Israel

Archeology

Israel’s biblical roots have been validated through archaeological discoveries dating back over 3,000 years. Time and again, another piece of history is found that proves the continuous Jewish connection to this land from ancient times until the modern era. This growing wealth of archaeological evidence validates Israel’s biblically mandated right to exist as a Jewish state.

A ‘game changer’: Vast, developed 9,000-year-old settlement found near Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

An unprecedentedly vast Neolithic settlement — the largest ever discovered in Israel and the Levant, say archaeologists — is currently being excavated ahead of highway construction five kilometers from Jerusalem, it was announced on Tuesday. The 9,000-year-old site, located near the town of Motza, is the “Big Bang” for prehistory settlement research due to its … Read More

Biblical Shikmona reveals its purple-dyed secrets

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    The first biblical-era facility for producing prestigious purple-dyed textiles has been uncovered at Tel Shikmona, south of Haifa. “Until now, there has not been any meaningful direct archeological evidence of workshops for the production of purple-colored textiles from the Iron Age – the biblical period – not even in Tyre and Sidon, which … Read More

US envoys lend a hand as Israel digs down in east Jerusalem

Monday, July 1, 2019

US envoys wielded hammers on Sunday to break open a new tunnel at a Jewish heritage site in east Jerusalem, signaling Washington’s support for Israel’s hold over parts of the city that Palestinians seek for a future state. US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attended the event along with three other visiting American ambassadors as … Read More

Building projects at entrance to Jerusalem means real growth (and some growing pains)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

(June 25, 2019 / JNS) Just like “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” neither was Jerusalem, says Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Fleur Hassan-Nahoum. As a part of the city’s development endeavors, Jerusalem’s main entrance will undergo a grand makeover—a million-square-meter project including construction of a new entryway into the city, extension of the light rail … Read More

Ancient observation tower discovered in present IDF paratrooper base

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

An ancient observation tower was discovered in southern Israel on Wednesday in an IDF paratrooper base. The tower dates back to the days of the King Hezekiah, who ruled the Kingdom of Judah almost 3,000 years ago, according to the Bible. “The strategic location of the tower served as a lookout and warning point against … Read More