Tag Archives: Israel

Hamas Child Labor and Tunnel Fatalities

Unreported, and well researched. From the Institute for Palestinian Studies: Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel’s Siege [...] A similarly cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities damaged the movement’s standing with human-rights groups, despite government assurances … Continue reading

Posted in Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gaza Campaign on Pace to Become Deadliest Israeli Conflict in Recent Years

The Washington Post: Palestinian and Israeli casualties are mounting at a pace that could surpass any other Israeli conflict in nearly a decade, amid signs of a deepening military and political stalemate driven by diplomatic gridlock, Palestinian militant resilience and … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Israel Has A New President: Reuven Rivlin

Haaretz: Israel’s 10th president, Reuven Rivlin, took the oath of office in a small ceremony at the Knesset on Thursday evening, while fighting continued between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Due to the ongoing Operation Protective Edge in … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Holy Land Deserted by Tourists as Fighting Empties Hotels

From Bloomberg News:  Omer Benjoya took a job this summer selling drinks, snacks and postcards on a hill that offers one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Jerusalem. Now all the 17-year-old needs are customers. Since hostilities flared this … Continue reading

Posted in Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Israel Opens Airport in Negev as Alternative to Ben-Gurion

Ovda, a military airfield, has opened after the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency temporarily canceled all flights to Israel due to a Hamas rocket attack on Tuesday. Haaretz is reporting: Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced on Wednesday that Israel … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Donkey Terrorists?

Israel complains of Hamas donkey-terrorists. Palestinian militant movement Hamas has launched several attacks at Israeli forces involving donkeys carrying explosives, the IDF complained. The practice doesn’t seem to be efficient, as Israelis can simply gun down the animals from a … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Roman Roads and Milestones

Via Ferrell’s Travel Blog: A new website devoted to Roman Roads and Milestones in Judaea/Palaestina has recently come to our attention. This site is co-sponsored by the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee Department of Holy Land Studies and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dedication of the Holy Sepulchre: First and Foremost a Place of Worship

From the Custos earlier this week: Every fifteenth of July the Diocese of Jerusalem commemorates the day that the Crusaders’ Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated as a religious building. In the same way as the Church joins together … Continue reading

Posted in Church | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Temple Mount Flyover

While flying over the Old City of Jerusalem is not allowed, permission for this video was granted and done by a remote control helicopter. It is slow, but really nice.  

Posted in Bible Archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Israel – Gaza: Protective Shields

And from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: The difference between us is that we’re using missile defense to protect our civilians and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.    

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment