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Tombs of the Prophets

The Tombs of the Prophets is a site on the Mount of Olives that a medieval Jewish tradition identifies as the tombs of the prophets Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi, who lived in the 6th-5th centuries BC. 142 more words

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Kidron Valley

The Kidron Valley, a place of olive groves, ancient tombs and misnamed funerary monuments, divides Jerusalem’s Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives. Once a deep ravine channelling a seasonal stream, it provided a defensive border to the original City of David — and a route to the wilderness for King David when he fled from his rebellious son Absalom (2 Samuel 15:23).

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Hebrew University Botanical Garden on Mount scopus

The Mount Scopus Botanical Garden is an important ecological center housing plants that represent the various flora regions in Israel. The garden serves as a beautiful living exhibit of Israel’s vegetation and environment for research and study purposes, as well as a haven for plants that are rare or in danger of extinction. 19 more words

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Israeli Parliament Building

Israeli Parliament BuildingLess than a year after Israel became a state in 1948, the Knesset, Israel’s parliamentary house, convened for the first time as an official arm of the Israeli government, replacing two previous bodies that acted as legislative arms of the Zionist leadership in Israel. 37 more words

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The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court was designed to be impressive, but not overbearing. The building has become a tourist site, and has five stately courtrooms where the daylight plays an important role, with views through the spacious windows. 351 more words

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The Politics of Deception: History, Knowledge, and the First Amendment

 In a 1988 lecture Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia declared that originalism was “The Lesser Evil” over other methods of constitutional interpretation. (1) Born out of a resentment against what was perceived as an activist liberal Supreme Court, the movement to make originalism… 4,724 more words

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We are in Grave Danger

Not since the election of 1860 has this country faced such a terrifying danger from an election.  At that time the country stood on the precipice of a Civil War.   538 more words