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.

In unsubtle critique, Israel gifts UNESCO Arch of Titus replica

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Israel handed a replica of a frieze from the Arch of Titus to the head of UNESCO, using the monument commemorating Rome’s victory over Jerusalem for a not-so-subtle critique of the organization’s resolutions that ignore Jewish links to the holy city. The idea originally came from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after the United Nations Educational … Read More

Jerusalem welcomed Jewish refugees 2,300 years ago, new finds show

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Millennia ago, Jerusalem may have opened its doors to thousands of refugees from the north of the country. A new cache of First Temple bullae (sealings) discovered in an excavation at Jerusalem’s City of David shows a mixture of names from the Kingdom of Israel and Judah used on official bureaucratic correspondence dating from after … Read More

2,000-year-old stone workshop discovered near where Jesus turned water into wine

Monday, September 18, 2017

There are few worse prospects for the hostess of a Jewish wedding than running out of drinks. Empathizing with such a predicament as a guest at a wedding in Cana some 2,000 years ago, Jesus’s mother Mary asked her special son to step up and “do something.” Although he initially demurs, Jesus eventually orders servants … Read More

Sites vie to be seen as Christianity’s ‘lost’ city of Bethsaida

Monday, September 18, 2017

In the New Testament, Bethsaida is a place of miracles. Here, Jesus cured a blind man, turned a few loaves and fishes into food for 5,000, and walked on water. But mysteriously, its location was lost. Now, dueling archaeological excavations place it in the same vicinity on the northern bank of the Sea of Galilee, … Read More