All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Israel’

Iranian Spy Case: Israel Shows Off Captured Spy

Reuters reported yesterday that Israeli courts heard the case of an Iranian spy on Monday, which some analysts are suggesting represents an effort by Israel to discredit new relations between Iran and the United States. The spy has been identified as Ali Mansouri, and he was arrested by Shin Bet security officials on September 11 under suspicion of spying for …

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Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Leopard Trap

LiveScience wrote earlier this week that archaeologists have discovered a 5000-year-old-leopard trap in the Negev Desert, a region in Israel. The study is to be published in the British archaeology journal Antiquity. Initially believed to be made earlier due to the trap’s proximity to more recent sites, the technology used is almost identical to the kind of traps used by …

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United States & Iran Hold First Talks in 3 Decades

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the United States and Iran held the highest level of talks in 36 years. The topic of conversation: Tehran’s nuclear program, enriched Uranium, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The meeting was held at the United Nations in New York. It began with Western nations attempting to coalesce a program that would “inspect, …

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2,000+ Year-Old ‘Biblical’ Town Discovered

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 day Israel. Dark and his team have managed to unearth artifacts leading to this assertion in a location slightly north …

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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 uncovered also featured Jewish symbols and icons, and the find is dated to the brief period of history when Jerusalem …

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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 lured into a dance hall by the siren song of South Korean celebrity, Psy. The soldiers were on patrol, dressed …

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Turkish Officials Accuse Bird of Spying for Israel

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 secret service. The Times of Israel reported that Turkish villagers captured a kestrel, a type of falcon, that they noticed …

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Barbra Streisand Jumps Right Into Delicate Subjects In Israel

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 University of Jerusalem and will perform two concerts in Tel Aviv, as well as sing for Israeli President Shimon Peres’ …

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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 with police, two bank employees and two customers were killed before the gunman killed himself. While initial reports called the …

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Stephen Hawking Boycott Sees Astrophysicist Skipping Out On Israel Conference

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 of the event is part of a larger academic boycott encouraged by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, …

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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 Dead Sea, Acre, Tiberias, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum,Tel Meggido, Mamshit, Shivta, Bet She’an National Park, Tzippori, a nature reserve …

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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 a ground invasion into Gaza. What separates this particular offensive from past excursions is that Israel has threatened to cut …

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