A Rare Roman-Era Lamp Found in Jerusalem

Since the IDF liberated Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation—54 years ago Monday, according to the Jewish calendar—the city has been an unceasing source of archaeological discoveries. Among the most recent is a rare bronze oil lamp found in the City of David, which dates to the period between 70 and 135 CE, i.e., the years between the Romans’ destruction of the Second Temple and their complete expulsion of Jews from Jerusalem. Jesse Holth writes:

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Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war