Final Approval: Machpela handicapped access to benefit visitors of all faiths

People in wheelchairs are carried up the long staircase to enter Ma'arat HaMachpela

Objections to elevator for wheelchair-bound visitors rejected by government, clearing way for construction. After years of political obstacles, the handicapped access project for the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Hebron has received final approval. Israel’s Ministry of Defense issued a directive to the subcommittee for planning and licensing in the Civil Administration to … Read more

Hebron Artifacts Discovered in Jerusalem

Hebron was a thriving center that transported goods to Jerusalem during the First Temple Era.   Over 120 jug handles and other artifacts were discovered in July in Jerusalem at a huge archaeological site dating back to the First Temple Era. Many of the jug handles were inscribed with the words “to the King, Hebron.” … Read more

9th of Av, Tour of Hebron with Noam Arnon

Legendary spokesman Noam Arnon takes us through four sites of destruction and rebuilding in Hebron, Israel.   1. Tomb of the Patriarchs & Matriarchs – the 3,800-year-old burial site of the founders of the Jewish people. 2. Ancient Hebron cemetery – desecrated by the Jordanians, today restored 3. Avraham Avinu synagogue – built in 1540, … Read more

Newly analyzed pottery attests to Hebron’s importance

A new report analyzes four artifacts uncovered from inside the Cave of Machpela.   Ancient pottery found in the Cave of Machpela sat for 39 years until it was finally analyzed in a study released this month. The research indicates the Cave of Machpela, ancient burial site of the Biblical matriarchs and patriarchs was a … Read more

Trump is Better Than the Two-State Solution

President Trump has always shown unflinching courage in international affairs—except when it comes to the “Deal of the Century” plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Going head-to-head against the world’s other great superpower, China, the U.S. president fought its unfair trading practices and called it out for coronavirus deception. Trump stared down nuclear … Read more

Hebron Passover Livestream Attracts Thousands

Prayer requests being taken remotely to be recited at the Tomb of the Patriarchs. The annual musical prayer gathering took place in Hebron for Passover online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The week-long Passover holiday usually includes a music festival with top-name singers from Israel and abroad performing outside the Tomb of the … Read more

Hebron Quarantine in the 1840s

All visitors confined to quarantine in Hebron due to plague outbreak in Egypt. In the mid 1840s, a quarantine center was created in Hebron during the plague outbreak originating in Egypt and affecting other Mediterranean countries. Special living quarters were built just outside the city to house those who would be contagious to others. The … Read more