Mentions of the Tyrian shekel are frequently found in ancient texts, but only a few coins have been unearthed
Israeli archeologists and conservationists working in Jerusalem’s Old City found a rare silver coin, believed to have been used during the pilgrim festivals of Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot to pay the Temple tax, the Tower of David Museum announced on Monday.
The ancient artifact known as the Tyre coin, or the Tyrian shekel, was first unearthed in the 1980s, subsequently lost, and recently found again during restauration and conservation work carried out by the museum at the 2000-year-old citadel.
NSC advises caution following bombing at New Delhi embassy, names recent Gulf partners UAE and Bahrain among countries risky for Israelis
The National Security Council issued a travel advisory Monday, warning that Iran may still try to attack Israelis overseas, amid increased international travel following Israel’s rapid vaccination drive.
In the advisory, the NSC said that Iranian officials had threatened to attack Israeli targets over the last few months, adding that Iran had already conducted a bombing attack near the Israeli embassy in India in January.
More than the potential election of a leader Biden is politically at odds with, it’s the continued uncertainty that stymies the US president’s ability to expand ties, analysts say
Ahead of last week’s elections in Israel, a senior US official was asked if Washington would prefer an extension of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule or that a new lawmaker to replace the longtime leader.
The official, who spoke to The Times of Israel on condition of anonymity, went with the diplomatic answer, insisting US President Joe Biden would work well with whoever forms the next coalition.
(Natural News) Nearly a decade ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had in its possession overwhelming evidence that Google was engaged in illegal market distortion and other monopolistic behavior. The agency chose to do nothing, however, due to pressure from Barack Obama, whom Google handily rewarded for the favor by reelecting him.
The FTC could have put an end to Google’s reign of terror against free speech and free markets back in 2012 had Obama not interfered with the process. All the censorship, election rigging, and advertising manipulation would have ceased had the FTC been encouraged to do its job.
Instead, Obama goaded the FTC to turn a blind eye to Google’s crimes. Leaked documents obtained by Politico show that the FTC closed its investigation into Google in early 2013, right when Obama was beginning his second term.
William Kovacic, a former FTC chair under President George W. Bush, pored through the more than 300 pages of leaked documents and determined that his former agency overlooked or ignored “what many experts and regulators would consider clear antitrust violations.”
Kovacic says the specificity of the issues outlined in the documents are truly “breathtaking,” which makes the FTC do-nothing response to it all the more disturbing.
“In short, where we find ourselves today – with Google as the primary filter of the world’s information, engaging in a network of exclusionary contracts and anti-competitive conduct, and subject to an antitrust lawsuit led by the Department of Justice and joined by 48 state attorneys general – could have, and should have, been avoided,” writes Rachel Bovard for The Federalist.
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