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Amidst Red Heifers, Riots & Anti-Temple Rhetoric, the World’s Eyes Are Focused on Jerusalem

The Shemitah (sabbatical year) is over! This means that an entire year of allowing the land of Israel to rest is finished, and the time has come to begin planting trees.  Our team is already hard at work, and yesterday we put our first 150 trees in the ground at the Arugot Farm in Judea....
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EXCITING: Red Heifers Arrive in Israel in Preparation for the Third Temple

I’ve often said that Jerusalem is the hottest piece of real estate in the entire world. By that, I mean that no other single piece of land attracts so much attention from people of all nations and faiths. Many times that attraction is positive. Sometimes, it is violent and negative. However, there is a spot...
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Illegal Arab Building in Judea and Samaria Could Lead to a De Facto Palestinian State

Last week, we published a rebuttal to a front page article that Haaretz (a left wing newspaper in Israel) printed regarding our tree planting project in Israel. In the rebuttal, we refuted the falsehoods that Haaretz put forth, debunking the lies which stated that HaYovel had planted trees on private Arab land.  >>Sponsor a tree...
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A Left-Wing Newspaper in Israel Came After Us This Week

The liberal media in Israel is coming against the Greening Israel Project with the hope of shutting us down. Help us reach our fundraising goal of 3,000 trees in the next five weeks by sponsoring a tree. Together, we can continue planting trees in Israel’s biblical heartland and keep the haters of Judea and Samaria...
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Jews Come Under Fire at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

There was trouble at Joseph’s Tomb in the Palestinian Arab city of Nablus (biblical Shechem) this week when a group of Jewish visitors were attacked by terrorists. There have been multiple recent attacks by the Arabs on Jewish visitors, and visiting the heritage site has become more and more difficult.  Under the 1993 Oslo Accords...
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Ben Shapiro’s Inaugural Speech in Tel Aviv – History in the Making 

When I first heard that CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) would be holding an event in Tel Aviv and bringing Ben Shapiro as their keynote speaker, I was excited to attend, and signed up as soon as registration opened. 2,500 other English-speakers in Israel seemed to have had the same reaction, because on July 20th,...
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Best Ways to Visit Israel in 2022

Traveling to Israel in 2022? Discover the pros and cons of volunteering versus touring. Volunteer or Tour? How to Travel to Israel in 2022 So you want to come to Israel, but you’re not sure what kind of trip is right for you? Maybe it’s your first time, and everyone says that you should come...
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Joe Biden is Willingly Meeting a Known Terrorist Leader

At the writing of this article, President Joe Biden is on his way to Bethlehem to meet with a known terrorist leader in Israel. There are crucial things that Biden should know about this terrorist before his meeting, but since he appears to not be interested, here are several key facts that he should know...
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Shooting Attack at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

Yesterday, violent Jihadist terrorists opened fire at Jewish worshippers who were visiting the Tomb of Joseph in biblical Shechem (modern-day Nablus). Even though the Oslo Accords stipulated that the heritage site should remain open and accessible to Israelis, the current situation only allows Jews to visit the site on certain dates, only in the middle...
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Yair Lapid, Israel’s New Prime Minister

As of midnight last night, Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid was officially sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister. He will remain in office until new elections are held on November 1st, 2022. Yair Lapid currently leads the second largest party in Israel’s Knesset and is considered a center-leftist. In the upcoming election cycle,...
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Why Lapid May Be Worse Than Bennett as Israel’s Prime Minister

By now you’ve heard the news. Israel’s Knesset is in the process of being dissolved, and new elections will be called for the fifth time in the last three years. Unlike the US, Israel is based on a parliamentary system, and when a government loses their majority coalition, it can easily be brought down and...
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Thousands Flood Jerusalem’s Streets After Borders Open

Even though Israel’s skies opened on March 1st, 2022, the country remained strangely empty for several months. During Passover in mid-April, I was in Jerusalem, and the streets were very quiet. The two years of the pandemic left Israel with very few tourists, and people were challenged to believe that Israel was really open, not...
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An Al Jazeera Journalist Was Killed: Who is to Blame?

Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran journalist for the Qatar-funded media network, Al Jazeera, was tragically killed in Jenin in Judea and Samaria this week. Local and international media have already rushed to condemn Israel for her death, even though an investigation has not yet been conducted, and it’s just as likely (if not more likely)...
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The Nations Destroyed Israel’s Forests. Now They’re Re-Planting Them. 

2,000 years ago, the nations began destroying the land of Israel. Now, the nations have the opportunity to restore Israel’s forests.  There is a remarkable group of people who can be found in all parts of the world. They are those who have been to Israel, often many times over, and are passionate about helping...
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Now is Not the Time to Cancel Your Plans

This week, my family and I were in Jerusalem to experience the Passover holiday festivities. We were particularly excited for the Priestly Blessing at the Kotel. Even though the days prior to our visit were filled with images and videos of riots on the Temple Mount and Jews being jumped and attacked in the Old...
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Now is Not the Time to Cancel Your Plans to Visit Israel

While the mainstream media stays true to their normal course of downplaying violence in the Holy Land, Israel has seen the worst string of terror attacks since the end of the 2nd Intifada nearly twenty years ago. If you follow the mainstream networks, you may have seen headlines such as “Arab Gunmen Kill…..” or “Palestinian...
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The Murderer From Within

If you follow news from Israel, it may seem that terrorist attacks happen all the time. However, due to Israel’s highly trained military and security forces, most attacks end without civilian casualties. Not so in the case of the horrific attack that took place on Tuesday this week in Beersheva. When an Israeli Arab citizen...
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Israel is Open – Now What? 

The war between Russia and Ukraine that has captured the world’s attention seems to have suppressed the good news from Israel; that their borders are finally open to tourists with no restrictions! The only thing required to enter the country is that you must take a PCR test before leaving your home, and another one...
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Ukraine, The Jews & the Lesson For Us Today – Part 2

As the war between Russia and Ukraine rages on, there is no sign of either side capitulating. Israel added their vote to the UN General Assembly’s resolution condemning Russia for their actions this week. Israel has also sent 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and has pledged to provide any other humanitarian assistance that...
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Ukraine, The Jews & the Lesson For Us Today – Part 1

This article was edited/updated on March 3rd, 2022 Amidst the invasion of Russia into Ukraine, there is still much we don’t know. Early reports reveal that there has already been shelling in the capital city of Kiev, and Ukraine has already shot down an enemy aircraft over the city. Many have fled to western parts...
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