Jerusalem’s Splendid 2,000-Year-Old City Hall

Not far from the Temple Mount—or from Jerusalem’s current city hall—archaeologists have excavated an impressive public building that might have been the seat of the city’s government in Roman times. Amanda Borschel-Dan writes:

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More about: Ancient Israel, Archaeology, Jerusalem

 

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