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Rinat Harash

Graffiti or homage? Hi-tech imaging sheds light on Holy Sepulchre wall crosses

Mar 31 2021

JERUSALEM Crosses etched in mysterious abundance across the walls of Christianity's most sacred church were long assumed to be graffiti, but they may be the work of mediaeval masons paid to carve them by pilgrims, research suggests. | Video

Archaeologists recreate tiles of temple where Jesus walked

Dec 21 2020

JERUSALEM When Jesus strode through the ancient Jewish temple in Jerusalem, his feet met hewn-stone, earth-tone tiles that were geometric in design and cool, dappled and scuffed to the touch. | Video

'The melody is caged': Israel's Netta on how the show can't go on

Aug 26 2020

TEL AVIV On a balcony overlooking Tel Aviv, a familiar figure in pink headphones sways to the beat as she crafts performances that look very different from the pre-pandemic past. | Video

Israeli campaigners want Jewish ruins included in West Bank annexations

Jun 29 2020

NEAR JERICHO, West Bank The Israeli government faces calls from campaigners to declare sovereignty over ancient Jewish ruins on land in the occupied West Bank that Israel does not plan to annex under U.S. President Donald Trump's peace blueprint. | Video

Hides that reveal: DNA helps scholars divine Dead Sea Scrolls

Jun 02 2020

JERUSALEM Genetic sampling of the Dead Sea Scrolls has tested understandings that the 2,000-year-old artefacts were the work of a fringe Jewish sect, and shed light on the drafting of scripture around the time of Christianity's birth. | Video

RPT-On an empty Via Dolorosa before Easter, praying for the world's sick

Apr 10 2020

JERUSALEM, April 9 Brown-robed Franciscans stride through a shuttered and deserted Jerusalem to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the global focus of the most important festival in the Christian calendar - but in a city bereft of Easter pilgrims.

REPEAT-On an empty Via Dolorosa before Easter, praying for the world's sick

Apr 09 2020

JERUSALEM, April 9 Brown-robed Franciscans stride through a shuttered and deserted Jerusalem to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the global focus of the most important festival in the Christian calendar - but in a city bereft of Easter pilgrims.

On an empty Via Dolorosa before Easter, praying for the world's sick

Apr 06 2020

JERUSALEM Brown-robed Franciscans stride through a shuttered and deserted Jerusalem to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the global focus of the most important festival in the Christian calendar - but in a city bereft of Easter pilgrims. | Video

Facial recognition could help discover fate of Holocaust victims

Jan 21 2020

KFAR HAROEH, Israel An old photograph and modern face recognition technology could help two Israeli brothers find out how their father survived the Nazi Holocaust. | Video

Biblical bad guys the ancient Philistines came from Europe, DNA shows

Jul 03 2019

JERUSALEM The ancient Philistines, the Biblical villains whose origins have puzzled scholars for decades, came to the Middle East from southern Europe more than 3,000 years ago, new DNA testing has shown.

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