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Does the Trump Administration Support Israel’s Right to Judea and Samaria?

In an unassuming way, the United States has been taking steps to show the world that Jewish life in Judea and Samaria is normal and right. There is a report this week that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not only visit the Golan Heights on his visit to Israel next week, but he will...
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Long After The Next U.S. President, These Trees Will Be a Forest in Israel

In the midst of American political craziness, planting trees in Israel should give us hope. Israeli citizens are nearly as much interested in the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections as Americans. For years, Israel’s policies have been greatly influenced by who sits in the White House. After eight years of Obama, Israelis are grateful...
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Is the UAE/Israel Peace Deal Good or Bad?

Initially, it sounded absolutely historic. One could even call it miraculous. It hasn’t happened in 26 years, and this is only the third time that it has happened in the last 72 years. It’s hard not to consider it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, even at the price of compromise. It might lead to evictions and the...
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Will Israel and the U.S. Hold Elections at the Same Time?

Violent riots have swept America in recent months. At the same time, there have been more and more protests in Israel. In both countries there is a huge distrust of their governments. And because of the riots, protests, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the application of sovereignty in Israel’s heartland seems to have been all but...
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Divide Israel & Face the Consequences

There’s no doubt that former US National Security Advisor John Bolton has made some waves in the last several months. Whether or not you love or hate him regarding the highly controversial release of his recent book, which in many ways bashed President Donald Trump, Bolton made a statement this week that I actually agree...
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The Confusing Mixed Messages of Sovereignty in Israel

July 1st was a date many in Israel had their hopes pinned on. It was the first possible date, according to President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” peace plan, when Israel could advance the application of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. Many expected an announcement from Prime Minister Netanyahu on this date. They were disappointed....
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In One Accord in One Place

Many Christians are familiar with the feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot as it is more commonly known in Israel. Many of you have probably celebrated a Passover seder before as well, and are appreciative of the beautiful significance that it brought to your faith. Many, however, are not as familiar with the feast of Shavuot....
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Was Independence Worth the Risk?

“The land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attended statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books…  Accordingly, we, the members of the People’s Council…hereby declare the establishment of...
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God Gives Hope in Crisis

Worldwide epidemics are scary. Thousands are dead, hundreds more are being infected, and it seems that this could be just the beginning. It’s no wonder many are panicking, hoarding and hunkering down. But what about God? Is He just watching His children suffer? What about peace and hope? Are they lost in the fray of...
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Peace Plan, Rockets, and Elections

This week, two terrorists from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement approached the Gaza Strip security fence and planted a bomb. IDF forces immediately spotted the terrorists and opened fire, eliminating both.  In retaliation, about 80 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza in the course of just a few days, with 90% of them being...
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The UN’s Dirty Dozen List

I would like to compare the following two statements:  “A world power publishes a list of Jewish businesses to boycott at the behest of a certain political party.” “An international entity publishes a list of Jewish businesses to boycott at the behest of a liberal movement.” These statements are almost identical. I purposely kept them...
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If Not Now, When?

First of all, I would like to thank President Trump for the many good things he has done for Israel. For decades, we have seen many Presidents, both Democrat and Republican, who, after being given the opportunity, did not have the courage to confirm the right of the Jewish people to live in the Land...
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The Deal of the Century Revealed

They finally did it. The Trump administration released the long anticipated Deal of the Century. And from a first glance, the plan definitely appears to be the plan of a hundred years. Nothing like this has ever been seen before, definitely not in Israel’s short 70 years of modern history.  As the events surrounding the...
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Israel, a Zionist Occupation State?

I’m sure many of you saw the Twitter video going around this week where iPhone’s Siri called Israel the “Zionist Occupation State”!  I don’t know about you, but I found this very disturbing and here’s why.  Ever since Israel’s founding in 1948, Israel has been plagued by misinformation and lies concerning its right and legitimacy...
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Non-Jews in the New Testament

I am fascinated by the examples in the New Testament of non-Jews as they relate to Yeshua (a Jew) and the Jews who made up the foundation of Christianity.  As we, non-Jews, return to Israel and the Jewish people, we would do well to model our lives after those who loved Israel and the Jewish...
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Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, and the Light of Hanukkah

Sunday evening marks the start of Hanukkah – a time of year when the Jewish people light the hanukkiah, remember the story of the Maccabees, and eat all things fried. President Trump, however, hit on the heart of Hanukkah in his speech at the White House Hanukkah celebration, moments before he signed a historic executive...
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Hebron – Purchased, Deeded, & Rebuilt

There are four places in Israel where the Bible records the Jewish people purchasing land. The ownership of many locations in Israel is often disputed by the Palestinians and much of the world, but the following four places unquestionably belong to Israel. References in the Bible record these places being bought for money, and in...
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Will Israel Head to Third Elections?

Israel appears to slowly be inching toward elections for the third time in one year as no one in politics is willing to compromise to form a government. Here is an overview of the current status since the second round of elections: Prime Minister Netanyahu, as leader of Likud, tried to form a coalition, but...
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