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 […]
Correction Appended: Feb. 8, 2010 The Jerusalem syndrome is a psychological disorder in which a visit to the holy city triggers delusional and obsessive religious fantasies
When Sabreena Boyd was 11, she stood before the congregation at the New Jerusalem Full Gospel Church in Muscatine, Iowa, and asked for a new family.
Police deployed tear gas and arrested 12 people on Sunday at Jerusalem’s holiest site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram Al-Sharif.
When President Barack Obama came to Cairo in June and made his address to the Muslim world, reaction in Egypt was wildly positive. Many Egyptians had fallen in love with the new young American president with an Arabic middle name.
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.
A man using a metal detector in a rural English field has uncovered the largest Anglo-Saxon gold hoard ever found — an “unprecedented” treasure that sheds new light on history, archaeologists said Thursday.
Movie deaths can be tragic, heroic, spine-chilling — even funny. This month, we’ve brought together our favorite screen exits, from Psycho to Bambi.
The group came into being in December 1987, growing out of the Muslim Brotherhood, the religious and political organization founded in Egypt.
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.