Ancient History Uncovered in a Tel Aviv Suburb

Aug. 24 2021

Founded in 1923 by Jewish pioneers as a farming community, Ramat Hasharon has now become part of Tel Aviv’s greater metropolitan area. But a recent accidental discovery has revealed an ancient settlement in the same location. Stuart Winer writes:

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More about: Ancient Israel, Archaeology, Byzantine Empire, Tel Aviv

 

Despite Opposition from the Taliban, Islamic State Is Thriving in Afghanistan

According to Taliban officials, Islamic State’s Afghanistan offshoot (known as the “Khorasan province,” or ISKP) has but a negligible presence. American diplomats, for their part, have claimed that the new jihadist government in Kabul can provide a bulwark against the group, which opposes what it sees as the Taliban’s relative religious moderation. But, Oved Lobel argues, the evidence supports neither interpretation:

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Read more at Australia/Israel Review

More about: ISIS, Taliban, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign policy