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2,000+ Year-Old ‘Biblical’ Town Discovered 2,000+ Year-Old ‘Biblical’ Town Discovered
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Archaeologist Dr. Ken Dark of the University of Reading (Berkshire, England) and a team currently in the midst of a field survey study, have claimed to have potentially discovered the location of an ancient city known as Dalmanutha in modern …

Archaeologists Uncover Byzantine Gold at Jerusalem Temple Mount Archaeologists Uncover Byzantine Gold at Jerusalem Temple Mount

An archaeological dig conducted by Hebrew University researchers has uncovered a startling find: a treasure trove of Byzantine gold and silver that included an impressive gold medallion emblazoned with a menorah. The Times of Israel covered the story. Other items …

Israeli Gangnam Style Dancing Controversy Israeli Gangnam Style Dancing Controversy

The Scene: A club in Hebron, a Palestinian city located in the southern West Bank. The Main Players: A group of Israeli soldiers, Palestinian club-goers. The Soundtrack: Gangnam Style by Psy. Earlier this week, a group of Israeli soldiers were …

Turkish Officials Accuse Bird of Spying for Israel Turkish Officials Accuse Bird of Spying for Israel
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Israelis are getting a huge laugh from a story out of Turkey that read like a scene from a Sacha Baron Cohen film. Apparently Turkish officials have caught and “detained” a bird that they suspect of spying for Israel’s Mossad …

Barbra Streisand Jumps Right Into Delicate Subjects In Israel Barbra Streisand Jumps Right Into Delicate Subjects In Israel
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Barbra Streisand is touring Israel right now and has broached a very delicate subject on her first major stop: the treatment of women by Orthadox Jews. The iconic singer was there to receive an honorary doctorate in philosophy from Hebrew …

Five Dead In Bank Robbery In Southern Israel Five Dead In Bank Robbery In Southern Israel

Five people are dead after an apparent bank robbery in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba went tragically wrong yesterday. Around lunchtime yesterday, an armed man entered a branch of Bank Hapoalim in a residential area. In the ensuing standoff …

Stephen Hawking Boycott Sees Astrophysicist Skipping Out On Israel Conference Stephen Hawking Boycott Sees Astrophysicist Skipping Out On Israel Conference
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Stephen Hawking has joined a boycott that sees the famed astrophysicist skipping out on a conference to be hosed in Israel in June. Hawking was originally invited to speak at a conference hosted by Israel’s President Shimon Peres. His boycott …

Google Takes Street View To More Places In Israel Google Takes Street View To More Places In Israel

Google announced on Thursday that it is now publishing Street View imagery for hundreds more cities, towns, village, heritage sites and tourist attractions in Israel. These include: Safaed, the coral reef in Eilat, the lowest point on earth at the …

Anonymous Commences #OpIsrael To Protect Internet In Gaza Anonymous Commences #OpIsrael To Protect Internet In Gaza

If you’ve been following the news at all over the past few days, you probably know about Israel’s latest offensive against Hamas. On Wednesday, the country’s military assassinated Hamas’ military leader Ahmed Al-Jaabari. Hamas retaliated, and Israel is now considering …

Rachel Corrie Was Protecting Terrorists in a Warzone, Says Israeli Judge Rachel Corrie Was Protecting Terrorists in a Warzone, Says Israeli Judge
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An Israeli court has ruled that Israel is not responsible for the death of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old activist who was killed while protesting the destruction of Palestinian homes in Rafah, a town in the Gaza Strip. According to an …

Scientists Create X-Ray Camera Without The Use Of X-Rays Scientists Create X-Ray Camera Without The Use Of X-Rays

One of the coolest powers that superheroes ever got was X-Ray vision. Imagine being able to see through everything. You would be able to see threats before they appear or play a multitude of pranks on your friends. The only …

Israel, U.S. Team Up To Create Flame Computer Virus Israel, U.S. Team Up To Create Flame Computer Virus

Back in the mid-2000′s The need to start to keep Iran’s nuclear goals in check was obvious. So the United States, led by George Bush, and Israel started to develop a massive piece of malware that secretly mapped and monitored …

Google Street View Goes to Jerusalem, Gets Lost Google Street View Goes to Jerusalem, Gets Lost

Google Maps announced a new location that was recently added to Street View and given it’s one of the oldest places in the world, this update is a fun one: Jerusalem. While most people might not consider the city “fun” …

Israelis and Iranians Reach Out To Each Other On Facebook Israelis and Iranians Reach Out To Each Other On Facebook

Some Israeli and Iranian citizens are reaching out to each other via Facebook, in light of recent sentiments that a war between their countries

Israeli President Shimon Peres: Be My Facebook Friend For Peace Israeli President Shimon Peres: Be My Facebook Friend For Peace
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“Be my friend for peace, I want to hear your voice. Speak up, and change the world.” That’s the message of former Prime Minister and current President of Israel Shimon Peres, who has just launched a Facebook page to promote …

Cyber-Attacks Mirror Middle East Conflict Cyber-Attacks Mirror Middle East Conflict

The virtual pissing contest between Arabs and Israelis raged on today. A hacker network called “group-xp” claimed responsibility for DDoS attacks on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and on El Al Israel Airlines. But, let’s be clear. They did not …

A Girl Named “Like” A Girl Named “Like”
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It was only a matter of time I guess. AFP is reporting out of Jerusalem that an Israeli couple has named their third child “Like,” in honor of the Facebook trademark. The couple, Lior and Vardit Adler, were simply befuddled …

Facebook Pulls “Third Palestinian Intifada” Page

Facebook pages can be used for any number of causes; naming a baby Megatron, helping a runner raise money for charity, or calling for a violent uprising against another ethnic group.  Today, a page falling into the latter category was …

YouTube To Hold Interview With Israeli Prime Minister
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YouTube is inviting users to submit questions to Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu for an interview that will be streamed live on the site. The interview is part of the YouTube World View series and is in partnership with Israel’s …

Israeli Leaders Set To Evaluate Street View

The advantages of Google’s Street View program, which critics have sometimes said invades privacy and aids burglars, will now be weighed against the security demands of one of the world’s most well-protected countries.  Israeli authorities should soon decide whether or not to let Google take pictures of their two biggest cities.

Groupon Acquires 3 Deals Sites, Expands Into More Countries
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Groupon is launching in India, Israel, and South Africa as it has acquired similar deals sites in each of those countries – SoSata, Grouper, and Twangoo respectively. 

"Collective buying is in its infancy in India, Israel and South Africa and we see strong potential," said Rob Solomon, president and COO of Groupon. "Groupon is shaping the way local merchants market themselves in every corner of the world."