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October 17, 2015   (Source: http://www.theguardian.com)

Palestinians have torched a site in the West Bank revered by Jews and others worldwide in an incident that threatens to further inflame more than two weeks of deadly unrest, as fresh protests were planned for Friday.

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, under pressure over recent comments that some have labelled incitement, quickly condemned the fire at the site known as Joseph’s Tomb in the northern city of Nablus.

Video showed what looked like an extensive blaze and the Israeli army called it “a despicable act” of desecration.

The arson came as Palestinians called for a “Friday of revolution” against Israel, and Jerusalem police barred men under 40 from attending the main weekly prayers at the flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque, seeking to keep young protesters away.

Israeli security forces have deployed massively in Jerusalem after two weeks of Palestinian attacks in the city and across Israel. From Sunday, some 300 soldiers will reinforce police numbers.

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October 17, 2015

Tomb of Biblical Patriarch Joseph Set on Fire

October 17, 2015   (Source: http://www.theguardian.com) Palestinians have torched a site in the West Bank revered by Jews and others worldwide in an incident that threatens to […]
October 16, 2015

Rare Byzantine Floor Mosaic Discovered

October 16, 2015  (Source: http://www.jpost.com) The Israel Antiquities Authority displayed a rare 1,500-year-old mosaic, depicting a map with streets and buildings from ancient Egypt, on Tuesday, two […]
October 16, 2015

New York Times Stirs Controversy Over Temple Mount

October 16, 2015  (Source: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org) A recent New York Times article by Rick Gladstone, titled “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place,” set out to discuss […]
October 16, 2015

Bp. Akakije of Serbian True Orthodox Church Leads Anti-Sodomite Demonstration

October 16, 2015 (Source) On Sunday, September 20th (according to the Civil Calendar), Bishop Akakije, and clergy and laity, of the True Orthodox Church of Serbia […]