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The Biblical Era & Rise of Judaism *

Israel – Palestine For Critical Thinkers: #2 Israel-Palestine from the biblical era through the early years of Judaism, until the independent reign of the ancient Israel and Judaea ended with the ...

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The Ancient Roots of Israel in Canaan *

IsraelPalestine For Critical Thinkers: #1 Canaan – Where? Canaan was a Semitic language region in the Ancient Near East during the late 2nd millennium BCE. Canaan was a large and prosperous country (in some periods independent, in others a ...

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British Mandate in Palestine *

Israel – Palestine For Critical Thinkers This post describes the ways in which the Allied Powers remapped the Middle East creating the British Mandate and French Mandate. The British designated ...

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Akko Harbor *

“The Evolution of Akko Harbor and its Mediterranean Maritime Trade Links” Authors: Ehud Galili, Baruch Rosen, Dov Zviely, Na’ama Silberstein, and Gerald Finkielsztejn Journal of  Island & Coastal Archaeology   ...

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Shavei Zion*

Shavei Zion offers a site of historical and archaeological importance, albeit off the beaten track, but worth the short detour on your way to Rosh Hanikra or Ghetto Fighters’ House at Lohamei Hagetaot. Shavei ...

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Metzudat Ashdod – Ashdod Fortress *

Modern Ashdod Ashdod (  אַשְׁדּוֹד‎; أشدود‎‎ ) is the sixth-largest city and the largest port in Israel. Modern Ashdod was established in 1956 and incorporated as a city in 1968. ...

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Apollonia – Arsuf *

Arsuf  becomes Apollonia The Phoenicians or Canaanites founded this ancient city and named it Arsuf (ארשוף – ארסוף) after their god Reshef. During the Hellenistic period it was renamed Apollonia ...

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