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Jan 12, 2016, 6:35 PM
Medicine and Martyrs, the Palestinian Health Ministry
It was reported in the media that the Palestinian Health Ministry is the organization responsible for conferring martyrdom. Accordingly, the terrorist who killed three people and wounded seven may be declared a “shahid” by the Palestinian Health Ministry despite...
Feb 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Biblical archaeology and the Holy Land with Bob Simon (1941-2015)
The media reported last night that Bob Simon from CBS 60 Minutes, died in a tragic accident in New York. He was one of those rare high profile investigative reporters, that was above and beyond criticism for manipulating the...
Dec 14, 2014, 7:28 PM
Jerusalem’s Abba Tomb- Blind leading the Blind or…?
Jerusalem’s vast number of ancient tombs have always been a source of important archaeological information concerning those historical personages to whom one is in debt. Unfortunately while they provide a wealth of information they are often scientifically and historically...
Sep 29, 2014, 1:03 PM
Dead Bird: Omen for the Jewish New Year or just another day in ‘Paradise’ ?
While mountain biking off trail as I usually do in the Judean Hills I noticed a dead raptor (Lesser Kestrel, Baz in Hebrew) lying on the path and biked on before eventually remembering that they are rapidly disappearing from the ...
Joe is a retired curator of archaeology/anthropology with the Israeli government.