A 2,000-Year-Old Underground Complex Discovered in Jerusalem

Digging in the area near the Western Wall, archaeologists have unearthed three connected subterranean rooms, which they have dated to sometime before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. Amanda Borschel-Dan writes:

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More about: Ancient Israel, Archaeology, Jerusalem, Western Wall

 

Islamic Texts Provide Evidence That Belies Palestinian Propaganda about the Temple Mount

In the past few years, Palestinian leaders have added to their familiar, scurrilous claim that Israel plans to seize or destroy the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock the assertion that there never was a Jewish Temple there, and that the site had no significance to Jews before modern times. Nadav Shragai argues that, to counteract this effort to rewrite history, it is not sufficient to turn to the wealth of archaeological evidence, which might not prove persuasive to a Muslim audience. Instead, he urges Israel and its defenders to build their case on Islamic sources:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jerusalem, Muslim-Jewish relations, Temple Mount