Asia Observer

Humans may first have learned to harness fire in Israel 350,000 years ago

Israeli researchers help pinpoint habitual, intentional use of heat in ancient Levant after uncovering material from cave near Haifa

Report by Ilan Ben Zion; picture shows Israeli children gather around a bonfire on the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer, in Jerusalem. Lag Ba'Omer comm


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Jerusalem synagogue attack sparks fear of descent into religious war

Fears spread that peace cannot prevail in aftermath of murder of four rabbis and a Druze policeman

Report by Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

Picture shows the funeral of Druze Israeli police officer Zidan Sif in the village of Yanuh-Jat. Photograph Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

On the stairs into


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Israel resumes air strikes after Hamas ceasefire rejection kills civilian

First Israeli killed in conflict by one of 50 rockets fired from Gaza during halt in Israeli bombardment, which has killed almost report by Harriet Sherwood, and Peter Beaumont in Gaza City,The Guardian, 

Picture - Smoke trails of rockets fired from near Gaza City towards Israel. Photogr


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Israeli strikes resume after brief Gaza calm

Israeli Prime Minister says Israel will intensify offensive on Gaza as Egyptian proposal for ceasefire falls through.

report by Fares Akram and Gregg Carlstrom  

Gaza City - Israel has resumed air strikes on the Gaza Strip just hours after agreeing to an Egyptian proposal fo


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Kerry pushes back against Israeli criticism

Secretary says he has faced people with ‘real bullets’ in the past and won’t be intimidated; announces he’ll quit politics in 2016
By Yoel Goldman February 6, 2014, The Times of Israel.


US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday pushed back against ca


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