Region Middle East
Amidst an expanse of desert lies a sacred place along the river that has been surrounded by danger and hazard for decades, but now there's a plan to rejuvenate it. That place is where Jesus Christ was baptized, and unfortunately, the area surrounding it is filled with thousands of landmines left behind from Mideast conflicts.
A newly discovered massive layer of fiery destruction confirms Pharaoh Merneptah’s boast that he “seized Gezer,” say archaeologists concluding their tenth season of excavations in the ancient Canaanite city – and report finding actual human remains there for the first time: two adults and a child, the latter still wearing earrings.
US President Donald Trump dispatched his son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner to Israel today in one of the strongest signs to date of his apparently sincere interest in pursuing peace with the Palestinians. After Kushner held more than two hours of meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, however, the White House acknowledged that forging the ultimate diplomatic deal won’t be a cakewalk.