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  • When the Romans turned Jerusalem into a pagan city, Jews revolted and minted this coin

    05/24/2020 3:08:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | 18 May 2020 | Laura Geggel
    Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a rare coin minted about 1,900 years ago, when the Jewish people revolted against Roman occupation, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced (IAA) last week. The bronze coin is so rare, that out of 22,000 coins found in archaeological excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem, just four are from the revolt, known as the Bar Kokhba revolt, Donald Tzvi Ariel, head of the Coin Department at the IAA, said in a statement. A cluster of grapes and the inscription, "Year Two of the Freedom of Israel," appear on one side of the coin, and on...
  • Hidden underground chambers unearthed near Israel's Western Wall

    05/24/2020 12:46:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Live Science ^ | 5-18-20 | Yasemin Saplakoglu
    It's not clear why ancient people dug up these chambers, but evidence suggests they used them in everyday life. Co-director of the excavation Barak Monnickendam-Givon standing in the subterranean chambers. (Image: © Yaniv Berman-Israwl Antiquities Authority) Archaeologists recently uncovered three ancient subterranean chambers carved in the bedrock beneath the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem. The 2,000-year-old chambers, consisting of an open courtyard and two rooms, were carved on top of one another and connected by hewn staircases. Inside the chambers, archaeologists discovered clay cooking vessels, cores of oil lamps, a stone mug and a piece of a qalal, or a...
  • Roger Waters Sings Terrorists’ Anti-Israel Anthem: ‘We’ll Take Back the Land, from the River to the Sea’

    05/21/2020 4:34:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21 2020 | DEBORAH DANAN
    TEL AVIV – Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters sang that Palestinians will “take back the land, from the Jordan river to the sea,” a battle cry routinely used by terrorists that ultimately calls for the elimination of Israel. Together with anti-Israel far-left British filmmaker Ken Loach, Waters appeared at the UK Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s (PSC) Nakba Day 2020 event, where he claimed that “the Israel lobby and the Israeli government and the Israeli special whatever they are called… [are] trying so hard to destroy the voices of support [for Palestinians],” the UK’s Jewish Chronicle reported. The Palestinian “Nakba” commemorates...
  • Israeli Arab Citizen Indicted as Iranian Spy

    05/21/2020 7:11:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 21, 2020 | Joseph Klein
    Recruited by a member of a Palestinian terrorist group. An Israeli Arab citizen, Ayman Haj Yahya, was indicted last month for meeting and cooperating with two operatives of Iranian intelligence with the intention of “assisting the State of Iran in its efforts to harm the State of Israel.” This would-be fifth columnist spy for the Iranian regime is alleged to have provided his Iranian contacts with information on a variety of matters affecting the security of Israel, which “could help Iran in its war against the State of Israel.” Yahya was allegedly sharing information regarding the Israeli military, potential targets for...
  • Liberal Jewish Opposition to Israel’s Sovereignty is Cowardly

    05/19/2020 9:04:01 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon May 20, 2020 | Daniel
    Liberal Jewish Opposition to Israel’s Sovereignty is Cowardly The Saudis stopped hating Israel. Wouldn’t it be nice if liberal Jews did too? Wed May 20, 2020 Daniel Greenfield 2 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. The House of Saud, the oldest enemies of an independent free Jewish state, have at least temporarily abandoned their project to destroy it by replacing it with the Islamic terrorist colony of ‘Palestine’. That’s more than you can say for liberal Jews. It’s a sad day when...
  • I was right, says Israeli prof who predicted the Coronavirus pandemic would play itself out in 70 days

    05/20/2020 8:02:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 05/20/2020 | Nathan Jeffay
    An Israeli professor who made waves in early April for insisting that the coronavirus will play itself out after 70 days regardless of intervention levels says that he has been proved right, and that claims the virus will return in force for a second wave are just speculation. “It’s very amusing that people talk about a second wave,” Isaac Ben-Israel, a prominent mathematician, chairman of Israel’s Space Agency, and a former general, told The Times of Israel. “How do they know there will be a second wave? And how do they know that it will come in the winter?” However,...
  • Palestinian leader Abbas ends 'all agreements' with Israel, US

    05/19/2020 4:28:47 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 36 replies
    https://www.trtworld.com/ ^ | 5/19/2020 | trtworld.
    President Mahmoud Abbas declares end to "agreements and understandings" signed with Israel and US, and turns over responsibility of occupied territories back to Israel, in response to Israel's plan to annex parts of occupied West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ended "all agreements" including security coordination with Israel and the United States on Tuesday, in response to Israel's plans to annex parts of occupied West Bank, which he said would ruin chances for peace in Mideast. Abbas said the Palestinian government was "absolved, as of today, of all the agreements and understandings with the American and Israeli governments and of...
  • France: Applying sovereignty will have consequences

    05/19/2020 8:07:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/20
    The French government issued a strongly-worded statement Tuesday urging Israel not to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. The statement calls on Prime Minister Netanyahu and alternate Prime Minister Gantz not to "annex", as the move "will have significant implications for Israel's relations with the EU." The French foreign ministry is aligning with the European foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, who is regarded as the most senior official in Europe who actively opposes the move. "We support the announcement by EU Foreign Minister Borrrell that annexation would be in violation of international law, and would not proceed without implications for...
  • Mohammad Massad, a Palestinian Fed Up With the Massively Corrupt Palestinian Authority

    05/19/2020 7:07:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 19, 2020 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    A militant member of Fatah has a change of heart. A Palestinian who was once a militant member of Fatah has had a change of heart and wants the Israeli government to stop giving money to the dictatorial and corrupt PA. His extraordinary challenge to the PA is reported in the Jerusalem Post here: Mohammad Aref Massad, a former Palestinian security prisoner, has demanded that Israel stop transferring tax-revenue funds to the Palestinian Authority on the pretext that the money is being used to fund terrorism and corruption. Massad, who currently lives in Haifa, made his demand in an urgent...
  • CNN, Willing Accomplice to CAIR

    05/19/2020 7:05:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 19, 2020 | Joe Kaufman
    Media ignores Wilfredo Ruiz’ big-time involvement with groups linked to terror and bigotry. Joe Kaufman, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is Chairman of the Joe Kaufman Security Initiative and the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Republican Nominee for U.S. House of Representatives (Florida-CD23). Wilfredo Amr Ruiz is a representative for the Florida office of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). As such, he is involved with a group that has foundational and financial ties to the terrorist organization Hamas. So why would a news network like CNN wish to provide him and his group with a...
  • Israel linked to cyberattack on Iranian port

    05/18/2020 7:44:25 PM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    The Straits Times (Singapore) ^ | May 18 2020 | Staff
    Israel appears to be behind a cyberattack earlier this month on computers at Iran's Shahid Rajaee port that caused massive backups on waterways and roads leading to the facility, the Washington Post reported on Monday (May 18). Citing unnamed US and foreign government officials, the Post said the May 9 disruption of Iranian computers was presumably in retaliation for an earlier attempted cyberattack on rural water distribution systems in Israel. The Israeli Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters on the Post report. The managing director of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation, Mohammad...
  • Moderna’s Israeli top medical officer: We’ve shown today that our vaccine works

    05/18/2020 2:36:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 5/18/2020 | TOI Staff and Agencies
    The Israeli chief medical officer of US biotech firm Moderna said Monday that its experimental anti-COVID-19 vaccine “actually works,” after tests on a small number volunteers, and that it will start Phase 3 testing on thousands of people in July. “We got the first results today… and today we are showing that it actually works… we are able to stimulate the immune system,” Dr. Tal Zaks said. In an interview with Israeli television, Zaks said he was confident that, toward the end of the year, “we’ll be able to present first results that prove that our vaccine indeed prevents the...
  • Qatar Waging Stealth Influence Operations Across U.S. Academic System, Documents Show

    05/18/2020 5:05:34 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    freebeacon ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    Group urges Trump admin to investigate Doha's funding of propaganda Qatar is spending billions of dollars to infiltrate the American education system as part of a propaganda effort that legal advocates say violates federal statutes and warrants a full-scale investigation, according to a nonpublic memorandum sent from an investigative group to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Qatar Foundation (QF), a state-controlled entity tasked with promoting the country's interests, has spent at least $1.5 billion since 2012 to fund a range of educational initiatives at 28 universities across America, making it one of the education...
  • China emerges as potential strain on US-Israel relationship

    05/17/2020 4:31:19 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/20 07:01 PM EDT | Laura Kelly
    China emerges as potential strain on US-Israel relationship Increasingly close ties between China and Israel risk straining the special relationship Israel has with the U.S., especially as Washington ramps up its feud with Beijing over the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The historic alliance narrowly avoided a diplomatic fallout this week with Israel relenting to U.S. concerns and delaying a Chinese infrastructure project in the country, coinciding with a whirlwind visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Jerusalem. While the U.S. has long expressed concern to Israel over its ties with China, Israeli officials have signaled they are...
  • Chinese ambassador to Israel is found dead in his home, Foreign Ministry says

    05/17/2020 8:46:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/17/2020 | By Oren Liebermann
    China's Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead inside his official residence Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN. At this stage, the 57-year-old's death is not being treated as suspicious. Police are outside the ambassador's residence in Herzliya -- to the north of Tel Aviv -- as part of standard procedure, the spokeswoman said. His death comes less than a week after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Jerusalem, openly criticizing China's actions during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as calling on Israeli leaders to stop signing major infrastructure and communications deals...
  • The Irony of ‘The Plot Against America’

    05/14/2020 6:11:19 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 14 May 2020 | David Bernstein
    The late Philip Roth is my favorite novelist, and his novel The Plot Against America, now a widely-praised HBO mini-series, is an excellent, disturbing book. The book posits an alternate history in which an isolationist, antisemitic Charles Lindbergh defeats FDR for the U.S. presidency in 1940, and proceeds to enact a series of increasingly draconian antisemitic measures. Among those measures are sending Jewish youths out to the country to live with Gentile families to become “real patriotic Americans,” away from the implied malevolent of their families, the Jewish community, Jewish culture, and Judaism. The irony in the title of this...
  • Lee Zeldin says Obama administration was 'furious' with Flynn over 'anti-Israel' UN effort in 2016

    05/14/2020 8:28:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2020 | Emma Colton
    Rep. Lee Zeldin hearkened back to 2016 to remind the nation that the Obama administration was “furious” with retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn for calling on world leaders to block an “anti-Israel” effort. The New York Republican tweeted Thursday morning about Flynn, who served as Trump’s national security adviser in early 2017, and his efforts to block the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which focused on Israeli settlements in “Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” “Keep in mind Obama admin was furious Gen Michael Flynn was making calls to world leaders helping to block UN Sec Council Res 2334 in...
  • Biden's Pledge to Palestinian Terror-Embracing the Israel-haters

    05/14/2020 7:24:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 14, 2020 | Joseph Klein
    President Trump is keeping the Palestinian Authority’s feet to the fire until it resumes direct negotiations with Israel in good faith and ceases using its funds to subsidize Palestinians imprisoned in connection with terrorist acts against Israelis, or the families of jailed or dead terrorists. By contrast, the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden wants to return to the failed policies of the Obama-Biden administration. Biden recently stated that, if elected president, he “will reopen the U.S. consulate in East Jerusalem, find a way to re-open the PLO’s diplomatic mission in Washington, and resume the decades-long economic and security assistance...
  • Senior US official warns Palestinians

    05/12/2020 4:01:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/20 | Elad Benari
    The Trump administration does not view the new Israeli government's July 1 deadline to begin the process of applying sovereignty over Judea and Samaria as a "do or die" date, a senior US official told Barak Ravid of Channel 13 News on Tuesday. The coalition deal that allowed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to form a new government says he can bring "the understandings with the Trump administration" on sovereignty up for a vote in the cabinet or in the Knesset as early as July 1 — but only with the full agreement of the White House. The report comes as...
  • Annexation Wouldn’t Hurt Israel

    05/12/2020 7:45:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    JNS.org ^ | MAY 11, 2020 | Stephen M. Flatow
    A general view picture shows houses in Maale Adumim, Feb. 15, 2017 “Annexation Would Hurt Israel” declared the headline of a May 8 op-ed in The New York Times by Mideast scholar Daniel Pipes. According to Pipes, the incorporation of any part of the Judea-Samaria territories into the State of Israel is a bad idea because it will anger a lot of people. But the historical record shows that such fears are not well founded. Donald Trump will “erupt in fury,” writes Pipes. Democrats will be “alienated” from Israel. “Major European states” will be outraged. The hope for improving relations...