"Thus all the work that king Solomon wrought in the house of the LORD was finished. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated, the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, and put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.' (1 Kings 7:51)
Long-time Breaking Israel News contributor and Remi Award winning producer, Harry H. Moskoff has just released this new short film showing where the clues to the secret location of the Temple vessels and treasures may actually lie today.
This fascinating video also has exclusive interviews with US Presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee as well as other media personalities expressing their powerful views on how archaeological discoveries in Israel are now strengthening Israeli sovereignty, and changing the status quo in the region.
Moskoff says that the idea is to raise awareness of the significance that these holy Temple vessels hold for all of us today, and now that the location information is actually coming available, he is planning to do a follow-up presentation and lecture in the near future at the City of David – Ancient Jerusalem site. Anyone that is interested in attending can send a message to reserve on Moskoff's Facebook page.
Harry Moskoff can be contacted for comments, or regarding his upcoming presentations, excavations, etc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A journey through Jerusalem's ancient tunnels to the lost Ark of the Jews and the theory that connects them to the modern State of Israel... this is an adventure you don't want to miss.
Moskoff believes that Israel must produce something that is genuine and convincing to keep its hold on its holy sites. The PA, France, and New Zealand, with the support of Barrack Obama, are working on a UN resolution to force Israel to withdraw to the 1948 borders by the end of 2016. A move like that would not only leave Israel with undefensable borders, it would leave Israel with literally no ancient holy sites. No Temple Mount, no Cave of the Patriarchs, no Rachel's Tomb, not even the Western Wall. As Alan Baker mentions in the video, archeology presents the truth and all of the findings have backed up what is related in the bible. Harry Moskoff believes that we have a window of opportunity today that we shouldn't miss. He could be right.
In an unpreceded discovery, Tel Aviv University archeologists recently uncovered an extensive collection of ancient fabrics in the Arava Valley dating back to the era of King David, shedding unparalleled light on the historical fashions of the Holy Land.
The excavation – carried out at the ancient copper mines of Timna, and led by TAU's Dr.
Erez Ben-Yosef – revealed the 3,000-year-old collection of textiles, which included diverse colors, design and origin, the university announced on Wednesday.
The area of the dig, located between the Dead Sea and Eilat, is believed by some researchers to be the site of King Solomon's mines.
"The arid condition of the mines has seen the remarkable preservation of 3,000-year-old organic materials, including seeds, leather and fabric, and other extremely rare artifacts that provide a unique window into the culture and practices of this period," the university said.
"The textiles also offer insight into the complex society of the early Edomites, the semi-nomadic people believed to have operated the mines at Timna."
According to Dr. Orit Shamir, a senior researcher at the Antiquities Authority who led the study of the fabrics, most of the ancient relics are only 5 x 5 centimeters in size and vary in color, weaving technique, and ornamentation.
"Some of these fabrics resemble textiles known only from the Roman era," said Shamir.
"No textiles have ever been found at excavation sites like Jerusalem, Megiddo and Hazor, so this provides a unique window into an entire aspect of life from which we've never had physical evidence before," added Ben-Yosef.
"We found fragments of textiles that originated from bags, clothing, tents, ropes and cords."
The wide variety of fabrics, he noted, provides new and important information about the Edomites, who, according to the Bible, warred with the Kingdom of Israel.
"We found simply woven, elaborately decorated fabrics worn by the upper echelon of their stratified society," he said. "Luxury- grade fabric adorned the highly skilled, highly respected craftsmen managing the copper furnaces. They were responsible for smelting the copper, which was a very complicated process."
The TAU archeologists also recently discovered thousands of seeds from the biblical "Seven Species" at the site – the two grains and five fruits considered to be indigenous to Israel. Some of the seeds were subjected to radiocarbon dating, providing robust confirmation for the age of the site.
"This is the first time seeds from this period have been found uncharred and in such large quantities," Ben-Yosef said.
"With the advancement of modern science, we now enjoy research options that were unthinkable a few decades ago.
We can reconstruct wine typical of King David's era, for example, and understand the cultivation and domestication processes that have been preserved in the DNA of the seeds."
Copper, he noted, was considered an invaluable resource in ancient societies, and was used to produce tools and weapons.
However, its production required many levels of expertise.
"Miners in ancient Timna may have been slaves or prisoners; theirs was a simple task performed under difficult conditions," Ben-Yosef said.
"But the act of smelting, of turning stone into metal, required an enormous amount of skill and organization. The smelter had to manage some 30 to 40 variables in order to produce the coveted copper ingots."
The archeologist added that the possession of copper was a source of great wealth and power, comparable to oil today.
"If a person had the exceptional knowledge to 'create copper,' he was considered well-versed in an extremely sophisticated technology," Ben-Yosef said.
"He would have been considered magical or supernatural, and his social status would have reflected this."
To support this ancient "silicon valley" of copper production in the middle of the desert, food, water and textiles had to be transported long distances through the unforgiving dry climate and into the valley, he said.
The latest discovery of fabrics – many of which were made far from Timna in specialized textile workshops – provides a glimpse into the trade practices and regional economy of that time.
"We found linen, which was not produced locally," said TAU masters student Vanessa Workman.
"It was most likely from the Jordan Valley or northern Israel. The majority of the fabrics were made of sheep's wool, a cloth that is seldom found in this ancient period."
"This tells us how developed and sophisticated both their textile craft and trade networks must have been," she continued.
"This discovery strengthens our understanding of the Edomites as an important geopolitical presence. The fabrics are of a very high quality, with complex designs and beautiful dyes."
Drone display sets world record for most UAVs airborne simultaneously
Again the real story is lost. An Arab was attacking the Captain with a knife as they were both shot
If there had been no attack, of course there would have been no fire:
Father of 2 killed by errant IDF fire as Palestinian attacks him;
The Israel of today under Netanyahu's leadership is a country where Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria has been effectively brought to a halt but Illegal "Palestinian" construction goes on in Jerusalem, the Negev and elsewhere with the latest loss of sovereignty a highway being built by the Palestinian Authority (PA) from Gush Etzion to the Dead Sea, all financed by the EU. It seems that all it takes for the Israeli Government to back off is for the PA to erect an EU logo at any construction site.
With respect to tunnels, residents of northern Israel and those living in the Israel/Gaza region have been saying for ages that they can hear tunnelling going on late at night and into the early hours of the morning but the IDF, under the control of Ya'alon (Defence Minister) takes no visible effective action, but resorts to mild platitudes supposedly to reassure residents that their concerns will be addressed.
Netanyahu's latest comment that he would take stronger action than in operation "Protective Edge" if terrorists came out of tunnels and actually killed Jews is, on close examination, not reassuring. The bottom line is that by this weak posture a clear message has been sent to Israel's enemies that under this leadership, Israel will forever be reactive and never proactive in the defence of its citizens. It is worth remembering that operation "Protective Edge" ended in the usual fashion both prematurely and inconclusively and with nothing remotely resembling a military victory.
It should also be remembered that even after the previous Gaza conflict in 2014, Israel allowed the resumption of millions of tons of cement to be imported back into Gaza from primarily Ramallah based cement factories. Did some fool in this administration think that this time the material would not go into tunnel construction?
One has to ask what is wrong with Jews?
Do we have some suicidal gene buried deep in our DNA?
Both Netanyahu and Ya'alon could learn something by paying close attention to how el-Sisi of Egypt deals with terrorist tunnels found in the Egyptian/Gaza border region.
As far as the current wave of terror is concerned, Netanyahu's call to the international community to put an end to the PA's incitement to terror can only be described as pathetic. The only nation that can and should put an end to Palestinian incitement and terror, in all its forms, is Israel, but under his leadership, Israel may have the means but has lost the will to do so.
Netanyahu apparently hasn't woken up to the fact that the international community couldn't care less about murdered Jews. The PA and Hamas need to be crushed and brought to their knees, but unfortunately he keeps reiterating how he is willing to meet that arch chief terrorist Abbas, the leader of the PA, to resume "peace talks" with no preconditions!
It is Israel's job to end the murderous terrorism running rampant throughout the streets by dealing with terrorists in the only language they understand and in the process, if that requires imposing martial law in many areas, incarceration and eventual deportation for many so called Arab "citizens," then so be it. It should be remembered that these same Arab "citizens" were granted citizenship as if it were confetti thrown at a passing parade without even so much as a pledge of allegiance in return. It appears that in respect to this folly, the chickens have come home to roost.
Netanyahu even continues to refer to the "two state solution" which any thinking person knows is dead and buried. He again recently called for the Knesset to impose "sanctions" on Arab Knesset members, those so called "citizens" who incite terrorism, treason and hatred at every opportunity from within and without the walls of the Knesset.
Is that it, "sanctions"?
Is that the best he can do?
Netanyahu has made no recent attempt to debunk the fictitious so called "Palestinian narrative" and thanks to this inaction, the world now believes the propaganda set forth by the PA well before the disastrous Oslo accords, which was nothing less than an abandonment of sovereignty. It seems that Israel is out maneuvered at every step.
The insane magnanimous gesture by Moshe Dayan after the 1967 military victory allowing the Muslim WAQF to maintain administrative control over the Temple Mount has been seriously compounded by Netanyahu. Dayan in one fell swoop turned the victory of 1967 into defeat and now Netanyahu, some five decades later has in effect abandoned the Jewish heritage of this site by strictly maintaining a "status quo", with Israeli police doing the work of the WAQF in making the site "Judenfrei".
Israel is incapable of confronting other serious issues such as hostile NGOs (both foreign and domestic) – the proposed law to make funding disclosures from another country mandatory is just a beginning – and a leftist press which undermine the country at every opportunity. Enough with the nonsense that these entities represent some thriving democracy, enough. They are turning this "democracy" into a political basket case.
I fear that Netanyahu is a leader who has stopped inspiring confidence and offers no solutions. Should he therefore step down? For those who keep giving him the benefit of the doubt and keep saying that he is doing his best, I say in response that his best is simply not good enough. Israel today can best be described as a ship adrift on the high seas without a rudder that requires a drastic turnaround on virtually every issue confronting the nation.
The Nazi's Table
A mother leaves Prague in a cattle car; her son returns as a Sabbath-observant, US ambassador.
Norman Eisen met Barack Obama as law school classmates at Harvard University, where they became friends, remaining in touch even after their school days ended. When Obama eventually won the US Presidency, he appointed Eisen, in 2009, to serve as his Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform. Only a couple of years later, in 2011, the president tapped Eisen to be the US ambassador to Czechoslovakia, a position once famously held by Shirley Temple Black.
It was no coincidence that Obama chose Eisen to be ambassador in Prague of all places: "The president thought it would be a remarkable thing for the son of a Czechoslovak Holocaust survivor to return and represent the US… No one from my immediate family had returned since my mother fled Communism in 1949, and the symbolism of [returning there] was just too unique an opportunity to pass up."
In 1944, Frieda – along with her parents, siblings, and other family members – was sent to Auschwitz. Although she and two siblings miraculously survived, their parents and other relatives weren't as fortunate.
On his first day as ambassador, following all of the formal greetings and arrival ceremonies, Eisen sat alone in the library of his new home reflecting on the events of the day. The head of the ambassador's household, Miroslav Cernik, came into the room and informed the ambassador that there was something Cernik wanted to show him. Cernik led Eisen to a small, ornate table and asked Eisen to look underneath the table. The ambassador, who thought it a rather unusual request, complied nonetheless, and got down on his hands and knees, crawling under the table. Nothing could have prepared Eisen for what he found there: a sticker with the clearly discernable image of an eagle and a swastika, the formal symbol of the Nazi party, emblazoned upon it, thus marking the table as former Nazi property.
Cernik explained that he had not wanted Eisen to make the upsetting discovery for himself by chance. Eisen, who had envisioned carrying out the many responsibilities of his office, was unprepared for such a thing and described seeing the sticker as "a punch in the gut", hitting him on an emotional, as well as a physical, level.
In an ironic twist, Eisen would later use that very table during his tenure as ambassador as the stand for his Chanukah menorah.
The Nazis were not the original owners of that table or that house. The US ambassador's residence in Prague, named Petschek Villa, was originally built by a wealthy Jewish industrialist by the name of Otto Petschek in the late 1920s. Petschek, who made his money from coal mine holdings as well as banking, was one of the wealthiest men in Czechoslovakia, before his untimely death in 1934. With Germany's designs for Czechoslovakia clear and the threat of an invasion on the horizon, Petschek's family fled the country in 1938. The property was subsequently seized by the Germans and commandeered for use as the headquarters of the Wehrmacht (German armed forces) commander of Prague, General Toussaint, his staff, and other Nazi officials and aides during their seven-year occupation of Prague.
Occupied afterwards briefly by the Russians and then the Czechoslovak General Staff, the US leased the property in 1945 before eventually buying it from the Czechoslovak government in 1948.
On his arrival at the Petschek Villa, Eisen had the home returned to its Jewish roots and made suitable for a Torah-observant Jewish family to live in, kashering the kitchens and affixing mezuzos to the doorposts of the residence where he and his family would be staying. The kitchen staff "went into overdrive mastering the Jewish dietary laws", learning to make traditional Jewish foods like challah and matzah ball soup, and sourcing kosher products, especially a variety of kosher meats, which were unavailable in Prague and had to be ordered from either Berlin or Vienna.
Eisen and his family kept Shabbos in their new Czech home each week, sometimes in the company of various dignitaries and dining in a room and at a table that were once in the hands of the Nazis. As Eisen describes it, "It [was] mind-blowing, eating on kosher State Department china where the commander of the Nazi Wehrmacht used to live."
The Nazis deported us in cattle cars and my son flew back on Air Force One.
Frieda opted not to return to her homeland, even when her son was there serving as the ambassador. She passed away in 2012, during her son's tenure in Prague, but not without a "tremendous sense of triumph" at the fact that her son had returned to the country of her birth as the representative of the most powerful nation on earth. Frieda was fond of telling people, "The Nazis deported us in cattle cars and my son flew back on Air Force One," a reference to a trip that Eisen made to Prague with Obama in 2010 for an international treaty signing ceremony.
Joe Lieberman testified regarding Eisen's appointment in the US Senate: "It is indeed a profound historical justice…that the ambassador's residence in Prague, which was originally built by a Jewish family that was forced to flee Prague by the Nazis, [which], in turn, the Nazis took over…as their headquarters, now 70 years later, is occupied by Norman and his family. And I might, on a point of personal privilege, add that they observe the Sabbath there every Friday night and Saturday. So if you need any evidence that there is a God, I offer that to you."
Eisen ended up serving in Prague for almost four years, one of the longest tenures of any recent US ambassador there.
Reprinted from Jewish Life magazine,
IRAN USING MONEY FROM NUKE DEAL TO FUND TERRORISTS
Destroying homes of terrorists is meant to serve as a deterrent, but Iran is mitigating the punishment by offering large sums of money to the families of Palestinians who kill and maim Israelis.
Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Fateh Ali announced that Tehran will give $7,000 to families of "martyrs of the intifada in occupied Jerusalem" and a further "$30,000 to every family whose home the 'occupation' has demolished for the participation of one of its sons," according to local news outlets, Times of Israel reported.
The ambassador made the statement at a press conference for Hamas officials, the Times said, adding that the terror incentives were directed at all Palestinians, not only Hamas members.
Israeli forces on Tuesday night destroyed the homes of two Palestinian terrorists responsible for deadly attacks against Israelis. The home demolitions are meant to serve as a deterrent.
Since the beginning of the current wave of Palestinian terror that began on September 13, the eve of the Jewish New Year, a total of 31 victims have been killed and over 357 wounded – 26 of them seriously.
"This is further proof of Iran's deep involvement in support for anti-Israeli terrorism," read a Foreign Ministry statement. "After the [nuclear] agreement with world powers, Iran has allowed itself to continue as a major player in international terrorism."
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Wednesday accused Iran of building a global terror network with "sleeper cells" that are stockpiling arms, intelligence and operatives in order to strike on command, including in Europe and the U.S.
Trump: Israel Is Victim In Conflict With Palestine, If Attacked '100% I'd Come to Their Defense'
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated that he sees Israel as the victim in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and he would "100%" come to its defense if it was attacked in an interview broadcast on Monday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel.
Trump was asked about his comments that he would be "neutral" in the conflict between Israel and Palestine, and whether he sees "that Israel is the victim in this?" Trump said that he does and that he's "a great friend of Israel."
He added that making a deal between Israel and Palestine would be "the ultimate deal" if it was possible, and "I have been told by people, very high level people, it's impossible, because the hatred, especially on the one side, I won't even say which side –"
After host Sean Hannity cut in with, "On the Palestinian side." Trump continued, "is so intense. It's so incredible, and from the time they're 2 years old they're told to hate, to hate, to hate. It's got to be taken away."
Trump concluded that if Israel was attacked, "100% I'd come to their defense. 100%. Now, you know that under the Iran deal… but under the Iran deal, if Israel ends up attacks Iran because they're — they see they're doing the nuclear, or if it's the other way around, we have to fight with Iran. By the way, that's not happening, folks. I don't care. Deals are meant to be broken in some cases, all right?"