The origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls

by Shelley Neese The discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 marked the beginning of a new era in Biblical scholarship. The scrolls predated the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible by a thousand years. They outlined the messianic hopes, prophetic interpretations, apocalyptic beliefs, and strict communal practices of a Jewish community…

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Ahmadinejad’s miscalculation

by Jerusalem Post  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad purports to know: Israel, he reiterated for the umpteenth time last week, is “too weak” to strike militarily at Iran, and “lacks the courage” to intervene decisively to thwart Teheran’s steady progress toward the nuclear bomb. The Iranian president is mistaken. Neither weak nor lacking in courage, Israel is, rather,…

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Obama weighs offer of US nuclear umbrella if Israel scraps Iran strike

by DEBKAfile A study of the mood among Israeli leaders and military chiefs indicates that at any moment a strike on Iran’s nuclear sites must be taken into account. The Israeli media show nothing of this; they are totally absorbed in guessing whether Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will extend the 10-month settlement construction moratorium beyond its…

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US and Israel have space cooperation agreement

By Gayle Putrich, FlightGlobal President Barack Obama’s push to bring space exploration into the diplomatic arena has been boosted by the signing of a formal co-operation pact between NASA and the Israel Space Agency (ISA). The memorandum of understanding, signed in Washington DC by NASA administrator Charles Bolden and his Israeli counterpart Zvi Kaplan, is…

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Confirmed oil find in central Israel

by Israel Today The Givat Olam umbrella organization confirmed for investors in Jerusalem on Monday the discovery of a large commercially-viable oil field in central Israel. Hundreds of investors from around the world, many of them Christian Zionists, have been pouring money into Givat Olam for years in the hopes of helping secure Israel’s energy…

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Hamas plans terror attack against Israel and PA

by Debkafile The belligerent speech delivered by Hamas’ Damascus-based political leader Khaled Meshaal Tuesday, Aug. 24 only confirmed the information reaching Israel and the Palestinian Authority intelligence services that the extremist Palestinian group is set for large-scale terror attacks against Israeli and Palestinian West Bank targets. Debkafile’s intelligence and counter-terror sources report Hamas is setting…

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