New study of 3,200-year-old documents from Ramses III suggests the much-reviled Philistines were not alien belligerents but native Middle Easterners.
Ariel David is a Tel Aviv-based foreign correspondent for Italian and English-language publications. He worked for five years as correspondent for the Associated Press in Rome, covering Italy and the Vatican, reporting on key events in Pope Benedict XVI's pontificate, including his election and his trip to the Holy Land in 2009.
Highest military honor recognizes thousands of Jews from British-controlled Palestine who joined first official fighting force from the Yishuv and helped liberate northern Italy during WWII
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Israelis like to boast about their success in developing the Negev, but under the Byzantine empire, Christian Arabs were the first to turn the desert into a garden.
Only a fragment of a Hebrew inscription was found in the cemetery used from the 14th to 17th century, because the pope decreed Jews should be buried in unmarked graves.
Arch unearthed at the entrance of the Circus Maximus was built by Titus' brother Domitian, boasting of how the Romans had done the undoable and 'subdued the Jews'.
Middle schoolers were outraged when told immigrant classmates would have to study in separate classes. But it was all part of a history lesson on fascism’s racial laws against Jews.
Apparent chaos and incompetence were ploys that consolidated Trump's Italian twin Silvio Berlusconi's grip on power, while styling himself as a Christ-like lone crusader and savior of Italy.