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2,000-Year-Old Roman Building Discovered On Israeli Coast

“Located just a few meters from the seashore [in Ashkelon], the structure, a public building” — known then as a basilica (not to be confused with the later, Roman Catholic use of the term) — “was divided into three sections: a main hall and two side parts. According to the archaeologists, the main hall was surrounded by massive marble columns as high as 13 m. and ornate with elaborated capitals, featuring plant motifs and in some instances an eagle, a Roman symbol.” – The Jerusalem Post
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Kitchen Smashed and Sirens Sounding, Israeli Family Holds on After Rocket Hits

ASHKELON, Israel (Reuters) - The Vaizel family long felt it was just a matter of time before their home was hit by a rocket from Gaza.So after it...
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Israel's Iron Dome has been put to the test in more ways than one amid intense fighting with Palestinian militants

Israel's Iron Dome interceptors, left, rise in response to rockets fired from northern Gaza, May 14, 2021. Anas Baba/AFP via Getty Images Israel's primary defense against Hamas rockets is the Iron Dome system. Around 4,000 rockets were fired at Israel over a period of just 10 days, according to the IDF. In addition to rockets, Iron Dome has also intercepted drones in combat for the first time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel's skies are defended by Iron ...
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Israeli warplanes stage more heavy strikes across Gaza City

By FARES AKRAM and RAVI NESSMAN GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli warplanes unleashed a new series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers would rage on. Explosions rocked the city from north to south for 10 minutes in an attack that was heavier, on a wider area and lasted longer than a series of air raids 24 hours earlier in which 42 Palestinians were killed — th...
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Israel stages new round of heavy airstrikes on Gaza City

By FARES AKRAM and RAVI NESSMAN GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers would rage on. Explosions rocked the city from north to south for 10 minutes in an attack that was heavier, on a wider area and lasted longer than a series of air raids 24 hours earlier in which 42 Palestinians were killed — the de...
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10 Things in Politics: Marjorie Taylor Greene, the GOP cash queen

Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:How Marjorie Taylor Greene went from Nowhereville to fundraising juggernautFlorida and Virginia declare state of emergency over gas shortagesTrump family members reportedly got "inappropriately" close to Secret Service agentsOne thing to loo...
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Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

By FARES AKRAM and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures and toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in a series of airstrikes. The Islamic militant group showed no signs of backing down and fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli cities. In just three days, this latest round of fighting between the bitter enemies has alre...
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Israel's Iron Dome missile-defense system is facing a severe test

An Iron Dome missile is launched near the city of Ashdod, Israel, November 19, 2012. Moti MIlrod / AP Rocket attacks on Israel have tested its vaunted Iron Dome missile-defense system. The attacks, launched by Hamas, come amid a broader increase in violence, with the majority of the casualties on the Palestinian side. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel's Iron Dome defense system has downed fewer than half of the rockets fired at the Jewish state by Hamas, Israeli o...
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Pro-Palestinian protesters gather outside Israeli consulate in LA

Noelle Bellil, 60, of Hawthorne, leads a chant as Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, holds a demonstration at the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles to support the rights of Palestinians in their conflict with Israel on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, holds a demonstration at the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles to support the rights of Palestinians in their conflict with Israel on ...
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Israel, Hamas escalate heavy fighting with no end in sight

By JOSEF FEDERMAN and FARES AKRAM JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel stepped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a high-rise building used by the Hamas militant group and killing at least three militants in their hideouts on Tuesday as Palestinian rockets rained down almost nonstop on parts of Israel. It was the heaviest fighting between the bitter enemies since 2014, and it showed no signs of slowing. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to expand the offensive, while Gaza militants un...
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Israel, Hamas escalate fighting with no end in sight

By JOSEF FEDERMAN and FARES AKRAM JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday stepped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a high-rise building used by the Hamas militant group and killing at least three militants in their hideouts as Palestinian rockets rained down almost nonstop on parts of Israel. It was the heaviest fighting between the two bitter enemies since 2014, and it showed no signs of slowing. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to expand the offensive, while Gaza militant...
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31 people dead as Netanyahu vows to intensify Gaza attacks

Medics say 28 Palestinians, two Israelis and an Indian woman have died after day of fierce confrontationThe Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has vowed to increase the intensity of attacks on Gaza, after a day of ferocious confrontations that left 31 people dead as Israeli jets and Palestinian militants traded airstrikes and rockets.As medics on both sides put the death toll at 28 Palestinians, including 10 children, two Israelis and an Indian woman working in Ashkelon, the Israeli pri...
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Netanyahu warns Hamas, says Gaza operation ‘will take time’

By FARES AKRAM and JOSEF FEDERMAN GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an Israeli military operation has dealt a tough blow to Gaza militants, but is warning that the fighting will continue for some time. In a nationally televised speech late on Tuesday, he said Hamas and Islamic Jihad “have paid, and will pay a heavy price.” He said Israel will press ahead with an intensified operation, but said “it will take time” to complete the mission. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS ...
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Palestinian rockets target Tel Aviv, setting off sirens

By FARES AKRAM and JOSEF FEDERMAN GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli city of Tel Aviv is under fire from a barrage of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip. The outgoing volleys set off air raid sirens across the city on Tuesday night, and Israel’s anti-rocket defense systems were activated. Hamas said it launched a total of 130 rockets, its most intense strike so far, in response to Israel’s destruction of a high-rise building in Gaza earlier in the evening. The sound of the outgoing rocke...
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Rockets kill 2 Israelis; 28 die in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas

By FARES AKRAM and JOSEF FEDERMAN GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A confrontation between Israel and Hamas sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem escalated Tuesday. Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza, killing a number of militants and civilians, while militants barraged southern Israel with hundreds of rockets, killing two Israelis. The barrage of rockets leaving Gaza and airstrikes coming into the territory continued almost non-stop throughout the day, in what appeared to be some...
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Israeli airstrikes killed 26 people in Gaza as rocket attacks left 2 dead in Israel. Tensions have been rising over violent clashes in Jerusalem.

Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza in Gaza City, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. AP Photo/Hatem Moussa Israeli airstrikes killed 26 people in Gaza as rocket attacks left 2 dead in Israel this week. Rockets and air strikes were preceded by clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces. Clashes included confrontations at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. See more stories on Insider's business page. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza earl...
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Rockets kill 2 Israelis; 26 die in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas

By FARES AKRAM and KARIN LAUB GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza early Tuesday, hitting a pair of high-rise buildings believed to be housing militants, as Hamas and other armed groups bombarded southern Israel with hundreds of rockets. The conflict escalated relentlessly throughout the day, and Israel vowed that its strikes would only increase. The latest exchange of fire was sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem. Since sundown Monday, 26 Palestini...
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Rockets kill 2 Israelis as Israeli strikes kill 26 in Gaza

By FARES AKRAM and KARIN LAUB GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza early Tuesday, hitting a pair of high-rise buildings believed to be housing militants, as Hamas and other armed groups bombarded southern Israel with hundreds of rockets. The escalation was sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem. Since sundown Monday, 26 Palestinians — including nine children and a woman— were killed in Gaza, most by airstrikes, Gaza health officials said. The Israeli ...
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Hamas fires rockets into Israel in dispute over Jerusalem mosque

Militant group’s attack came amid rising tensions after Israeli police action in Old CityThe militant group Hamas has fired rockets into Israel from Gaza just minutes after the passing of its ultimatum for Israel to withdraw security forces from both the Jerusalem compound that is home to the al-Aqsa mosque and the Old City’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.Residents of the city reported hearing air raid sirens shortly after 6pm local time when the ultimatum was due to expire, and the sound of three...
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IHG Losing 4 Hotels In Israel; Roundup Of Remaining Point Hotels In Israel

The pandemic has been tough on the hospitality industry worldwide, but especially in Israel where most foreign nationals have been locked out of the country for 13 months and counting. IHG previously lost Holiday Inn properties in Ashkelon and Tiberias. Now IHG has confirmed with me that they have also lost the Crowne Plaza Haifa, […]
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U.S., #UAE, #Israel to Form Joint $3 Billion Fund in Jerusalem - Bloomberg

U.S., UAE, Israel to Form Joint $3 Billion Fund in Jerusalem - Bloomberg:  Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. will set up a joint $3 billion investment fund headquartered in Jerusalem as part of efforts to normalize relations and promote regional economic development.  The fund was announced on Tuesday during a first official visit to Israel by a UAE delegation, following a formal agreement on normalizing ties last month, to which Bahrain was also a party. It will invest in projects i...
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Israel, UAE and Bahrain sign deals to normalize diplomatic relations – live

Trump gives Netanyahu a ‘key to the White House’Trump makes improbable claim US will see vaccine within ‘weeks’Breonna Taylor: Louisville reaches settlement with family – reportsSign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.00pm BST Here’s where the day stands so far: 6.45pm BST Rockets were fired from Gaza during the White House normalization signing ceremony with Israel, the Untied Arab Emirates and Bahrain, reportedly injuring at least two Israelis.Haaretz reports: Rocket sirens blared in ...
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16 Excavation Sites in Israel You Need to Know

The pool of Siloam at the end of Hezekiah’s tunnel on the southern slope of the City of David, Jerusalem By David B. Schreiner Israel is bursting with biblical archaeology excavation sites, and flocks of graduate students, professional researchers, and laypeople visit the country every summer to join the demanding but rewarding work of excavation. Some sites, like Tel Shimron, are relatively new, while others, such as Megiddo, boast decades of continual excavation. This map shows a ...
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Israeli Lawmaker Aims to Oust Prime Minister Netanyahu in Likud Primary

(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s governing Likud party was holding a primary vote on Thursday in the first serious internal challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his more than a decade in power. Veteran politician Gideon Saar hopes to unseat Netanyahu, arguing that he will be better placed to form a government in national elections in March after Netanyahu failed to do so in two repeat elections this year. Despite the shadow of corruption indictments hanging over him, Netanyahu remains po...
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Benjamin Netanyahu hustled off stage at election rally after rocket launched from Gaza - video

Israel’s prime minister was bundled off the stage at an election rally on Wednesday after sirens rang out, warning of a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip. The incident happened in the southern town of Ashkelon, a few miles from Gaza. Israeli authorities said their Iron Dome missile defence system intercepted the rocket. Netanyahu was campaigning hours before the primaries of his Likud partyBenjamin Netanyahu takes shelter after rocket launched from GazaIsrael: voting under way in Likud primary s...
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Embattled Netanyahu Faces Rare Challenge to Lead Likud

(Bloomberg) -- Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his air of invincibility after two inconclusive elections, and on Thursday he’ll see whether party loyalists are losing faith, too.The Israeli prime minister’s failure this year to form a government after back-to-back votes has thrust him into the unfamiliar territory of defending his leadership of the nationalist Likud party. His challenger in Thursday’s contest, popular former cabinet minister Gideon Saar, says Netanyahu is as hemmed in as a checkmate...
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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire: army

Israel carried out air strikes against the Gaza Strip overnight in response to a rocket fired from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave, the army said Thursday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at campaign event in Ashkelon north of Gaza on Wednesday evening when what the army called a "projectile" was fired from the strip, setting off warning sirens. The army said the "projectile was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory and was intercepted by the Iron Dome defence syst...
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Israeli Prime Minister Evacuated From an Election Rally After Rocket Fired From Gaza Strip

(JERUSALEM) — Israel said a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into its southern territory Wednesday, forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be hustled from a stage during an election rally in the city of Ashkelon. The Israeli military said its air defense system, known as Iron Dome, intercepted the rocket. There were no reports of casualties. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz posted a video on its website showing Netanyahu being taken to a shelter as he was campaigning hours before t...
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Netanyahu rushed offstage as rocket fired from Gaza into Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken off the stage at a campaign event in southern Israel Wednesday night as a rocket was fired from Gaza toward the city of Ashkelon, just one day before the 70-year-old Israeli leader faces a leadership challenge within his Likud party.
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Benjamin Netanyahu rushed offstage as rocket fired from Gaza into Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken off the stage at a campaign event in southern Israel Wednesday night as a rocket was fired from Gaza toward the city of Ashkelon, just one day before the 70-year-old Israeli leader faces a leadership challenge within his Likud party.
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