Tag: The Times of Israel

Personal seal of prophet Isaiah believed to be uncovered in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An impression of what is believed to be the 2,700-year-old personal seal of the prophet Isaiah was uncovered in Jerusalem.

Isaiah lived during the eighth century BCE and prophesized about the return of the Jews from the Babylonian exile.

Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University reported on her discovery Thursday in the Biblical Archaeology Review magazine.

The impression of the seal, or bulla, was found during excavations in the area just below the southern wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The seal was found about 10 feet from where a seal of King Hezekiah was found…

Palestinian trying to attack Israeli soldiers dies after being shot and beaten by troops

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man died after he was shot in the West Bank while attempting to attack Israeli troops and beaten by soldiers after he was downed.

Yassin Omar al-Saradih, 33, ran at a soldier with an iron bar while the troops were conducting an operation in Jericho looking for wanted men, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Footage captured by a security camera shows the man throwing rocks at a soldier, then running at him holding the bar. The Palestinian falls after he is shot in the legs, then soldiers hit the man with their rifle butts…

Israel says it thwarted an Islamic State plan to bomb Australian flight

(JTA) — The Israeli army said it provided intelligence that prevented a plot by the Islamic State to bomb an Australian flight in August.

An unnamed senior army officer said Wednesday that the Military Intelligence Unit 8200 had thwarted the planned attack, according to The Times of Israel.

“The unit provided exclusive intelligence that led to the prevention of an air attack by the Islamic State in 2017 in Australia,” the officer said. “The foiling of the attack saved dozens of innocent lives and proved Unit 8200’s position as a major player in the intelligence fight against the Islamic State.”

Palestinian teen believed to be armed shot and killed during West Bank rioting

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian teen believed to be carrying a gun was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at a violent protest in the West Bank.

The Israeli military said the teen was among some 30 Palestinian throwing rocks at Israeli troops on Wednesday afternoon in the village of Deir Nidham. Soldiers opened fire after they saw the teen holding what appeared to be a gun, according to reports.

Palestinian media reports identified the teen killed as Musab Firas Tamimi, 17, of Deir Nidham. He was pronounced dead at a hospital in Ramallah.

An army spokesman told The…

Neshama Carlebach responds to allegations of sexual misconduct against her father

(JTA) — Neshama Carlebach, daughter of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, in her first public comments since the start of the #MeToo movement said she is angry with her father over allegations of sexual misconduct but that he was more than just his faults.

Carlebach in a blog post published Tuesday on The Times of Israel website also stated publicly for the first time that as a child she was sexually molested by “a trusted friend of my father’s, also a rabbi, a fixture in my home,” who she did not name.

The post was part of a larger…