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2009-04-16 13:12:10

Canadian archaeologists say they have discovered a well-preserved monumental temple in Turkey that presents new facts about the so-called Dark Ages. Discovered by the University of Toronto's Tayinat Archaeological Project last summer, scientists said the temple is thought to have been constructed during the time of King Solomon in the 10th or 9th centuries B.C. Researchers said the discovery casts doubt upon the traditional view that the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron...

2009-03-25 16:48:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) labeled a syndicated cartoon by Pat Oliphant appearing today in newspapers across the country and on the Internet as "hideously anti-Semitic" because of its use of Nazi-like imagery and hateful evocation of the Jewish Star of David. The cartoon portrays a headless, jack-booted figure marching in a goose step with a sword in one hand and pushing a Star of David on a wheel with the other.

2009-01-14 10:36:54

A researcher from the University of Leicester has identified what looks to be the oldest archaeological evidence for chemical warfare--from Roman times.

2008-12-19 11:13:38

Archeologists say a teenage boy found an ancient half shekel coin in dirt from Jerusalem's Temple Mount. The coin, which dates to 66 or 67 B.C., appears to have been minted at the Temple Mount itself, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported Friday.

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2008-10-28 15:25:00

Did the Bible’s King David and his son Solomon control the copper industry in present-day southern Jordan? Though that remains an open question, the possibility is raised once again by research reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

2008-10-07 21:00:21

By ALLISON HOFFMAN NEW YORK - The worldwide financial meltdown has triggered an uptick in anonymous anti-Semitic comments blaming Jews for the crisis on mainstream Web site message boards, the Anti-Defamation League said on Thursday.

2008-09-27 12:00:36

Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK Prague, 27 September: The Czech Nazi Internet magazine Posledni generace (Last Generation), for which two of its contributors were given prison sentences on Thursday [25 September], still works and does not seem likely to disappear from the Internet, the daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes today.

2008-09-17 15:00:23

By RUTHIE BLUM LEIBOWITZ 'While 'Hatikva' may not the greatest piece of music," says Zamir Chorale Foundation founder and director Matthew (Mati) Lazar, "the power one feels singing it is undeniable." The long-time conductor and ardent Zionist goes on to ask rhetorically: "Who else but our people would have their national anthem in a minor key?" Here last month to conduct members of his Zamir Chorale and Shirah Choir, as well as a large group of individual singers from across the...

2008-09-08 12:00:24

A teenage victim of the Chernobyl nuclear accident is fighting to remain in the United States with the California family she spends summers with.

2008-09-04 15:00:22

By BARRY DAVIS Later this month, an historic event will take place in Vienna. While it is hardly likely to make the world sit up and take note, the first festival devoted to Jewish and Israeli music ever held in Austria is certainly a laudable milestone.