First Christian Martyr

St. Stephen, Hellenic Jew and follower of Jesus was the first Christian martyr. He was stoned by the Jews for declaring that worship in the Temple Beit haMikdash was an act of idolatry. Continue reading

Yasser Arafat

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A Peace treaty between an Arab nation and Israel

Peace treaty between an Arab nation and Israel was the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt, signed on September 18, 1978, by Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat at Camp David, near Washington, DC, USA. Continue reading

Shmuel Yosef Agnon, first Middle Easterner to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Middle East presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1966
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Hostels for Pilgrims

The first hostels for pilgrims were in operation in Israel for Jewish men who would make their 3 times a year pilgrimage to the Beit ha-Mikdash (a Temple in Jerusalem). Continue reading

Public Bathing a Roman Practice

The Romans practiced wide scale public bathing. The evidence still exists today, those that still exist were once within the Roman Empire, even though today they may not be within Italy. Continue reading