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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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Do Most Palestinians Drive Donkey Carts?

Roger Cohen, former editor and columnist for the New York Times, once said that Palestinians were confined to using donkey carts on dirt tracks to get from place to place in the West Bank while Israelis zoomed down superhighways in fast cars. If you’ve ever been to Israel, you may have seen a donkey cart...
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Is It Important To Remember the Holocaust?

Thursday, January 27th, marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Whilst world leaders made public statements with themes like “Never again,” and “We will always remember,” it is also important to look at these world leaders’ actions, sometimes even more than their words, as well as look carefully at the policies of countries and governments when it...
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A Self-Sacrificing Knight, or a Terrorist Who Killed a Jew?

Israel is reeling from the first terrorist attack since the war with Gaza in May, in which an Israeli citizen has been killed. May God bring comfort to the family of Eliyahu Kay, and may his memory be a blessing.  Instead of going through the details of the attack, which we covered in detail on...
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Should We Ditch Our Support of Israel If We Don’t Like Their Policies?

There’s a popular trend in today’s culture to identify as whatever you want to be. As Christians who have been working in Israel’s heartland for more than 16 years, we decided that it’s high time we identify as “The Israel Guys.” Unfortunately for Christians who love Israel around the world, it’s easy to want to...
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Budgets, Ambassadors, Permits, & the Bible Marathon

This week’s rundown of news from Israel MKs who are part of Israel’s coalition government cheered the passage of the state budget, something which has not happened since 2018. After deliberating through the night, the 2021 budget was finally passed in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Much was riding on the line, since if...
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The PA Would Rather Suffer Blackouts Than Stop Paying Terrorists

The Israel Electric Corporation just announced that they will begin rolling out blackouts in Palestinian areas of Judea and Samaria over unpaid debt from the Palestinian Authority. Parts of Bethlehem, Ramallah, and other areas near Jerusalem will experience blackouts for four hours each day, until the IEC receives payment on their debt or a deal...
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Curse or Contempt by the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem?

Perfectly in line with last week’s Torah Portion, the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem has shown their blatant contempt for God’s promise given to Abraham.  Mount of Olives Greek Orthodox Church of Bethphage Everyone is familiar with God’s promise to Abraham: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses...
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From the River to the Sea – The Palestinian Narrative

When going into an Arab village in Judea and Samaria, you never know what to expect. Will someone you speak to have no problem with Jews or Israel supporters, or will they show animosity towards Israel and anyone who aligns with Israel?  For example, I recently went into a music store in a local Arab...
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Two Men – Two Speeches

One man visited the United Nations last week and made a speech. He referred to the creation of the only democracy in the Middle East as a “catastrophe”, even mentioning that this is the 73rd anniversary of that event. He spent his speech fabricating history and repeating lies. He tried to convince the UN that...
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The Two Faces of the Arab Leadership in Judea & Samaria

You probably heard the news. Six high-profile terrorists escaped from the Gilboa prison in the north of Israel. At the time of this writing, they are still at large. Israeli media is speculating about potential multiple failures on the part of the prison system that led to the terrorists’ escape.  More than 200 roadblocks have...
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Why Does Israel Care What the World Thinks?

Do you ever wonder why Israel pays so much attention to what the rest of the world thinks of them? Why not run their country the way they need to, without worrying what the international community thinks of them? The other question is: why does the world single Israel out for criticism more than any...
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Israel Plans to Uproot Vineyard in Samaria

The world is full of chaos right now. Afghanistan has been overrun by the Taliban, a terrorist organization which Hamas has already rushed to congratulate. Since the United States so suddenly abandoned the country that they have spent the last 20 years defending and training, the question for Israel is whether or not they should...
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