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Jerusalem Controversy

Israel approves new settlement in east Jerusalem: NGO

Israeli authorities have approved the construction of more than 1,700 new homes, a non-governmental organisation said Wednesday, a move constituting the expansion of settlements in occupied east Jerusalem. Half the "new neighbourhood" comprising 1,738 housing units will be in the city's annexed east, the Israeli NGO Peace Now said. "If…
bubmag
December 6, 2023
Jerusalem Controversy

Synagogue unearthed in Russia may be one of the oldest outside Israel. But not everyone is convinced.

Among the finds are this spectacular broken menorah, or ceremonial candlestick, representing the seven-branched menorah in the Temple in Jerusalem. (Image credit: Volnoe Delo Foundation) Archaeologists in southern Russia say they've discovered the ruins of a 2,000-year-old synagogue — a rare discovery given that buildings for Jewish worship from this…
bubmag
August 26, 2023