Tag: jerusalem

Israel can hit Iran without U.S. OK

A nuclear Tehran with the present regime is a threat of survival scale’

Israel does not need American permission to strike Iran, said Shabtai Shavit, former chief of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, in an exclusive interview with Aaron Klein, WND’s Jerusalem bureau chief.

Byzantine-era street uncovered in Jerusalem

With the help of an ancient mosaic map, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed a section of an old flagstone street in Jerusalem that provides important new evidence about the city’s commercial life 1,500 years ago.

The 20-foot (6-meter) section of the street passes from the west into the center of Jerusalem’s Old City, and stands upon a large cistern that supplied water to the city’s 30,000 to 40,000 residents. Pottery, coins and bronze weights used to measure precious metals from Byzantine times also were found.

Archaeology and the struggle for Jerusalem

The City of David site attracts archaeology students from across the globe

“I like to travel and when I travel, I like to have a guide book. Here in Jerusalem, that guide book is the Tanah, the Bible.”
This is how guide Asher Altshul likes to start his tours at the expansive City of David archaeological site in Jerusalem.

Obama blames Israeli Right for Lack of Peace

US President Barack Obama on Thursday indirectly laid blame for the lack of peace in the Middle East on conservative, right-wing Israelis who handed their representatives a majority in the Knesset and the current government in last year’s election.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Tampa, Florida, Obama said his administration had been unable to move the Middle East peace process forward because of internal political difficulties in both Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Jerusalem Palestinian capital before talks

Al-Gomhuria newspaper reveals main principles of Egyptian initiative for permanent agreement negotiations, which will start off with Israeli recognition of 1967 borders, east Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital. Palestinians, in return, to agree to thousands of new housing units in settlements Roee Nahmias

Zionist Jews harassed on Israeli campuses

On university campuses in Jerusalem, those Jews who most identify with the Zionist mission of resettling the land in line with biblical precepts are being compared to history’s most vile enemies of the Jewish people.

Members of the right-wing student group Im Tirzu (If You Wish It) told Israel National News that left-wing, liberal student groups have begun to openly harass them

‘Israel is not rolling back freeze’

The US was not apprised in advance of plans to place dozens of settlements in the revised national priorities map that will be brought to the cabinet on Sunday, but it has been assured that the incentives to be given in these areas will have nothing to do with housing or construction, The Jerusalem Post has learned.