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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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The Story of Why We Launched The Israel Guys

Have you ever wanted to change the world? I think all of us have had that dream at some point in our lives, whether it was only as a small child, or continued throughout our adult life.  At some point in the journey, however, we realize that our part in changing the world is much...
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America, Eager to Embrace Iran’s New “Butcher” President

Why is the American government so eager to continue talks with an Iranian leader who is known as “the Butcher of Tehran”?  Concerning Ebrahim Raisi’s inauguration this week as the new president of Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet said:  “Raisi is the most extreme Iranian president so far, and the competition is tough. I...
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Ben & Jerry’s Picked a Bad Time of Year to Boycott Israel…

Perhaps Ben & Jerry’s ice cream should not have announced that they are boycotting Israel right in the middle of summer. Their decision sparked an outcry all around the world that has already resulted in delicious containers of their confection being tossed into the trash in TikTok videos and Instagram photos.  Deciding that their frozen...
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Is the 9th of Av for Christians Too?

The 9th of the Hebrew month of Av, which usually falls in July or August on the western calendar, is a traditional day of mourning in Judaism. Observances such as fasting food and water and restraining from pleasure and recreational activities characterize this day. In general, the day is an intentional time to mourn.  Why...
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The Right and Left are Celebrating the Evacuation of this Settlement

When settlements have been bulldozed in Judea and Samaria in years past, the scene has usually looked something like this:  Hundreds of police and military show up at the site along with bulldozers and crews. Settler families refuse to leave and are dragged out unwillingly, their furniture being carried out behind them. Entire communities are...
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How Will the Grapes of Israel’s Heartland Be Harvested this Year?

If you’re familiar with our organization, you know that we’ve brought more than 3,000 Christians from 30 countries to Israel over the past 17 years to volunteer in the biblical heartland. Our mission is to serve Israel’s farmers, and we do things like plant new vineyards and trees, harvest grapes, prune vineyards, and much, much...
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No Innocent People in Gaza Had to Die…

Not one of the innocent people in Gaza would have died if Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad had not attacked Israel.  Sixteen less innocent civilians would have died if 700 of Hamas’ own rockets had not landed on their own people, killing them.  Another 34 people, including ten children, would not have been injured by...
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Benny Gantz: I don’t need anyone’s approval to evacuate the town of Evyatar

Eight years ago on May 20, 2013, Evyatar Borowski was murdered by a Muslim terrorist at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria. He was 31 years old, and left behind a wife and five young children, the oldest of whom was only seven. A settlement was established in his memory on a nearby hilltop, but was...
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Who will be Israel’s Next Prime Minister?

Will Israel soon have a new prime minister, unseating current Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who has served in the position for a total of 13 years? After more than two years and four election cycles, will Israel actually swear in a coalition government?  These are great questions, and ones that may have been answered this...
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Behind the Scenes of the Gaza War

During the recent war with Gaza, rockets that were landing all over Israel’s central coastal region filled most of the international headlines. What was lost in the surge of daily news from Israel, however, was what was happening in Judea and Samaria. While Hamas called for its militants to annihilate Israel by attacking from the...
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