Underwater Treasure off the Coast of Caesarea

Feb. 19 2015

Divers in the ancient harbor near the Israeli city of Caesarea have discovered nearly 2,000 gold coins on the seabed. Experts date them to the 11th century, when the Fatimid dynasty ruled Egypt and the land of Israel:

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Read more at Israel Antiquities Authority

More about: Archaeology, Egypt, History & Ideas, Mediterranean Sea, Middle Ages

How Israel Can Stand Up to a Belligerent Turkey

Sept. 25 2020

Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara has become increasingly authoritarian, Islamist, and hostile toward Israel and the West more generally. The Turkish government has also indicated that it aspires to alter its maritime border with Greece, and even its border with Syria. Analyzing these changes, and what they term the country’s “bellicose foreign policy,” Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman, and Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examine the implications for Israel, and how the Jewish state might best respond:

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Read more at Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security

More about: Israeli Security, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, U.S. Foreign policy