Fragments of Biblical Texts Uncovered in the “Cave of Horror” in the Judean Desert

March 17 2021

Since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the 1940s, looters have sought to make similar finds in the many caves near in Qumran, leading to a recent push by archaeologists to conduct a thorough expedition in search of ancient artifacts. Investigating a remote cliffside cavern, they recently came across dozens of pieces of two-millennia-old manuscripts. Amanda Borschel-Dan writes:

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More about: Archaeology, Bar-Kokhba, Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew Bible

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror