The Israel Antiquities Authority made the discovery of an ancient clay seal impression during an excavation at the Western Wall Plaza. The artifact depicts two men in striped garments and reads “belonging to the governor of the city”.
The IDF retaliated to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip over the weekend, striking Hamas targets on Friday and Saturday.
Amir’s end of year and Middle East current events update on Iran, Syria, Hamas, Jerusalem and much more.
Israel’s population is close to 9 million entering 2018, the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics releasing its end of 2017 report on Sunday.
Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated that Israel would defend itself from radical Islam, Iran and Hamas, reporting that the Israel Air Force is at the “peak of its capabilities.”
Israel announced on Wednesday that a new train station at the Western Wall will be named after United States President Donald Trump.
Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister reported that Israel is currently in talks with “at least” 10 countries that are considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving their embassies.
Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit confirmed the formation of a new special committee on Jerusalem, which currently includes Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, in order to “take charge” following the Palestinian’s failures on Jerusalem.
In his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Prime Minister Netanyahu confirmed that Israel would follow the United States and withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, at the end of 2018.
As we approach the holiday season, many people have been asking my stance regarding Christmas. Should Christians celebrate it or not?