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What Does Israel Have to Be Thankful For?

What Do Israel Supporters Have to Be Thankful For?  You may be surprised that many American Jews living in Israel continue to celebrate Thanksgiving. As American Christian Zionists who are based in Israel, we also enjoyed time with family, good food, and fellowship yesterday in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.  As Israel finished another tumultuous...
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Ben Shapiro’s Inaugural Speech in Tel Aviv – History in the Making 

When I first heard that CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) would be holding an event in Tel Aviv and bringing Ben Shapiro as their keynote speaker, I was excited to attend, and signed up as soon as registration opened. 2,500 other English-speakers in Israel seemed to have had the same reaction, because on July 20th,...
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Best Ways to Visit Israel in 2022

Traveling to Israel in 2022? Discover the pros and cons of volunteering versus touring. Volunteer or Tour? How to Travel to Israel in 2022 So you want to come to Israel, but you’re not sure what kind of trip is right for you? Maybe it’s your first time, and everyone says that you should come...
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Joe Biden is Willingly Meeting a Known Terrorist Leader

At the writing of this article, President Joe Biden is on his way to Bethlehem to meet with a known terrorist leader in Israel. There are crucial things that Biden should know about this terrorist before his meeting, but since he appears to not be interested, here are several key facts that he should know...
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They All Blamed Israel for Her Death

On May 11th, 2022, Al-Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu-Akleh, was tragically killed during a firefight between IDF soldiers and Palestinian gunmen in the Arab town of Jenin. Since then, the world has done nothing but condemn Israel for the reporter’s death. Ever since this incident took place, Israel has been very transparent and has offered multiple...
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Shooting Attack at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

Yesterday, violent Jihadist terrorists opened fire at Jewish worshippers who were visiting the Tomb of Joseph in biblical Shechem (modern-day Nablus). Even though the Oslo Accords stipulated that the heritage site should remain open and accessible to Israelis, the current situation only allows Jews to visit the site on certain dates, only in the middle...
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Yair Lapid, Israel’s New Prime Minister

As of midnight last night, Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid was officially sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister. He will remain in office until new elections are held on November 1st, 2022. Yair Lapid currently leads the second largest party in Israel’s Knesset and is considered a center-leftist. In the upcoming election cycle,...
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Why Lapid May Be Worse Than Bennett as Israel’s Prime Minister

By now you’ve heard the news. Israel’s Knesset is in the process of being dissolved, and new elections will be called for the fifth time in the last three years. Unlike the US, Israel is based on a parliamentary system, and when a government loses their majority coalition, it can easily be brought down and...
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Thousands Flood Jerusalem’s Streets After Borders Open

Even though Israel’s skies opened on March 1st, 2022, the country remained strangely empty for several months. During Passover in mid-April, I was in Jerusalem, and the streets were very quiet. The two years of the pandemic left Israel with very few tourists, and people were challenged to believe that Israel was really open, not...
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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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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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