Raiders of the Lost Ark

Papyrus documents first published in 1911 cited a Jewish temple built in southern Egypt in the 5th century BCE. No one could find it—until 1997.

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More about: Archeology, Egypt, Persia, Temple


Why Israeli-Turkish Rapprochement Is Unlikely

Noting that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “hates Jews and hates Israel,” Harold Rhode argues that any hope of a thaw in relations between the Jewish state and its former ally is mostly “wishful thinking.” He also comments on Ankara’s Syria strategy, its support for Islamic State, and its relations with Moscow. (Interview by Lenny Ben-David. Audio, 5 minutes.)

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More about: Islamic State, Israel & Zionism, Israel diplomacy, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syrian civil war, Turkey