Tag Archive for Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Archaeologists in Israel announce location of biblical city of Ziklag

The Philistine town of Ziklag may have been found near the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Gat, where a team of Israeli & Australian archaeologists think they have located the biblical city where young David hid from King Saul prior to traveling to Hebron, where he was anointed King of Israel.

By JNS, Israel Hayom Staff


The Israeli Antiquities Authority, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia, have announced the discovery of what they believe is the biblical city of Ziklag, the Philistine city in which according to the Bible the young David took refuge from King Saul. Continue Reading »

Egyptian blogger visiting Israel says Egyptians want peace

An Egyptian blogger, Maikel Nabil Sanad is in Israel & is being hosted by Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

‘There is a peace-seeking community in Egypt’ says Sanad

By Roi Kais


Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, 27, carried an unusual speech at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and was interrupted by pro-Palestinian activists who broke into the hall and shouted at him “Shame on you, this is Palestine.”

Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad – Photo:Ohad Zwigenberg

Sanad has been known to express views about Israel, which caused him to be heavily criticized in Egypt.

On the one hand, Sanad is a social activist, one of the leaders of the revolution that resulted in the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Continue Reading »