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Gold in them there caves?

MORE LOOTERS: Four arrested for attempting to loot ‘hidden treasure’ from ancient West Bank cave. Two Palestinians and 2 Israelis charged with colluding to dig up buried gold from Roman-Byzantine period (, Jerusalem Post ).Two Palestinians...Show More Summary

Will Obama Follow Europe Regarding Palestine?

At the very moment Obama is lifting sanctions against an evil empire like Iran, he is considering sanctions against Israel if Jews build apartments in their city of Jerusalem.

Fallen Crosses in ‘China’s Jerusalem’ Give Birth to Christmas Banquet in Queens

An assault Christian churches in Wenzhou earlier this year worried many members of the city's considerable diaspora, and led to the hosting of a first-of-its-kind Christmas banquet for Wenzhounese in New York City.

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/24/14

Agenda? What? Retraction? How? | conflict antiquities https://t.co/LrANn5IHMg — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 24, 2014 Dorothy King's PhDiva: Second Temple Jerusalem http://t.co/XZn0fXsAiN — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist)...Show More Summary

Crosses torn down from 400 churches in eastern China

Authorities in Wenzhou — known as China's Jerusalem — have banned all Christmas celebrations in the city's kindergartens and grade schools.

Fallen Crosses in ‘China’s Jerusalem’ Give Birth to Christmas Banquet in Queens

In China, people know the eastern city of Wenzhou as a center of entrepreneurship built on a foundation of lighters and zippers. They know it as a place where the dialect sounds so different from standard Mandarin that many Chinese consider it another language. It is also known for its churches.

Fractured Lebanon faces growing Islamist threat from Syria

It was mid-November, the day of the fatal and bloody attack on worshipers at a synagogue in Jerusalem. And annoyingly for a journalist, I found myself far removed – sitting down for dinner at a home in southern Beirut. Around the table was a senior commander from Hezbollah, and the former leader of the Shiite Amal militia. Show More Summary

Israel indicts Palestinians over online posts

Eight Palestinians in occupied east Jerusalem charged with inciting anti-Jewish violence and supporting "terror".

Israeli activists protest Palestinian home demolitions at Jerusalem mayor’s Chanukah candle lighting event

Israeli activists came out last week to protest Mayor Nir Barkat's ritual Chanukah candle lighting in Jerusalem and to bring a message that holiday cheer should not mask the fact that Palestinians in East Jerusalem are suffering due to his policies. Show More Summary

Exploding Jerusalem

There is a fascinating story evolving in Jerusalem that most westerners barely understand. This development is crucial to peace in the region and it represents essentially what misfires constantly in the troubled land of Israel/Palestine. Show More Summary

Two four-year-olds are targets of incidents in occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers carried out raids across the West Bank, abducting ten Palestinians this weekend, including one man in the Jerusalem village of Silwan, which is resisting the takeover of its houses by religious settlers

Entry to King Herod's Palace Finally Unveiled

Archaeologists have unveiled a corridor into Herod the Great's ancient palace but say the infamous king never really put the hallway to use, NBC News reports. In fact he turned his entire palace, roughly 7 miles south of Jerusalem, into a burial monument when he fell horribly ill. "Surprisingly, during...

Palestinians Under Threat In Jerusalem

AJ+ | — “With tensions rising in Jerusalem, hate crimes against Palestinians have increased in recent months. Mohammed lost his cousin to one such incident a while ago, and now he is…

Archeologists discover entryway to King Herod's palace

Just in time for the holidays! Israeli archeologists have excavated a grand, arched entryway that led to Herod the Great's Jerusalem palace, NBC News reports. King Herod, who appears in the Bible's story of Jesus' birth, apparently did...Show More Summary

Hebrew University archaeologists find 20-meter-high corridor at Herodium National Park

last weekArts : Artdaily

Archaeologists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Archaeology have discovered a monumental entryway to the Herodian Hilltop Palace at the Herodium National Park. The unique complex was uncovered during excavations...Show More Summary

Graham and Schumer: U.S. must veto any U.N. resolution imposing terms on Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: Secretary of State John Kerry would not guarantee the US will veto unilateral Palestinian actions at the United Nations, speaking to reporters on Tuesday.“We’ve made no determinations about language, approaches, specific resolutions, any of that,” the secretary told the press in London. “This isn’t the time to detail private conversations. or […]

Israel Museum announces Lisa Oppenheim as its 2014 Shpilman Prize winner

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, has announced the awarding of its 2014 Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography to American artist and photographer Lisa Oppenheim. Selected from among 160 applicants from 28 countries around the world, Oppenheim was awarded the prize for her outstanding body of existing work and prospective projects. Show More Summary

Israeli police attempt to arrest Palestinian preschoolers for throwing rocks

The International Middle East Media Center reports: "Israeli police, on Tuesday, attempted to arrest two preschoolers during a raid on two homes in the occupied East Jerusalem town of Silwan, according to witnesses. WAFA correspondence reports that police raided the home of Mr. Show More Summary

Jerusalem getting ready for 2015 European Individual Championship

“Everyone should visit this special city at least once in his lifetime” says GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili, president of the European Chess Union. “Combining it with a chess event of such standard would make this visit a unique and memorable...Show More Summary

How Israel is cracking down on violent incitement

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JERUSALEM — Israeli authorities on Tuesday morning arrested 10 members of an extremist Jewish group accused of incitement to violence and terrorism.It marked the second time this week that people were arrested for allegedly inciting violence either via social media platforms or through their stated principles.Read full article >>

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