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Just a few miles outside of Jerusalem, archaeologists have discovered the largest known settlement in Israel and one of the largest in the Middle East dating back to the Neolithic period.
  
“This is the first time that such a large-scale settlement from the Neolithic Period – 9,000 years ago – is discovered in Israel,” According to Hamoudi Khalaily and Jacob Vardi, excavation directors from the Israel Antiquities Authority. “At least 2,000 – 3,000 residents lived here – an order of magnitude that parallels a present-day city!”  

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One of Israel’s largest banks made history last week when it named an Israeli Arab chairman of the board of directors, the first time an Israeli-Arab has been named to a senior position at major Israeli bank. 

Samer Haj Yehia, a 49-year-old economist, still lives in  Tayibe, an Arab city in central Israel.

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The second son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef has abandoned his Hamas position to seek political asylum in an unnamed country and has exposed the corruption of the terror organization. 

Unlike his brother, Suheib Yousef — who was based in Turkey — said he never spied his father’s organization for Israel nor did he become a Christian. His brother, Mosab Yousef, became known for helping Israel thwart several terror attacks, converting to Christianity and eventually publishing an autobiography, Son of Hamas. Mosab received political asylum in America.

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Palestinian American left-wing activist Linda Sarsour created a storm of controversy when she posted on Twitter last weekend that “Jesus was Palestinian.”
 
“Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with wooly hair,” the anti-Israel political activist wrote.
 
The Twitter post evoked a flurry of responses many of them noting that Jesus was actually Jewish and was born in the region known as Judea. 

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A Jerusalem court has ruled that the Palestinian Authority must be held accountable for attacks carried out by terrorist organizations that operate in Palestinian territory because it provided financial and ideological support to the terrorists.
 
“The PLO, the PA, (Yasser) Arafat, Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) and other senior figures such as Marwan Barghouti all aimed to kill Jews and Israelis and harm the State of Israel,” Justice Moshe Drori wrote in his Monday ruling.

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