Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement

Feb 18, 2016

Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement

Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed a 7,000-year-old settlement in northern Jerusalem, describing it as the oldest discovery of its kind in the area. Israel’s Antiquities Authority said the excavation exposed two houses with well-preserved remains and floors containing pottery vessels, flint tools ...

Israelis told to be on alert amid spate of Palestinian-linked stabbings

Oct 8, 2015

Israelis told to be on alert amid spate of Palestinian-linked stabbings

Palestinian assailants carried out a series of stabbings across Israel on Wednesday, jolting an anxious country unnerved by weeks of unrest as clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators raged across the West Bank. The violence forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to call off ...

Israeli dig seeks fabled tomb of Maccabees rebels

Sep 22, 2015

Israeli dig seeks fabled tomb of Maccabees rebels

Israeli archaeologists may be one step closer to solving a riddle that has vexed explorers for more than a century: the location of the fabled tomb of the biblical Maccabees. Israel’s government Antiquities Authority said Monday that an ancient structure it began excavating this ...