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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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Will the New U.S. Ambassador do the Right Thing?

It’s true. President Joe Biden has finally appointed a United States ambassador to Israel. Thomas Nides, the newly-appointed ambassador, was the deputy Secretary of State 2010-2013.  During this time, he formed relationships with several Israeli officials and also played a fundamental role in the Obama administration’s approval of extending loan guarantees for Israel, worth billions...
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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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Mike Pompeo is Speaking the Truth No Other World Leader Dared to Speak

Just this past week, on October 10th, former US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, visited Israel. Unlike most politicians, however, he traveled into Judea and Samaria. While there, he made some incredible statements about the Jewish people and emphasized the fact that Israel is not an apartheid state. Not only did he visit the Psagot...
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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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Op-Ed: The USA’s Mideast Foreign Policy is Racist – But It’s Not What You Think

Op-Ed by Joel A. Brodsky, Chicago, Illinois USA;  Disclaimer: The opinions, facts and content in the following article are presented solely by the author, and are not endorsed by The Israel Guys or necessarily reflect the opinion of this site. Recent events in the middle-east have been hectic. The May 2021 Gaza “war”, Iranian  aggression, battling...
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Israel – The Epicenter of Struggle and Hope

The Feast of Tabernacles is the climax of the biblical festivals. Joy runs sky-high as festive meals, music, dancing, praises to God, and smiling faces light up the atmosphere. Deuteronomy 16:14-15 puts it well:  “You shall rejoice in your feast… For seven days you shall keep the feast to the Lord your God at the...
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Where Does the Joy Come From?

Have you ever harvested fresh produce? Whether you’ve got a pumpkin in your backyard garden, you visit the u-pick peach orchard every year, or you make your livelihood as a farmer, harvest time is one of the most joyous times of the year. There is something fulfilling about plucking fully ripened, fresh, luscious produce right...
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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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Happy New Year!

As the sun sets this evening we will enter into the biblical festival of Trumpets/Rosh HaShana. On this special day of “blasting,” we listen to the sound of the shofar. There are several biblical meanings embedded into the sound waves of a shofar blast. It can be a call to war as in the battle...
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Stop Calling it the West Bank. It’s Judea and Samaria

Israel’s Biblical Heartland, Judea and Samaria, is mostly known and referred to by the term “West Bank,” a name given to it by Jordan in the 20th century—during its illegal occupation of the territory. The name “West Bank,” however, denies the rich history of the region, instead originating in the simple fact that it sits on the...
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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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How is Israel’s new government towards Judea and Samaria?

It’s been a month since Israel’s longest serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in office for some 14 years, was ousted and a new Israeli government, led by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid, was sworn into power. The new governing coalition is a fragile one at best. For supporters of Israeli control of Judea and Samaria, it’s...
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