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UN 'Jewish Israel' Show Scrapped After Arabs Complain
Offbeat  (tags: UNESCO, Israel, Muslims, americans, culture, ethics, society, world )

Gillian
- 533 days ago - forward.com
UNESCO Planned To Highlight 3,500 Years of Jews in Holy Land. Complaints by Arab states led the United Nation's cultural arm, UNESCO, to cancel the opening of an exhibition on the Jewish presence in the land of Israel.
Message Decoded: 3,000-Year-Old Text Sheds Light on Biblical History   video
Offbeat  (tags: Ancient Hebrew Writing, Israel, Archaeology, Jerusalem, Earlier Dating )

Beth
- 677 days ago - youtube.com
A few characters on the side of a 3,000-year-old earthenware jug dating back to the time of King David have stumped archaeologists until now. - and a fresh translation may have profound ramifications for our understanding of the Bible.
Turkey: Israeli Bird Cleared of Spying Allegations and Released!
Offbeat  (tags: Turkey, funny, Israel, bird, spying, released, bizarre )

Giana
- 707 days ago - trutv.com
Authorities in Turkey have officially cleared a bird that they had detained amidst allegations that the little guy was spying for Israel. Strangely, this is not the first time they have examined a bird that they suspected of spying for the Israelis.
Top 12 New Fruit and Vegetables Species Developed in Israel
Offbeat  (tags: Good News, Israel, 12 new fruit and vegetable species )

Beth
- 734 days ago - israel21c.org
Since the first half of the 20th century, Israeli agricultural wizards have been partnering with Mother Nature to bring new fruit and vegetable varieties to the global market, from vividly colored squash to seedless peppers.
Despite Secrecy, Interest Builds Around Mysterious First Temple Find Outside Bethlehem
Offbeat  (tags: Israel, First Temple era, Jerusalem, pillar )

Beth
- 753 days ago - timesofisrael.com
The pillar matched monumental construction from the 9th or 8th centuries BCE -- the time of the First Temple in Jerusalem. That signaled the presence of an important and previously unknown structure from that period. So why isn't it being excavated?
In 'The Gatekeepers,' Israeli Security Chiefs Say What US Leaders Can't
Offbeat  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', death, ethics, freedoms, government, HumanRights, humanrights, middle-east, society, politics, israel, media, violence, world, unusual, culture, arts )

JL
- 855 days ago - motherjones.com
"What's unnatural is the power you have to take three people, terrorists, and take their lives in an instant," says Yuval Diskin, the 12th director of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service, during the opening sequence of The Gatekeepers
Seven Syrians Treated in Israel
Offbeat  (tags: Israel, Syrian wounded, Israel treats wounded )

Beth
- 862 days ago - israel21c.org
For the first time since fighting broke out in neighboring Syria, seven Syrian residents were brought into Israel for medical treatment. Officials at Ziv Medical Center in Safed said today that the seven were in stable condition.
Israeli Produce Discovered in South Lebanon Shop
Offbeat  (tags: vegetables, peppers, Lebanon, Israel, shoppingculture, food, funny, humor, off-beat, society )

Gillian
- 915 days ago - dailystar.com.lb
A Lebanese shopper discovered several food items made in Israel in one of Lebanon's largest retailers Tuesday. While shopping at Spinneys in the coastal city of Sidon, a man, who preferred to remain anonymous, discovered a bag of three kinds of pepper
IAPMC Petition for A Nuclear Weapons Free Middle East
Offbeat  (tags: middle-east, UnitedNations, war, israel, iran, prevention, protection )

Abdessala
- 981 days ago - iapmc.org
Peace loving people must speak out. We are calling for support of the Conference to be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations together with Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, in Helsinki, Finland in December, 2012, to be at
Missing Druse Soldier's Body Found After 7 Years
Offbeat  (tags: crime, culture, ethics, humans, police, protection, safety, society, IDF, Drize, Israel, Muslims, Arabs )

Gillian
- 991 days ago - jpost.com
IDF confirms that body, found in a forest near Usfiya, matches DNA of Druse soldier missing since 2005. Over seven years after he vanished without a trace, a Daliat al-Carmel resident discovered the remains of missing Druse soldier Majdi Halabi two wee
"One of the Biggest Israeli Exports Will Be Medical Clowning"
Offbeat  (tags: Israel, children, culture, custom, ethics, funny, goodnews, health, humor, interesting, society )

Gillian
- 1342 days ago - haifadiarist.blogspot.com
The International Conference on Medicine and Medical Clowning is currently taking place in Jerusalem. The goal of the conference, organized by Dream Doctors, is to attempt to touch upon major issues involved in the process of forming clear professional
PHOTOS: Rare Sand Cat Kitten Born
Offbeat  (tags: sand cats, birth, breeding programme, israel, endangered )

Simone
- 1424 days ago - 3news.co.nz
A rare Sand Cat kitten has been born at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Israel. The kitten is the first of the Sand Cat species, considered extinct in Israel, to be born at the safari park.
Declare a Palestinian State - Vote Now - Sign the Petition
Offbeat  (tags: un, palestine, israel, human rights, world, society )

Judith
- 1471 days ago - gopetition.com
Please sign this petition
Dog Sentenced to Death By Stoning
Offbeat  (tags: Israel, Jerusalem, rabbinical court, dog, death sentence )

Sinikka
- 1479 days ago - ynetnews.com
A Jerusalem rabbinical court sentenced a wandering dog to death by stoning. The cruel sentence stemmed from the suspicion that the spirit of a famous secular lawyer, who insulted the court's judges 20 years ago, had been transferred into the dog's body.
Nobel Peace Laureates Call on Ban Ki-Moon for Safe Passage of the Freedom Flotilla II
Offbeat  (tags: UN, Freedom, Flotilla, Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Laureates, Ban Ki-moon, ISM )

Scott
- 1481 days ago - nobelwomensinitiative.org
The Laureates are urging the Secretary General to use his authority to encourage international support for these initiatives and to ask Israel not to use force against the flotilla.
 

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