Seven-Millennia Old Impressions in Clay Shed Light on a Bustling Commercial Center in the Land of Israel

June 11 2021

Excavating the Beit She’an Valley in northeastern Israel, archaeologists have discovered evidence of a relatively advanced civilization dating to the era between 5200 and 4500 BCE—thousands of years before Moses or even Abraham. Amanda Borschel-Dan writes:

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More about: Ancient Israel, Archaeology, Prehistory

 

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