HOLY LAND UNCOVERED | With Jordana Miller | Sunday, January 13th 201943min
Part 1 The disputed West Bank is a gold mine for archaeologists because most of the biblical stories unfold in that area which includes land north of Jerusalem to Jenin and south to Hebron. Jews call the West Bank by its biblical name Judea and Samaria. i24NEWS Shelby Weiner brings explanations about doing archaeological digs in Israel and the West Bank, but also, about a new joint project of Israeli and Palestinian both archaeologists and cultural heritage researchers. Part 2 Thousands of years ago, no one would have imagined that NASA would one day discover the hidden secrets embedded in the Dead Sea Scrolls. But thanks to modern infrared technology, a Jerusalem fine art reproduction studio has done what no man has done before, i24NEWS Emily Frances has the story. Moving on, in a new exhibit entitled "Finds Gone Astray", the Bible Land Museum in Jerusalem is showcasing items captured from antiquities looters in the West Bank. Deputy Director of the Bible Land Museum, Leora Berry, joins the show to talk more about this exhibition. Part 3 Israel's War of Independence of 1948 cost thousands of lives and destroyed thousands of buildings, among them, the Tiferet Israel Synagogue in Jerusalem's old city. But 7 decades later, it's being rebuilt, i24NEWS Daniel Campos has the story. In Flavors Uncovered this week, the beer of the Golan Heights: Bazelet beer, which is brewed by the Golan Brewery. To another story, an artist named Sharone Chandally looked into her Yemenite past for inspiration in making jewelry, i24NEWS Emily Frances brings more. Part 4 i24NEWS correspondent Emily Frances brings more details to the traditional jewelry making in the Holy Land and the art of Yemenite jewelry. Moving on, integrating people with disabilities into Israeli life is a huge issue in Israel, particularly in religious communities. Two leaders of The Reform Movement, Yuval Newman and Josh Aronson, talk more about their activities regarding the support of disabled people.