Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum’s current featured exhibition, “In the Valley of David and Goliath,” incorporates a collection of compelling archaeological findings and is evidence of the renowned battle between the famed giant and the young shepherd, some say.
Despite terror threats, travel warnings and a change of venue for the World Cup 2018 qualifying game in Albania on Saturday following the arrest of four Islamic State members, the match went forward without incident.
Amid UNESCO rulings in recent weeks that attempt to erase Jewish ties to Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority revealed the discovery of a very rare, ancient papyrus bearing the oldest known mention of Jerusalem - in Hebrew.
Given the ancient history of the land of Israel, whenever new construction requires removal of even a few feet of earth from the ground’s surface an archaeological discovery of some kind is usually made. And so it happened when Jerusalem’s “third wall,” dating back to the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in the year 70, was uncovered.
With no expectation of accolades or recognition - and often with harsh criticism and condemnation in the background - Israel has been providing high caliber medical treatment and humanitarian aid to countries around the world in disaster situations.
KNI reported on the discovery of an extremely rare gold coin, depicting the Roman Emperor Nero, which was none of the above. It was found just outside Jerusalem’s Old City on Mount Zion and dates back to the middle of the first century. Now, after further testing and studies, more has come to light about the coin.
A decision that lawmakers from both the left and right of the political spectrum are calling “unbefitting of UNESCO” has left Israel’s government and many Jews and supporters of Israel around the world furious.
Just before the Sukkot holiday, posters were hung in Mea Shearim warning residents and visitors to avoid the main streets of the Jerusalem neighborhood throughout the week-long holiday of Sukkot – unless they are male.
All of Israel’s work with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will cease after the organization passed a resolution on Thursday denying Jewish connections to Jerusalem and condemning Israeli action on the Temple Mount.
Israel is hoping for more favorable reception with a new Secretary-general of the United Nations who has been elected to step into the position on Jan. 1 following outgoing Ban Ki-Moon whose second term is coming to an end.