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The Secrets of Bethlehem’s Controversial Pools of Solomon Have Been Unlocked

Last year, in conjunction with President Trump’s “peace plan,” Jewish Israeli hiking initiative Amitim L’Tiyulim appealed to the US Ambassador David Friedman for assistance in “returning” the Pools of Solomon to the Jewish people. The pools are a complex of three large reservoirs located five kilometers to the southwest of Bethlehem. Amitim L’Tiulim claimed, “There is no doubt that the archaeological finds and the entire initiative are part of the preservation of the activities of the Jewish nation in the Land of Israel.” However, the recent discovery of a hidden underground complex at the site shows that this claim is simply wrong: the Pools of Solomon have no connection to

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