Looking for the Lost Archives of Hazor, Joshua’s Greatest Conquest

March 24 2017

In describing the Israelite invasion of Canaan, the book of Joshua gives special attention to the conquest of Hazor, noting that, while Joshua told his troops to leave other defeated cities intact, he ordered Hazor burned. The archaeologists who discovered the ruins of Hazor in the 20th century ascertained that the city had, in fact, been destroyed in a major fire, and around the time the Israelite invasion is thought to have taken place. Marek Dospěl describes the current search for the city’s putative archives:

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More about: Archaeology, Canaanites, Hebrew Bible, History & Ideas, Joshua

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution