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.

Temple Mount Sifting Project reboots, aims to salvage ancient temple artifacts

Friday, June 7, 2019

Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Zeev Elkin played show and tell at the June 2 Cabinet meeting this week. To mark Jerusalem Day, a national holiday celebrating the 1967 reunification of Jerusalem, Elkin brought to the Prime Minister’s Office a rare 2,700-year-old First Temple clay sealing impression, fittingly inscribed with the name of a … Read More

Archaeologists discover city gate from time of King David

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

After nearly 32 years of excavation in the ancient city of Bethsaida in the Golan Heights’ Jordan Park northeast of the Sea of Galilee, a city gate from the time of King David was discovered – opening up a world of new possibilities, opinions and theories about the ancient landscape of the Land of Israel. … Read More

Israeli scientists find evidence of humans ‘recycling’ 400,000 years ago

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A new Tel Aviv University study found that there is evidence that 400,000 years ago, prehistoric humans “recycled” their broken flint, the researchers announced on Wednesday. They transformed their discarded flint tools to make smaller utensils with specific functions. Recycling was a way of life for these people,” said Prof. Ran Barkai, one of the … Read More

Germany to return papers of Kafka’s friend Max Brod to Israel

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — German police on Tuesday will hand over to Israel thousands of stolen papers and manuscripts belonging to Max Brod, the friend and literary executor of Czech writer Franz Kafka. Brod, who died in Tel Aviv in 1968, is primarily responsible for Kafka’s success as one of the 20th century’s most influential … Read More

9 rare photos from Israel’s War of Independence

Friday, May 10, 2019

Thursday is Israel’s Independence Day, which commemorates the country’s official Declaration of Independence in 1948. The country celebrated with rallies, fireworks displays, flyovers by the Israeli Air Force and family barbecues. It was a hard-fought independence — the day after the declaration, a coalition of Arab armies attacked and started what Israel calls its War … Read More