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  • A Carved Stone Block Upends Assumptions About Ancient Judaism

    12/08/2015 7:32:46 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/8/15 | Isabel Kershner
    BEIT SHEMESH, Israel — The carved stone block is about the size of an occasional table. It has held its secrets for two millenniums. Whoever engraved its enigmatic symbols was apparently depicting the ancient Jewish temples. But what makes the stone such a rare find in biblical archaeology, according to scholars, is that when it was carved, the Second Temple still stood in Jerusalem for the carver to see. The stone is a kind of ancient snapshot. And it is upending some long-held scholarly assumptions about ancient synagogues and their relationship with the Temple, a center of Jewish pilgrimage and...
  • Seal Connects Hezekiah With Horite Beliefs

    12/03/2015 5:45:37 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 7 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Dec. 2, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    This remarkable seal or bulla of the Judean King Hezekiah was discovered by Efrat Greenwald at the Ophel, an ancient dump beside the wall that surrounds Jerusalem's Old City. This bulla was found with 33 additional bullae, many pottery sherds and figurines in Area A of the 2009 excavation season supervised by Hagai Cohen-Klonymus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This is the first seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. Initial inspection failed to recognize the seal's importance and it was put in storage. Recently the bulla was identified by...
  • Netanyahu: Destroying Al-Aqsa Mosque 'Contrary to What We Represent'

    12/03/2015 6:23:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | December 3, 2015
    In leaked recording of Likud faction meeting, prime minister also questions how New York would cope with wave of violence similar to one faced by Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel could destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem if it wanted to – but doing so "would be contrary to everything we represent." Netanyahu was speaking during a meeting of the Likud Knesset faction on Thursday. A recording of his words was published by Army Radio. Responding to what he said was Palestinian incitement regarding Israel's supposed interest in getting rid of...
  • Jerusalem: Incredible archaeological find brings Bible to life [Psalms 85]

    12/02/2015 1:06:22 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 46 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 12/2/2015 | Ari Soffer
    Archaeologists digging just south of Jerusalem's Temple Mount have made a historic discovery, unearthing the first-ever seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. The discovery, made by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology under the direction of Dr. Eilat Mazar during Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, is an impression of the royal seal of the Biblical King Hezekiah, who reigned between 727–698 BCE. Measuring 9.7 X 8.6 mm, the oval impression was imprinted on a 3 mm thick soft bulla...
  • Greenfield: Violating the Muslim Status Quo

    11/05/2015 6:12:46 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, November 04, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, November 04, 2015 Violating the Muslim Status Quo Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The Secretary of State of the United States traveled to the Muslim country of Jordan to assure its Foreign Minister that Jews would not be praying any more at the holiest site in Judaism. As Kerry put it, “It is Muslims who pray on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif and non-Muslims who visit.” Israel is often accused of apartheid and segregation, but here was the Secretary of State championing both, as long as it was Muslim segregation aimed at Jews. The Temple Mount...
  • BOMBSHELL: Amazing Biblical Archeological Discovery In Jerusalem...

    11/10/2015 8:09:42 AM PST · by amorphous · 64 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 9 Nov 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The discovery of the Acra last week is "a dream come true" for archaeologists, who have been speculating on the citadel's location for 100 years, the IAA said. The discovery of Acra comes at a delicate time, for it reveals the story of the Maccabees, Antiochus and the coming Antichrist. All this is understood once we connect the dots and see the parallels between the Grecian Empire at the time of the Maccabees harassing God's people and the Antichrist who is also from the same empire (Asia Minor) harassing God's people today.
  • Wailing at the wrong wall?

    11/16/2015 12:39:48 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Sunday, November 15, 2015 | editors
    "Josephus described it [the fortress] as being "erected upon a rock of fifty cubits in height" on a "great precipice," Sams quotes Josephus... With 60-foot walls, four towers (the southeast being 105 feet high), and smooth stones covering the slope on its east side, it dominated the temple to its south, ready to fend off the most formidable attacks." Given this description, according to Sams, tucking Fortress Antonia north of the temple location in the Temple Mount area subscribed to by most scholars would have been impossible. It simply wouldn't fit. Moreover, Sams cites the insufficiency or paucity of archaeological...
  • Fortress of Antiochus Epiphanes Uncovered in Jerusalem

    11/04/2015 8:29:09 AM PST · by dutchdingo · 4 replies
    thetrumpet.com ^ | November 3, 2015 | Brent Nagtegaal
    On Monday afternoon, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) sent a newsbrief to reporters in Jerusalem, calling for a press conference the following day to announce the “solution to one of the greatest questions in the history of Jerusalem.” Tuesday’s announcement did not disappoint: On site, in Jerusalem’s City of David, archaeologist Doron Ben-Ami announced that the famed Akra (citadel) of Antiochus Epiphanes had been discovered. Up until that announcement, little had been found testifying to the massive Hellenistic intrusion into the city early in the second century B.C. Yet here, at the northwestern portion of the City of David, a...
  • Archaeological find in Jerusalem's City of David may answer ancient mystery [2 Thess 2]

    11/03/2015 7:50:50 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/03/2015 | DANIEL K. EISENBUD
    A recent discovery by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem’s City of David may reveal the answer to one of archaeology's most enduring mysteries: the location of the Greek Acra citadel. The exact location of the famous stronghold built by Antiochus IV, to control Jerusalem and monitor activity on the Temple Mount, has long been unknown due to the paucity of architectural remains that can be traced to the Greek presence in Jerusalem. Over the past 100 years of archaeological research in Jerusalem, numerous theories have been put forth identifying the location of the Acra, which was eventually overtaken by...
  • Israel Arab Knesset Member Trips up: Blesses Jews on Tanakh Day for Ownership of Temple Mount

    10/31/2015 7:12:36 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    his past week, the Israeli Knesset or parliament recognized Tanakh Day. Tanakh is an acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the Masoretic Text's three traditional subdivisions: Torah ("Teaching", also known as the Five Books of Moses), Nevi'im ("Prophets") and Ketuvim ("Writings")—hence Ta On Tanakh Day, MK Ahmad Tibi of the Joint Arab List, a Doctor by profession, strode to the rostrum to give a teaching from the Tanakh excoriating his Israeli Jewish colleagues for not following the tradition set by King David defying Ha Shem’s dictate to “seize Jebusite lands”, instead paying a full price for a...
  • The Role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in a Future Permanent Status Settlement in Jerusalem

    09/28/2001 7:35:27 AM PDT · by Thinkin' Gal · 14 replies · 820+ views
    mevic.org ^ | ~May 1999 | Rotem M. Giladi ; Reuven Merhav
    The Role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in a Future Permanent Status Settlement in Jerusalem: Legal, Political and Practical Aspects   Rotem M. Giladi          Reuven Merhav Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies Email: msrmgg@mscc.huji.ac.il 1. Introduction[1] In the Washington Declaration and again in the Israeli-Jordanian Treaty of Peace, Israel declared that it respects the present special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Muslim holy shrines in Jerusalem. Moreover, it undertook to give high priority to the Jordanian historic role in these shrines when negotiations on the permanent status will take place. These provisions deal with two different ...
  • A Boy’s Discovery Rebuts Temple Mount Revisionism

    10/29/2015 5:38:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 25, 201510/29/2015 | By JEROLD S. AUERBACH
    A 10-year-old Russian boy, Matvei Tcepliaev, recently made an extraordinary discovery in Jerusalem. Working as a volunteer in the Temple Mount Sifting Project, he found a 3,000-year-old seal—engraved limestone about the size of a thimble, with a hole at one end so it could be hung from a string—from the time of King David. The artifact was nestled in the hundreds of tons of earth and rock that had been illegally excavated from below the Temple Mount in the late 1990s by the Muslim Waqf, a trust that retains authority over the contested site. The Temple Mount is sacred ground...
  • Crazy Like a Fox-What Netanyahu's "gaffe" about the Mufti and the Holocaust accomplished.

    10/26/2015 5:23:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 23, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is crazy like a fox. Netanyahus assertion on Tuesday before the World Zionist Congress that the founder of the Palestinian people, Haj Amin al-Husseini, convinced Adolf Hitler to eradicate rather than expel the Jews of Europe was an overstatement of Husseinis role. No, the Holocaust was not Husseinis idea. But he was a partner in perpetrating and promoting it. He also made it inevitable. As I detailed in my book The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, during the course of Husseinis meeting with Hitler in Berlin in November 1941, Hitler...
  • Kerry, Meeting With Netanyahu, Sounds a Cautious Note of Optimism (NYT alert)

    10/22/2015 8:22:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2015 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ALISON SMALE
    BERLIN With Israelis and Palestinians caught in another widening cycle of bloodshed, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Berlin on Thursday and urged him to tone down the harsh language that American and European officials believe is fueling the violence. The message delivered on Thursday to Mr. Netanyahu, who claimed this week that a Muslim cleric had inspired the Holocaust, will be repeated in the coming days when Mr. Kerry meets the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, whose own comments Mr. Netanyahu and others have blamed for provoking attacks....
  • Kerry: Israel agrees to round the clock surveillance at Temple Mount, committed to status quo

    10/24/2015 9:30:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | 10/21/2015 | Itamar Eichner and Elior Levy
    US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence. Kerry said Netanyahu had expressed a commitment to continue enforcing the status quo, which says only Muslims may pray at the compound, while non-Muslims may only visit. Jordan is custodian of the site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. An Israeli government source told Ynet that Israel has an interest in installing cameras in the Temple Mount in order to...
  • Understanding the Temple Mount Conflict: A Timeline (video)

    10/22/2015 11:29:20 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Reach Tel Aviv ^ | Oct 22, 2015 | Ron Cantor
    Why are so many Muslims attacking Jews at the Temple Mount in recent weeks? What and who is causing them to risk dying in order to stab Jews who are merely visiting a historical site? Join us as we take a past-present journey!
  • Jordan wants to send Arab troops to Temple Mount [Jeremiah 49]

    10/21/2015 1:19:38 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/20/2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV While France is facing Israeli criticism for suggesting the deployment of international observers to the Temple Mount, WND has learned the Kingdom of Jordan is floating its own plan to consolidate power at the holy site, proposing non-uniformed Jordanian soldiers patrol the sensitive complex. The Jordanian proposal was quietly made in recent days to Israeli and U.S. officials, according to diplomatic sources here. The Israeli government immediately rejected the possibility of Jordanian soldiers, uniformed or not, stationed inside the Jewish state. The diplomatic sources said that last month a Jordanian general and other Jordanian military officers held...
  • UNESCO Passes Arab Resolution: Cave of Patriarchs 'Islamic'

    10/21/2015 8:46:07 AM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz sheva ^ | 10/21/2015 | Ari Soffer
    Rachel's Tomb, Cave of the Patriarchs now listed as Muslim sites, Israel condemned over Temple Mount 'aggression.' UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) passed a resolution Wednesday listing the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem as Muslim sites. The resolution - which passed with 26 in favor, six voted against, and 25 abstentions - condemned Israel for archaeological excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem and particularly near the Temple Mount. An initial draft of the resolution had also called for the Kotel (Western Wall) to be listed as an Islamic site...
  • Top cleric: Jews to build new temple for devil worship ('Children of Israel will be exterminated')

    10/20/2015 7:40:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    WND ^ | October 19, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    Jerusalem TEL AVIV In a sermon broadcast on official Palestinian television, a well-known cleric claimed that in the future, Jews will build a temple outside of the area of the Temple Mount, where they will worship the devil. The Muslim preacher, Sheik Khaled Al-Mughrabi, who gives classes twice per week in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, further taught that at the end of time, Muslims will seek out and destroy Jews wherever they are. In his sermon Friday, Mughrabi referenced a Hadith the accounts of Muhammad second only to the Quran foretelling a day when Jews will hide...
  • Mass Jordan Protests: 'Stab the Son of the Jewess'

    10/17/2015 10:12:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/15 | Dalit Halevi
    Thousands of Jordanian citizens went out on Friday to city centers around the country, in mass protests demanding that the government cancel the 1994 peace agreement with Israel. No less than 5,000 Jordanians took part in the main protest, which was held in the capital city of Amman, and which was organized by the Muslim Brotherhood. The protesters shouted "no Zionist embassy on Jordanian land," and, "with the knife and shards stab the son of the Jewess," among other things. A central part of the protests was the traditional burning of the Israeli flag, as protesters waved signs reading: "canceling...
  • Palestinians to submit claim at UN that Western Wall is Muslim holy site

    10/19/2015 5:14:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | October 19, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    A new proposal to establish that the Western Wall is part of al-Aqsa Mosque is set to be submitted by the Palestinians to a vote at UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) next week, Ynet learned Thursday.
  • Ambassador: (Despite Obamas Requests) Israel Will Not Turn Over Christian Holy Sites to Islam

    10/17/2015 12:28:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 16th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Ambassador: (Despite Obamas Requests) Israel Will Not Turn Over Christian Holy Sites to Radical Islam [ Full title ]. In May 2011 Barack Obama urged Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorist organizations. ... In December 2013, Barack Obama again urged Israel to hand over ancient Christian and Jewish holy sites to Islamist terrorists. ... On Friday Palestinian terrorists set fire to Josephs Tomb a Jewish holy site. ... Israeli Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer ... warned America...
  • Can The New York Times Discuss Whether Mohammad's Flying Horse really Visited the Temple Mount?

    10/15/2015 8:57:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/15/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Buraq was a flying horse with a woman's head. October 15, 2015 Daniel Greenfield So the New York Times lapsed into what has been called Temple Trutherism by trying to deny the existence of the Jewish temples on the Temple Mount. Their work was taken down by Liel Leibowitz at The Tablet and others. The Times offered a limited correction. But let's have some equal time here. The Temple Mount is holy to Jews because of the Temples. So the New York Times chose to discuss whether the Temples really existed. It's holy to Muslims because Mohammed...
  • Rare 3,000-year-old King David era seal discovered by Temple Mount Sifting Project

    10/04/2015 8:26:21 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 33 replies
    www.jpost.com ^ | September 24, 2015 | By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
    A rare 3,000-year-old seal, from the time of King David in the 10th century BCE, was recently discovered by a 10-year-old Russian volunteer at Jerusalems Temple Mount Sifting Project. Dr. Gabriel Barkay, co-founder and director of the project which sifts through thousands of tons of illegally removed earth from the contested holy site in 1999 by the Wakf religious trust to build a mosque said that the finding is unprecedented. The seal is the first of its kind to be found in Jerusalem, said Barkay, a world-renowned archaeologist and Israel Prize laureate, who has led the project for...
  • Temple Mount Project Finds Rare Seal from King David Era [Psalm 85]

    09/26/2015 4:43:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/25/2015 | Ben Ariel
    A rare 3,000 year-old seal dating to the period of kings David and Solomon of the 10th century BCE was recently discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem. According to Dr. Gabriel Barkay, co-founder and director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, the seal is the first of its kind to be found in the Israeli capital. The dating of the seal corresponds to the historical period of the Jebusites and the conquest of Jerusalem by King David, as well as the construction of the Temple and the royal official compound by his son, King Solomon What makes...
  • Who is leading the riots on Temple Mount and in Jerusalem

    09/18/2015 7:49:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/15 | Barry Shaw
    Violence derives from the provocative actions of paid volunteers of Islamist extremist groups such as Murabitun and Murabatat who, for weeks, have been intimidating non-Muslim visitors to the Temple Mount. Anyone reading the foreign press about the rioting taking place on the Temple Mount would imagine that Jews were running amok in Jerusalem. Nothing could be further from the truth. Not the Jews that ordered a Day of Rage but Muslim youths who seem determined to light a global fire in Jerusalem
  • Netanyahu Promises 'New Standard of Deterrence'

    09/15/2015 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/9/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an emergency security meeting at his office in Jerusalem on Tuesday night, after the wave of terror attacks in Jerusalem over the Rosh Hashanah holiday including massive riots on the Temple Mount and a lethal rock attack. "We will fight through all means necessary against rock throwers, firebomb and pipe bomb throwers, and those who shoot fireworks to harm citizens and police officers," said Netanyahu. "On the eve of the holiday it was again proven that rock throwing can kill," he added. "These activities will meet a very strong response of punishment and prevention. We...
  • Jordan scolds Israel for 'storming' Muslim holy sites on Temple Mount

    09/13/2015 4:42:14 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 151 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 13 Sep 15 | Staff
    Israeli police raided the plaza outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday in what they said was a bid to head off Palestinian attempts to disrupt visits by Jews and foreign tourists. The Jordanian government on Sunday condemned Israel for what it terms as the "storming" of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli police raided the plaza outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday in what they said was a bid to head off Palestinian attempts to disrupt visits by Jews and foreign tourists on the eve of the Jewish New Year. The Palestinian youths, Israeli police said in a...
  • Abbas and Fatah Encourage 'Religious War' over Temple Mount [Psalm 83]

    09/02/2015 11:02:47 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ari Soffer
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is continuing to openly encourage a religious war to gain exclusive Muslim control over Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. The Temple Mount also houses the Al Aqsa Mosque and Islamic complex, which are built atop the ruins of two Jewish temples. Islamist groups, along with the PA and its supporters, have sought to deny any Jewish connection to the site, claiming it is a Muslim or "Palestinian" holy site. Muslim extremists have also waged a violent campaign aimed at preventing growing number of Jewish visitors from accessing the site, while systematically destroying...
  • American Woman Punched by Muslim on Temple Mount

    08/21/2015 2:01:37 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 19th, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    New U.S. immigrant Brenda Rubin (R) to Israel, attacked by Muslim women while visiting the Temple Mount for the first time. An older Jewish woman who recently immigrated to Israel from the United States on aliyah was attacked when she made her first trip to the Temple Mount this week. Brenda Rubin, a resident of Jerusalem, was a new Israeli for seven months when she was punched in the ribs Tuesday morning by a burka-clad Muslim woman. Because the attacker was wearing a burka, as were those around her, security personnel obviously knew it would be impossible to identify with...
  • Christian Man Attacked on Temple Mount for Waving Israeli Flag

    08/04/2015 12:25:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 8/4/2015, 11:16 AM | Matt Wanderman
    A man identified as a Christian tourist from France who visited the Temple Mount while carrying an Israeli flag was attacked by Muslims this Tuesday morning. The incident has been reported in various places, and has gone viral on social media, where pictures of the bleeding protester in police custody are being widely circulated. Arab eyewitnesses claim that the man waved the flag near the Dome of the Rock before a mob descended on him. During the beating, he was hit on the head with a rock.
  • Freedom of Speech? 2nd Jew Arrested for Calling Mohammed a Pig [Isaiah 28-29]

    07/27/2015 11:32:12 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/27/2015 | Ari Yashar
    Jerusalem district police arrested a Jewish youth on Monday for his "crime" recorded on video the day before, when he said while leaving the Temple Mount that "Mohammed is a pig," in reference to the founder of Islam. The youth was arrested on Monday morning after arriving at the Kotel (Western Wall), and was brought in for interrogation. The arrest made for making the statement - made all the more surprising given the ongoing open calls for violence by Arabs against Jews at the site which is the holiest in Judaism - comes after 20-year-old Avia Morris was arrested last...
  • The Vatican Wants the Temple Mount Taken From the Jews [Revelation 11]

    07/02/2015 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 6/30/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    In 2000, speaking in a mosque in Palestinian-held Ramallah, Yasser Arafat declared, No one will succeed in removing us from our land, including Jerusalem, and the Palestinian flag will fly from the Temple Mount and from the churches in Jerusalem. Arafat could say that because he had won the Vatican's support for his terroristic strategy. On June 26th, 2015, the Vatican signed its first treaty with the State of Palestine. It is the logical conclusion of a long path. When the pontiff John Paul II ascended to the Temple Mount in 2000, Judaisms most holy site, he wasnt welcomed by...
  • A Second Triumphal Arch of Titus Discovered

    06/19/2015 5:28:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | June 11, 2015 | Estelle Reed
    Archaeologists in Rome have discovered the foundations of a second triumphal arch of Roman Emperor Titus, which was thought to be lost to history, the Telegraph reports. The arch once stood at the entrance to ancient Rome's chariot-racing stadium, the Circus Maximus. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus was emperor of Rome from 79 to 81 A.D. Even though he responded quickly with aid when Vesuvius erupted barely two months into his reign in 79 and is credited with completing the Colosseum in 80, it is the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and his victory against the Jews...
  • Sheikh Pronounces Blood Libel During Sermon on the Temple Mount [Ezekiel 35 - Projection]

    06/10/2015 8:59:13 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 6/10/2015 | Raphael Poch
    Accusations of anti-Semitism were leveled against a Muslim preacher on Wednesday, who revived Medieval blood libels against Jews in a sermon he made on the Temple Mount earlier. The preacher, Sheikh Khaled al-Mughrabi, who teaches religious classes on the mount and is an employee of the Waqf Temple Mount oversight organization, was accused of being an anti-Semite for the comments he made to his congregants. Palestinian Media Watch translated a lecture that had been published online, in which Mughrabi accused Jews of the age-old European anti-Semitic claim of slaughtering gentile children and draining their blood for use in Passover matzot....
  • Watch the moment Jordanian minister and imam kicked out of al-Aqsa ...

    05/25/2015 7:55:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Abna24 ^ | May 25, 2015 | Source : Bawaba
    A video appeared on YouTube this purporting to show a Jordanian minister and imam being kicked out of Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque last Friday. But this time it was not a conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinians; instead, we see the Jordanian imam getting kicked out by the Palestinian crowd he's addressing. Aqsa images usually entail weapon-clad Israeli soldiers clashing with angry Palestinians at the contested Jerusalem site, but Friday's video may demonstrate a different tension -- the one that still exists between Palestinian factions themselves. According to the video, the man speaking is Jordan's Minister of Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Hlayel....
  • Once Again: Waqf Illegally Digging Up Temple Mount

    04/13/2015 11:34:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/2015, 6:49 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Using the excuse of replacing carpets, the Waqf (Islamic Trust) on the Temple Mount began digging up the stone floor today inside the Mosque of Omarthe site of some of the most sacred areas of the two Holy Temples of Kings Solomon and Herod. A small tractor was brought into the famous gold-domed structure and dug and removed earth there, with no permit to do so. Such work requires permission from and supervision by the Antiquities Authority, as well as approval from the Ministerial Committee on Archaeological Digs in Holy Sites. Neither body was consulted beforehand, and certainly did not...
  • You cant find this in any other country

    03/24/2009 5:48:59 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 422+ views
    The National ^ | March 25. 2009 | John Thorne
    ERRIADH, TUNISIA // In 586BC the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar laid waste to Jerusalem, inadvertently sowing seeds for a Jewish haven across the sea that has outlived his realm by 25 centuries and counting. Legend tells that refugees fled to the Tunisian island of Djerba, carrying a block from the ruined Temple of Solomon. Today it lies beneath the El Ghriba synagogue, the cornerstone of a thriving Jewish community. And after decades of Jewish exodus from Arab countries, that community is growing. For western holidaymakers, Djerba is a strip of lavish resorts along a sandy Mediterranean coast. For Tunisians, it also...
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque Tells Pakistan: Nuke The West

    03/17/2015 6:46:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 16,, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz |
    Oh army of Pakistan, you are a nuclear army. Why do some generals, who have the ability to change history with one swift blow, refrain from doing so? They have nuclear weapons. Muslim clerics inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem are not simply teaching hatred against the Jews or Israel. Many of their attacks are directed against the entire Western World. The clip above, published and translated by MEMRI, features parts of two speeches given by Sheik Muhammad Abed, also known as Abu Abdallah, which means father of Allah's slave, an alias used by several Islamist...
  • Britain Bans Ad Saying Jerusalems Old City is Part of Israel

    03/04/2015 11:32:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    INN ^ | 3/4/2015, 4:42 AM | Ben Ariel
    Britains advertising watchdog has banned an Israeli government tourism advert for suggesting that the Old City of Jerusalem was part of Israel, AFP reported. The newspaper brochure showed a panorama of the walled Old City with the text Israel has it all, and was ruled misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which said it implied the UNESCO World Heritage Site was part of Israel. The international community regards the Old City as occupied Palestinian territory and has never recognized Israels annexation of parts of Jerusalem it liberated during the Six Day War. Following a complaint, the ASA ruled the...
  • Court Allows Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

    03/03/2015 5:39:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 3/3/2015, 10:36 AM | Gil Ronen
    Temple activists were euphoric Monday after a precedent-setting ruling by Magistrates Court Judge Malka Aviv in the case of Yehuda Glick vs. the Israeli Police, a day earlier. The judge ruled that the police must make sure that Jews are able to pray on the Temple Mountin a ruling replete with harsh criticism of the polices policies on the Temple Mount. Activists were quoted on a Temple activists blog as saying: This day will be remembered for generations in the annals of the struggle for the return of Jews to the Temple Mount. The police are legally bound to ensure...
  • Prayers to God in wrong spot? (Temple Mount location 'misplaced'?)

    02/23/2015 9:20:32 PM PST · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    WND ^ | February 23, 2015 | Leo Hohman
    It has been called the most contested plot of land in the world the fissure at which three major faiths come together, and break apart. There have been holy wars fought over it and holy writ foretelling of battles yet to come. Its Jerusalems Temple Mount. But what if history got it wrong? What if the spot where Solomon built the first Jewish Temple, and Herod built the second, was actually about 600 feet to the south, in a place known as the ancient City of David? Enter Robert Cornuke. He travels the world solving Bible mysteries: Noahs Ark,...
  • Hero: Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat and bodyguards overpower knife-wielding attacker [video, photos]

    02/22/2015 11:10:11 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Frightening and incredible news out of Israel this morning: Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat and his bodyguards reportedly subdued a knife-wielding Palestinian attacker after he stabbed an elderly Jewish man. Barkat recalled the event: I was traveling in a car next to the IDF Square (Safra Sqaure) when my team suddenly say a terrorist with a knife right next to us. I immediately jumped out of the car together with my team, (my bodyguard) pulled out his gun and together we held the terrorist until security forces arrived, we also attempted to treat the victim. Watch the security video here, which...
  • New Theory on When Western Wall Was Built

    11/23/2011 2:12:31 AM PST · by Never A Dull Moment · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-23-2011 | By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The discovery of a new ritual pool [mikveh] under the Western Wall suggests a new theory that the Kotel was completed years later than during the reign of King Herod, as was believed until now. Israel Antiquities Authority excavations of an ancient drainage channel underneath the main street used by pilgrims 2,000 years ago revealed the ritual pool. The excavations beneath the paved road exposed sections of the Western Wall foundations. Dr. Donald Ariel, a native of the United States, said the coins that were discovered in the area were struck by the Roman procurator in the years 17-18 in...
  • Israeli settlers archaeology tourism challenges Palestinian history

    01/31/2014 9:19:15 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 23 replies
    http://english.alarabiya.net ^ | January 29 2014 | Reuters, West Bank
    Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) archaeologist Eli Shukron shows an ancient seal, at an archaeological site known as the City of David in Jerusalem On an ancient hill dotted with 1,000-year-old olive trees, Israelis are busy excavating in search of the first palace of King David in the heart of the West Bank. The Jewish settlers who started the dig with the help of Israel's Antiquities Authority say they want to turn it into an archaeological park to celebrate its historical significance. But for Palestinians who hope the West Bank will someday form part of a Palestinian state, the move is...
  • Hebrew seal bearing the name 'Matanyahu' uncovered in Jerusalem

    05/03/2012 3:51:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs ^ | 1 May 2012 | Israel Antiquities Authority
    The remains of a building dating to the end of the First Temple period were discovered below the base of the ancient drainage channel that is currently being exposed in Israel Antiquities Authority excavations beneath Robinson's Arch in the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden, adjacent to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. This building is the closest structure to the First Temple found to date in archaeological excavations. According to Eli Shukron, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, "the name Matanyahu, like the name Netanyahu, means giving to God. These names are mentioned several times in the...
  • New Find Sheds Light on Ancient Site in Jerusalem

    11/24/2011 7:34:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 11/23/11 | Matti Friedman
    JERUSALEM (AP) Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem's Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world's most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday. The man usually credited with building the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary is Herod, a Jewish ruler who died in 4 B.C. Herod's monumental compound replaced and expanded a much older Jewish temple complex on the same site. But archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority now say diggers have found coins underneath the massive foundation stones of...
  • New Find Sheds Light on Ancient Site in Jerusalem

    11/23/2011 8:10:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | November 23, 2011 | MATTI FRIEDMAN
    Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem's Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world's most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday. The man usually credited with building the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary is Herod, a Jewish ruler who died in 4 B.C. Herod's monumental compound replaced and expanded a much older Jewish temple complex on the same site. But archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority now say diggers have found coins underneath the massive foundation stones of the compound's Western...
  • Archaeologists Discover High Priest's Bell?

    07/21/2011 3:51:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/11
    Archaeologists have discovered a rare gold bell with a small loop at its end. The finding was made during an archaeological excavation in the City of David National Park (near the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem) by the Israel Antiquities Authority in cooperation with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the Ir David Foundation. The directors of the excavation on behalf of the Antiquities Authority, archaeologists Eli Shukron and Professor Ronny Reich of Haifa University, said after the finding, The bell looked as if it was sewn on the garment worn by a man of high authority...
  • Archaeologists Find Ancient Tunnel Used By Jews To Escape Roman Conquest Of Jerusalem

    09/09/2007 3:30:54 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 1,447+ views
    IHT ^ | 9-9-2007 | AP
    Archeologists find ancient tunnel used by Jews to escape Roman conquest of Jerusalem The Associated PressPublished: September 9, 2007 JERUSALEM: Israeli archeologists on Sunday said they've stumbled upon the site of one of the great dramatic scenes of the Roman sacking of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago: the subterranean drainage channel Jews used to escape from the city's Roman conquerors. The ancient tunnel was dug beneath what would become the main road of Jerusalem in the days of the second biblical Temple, which the Romans destroyed in the year 70, the dig's directors, archaeology Professor Ronny Reich of the University of...