Michele Chabin writes for Religion News Service and USA Today.
Yisrael Kristal, an Orthodox Jew, celebrated his bar mitzvah in Israel last October, 100 years late.
Israel is the only Middle Eastern country that permits state-licensed dealers to sell ancient artifacts.
For decades archaeologists have searched for the home of Peter, Andrew, and Philip.
An excavation also showed that ancient Jerusalem was larger than previously thought.
Thousands of Muslims prayed in alleys and streets rather than inside Al-Aqsa Mosque. Then police used force against demonstrators.
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