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Israel celebrates 67 years after its dramatic, prophetic rebirth. A few thoughts to mark the occasion.

2018-06-02T11:06:58+00:00

(Central Israel) — Today, Israelis are celebrating our Independence Day. On the Western calendar, we remember May 14th, 1948. But on the Jewish calendar, today marks 67 years since the dramatic, prophetic rebirth of the Jewish State. A few thoughts to mark the occasion: It’s a very special time for our family as it’s our first time celebrating as new Israeli citizens (“Olim Chadashim”) and actually living here full-time in the epicenter. Today, Lynn showed me this video about some of the things new Israelis love about this country. Take a look — I hope you’re as moved as we were. It’s a great time to see the [...]

Israel celebrates 67 years after its dramatic, prophetic rebirth. A few thoughts to mark the occasion. 2018-06-02T11:06:58+00:00

The deal is bad. Very bad. But let’s not panic. Here’s why. (Some thoughts on the Iran deal, Passover & Easter.)

2018-06-02T11:06:58+00:00

(Central Israel) — On Thursday evening, rather than pore over the details of the deal that the P5+1 just struck with Iran regarding its nuclear program, I took one of my sons to a wonderful Passover Seder attended by Jewish and non-Jewish friends in Kfar Shmaryahu, a suburb of Tel Aviv. Tonight, our entire family is looking forward to attending a Seder with Jewish and Arab friends near Netanya. Please forgive me, therefore, for not writing sooner about the deal. A few brief observations for now: First, some context: Earlier this week, a top Iranian militia leader said the destruction of Israel was [...]

The deal is bad. Very bad. But let’s not panic. Here’s why. (Some thoughts on the Iran deal, Passover & Easter.) 2018-06-02T11:06:58+00:00

Cease Fire Ends

2014-08-19T13:00:27+00:00

After over 100 hours of negotiations the cease fire ended short today after three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel. The talks that were being held in Egypt were abruptly ended as a result.  The Israeli military launched an airstrike against militant targets in Gaza and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recalled the Israeli delegation from Cairo. A spokesman for the prime minister reiterated Israel's position that it will not negotiate under rocket fire, but declined to comment on whether Israel was willing to resume talks if calm returned. "The talks are based on a premise that there is a cease-fire,'' [...]

Cease Fire Ends 2014-08-19T13:00:27+00:00

Israel Cease Fire Talks

2018-06-02T11:07:40+00:00

The threat of renewed war in Gaza loomed on Wednesday as the clock ticked towards the end of a three-day ceasefire with no sign of a breakthrough in indirect talks in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians. Officials in Egypt indicated that the talks were struggling, but said efforts were still being made to reach some sort of a deal before the truce expired at 2100 GMT, including possibly extending the suspension of hostilities by a further 72 hours. Two hours before the temporary ceasefire was due to end a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landing inside southern Israel. Hamas [...]

Israel Cease Fire Talks 2018-06-02T11:07:40+00:00

ISIS Beheadings

2014-08-21T10:19:18+00:00

The following text message was received by Sean Malone of Crisis Relief International (CRI): August 8: "We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS, and they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food to. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. The UN evacuated its staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved and will stay. Prayer cover needed!" August 10: “Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes as ISIS [...]

ISIS Beheadings 2014-08-21T10:19:18+00:00