Israel’s Antiquities Authority says archaeologists have unearthed two 9,500-year-old figurines near Jerusalem that help shed light on religion and society during the stone age, drawing parallels with similar discoveries at Gobeklitepe, a Neolithic site in Turkey that produced the world’s oldest known man-made religious structure. Archaeologists unearthed the two rare figurines last week in Tel Motza […]
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Jewish group’s visit sparks clashes at Jerusalem holy site
Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police in east Jerusalem stretched into Sunday evening after a visit by a Jewish group to one of the city’s holiest sites. Street battles began in the Old City on Sunday morning, when Palestinians praying at the site — known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or “Noble Sanctuary,” and to Jews as Temple Mount — began to throw rocks at the visiting Jews, said Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
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Netanyahu rules out freeze on Israeli settlements, source says
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a complete halt of Jewish settlements will not happen, according to a parliament source. Netanyahu said at a closed-door Knesset committee meeting that Israel would agree only to a partial reduction of housing construction and for a limited time, not the year the United States would like, said a government official who was not authorized to speak about the meeting and did not want to be identified.