megiddo is just another Israeli farm community...
  • Ancient church uncovered in Megiddo Prison

    11/05/2005 3:38:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1,219+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/5/5 | TIDHAR OFEK
    Expansion plans for Megiddo Prison, until now known only as a main facility for security prisoners in the North, have unexpectedly yielded a major find for the Christian world and Israeli tourism: a structure believed by some archeologists to be the earliest church ever found. The rare Christian religious structure, possibly the largest church ever found here according to reports, was found during an Israel Archeological Association (IAA) excavation at the site, discovered thanks to the help of, among others, 60 prisoners who worked on the dig. Found on the floor of the structure was an inscription written in Greek...
  • Airport Planned for Megiddo

    04/11/2006 5:50:24 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 29 replies · 720+ views
    www.israelnationalnews.com ^ | 16:25 Apr 10, '06 / 12 Nisan 5766
    Airport Planned for Megiddo 16:25 Apr 10, '06 / 12 Nisan 5766 (IsraelNN.com) Civil Aviation Authority officials on Monday announced a domestic airport will be constructed in Megiddo in cooperation with a number of authorities, including the Jezreel Valley Regional Council. The new airport is planned on a 400-duman (100-acre) area at a cost of $35 million. Officials report the airport will undoubtedly increase tourism to the Jezreel Valley and surrounding areas.
  • Archaeologists unveil ancient church in Israel

    11/06/2005 5:54:15 PM PST · by gobucks · 57 replies · 3,216+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5 Nov 05 | AP
    MEGIDDO PRISON, Israel - Israeli prisoner Ramil Razilo was removing rubble from the planned site of a new prison ward when his shovel uncovered the edge of an elaborate mosaic, unveiling what Israeli archaeologists said Sunday may be the Holy Land’s oldest church. The discovery of the church in the northern Israeli town of Megiddo, near the biblical Armageddon, was hailed by experts as an important discovery that could reveal details about the development of the early church in the region. Archaeologists said the church dated from the third century, decades before Constantine legalized Christianity across the Byzantine Empire. “What’s...
  • Archaeologists Uncover 'Oldest Church' in Holy Land

    11/06/2005 9:04:05 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 1,307+ views
    Archaeologists Uncover 'Oldest Church' in Holy Land By Robert Berger Jerusalem 06 November 2005 Berger report - Download 255k audio clip Listen to Berger report audio clip The archaeological world is buzzing with news of a major find in Israel. The discovery is being hailed by Christian leaders, who see it as an affirmation of the faith. An Israeli archaeologist points at a section of a Christian mosaic at an excavation site in the compound of the Megiddo prison in northern Israel, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 An Israeli archaeologist points at a section of a Christian mosaic at an excavation...
  • The Battleground (Who Destroyed Megiddo? Was It David Or Shishak?)

    10/23/2003 4:49:06 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 1,175+ views
    Bibical Archaeology ^ | 10-23-2003 | Timothy P. Harrison
    The Battleground Who Destroyed Megiddo? Was It David or Shishak? Timothy P. Harrison Sidebar: Megiddo at A Glance Did King David conquer and destroy Megiddo? Well, that depends partly on the date of Stratum VI. Let me explain why. Most scholars accept David as a historical figure who was an active military ruler in the period portrayed in the Hebrew Bible (the early tenth century B.C.E.). However, there is considerably less agreement on how to interpret the archaeological evidence for this period. That’s where Megiddo Stratum VI figures in. The dispute is over which archaeological material relates to the time...
  • Bush Refuses To Meet Syrian Minister, Report Says

    06/14/2002 7:25:14 AM PDT · by xvb · 9 replies · 178+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 14, 2002 | Julie Stahl
    Bush Refuses To Meet Syrian Minister, Report Says By Julie Stahl CNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau Chief Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - President Bush refused to meet with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Shara following last week's deadly car bombing in Israel, and that has prompted Shara to cancel his trip to Washington, Israel Radio reported on Friday. Islamic Jihad, which is headquartered in Damascus, claimed responsibility for the attack a few days before Syria was due to take up the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council. Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said Israel knew that the attack at Megiddo junction had been carried...
  • 1999 FBI Project Megiddo - Assessment for domestic terrorism upon arrival of new millennium.

    07/22/2002 10:58:35 AM PDT · by cd jones · 19 replies · 416+ views
    FBI Web Site (1999) | 1999 | FBI
    CONCLUSION Extremists from various ideological perspectives attach significance to the arrival of the year 2000, and there are some signs of preparations for violence. The significance of the new millennium is based primarily upon either religious beliefs relating to the Apocalypse/Armageddon, or political beliefs relating to the New World Order conspiracy theory. The challenge to law enforcement is to understand these extremist theories and, if any incidents do occur, be prepared to respond to the unique crises they will represent. Law enforcement officials should be particularly aware that the new millennium may increase the odds that extremists may engage in...
  • Peres: Syria to blame for Megiddo attack

    06/07/2002 9:09:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 171+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/8/02 | HERB KEINON, DAVID RUDGE,AND MELISSA RADLER IN NEW YORK
    Peres: Syria to blame for Megiddo attack By HERB KEINON, DAVID RUDGE,AND MELISSA RADLER IN NEW YORKForeign Minister Shimon Peres yesterday lashed out at the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying it shares in the blame for Wednesday's Megiddo bus bombing, because Damascus is harboring terrorist organizations. Peres made the accusation during a series of media interviews, including one with Qatar-based al-Jazeera television, in which he noted that the orders for the deadly attack were given by Islamic Jihad leader Abdallah Ramadan Shalah from his base in Damascus. Peres, speaking to reporters at the Israel Export Institute Conference in...
  • Learner drove on a suicide mission

    06/07/2002 5:37:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 186+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | June 08 2002
    JENIN: Hamza Samudi, 18, only learned to drive four days before he pulled up alongside an Israeli bus in a car-bomb and blew it up, killing 17 passengers and himself in a huge, fiery blast. Samudi did not have to drive far to carry out his mission. It was 15km from his home on the outskirts of Jenin city to the Megiddo junction. In the early morning traffic on Thursday, he set off about 70kg of weapons-grade explosives that were packed into the red Renault van. The force of the blast lifted the bus in the air and flipped it...
  • Young soldiers paid heavy price in Megiddo bombing

    06/06/2002 3:44:12 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 16 replies · 270+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 6/6/2002 | Israel Insider
    Thirteen of the seventeen victims in Wednesday's terrorist bombing of an Egged bus at the Megiddo junction were young Israeli soldiers, on their way to bases in the north of the country. "We were thrown through flames and smoke," one soldier said of his traumatic experiences. An eyewitness said, "I saw soldiers crying and shouting for help." Two soldiers reportedly died in a final embrace amid the inferno...(more) Click here for more
  • ***PHOTOS*** Israel bus terror attack

    06/05/2002 7:17:04 AM PDT · by Alouette · 100 replies · 1,020+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | June 5, 2002 | Reuters
    An Israeli security officer walks past the remains of a passenger bus destroyed by a huge bomb blast killing at least 16 people and wounding over 40 at a busy road junction in Northern Israel on June 5. REUTERS/Nir Elias Workers remove bodies from the scene of a passenger bus bombing in Megiddo Junction in northern Israel. A Palestinian suicide attacker exploded a powerful car bomb next to an Israeli bus on Wednesday, igniting an inferno and killing at least 16 people in a major setback to international peace efforts. REUTERS/Havakuk Levison An Israeli forensic volunteer covers a soldier's...