“You can’t have idols; it’s in the second commandment,” he screamed before being arrested.
Holy Sepulchre Church Excavation Unearths Constantine-Era Rock Layers
The findings constitute pivotal evidence for reconstructing the building methods and mosaic decorations in churches in the late Roman Empire.
Ancient Altar of Holy Sepulchre Church Found, Graffitied Over for Years
It is one of only two Cosmatesque works that are known to exist outside Italy — the other adorning Westminster Abbey.
Israeli Forces Damaged the Historical Stained-Glass Windows of Al-Aqsa Mosque
Videos showed snipers shattering the windows of the mosque’s Qibli prayer hall to point their rifles down at the worshippers.
Murals Watch Over Jerusalem Neighborhood, a Silent Protest Against Displacement
The large murals by Palestinians and international artists depict the eyes of famous philosophers, activists, and artists.
Palestinian Actress Shot by Israeli Police in Haifa Protest
Maisa Abd Elhadi was featured in Larissa Sansour’s film at the Danish Pavilion in the 2019 Venice Biennale, as well as the Palestinian 2020 Oscar submission Gaza Mon Amour.
Qatari Foundation Steps in to Prevent Deaccession of Islamic Artifacts at Israeli Museum
The deal struck by the Al Thani Collection with the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem extends financial support in exchange for loans to the foundation.
Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem Postpones Auction Following Backlash
The museum’s intended sale of 255 items, planned for today at Sotheby’s in London, is postponed to November.
Leading Artists Condemn Israeli Raids on Palestinian Cultural Centers
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Brian Eno, and Tai Shani are among 60 musicians, artists, writers, and filmmakers who signed a recent open letter condemning an Israeli police raid of three cultural centers.
This Is What the World’s First Travel Guide Looks Like
This first edition of the 15th-century book Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam features the first accurate printed illustrations of Jerusalem and Venice, among other cities.
Protesters Object to Display of Looted Objects at Israel’s Bible Lands Museum
Finds Gone Astray features 40,000 artifacts confiscated from looters and unauthorized dealers in antiquities over the past 50 years. The protestors demand the immediate removal of the exhibition and the repatriation of the stolen items to the Palestinian Authority.
Jerusalem Moves to Evict Art Gallery for Hosting Event About Occupied Territories
Barbur Gallery held an event with the left-wing NGO Breaking the Silence, and now the municipality of Jerusalem is trying to kick it out of its space.