Author Archives: Tom Powers

VIDEO | 3 Archaeological Reports from the Franciscans

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Kill the Messenger: Why Israel Labels Human Rights NGOs as “Terrorists”

Youseff Munayeer, a non-resident fellow at the Arab Center Washington, recently published an essay in the journal Foreign Policy entitled “The Long Arm of Israeli Repression”. Echoing similar analysis from numerous other media outlets, he deals with Israel’s recent decision … Continue reading

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Leftist Israeli Journalist Confesses: “I Finance Terrorism”

The fearless Amira Hass and other writers for the Haaretz newspaper — along with Uri Avnery, Jonathan Cook and others of their ilk — were critical in shaping my political awareness during my sojourn in that land. Haas is still … Continue reading

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At 95, Son of an Israeli PM Comments on Zionism’s Founding Ideology

Online source: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210920-israel-and-the-zionist-enterprise-were-born-in-sin-says-heir-to-an-iconic-zionist-family/ In a remarkable political conversion, Yaakov Sharett, the heir to an iconic Zionist family and son of Israel’s second Prime Minister, Moshe Sharett, has turned his back on the founding ideology of the occupation state. “The State … Continue reading

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Give Israel Your Unconditional Support… and this is what you’re supporting

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VIDEO | Recent Discoveries, Enhancements at the Herodium

A recent report from the Franciscans, via their Christian Media Center, highlights recent developments at the Herodium, the mountaintop palace-fortress of Herod the Great that dominates the landscape of the Judean Desert east of Bethlehem. New aspects of the site … Continue reading

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PHOTOS | Surprising Finds Exposed on Franciscans’ Gethsemane Property

Across the busy street running in front of the Church of All Nations, a popular pilgrim site (in normal times, that is), a recent salvage excavation is providing yet another window into Jerusalem’s past. Not surprising, really, in a city … Continue reading

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