A most amazing find has been uncovered three miles west of Jerusalem. While workers were excavating for Israel’s Highway 1, a 2,750-year-old temple was found. The temple held a treasure trove of figurines, which suggest the place was a onetime home to a ritual cult.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking to supporters in Ramallah during a rally celebrating the United Nations’ General Assembly vote to upgrade the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state, thanked all his supporters — but reminded everyone that much work remains to be done.
The U.S. has sent warships to stand by off the coast of Israel, should Americans need to evacuate the region. Despite this move, officials say there is only a small chance they will be needed for an evacuation.
Egypt, with a fledgling government led by Hamas’ parent movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, is watching the recent hostilities between Israel and the Gaza Strip with great concern. Sympathy for the Palestinians runs high here in Egypt, but many dread the prospect of being pulled into a war at such a crucial time in their new statehood.
Israel escalated its bombing campaign and began attacking homes of activists in Hamas over the weekend, and on Monday an Israeli missile strike on a media center killed a senior militant.
Ahmadinejad spoke to The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly
A large and loud group of delegates shouted “no” as convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, called for the vote late Wednesday afternoon….
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a fiery Ramadan speech to Islamic country ambassadors. In short, Ahmadinejad declared that the liberation of Palestine will solve all world problems and that the ultimate goal of world forces must be the annihilation of Israel.
Israel and the U.S. have expressed growing concern about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria, which is “armed to the teeth with chemical weapons, or weapons of mass destruction. There are fears that these weapons – which have been moved about the country over the past few days, could potentially fall into the hands of rebel forces.”
Israel’s decision on whether to attack Iran draws closer