Pottery fragment dated to Persian period found in Jerusalemite household garbage pit 2,500 years ago
Ruth Schuster is Senior Editor at the Haaretz-TheMarker English Edition.
Schuster has worked in writing, editing and translation for English and Hebrew-language publications for more than two decades. She holds a BSc in biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter and multiple pets and in her spare time, promotes animal rights.
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The Neanderthal predilection for meat had been strongly suspected; now molecular study shows similarities to wolves
Twitter limits Iranian supreme leader's handle after tweet saying that 'verdict regarding Salman Rushdie is solid and irrevocable'
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