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Advanced missile defense system successfully tested, Israel says

World Jan 23, 2019

Advanced missile defense system successfully tested, Israel says

Israel said Tuesday that it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against long-range ballistic missile threats. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured an Israeli aerospace facility following the test and leveled a thinly veiled warning at Iran, just days ...

Heads up! Israeli woman stumbles upon two 1,700-year-old Roman busts

World Dec 30, 2018

Heads up! Israeli woman stumbles upon two 1,700-year-old Roman busts

An Israeli woman walking near ancient ruins noticed a head sticking out of the ground, leading to the uncovering of two Roman-era busts, archaeologists said Sunday. The life-size sculptures, carved in limestone, were found in the northern city of Beit Shean earlier this month, with ...

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

World Dec 15, 2018

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Morrison also committed to recognizing a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as ...

World Dec 3, 2018

Researchers say ancient ring may bear name of Pontius Pilate

Israeli researchers say an inscription on an ancient ring discovered near Jerusalem may include the name of Pontius Pilate, the Roman official who Biblical accounts say sentenced Jesus to death. It would be a rare example still in existence of an inscription with the name ...