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The history and critique of Islam – Part 1 *

Back in 2016 Jay Smith lecture at Kensington Temple (KT) on the historical emergence of Islam. This, then is the first part of his lecture (40 minutes long), which is followed in a few days by part 2 (60 minutes long). Jay employs his graphics into his talks, which help the audience follow his train of thought.

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Ekron-A Philistine City *

The city of Ekron (עֶקְרוֹן‎ - عقرون‎), in the Hellenistic period known as Accaron ,was one of the five cities of the famed Philistine pentapolis, located in southwestern Canaan.

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Be’er Sheva – The Remnants Of The Ottoman City *

The "Old City " is the nickname of the Ottoman Beersheba, the only city planned and established at the start of the 20th century by the Ottoman Turks during their rule in what is now Israel. The city was built to serve as an administrative center by the Ottoman administration for the benefit of the Bedouin at the outset of the 20th century and was given the name of Bir al-Sabi (Well of the Seven).

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Elvis American Diner *

In a small town outside Jerusalem, a roadside diner is devoted to all things Elvis Presley.  Everything about the Elvis American Diner, located about 12 miles outside Jerusalem, celebrates the ...

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Honey Bee Hive House *

The Honey Bee Hive House is one of the cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in East Jerusalem, Israel. After the Six Day War, the Housing Ministry sponsored the construction of neighborhoods in the newly conquered territories. The Ramot Polin complex has been named one of the "World's Strangest Buildings".

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Beit Jann *

Beit Jann (بيت جن‎ - בֵּיתּ גַ'ן‎) is a Druze village on Mount Meron in northern Israel. At 940 meters above sea level, Beit Jann is one of the highest inhabited locations in the country. Beit Jann has a cool climate, even in summer, and offers panoramic views that stretch as far as the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean on a clear day. The village is located inside the Mount Meron nature reserve.

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Deer Land Park *

Set in the heart of a huge natural forest, overlooking breathtaking scenery, Deer Land Park awaits you in Gush Etzion, overlooking HaEla Valley, south of Jerusalem. The park offers a wide variety of attractions: a nature reserve, petting zoo, and one of the largest sports challenge facilities in Israel.

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Cochin Jewry Heritage Center *

The Cochin Jewry Heritage Center incorporates Jewish tradition and exotics: learning about the rich heritage of the Cochin Jewry and its customs. Visiting the museum includes original artifacts (utensils, spices, ...

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Gvulot (Border) Lookout Settlement *

Gvulot (גְּבוּלוֹת) means "Borders". This is a kibbutz in the north-western Negev desert. In 2019 it had a population of 358. Gvulot is located about 120 m above sea level. Mitzpe Gvulot had the first Mekorot water pipe that brought from the Galilee to the Negev, and the first reservoir on the Negev.

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Ha-Masrek Nature Reserve *

The Ha-Masrek (Comb) Reserve got its name from the Jerusalem pine trees that grow at its summit and remotely resemble the shape of a hair comb stuck in its head. Probably the first to give the reserve its name were members of the Palmach training camp who were based at Givat Brenner and went on hikes in the area.

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