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Why Jews Can’t Buy Land in the West Bank

Many individuals and organizations around the world accuse Israel of creating an apartheid. Interestingly, the evidence on the ground does not support such a claim. Based on what is repeated through the media, most people assume the following about purchasing land in the West Bank: Assumption #1: Palestinians are restricted from buying land in the...
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Why Teach Your Kids to Hate?

On Wednesday morning, December 8th, a fifteen-year-old Arab girl crept up behind a Jewish mother walking to school with her children, and stabbed her in the back with a knife. The husband of the woman who was injured, Dvir Cohen, was on reserve duty in the IDF and was therefore not around when the incident...
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Modern-Day Greeks and Maccabees

Shalom and Chanukah Sameach! Have you ever considered why the Greeks went to such great lengths in their efforts to conquer the Jewish people? Would you not agree that sending hundreds of thousands of troops to take out a small band of rebels is a little overkill?  This war was very different from previous attacks...
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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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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 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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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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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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It’s Time to Stand Shoulder to Shoulder

Imagine this – a beautiful rolling terrain with birds singing from tree tops, children laughing at play in a crystal clear, bubbling stream. Men and women peacefully at work in their vineyards and sheep folds. Wisdom from the Bible and words of prayer are frequently on the lips of young and old. The ruler of...
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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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Inspirational Mourning

Muskets and short sabers glistened in the afternoon sun as the French Emperor walked the streets with his military escorts. As they rounded a corner, the entire company stopped in their tracks. What was that sound? Straight ahead, in the distance, was a beautifully-built building. Yes, the sound was coming from inside. A few men...
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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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