In a worst case scenario, 750,000 Israelis will have to be evacuated in the Jewish State's next war. In preparation, there is a nationwide 4-day drill this coming Sunday through Wednesday.
A Roman coin bearing the image of Rome's infamous Emperor Nero has been discovered in a dig just outside the southern wall of Jerusalem's Old City. According to an archaeologist at the dig, it dates "to the same year of Saint Paul’s last visit to Jerusalem."
About 21 percent of Israelis are Arab, not Jewish. Many live in communities that reflect their unique religious and family-oriented culture. No less Israeli than their Jewish counterparts, Jerusalem is funding 1.41 billion shekels for Arab-Israeli public housing.
Israel has developed a policy vis-a-vis Syria that includes a worst-case outcome of the current conflict there. The stance Israel has adopted is changing its status in the Middle East.