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  • Scientists discover oldest known modern human fossil outside of Africa

    01/25/2018 2:19:08 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | 01/25/2018 |
    The left hemi-maxilla with teeth. Credit: Rolf Quam _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A large international research team, led by Israel Hershkovitz from Tel Aviv University and including Rolf Quam from Binghamton University, State University of New York, has discovered the earliest modern human fossil ever found outside of Africa. The finding suggests that modern humans left the continent at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. "Misliya is an exciting discovery," says Rolf Quam, Binghamton University anthropology professor and a coauthor of the study. "It provides the clearest evidence yet that our ancestors first migrated out of Africa much earlier than we...
  • New Fossil Found In Israel Suggests A Much Earlier Human Migration Out Of Africa

    01/26/2018 5:20:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    npr ^ | January 25, 2018
    Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the oldest fossil of a modern human outside Africa. The fossil suggests that humans first migrated out of the continent much earlier than previously believed. The scientists were digging in a cave called Misliya, on the slopes of Mount Carmel on the northern coast of Israel. "The cave is one of a series of prehistoric caves," says Mina Weinstein-Evron of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa, who led the team. "It's a collapsed cave, but people lived there before it collapsed." The cave had been occupied for several hundred thousand years,...
  • Muslim dad jailed for racist rants and assault over school's beard ban

    06/24/2015 7:25:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Mohammad Liaqat, 34, verbally abused white teachers and assaulted a headmaster after two pupils were excluded for refusing to shaveA Muslim who assaulted a headmaster after launching racist rants in a row over beards has been jailed. Mohammad Liaqat, 34, verbally abused white teachers after two 14-year-old Muslim pupils were banned from school for refusing to shave on religious grounds. Even though he was not directly affected by the case, Liaqat launched a ‘racist tirade’ on staff at Mount Carmel RC High School in Accrington, Lancs, where one of his children is a pupil. He was ordered to stay away...
  • Witnesses: Man drove 90 mph with genitals hanging out the window

    04/11/2013 4:09:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    WJHL ^ | April 5, 2013 | WJHL
    KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Three women testified against former Mount Carmel Vice-Mayor William Blakely, graphically recounting times he exposed himself while driving. News Channel 11 had the only reporter in court for Thursday's preliminary hearing in Kingsport. "I was scared that I was gonna wreck, he was gonna cause me to wreck," witness Deborah Sturgill said. "It seems that every victim would tell the same story. But I knew all the victims did not know each other," Kingsport Police Detective Terry Christian said. Personal accounts in Thursday's testimonies started the same - Blakely allegedly waving to get the drivers' attention,...
  • Peres thanks Russian minister for fire help

    12/06/2010 11:38:44 PM PST · by klpt · 4 replies
    Jerusalem post ^ | 12/07/2010 | GREER FAY CASHMAN
    “This is an act of courage and friendship that we will never forget,” says president to Russian firefighters and rescue operators. President Shimon Peres on Monday expressed his own and the nation’s appreciation to Russian Deputy Civil Defense, Emergency and Disaster Relief Minister Pavel Plat and his large delegation that came to battle the Mount Carmel fires. The group was given a red carpet welcome. Russian flags were mounted in the courtyard and reception areas of Beit Hanassi and sprigs of rosebuds in Russia’s national colors that had been laid out on trays were pinned to the uniforms of each...
  • What the Guardian won’t report: Al-Jazeera owned website,, celebrates human carnage

    12/04/2010 11:06:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    cif Watch ^ | 12/4/10 | staff, owned and operated by Aljazeera Publishing, published a series of posts about the fire raging through Northern Israel which can only be described as a celebration of the death, carnage, and misery caused by the blaze. Though the post is in Arabic, Google Translate, along with the grotesque imagery, provides sufficient context to conclude that the prose and accompanying photos indeed represent a celebration of the death of Jews. CiF Watch is posting this to highlight a fact that is painfully obvious to many – but is frequently ignored by those (like the Guardian) who are not capable of...
  • Northern blaze delights many in the Arab world (Israel)

    12/04/2010 7:31:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Many Arabs also strongly condemned Egypt and Jordan for agreeing to help in extinguishing the blaze, according to Arab media outlets. Many in the Arab world seem to be happy with the big fire that has been raging in northern Israel over the past few days. Judging from comments on the blaze from readers in several leading Arab media outlets and websites, a majority believe that God is “punishing” Israel for occupying Arab lands and killing Palestinians, especially during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. Many Arabs also strongly condemned Egypt and Jordan for agreeing to help in extinguishing...
  • Israel: Al Qaeda claims fire of Mount Carmel

    12/05/2010 3:45:54 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Speroforum ^ | December 4, 2010
    <p>Haifa (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The terrorist organization Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the fire that has devastated the forests of Mount Caramel, the most serious environmental disaster in the history of Israel. Although the local police authorities attribute the blaze to negligence and the prolonged drought that is affecting the region.</p>
  • Australia sends urgent bushfire assistance to Israel

    12/04/2010 10:47:06 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5th December 2010
    AUSTRALIA said today it would urgently send fire-fighting experts to Israel to help it combat a massive blaze that has raged for three days, killing 41 people. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she had spoken to her Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to confirm Australia's assistance and convey her condolences over the losses from the Carmel forest blaze in the country's north. "A team of air base managers and air attack controllers with expertise in controlling or directing fire-fighting aircraft are being deployed to Israel within the next 24 hours," Gillard said in a statement. "Arrangements are also underway to transport...
  • Al Qaeda claims fire of Mount Caramel-Israeli authorities deny the fire was caused deliberately

    12/04/2010 10:01:50 PM PST · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Asia News ^ | DEc 4, 2010
    The terrorist organization Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the fire that has devastated the forests of Mount Caramel, the most serious environmental disaster in the history of Israel. Although the local police authorities attribute the blaze to negligence and the prolonged drought that is affecting the region.
  • Carmel Mountains Inferno Update

    12/04/2010 7:35:20 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 16 replies · 1+ views
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | December 4, 2010 | Ari Bussel & Norma Zager
    The Prime Minister’s Update Following are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks earlier this evening (Saturday), 4.12.10, at the Haifa University forward command center: "As soon as the fire broke out, I set two goals: First, saving lives, and second, extinguishing the fire, which effectively means aerial efforts with international cooperation. The work on the ground is the responsibility of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, Israel Police Inspector-General Dudi Cohen and the Fire and Rescue Service, with the assistance of the IDF, MDA and all the bodies that are represented here. First of all, I would like to say that this...
  • Police Arrest Two Brothers Suspected of Starting Carmel Wildfire

    12/04/2010 4:06:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 4/12/10 | Fedi Eyadat and Anshel Pfeffer
    Police forces arrested Saturday two brothers from the Druze village of Isfiya who are suspected of being responsible for the act of negligence which started the massive fire that was still raging in the Carmel in northern Israel. The two brothers, 16, were taken for investigation by Central Police Unit detectives on Saturday, who believe the brothers lit a fire near their home in the western part of Isfiya which spread and ultimately set the entire Carmel ablaze. Earlier Saturday, Police Commissioner David Cohen already said that the fire was caused by negligence, and not arson, during a situation assessment...
  • Foam for Israel

    12/04/2010 10:10:10 AM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    politico44 ^ | December 03, 2010 | Ben Smith
    The White House, during a conference call just now, said USAID will send tons of firefighting equipment to Israel. They'e sending 45 metric tons of Fire-Trol fire retardant and 12,000 liters of foam, said Nancy Lindborg, an assistant administrator at USAID.
  • Formidable Israel lacks fire-fighting planes

    12/03/2010 9:38:49 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/3/2010 | Reuters
    Israel was caught flat-footed by the forest blaze now raging for a second day through the tinder-dry Carmel hills above the Mediterranean port of Haifa, because it has no water-bombers. The death of 41 people in the flames on Thursday shocked the country. Some 15,000 Israelis had to be evacuated from their homes as the flames swept down on them unchecked. The inadequacy of the response has been openly admitted. "Israel has never prepared itself in any form for such a need," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. "It was never taken into account." He told reporters: "We have to stop...
  • Police believe Tzur Shalom fire may be arsonists' work

    12/03/2010 5:21:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/03/2010 | YAAKOV LAPPIN AND JPOST.COM STAFF
    Search for suspects underway; firefighter spokesman tells 'Post' that Haifa no longer in danger, fire now focused on the Carmel hillsides and the Atlit region of Route 4; death toll rises to 42, Army Radio reports Police found a bike, a bag, and a wig inside near a fire center in Tzur Shalom on Friday, leading them to believe that the fire was caused by an arsonist or arsonists. Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told the Post that there are 3 fire centers - Tzur Shalom, the Atlit - Tirat Hacarmel area, and the Carmel hillsides. In one, Tzur Shalom, north...
  • Foreign crews help Israel battle massive forest fire

    12/03/2010 4:42:54 AM PST · by decimon · 18 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | December 3, 2010 | Unknown
    Foreign firefighting crews have begun to arrive in Israel to help battle a massive forest fire out of control in the north of the country.Further global assistance is due to arrive later on Friday, as fire crews battled high winds driving the blaze towards the city of Haifa. > Aircraft from Bulgaria, Jordan, Greece and the UK have arrived, after Israel issued a rare request for foreign assistance. Planes from Cyprus, Turkey and Russia were on their way, while flame-retardant materials were being flown in from France, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said. "The Russians are sending and we are waiting...
  • Facebook Group Created To Provide Information On Israel Fire Disaster

    12/02/2010 11:13:32 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 2 replies
    PRlog / Israel News Agency ^ | December 3, 2010 | Joel Leyden
    Facebook Group Created To Provide Information On Israel Fire DisasterHaifa, Israel ----- December 2, 2010 ........ A Facebook group has been created to provide the latest news, information and emergency telephone numbers in regard to the Israel fire disaster in the Carmel Mountains near Haifa. The Facebook group is located at: I Support Israel - Fire Disaster 2010"We are witnessing a tragedy," said Joel Leyden, publisher of the Israel News Agency. "This is the worst fire to have ever ravaged Israel. Over 40 people are now reported dead with many more injured. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared the...
  • A Fire Maelstrom

    12/02/2010 5:09:49 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 8 replies
    A National Day of Mourning by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager It is not clear at this stage if the fire storm raging in the Carmel Mountains in Israel was deliberately set as an act of terrorism or not. What is clear is that Israel is unequipped and at the moment unable to stop the raging inferno. The spokesperson of the Fire and Rescue Services sounded almost desperate when he was interviewed earlier. One of the first headlines today: Forty cadets of the prison service were trapped in a bus and burned alive. The bodies are being identified and taken...
  • Israel Forest Fire: At Least 40 Killed in Mt. Carmel Blaze

    12/02/2010 1:56:50 PM PST · by mgstarr · 62 replies
    Now Public ^ | 12/2/10 | Jordan Yerman
    Haifa Forest Fire 'One of Israel's Worst' A forest fire near Haifa, in northern Israel, has killed at least 40 people and injured many more. Firefighters are battling the blaze while paramedics evacuate those who were injured. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to Italy, Cyprus and Russia for help in fighting the fire. The cause of the Israel forest fire is unknown. Damon Prison has been evacuated, but a bus carrying prison staff overturned while trying to escape. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office called it one of the worst known fires in Israel and ordered the military...
  • Killed Kane County deputy Brian Harris laid to rest in Glendale

    09/04/2010 5:08:17 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 10 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | 09/04/2010 | Pat Reavy
    ORDERVILLE, Kane County — A community said goodbye to its hero Friday. Kane County sheriff's deputy Brian Harris, shot and killed in the line of duty Aug. 26 while pursuing a burglary suspect, was laid to rest in the small Kane County town of Glendale.