Tag Archives: City of David

Elad And Tel Aviv University: A Marriage, Evidently, Not Smiled Upon By All

Ha’aretz reports Tel Aviv University administrators on Monday received a petition signed by dozens of senior academics from Israel and abroad calling on the university to withdraw its participation in archaeological excavations in East Jerusalem’s City of David. The national … Continue reading

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A Fine Photo of the Gihon Spring

I saw this here and felt it was worth passing along:

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What’s Ronnie Reich’s Connection to Elad?

Archaeologist Ronny Reich has spent years excavating the City of David in East Jerusalem, and has found evidence that threatens the historical reputations of Herod and Hezekiah. He says politics and religion have never interested him, so what’s his connection … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Puzzling out the Past

Among many other useful pieces this new Festschrift contains an essay by the learned Christopher Rollston titled An Old Hebrew Stone Inscription from the City of David. The series of articles included here honor his many contributions through discussions of … Continue reading

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Elad’s Expansionistic Goals and Policies

The Associated Press informs us that A hard-line Israeli group said Tuesday it was launching plans for a new tourist center at the site of a politically sensitive archaeological dig in a largely Arab neighborhood outside Jerusalem’s Old City, drawing … Continue reading

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The Strange Shapes in the Floor: A ‘City of David’ Mystery

From the HuffPo– Mysterious stone carvings made thousands of years ago and recently uncovered in an excavation underneath Jerusalem have archaeologists stumped. Israeli diggers who uncovered a complex of rooms carved into the bedrock in the oldest section of the … Continue reading

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Update on Elad’s Control of the City of David: The Court says It’s OK

Israeli courts are as messed up as American courts it looks like: The City of David Foundation can continue to operate the City of David Archaeological Park in Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood, despite a petition against the private organization’s right to … Continue reading

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