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Jerusalem Dig Turns Up Gold Coins from Second Temple Period

From Jerusalem Dig Turns Up Gold Coins from Second Temple Period: Last month, archeologists from Tel Aviv University digging at Kibbutz Ramat Rachel near Jerusalem found a hoard of coins dating from the time of the destruction of the Second Temple (70 CE). A ceramic cooking pot from the 1st century CE containing 15 large… Keep Reading

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Ordinary Israelis Can Read 2,100-Year-Old Hebrew Scroll

From Ordinary Israelis Can Read 2,100-Year-Old Hebrew Scroll: Some Israelis have described being moved almost to tears by a rare viewing of the Great Isaiah Scroll, the best preserved and most complete Dead Sea biblical scroll, on special exhibit this summer at the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum for the first time… Keep Reading

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Al-Qaeda Is Shifting Its Tactics and Finding New Followers

Via Al-Qaeda Is Shifting Its Tactics and Finding New Followers: Nearly seven years after Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaeda is bloodied, but not bowed – leaving it still capable of dealing a devastating blow. Al-Qaeda is a different organization than it was in 2001. Today, bin Laden is more inspirational than operational. Although he is still… Keep Reading

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No More Gestures

From No More Gestures: On Wednesday I met with Noam Shalit, the father of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. The same day, we heard about Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ request for a goodwill gesture. Abbas asked that Israel release 150 prisoners, including Marwan Barghouti and Ahmad Saadat, the man who planned Minister Rehavam Ze’evi’s assassination.… Keep Reading

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Why Do Arab Nationalists Demand the Liberation of Palestine If They Gave Up on Other Occupied Regions?

We know why. Arabs are resentful that Jews are not going to apologize for surviving a 60+ year war that Arabs started, the same war that the detestable Arafat the Egyptian perpetrated when he created the PLO in 1964 – three years before there was an “occupation” in 1967. The 1967 war was a direct… Keep Reading

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