Hany Abu-Assad: Making strong voices heard

Sep 21, 2016

Hany Abu-Assad: Making strong voices heard

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Ever since the first series of “Pop Idol” screened on British TV in 2001, the televised music competition has become practically inescapable, with franchises springing up everywhere from Macedonia to the Maldives. Given how cannily stage-managed these “reality” shows really are, though, it almost ...

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 ...