Articles in "Israeli history"

One of Oldest Known Mosques in World Uncovered in the Negev

A 1,200-year-old mosque, among the earliest known in the world, was recently uncovered in the City of Rahat in the Negev, the latest ...

David Spitzer, AKA ‘Yigal’, One of the Last Lehi Fighters, Passes at 92

David Spitzer witnessed it all – he was a member of the Lehi underground and fought the British occupation before the establishment of ...

7,000 Years Ago: Israeli Researchers Find Earliest Evidence of Fruit Tree Cultivation

Olive trees were first domesticated 7,000 years ago, a joint study by Israeli researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew ...

Israeli Scientists Uncover Traces of Fire Dating Back At Least 800,000 Years

Israel scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, using an advanced, innovative method they developed to detect nonvisual traces of ...

Torah Scroll that Survived Anti-Jewish Riots in Iraq Entered by Owners’ Descendants in Samaria Synagogue

Over eight decades after Yitzhak witnessed as a boy the Farhud, the anti-Jewish riots in Iraq, he was privileged as a grandfather to enter ...

New Segment of Roman-Era Aqueduct to Jerusalem Uncovered South of Old City

A segment of the Low-Level Aqueduct to Jerusalem has been exposed over the last few weeks in the neighborhood of Armon Hanatsiv, situated ...

‘Frozen in Time’: 2,100-Year-Old Agricultural Farmstead Uncovered in Galilee, Probably Abandoned Suddenly Due to Impending Danger

A well-preserved 2,100-year-old, Hasmonean period agricultural farmstead, containing finds that may have been abandoned in haste, was ...

Authorities Seize 1,800 Rare and Ancient Artifacts Suspected as Stolen from Archeological Sites

About 1,800 antique coins, jewelry and stamps, pottery plates with inscriptions, and an ancient bronze figurine were seized this week at ...

Surprising Source Sheds Light on Ancient Nabataean–Roman Trade Across the Negev

Spices were not the only commodity traded over the ancient “Incense Route” that linked the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea to the ...

After Peak Year for Aliyah, 42,000 Olim Will Celebrate Their First Independence Day in Israel

The 42,675,000 Olim (new immigrants) who immigrated to Israel in the past year will celebrate their first Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) ...