Jerusalem is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world – its history goes back over six millennia. The city, known as Yerushaláyim in Hebrew and Al-Quds in Arabic, contains holy sites to three global religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. While it serves as the capital of Israel, the city has been one of the flash points of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for over half a century – the city’s Eastern portion, known as East Jerusalem has been disputed for decades.
Earlier this week, Israeli authorities announced the discovery of an ancient Roman mansion dating back to the year 300 CE. It was found in the City of David, south of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Other artifacts that scientists uncovered were…More →
Jews and Palestinians in Israel have been at each others’ throats basically since the British showed up and screwed everything up. It’s been an intractable struggle that’s been going on for the better part of a century.
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Journalists are notorious for seeing the world through concise, tight, punchy language. This is part of a centuries-old tradition of how people can process information more quickly. However, one of the problems with this tradition — however well-intentioned — is…More →