Mosque dating from Islam's arrival in Holy Land found

World / Science & Health Jul 19, 2019

Mosque dating from Islam's arrival in Holy Land found

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world's oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the Holy Land, they said on Thursday. The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the Bedouin ...

Philistine DNA suggests European roots, researchers say

World / Science & Health Jul 4, 2019

Philistine DNA suggests European roots, researchers say

Ancient bones excavated in Israel and analyzed in Germany may have cracked the puzzle of the Philistines' provenance and provided for the first time evidence of the biblical people's European origins, researchers say. The findings related to the Old Testament nemesis of the ancient Israelites ...

World Jul 3, 2019

Israel says it is bracing militarily for possible U.S.-Iran escalation

Israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the Gulf confrontation between Iran and the United States, the Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday. The unraveling of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal under U.S. diplomatic pressure, Iran's downing of a U.S. ...

U.S. duty free owners give millions to Israeli settlements

Business Jul 2, 2019

U.S. duty free owners give millions to Israeli settlements

When travelers shop at dozens of duty free shops at airports worldwide, they may be paying for more than a bottle of vodka or box of chocolates. The Falic family of Florida, owners of the ubiquitous chain of Duty Free Americas shops, funds a generous ...

Israel arrests Palestinian official in Jerusalem

World Jun 30, 2019

Israel arrests Palestinian official in Jerusalem

Israeli police said Sunday they had detained and were questioning the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs, while a source close to the official said he was arrested in his home. Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs Fadi al-Hadami was detained and was being questioned for "activities ...