Uploaded on Oct 11, 2010 : Nina Burleigh, author of Unholy Business - A True Tale of Faith, Greed and Forgery in the Holy Land
In this lecture, journalist and author Nina Burleigh examines what Israeli authorities have called "the fraud of the century" -- a scheme to modify archaeological objects or create entirely new ones to make them appear to verify biblical characters or stories. Burleigh will discuss these characters, the scheme to defraud high-end collectors, and the gullible religious public, and how the James Ossuary Case in a small courtroom in Jerusalem has put all of biblical archaeology on trial.
Published on 3 Jan 2013 : A group of international journalists - including members of RT's Arabic team - have been caught in crossfire in Syria while covering the army's operations outside the capital.
Published on 3 Jan 2013 : The fact that the United States refuses to disclose information regarding the country's drone operations explodes Washington's myth that the drone strikes are both 'legal and necessary' says an analyst.
Published on Dec 31, 2012 : The European Union flag and that of the Irish Republic were raised simultaneously at an official ceremony at Dublin castle on Monday morning to mark the start of Ireland's six-month term as president.
The flag-raising ceremony celebrates three milestones: the beginning of Ireland's seventh EU presidency, the 40th anniversary of the country's EU accession and the European Year of Citizens.
Ireland's prime minister, Enda Kenny has said that he is determined to deliver, "solutions" to a range of issues.
But Dublin has said its main priority will be to get the European economy back on track with boosting jobs and growth the top of its agenda.
If EU leaders can agree early next year on the 27-member bloc's budget Ireland will then be charged with steering it through the European Parliament.