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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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Israel Pledges $156 Million to the Palestinian Authority in Gantz-Abbas Meeting

High-level government talks regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict haven’t happened liked this since 2010. A low-level round of talks instigated by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took place in 2014, but never included a meeting with Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas. In a surprising turn of events, Israel’s Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, traveled to...
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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 Launch 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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EXPOSED: Ben & Jerry’s is Supporting Terrorism

If you’re following Israel news anywhere in the world right now, you’ve heard about the outrage over Ben & Jerry’s recent announcement to stop selling their ice cream in the “occupied territories” of Judea and Samaria.  Perhaps you’re wondering what the big deal is and why it should matter you. Doesn’t ice cream sales seem...
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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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