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Israeli archaeologists announced the discovery of a 1,400-year-old cache of coins, discovered during excavations for the widening of the Tel Aviv- Jerusalem highway.
The cache, which consists of nine bronze coins dating from the Byzantine Period (324-638 CE), were discovered alongside a large two-story structure and an adjacent winepress, also exposed during the excavations.
“The [coins were] found among a group of large stones that had collapsed alongside the building,” said Annette Landes-Nagar, director of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
The coins bear the images of three important Byzantine emperors, Justinian (483-565 AD), Maurice (539-602 CE), and Phocas (547-610 CE). They were struck at mints in
Prof. Yosef Yarden, a member of the Weizmann Institute’s Department of Biological Regulation, has been awarded the 2017 Israel Prize in Life Sciences. The Prize, which is the country’s highest honor, will be presented to Prof. Yarden in celebration of his crucial discoveries about the biochemistry of cancer, on Israel Independence Day.
Over the course of his career, Prof. Yarden has made a significant and original contribution to the understanding of cancer, and has paved the way for new
Delegation of Reform leaders tell PM of their concerns about Israeli policy after praising Abbas
A delegation from the Union for Reform Judaism had a “wide-ranging and candid conversation” with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, the group said.
The delegation, led by the URJ’s president, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, met with Netanyahu for an hour on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the congregational arm of the movement at the end of a weeklong leadership mission to Israel.
Twenty-six year old Kenyan Shadrack Kipkogey won the Jerusalem Marathon last Friday, finishing the race in 2:17:36.
More than 30,000 runners, including approximately 3,500 international athletes representing 65 countries, thronged the streets of Jerusalem, clogging traffic but giving the city a festival atmosphere on a cool, overcast morning.
“It’s not just a sporting event, it’s a spiritual event,” Mayor Nir Barkat told reporters ahead of the race Thursday. “We’re in the holy city of
Representatives of the 42 families evicted from Amona spoke out Monday morning on regarding the planned meeting later Monday between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and special White House envoy Jason Greenblatt.
"Today, on Shushan Purim, we are hunger-striking," Amona residents said. "Today is the twelfth day of our hunger strike, which has included Shabbat (Sabbath) and holidays."
"We demand Netanyahu stand behind his promise to build a new town if Amona was destroyed. We demand Netanyahu