History


Trump Releases JFK Files, Holds Some Back

President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives came out…

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New Book on Palestinian History Gets Rave Reviews

An Israeli writer has authored what he claims is the most extensive research into the history of the Palestinian people – with discussions of their ancient traditions, their roots and…

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Roman Road Uncovered Near Beit Shemesh

A broad, impressive road in remarkably good condition that archaeologists are dating to the Roman period 2,000 years ago has been discovered near Beit Shemesh. The Israel Antiquities Authority made…

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OPINION: Obama Never Understood How History Works

Barack Obama’s impending departure from the White House has put many Americans in an elegiac mood. Despite an average approval rating of only 48 percent — the lowest, surprisingly, of…

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Extensive Cultural Damage Found in Historic Iraqi City

Nearly a month into the fight to retake Mosul, government forces pushed Islamic State out of nearby Nimrud, home to some of Iraq’s richest archaeological treasures. And when soldiers finally…

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