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Abandoning Fatherless Christianity

Father figures are important. They play a very unique and powerful role. A good father stabilizes, affirms, casts vision, and builds confidence. No other person could say, “See that goal, you can make it,” “You’re doing good,” or, “I’m proud of you,” and have the same impact.  Fifteen times in the Old Testament and seventeen...
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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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Where is your Patriotism?

Should a Christian be patriotic to his homeland? I read a biography about Dietrich Bonhoeffer not long ago, and he brought up this same question. After World War 1, Bonhoeffer did some traveling around Europe and met Christians in each of the countries where he traveled. In every country, the Christians he met had prayed...
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Israel is proof of God’s faithfulness!

​​If anyone has ever doubted the authenticity and authority of God’s Word, then I have news for you: Israel is the confirmation of God making good on ancient promises. This week we celebrate 74 years of Israeli statehood! In Hebrew, this day is called, “Yom Ha’atzmaut,” which means, “Independence Day.” But Israel wasn’t a newly...
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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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Jesus did Passover | Should You?

Getting to know someone can be challenging. There is so much depth to every individual – strengths, weaknesses, personality traits, character, experiences, dreams, and passions. I was really close to my grandfather before he finished his time here on this earth. We spent time together working on his cattle farm and tinkering on cars. I...
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Why Do You Believe in God?

Why do you believe in the God of the Bible? Is it because you always have or because your parents believe in God? Is it because when you look at creation and its intricacies you think that there must be a God? Is it because when you accepted the Messiah into your life you felt...
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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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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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Should the USA Determine What Happens in the West Bank?

Settlement Construction Approved in the So-Called “West Bank” Israel finally approved 2,860 new housing units in settlements across Judea and Samaria which will be spread across 30 different settlements.They also approved 1,303 units for Palestinians in Area C in Judea and Samaria spreading across 6 Arab villages. Israel approves new construction in the West Bank...
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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 Visits the Biblical Heartland

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Shiloh and the Psagot Winery this past Sunday. This visit was even more significant than last time. His first stop was the Psagot Winery just a few minutes outside of Jerusalem and not very far into the so-called “West Bank”. However, he also visited Shiloh, and a very...
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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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