First Temple-era pottery fragment features name similar to Biblical prophet’s father, archaeologists say of find in The City of David site in Jerusalem.
Haaretz reported that the second round of talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams ended late Wednesday night, after five hours of discussion. A senior Israeli official said that the meeting was long and serious, and that the two sides scheduled a time for another meeting in the coming days.
Israel is the most impoverished of the 34 member countries, with a poverty rate of 20.9%, according to a report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Fox New has reported that archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered two large buildings fit for a king-- Biblical King David, that is.
3,000-year-old text from King David’s time, in an unknown language on the top of a jug, is earliest alphabetical writing ever found in holy city. Jar fragment bearing an inscription in a Canaanite language was unearthed near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount by Hebrew University archaeologist Eilat Mazar.
Shimon Peres rakes in the blessings, greetings, and good wishes at a fan-filled 90th birthday bash in Jerusalem.
Water from the Mediterranean Sea rushes through pipes en route to being filtered for use across Israel in a process called desalination, which could soon account for 80 percent of the country's potable water. Extracting the Mediterranean Sea’s water could provide Israel with an unquenchable supply of the resource it lacks.
The Times of Israel reported that a 12th-century scroll was discovered in an Italian university library after being mistakenly catalogued in 1889. Mauro Perani, a professor of Hebrew in the university's cultural heritage department, was updating the library's Hebrew manuscript catalogue when he stumbled upon the scroll in February.
The Times of Israel reported that archaeologists expressed deep concern over construction and renovation works at the Western Wall enclosure in Jerusalem’s Old City, Maariv reported Tuesday. The work, they said, would greatly damage artifacts under the plaza floor, which would be lost forever.
On behalf of The Joshua Fund board and staff, we want to wish all of our Jewish and Israeli friends a blessed and peaceful Pentecost Shavuot. Please join us in praying for the peace of Jerusalem, for the peace of all people in the epicenter, wisdom for the leaders of the region, as well as for U.S. leaders.
Fox News reported that some of those who fought in the Red Army served in the highest levels of command. About 200,000 Soviet Jewish soldiers fell on the battlefield or into German captivity.
Jerusalem Day is a national holiday commemorating the reunification of the city after East Jerusalem was captured during the Six Day War in 1967. It is celebrated primarily by Israel’s national religious community.