Tag: Jerusalem

Archaeologists Say They Located City Where Biblical David Found Refuge

Students at the Khirbet a-Ra‘i excavation site, believed to be the biblical city of Ziklag to which David fled from King Saul, unearth a pottery vessel. (Courtesy of Israel…

US Embassy hosts July 4th celebration for first time in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at the celebration of America’s Independence Day held for the first time in Jerusalem on July 2, 2019. (Haim Zach/GPO)

(JTA) — The U.S. Embassy hosted its annual Fourth of July party in Jerusalem for the first time days after its ambassador participated in the inauguration of a controversial archaeological tourist site in eastern Jerusalem.

Prior to…

Nintendo’s Second Retail Store In the World Opens In Tel Aviv

Nintendo only has two retail stores in the world, and one is in Israel. (Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty…

Houston Texans Quarterback Deshaun Watson Is Visiting Israel

DeShaun Watson is making Israel his next international trip. (Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson wanted to learn more about Israel, beyond what he hears and reads. So the NFL star came to the Jewish state for a visit.

Watson arrived Tuesday with his trainer, Quincy Avery, in a trip under the auspices of America’s Voices in Israel.…

Official New Zealand Government Website Wipes Israel Off the Map

A screenshot from the Immigration New Zealand website uses Palestine instead of Israel on a map. (Immigration New…