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Israel and Egypt – Unlikely Alliance? (Part 1)

By Elisabeth Hinze Operation Protective Edge did much more than simply pitch the Israeli Defence Force and Hamas against one another on opposite sides of more »


Gaza – A Lost Opportunity Part 2

By Barry Rosenfeld Gaza – A Lost Opportunity Part 1 The following is the second part of a short history of the Gaza Strip and more »


Israeli Beach Culture

By Nicole Sivan Despite the current conflict with Hamas in Gaza, summer beach culture in Israel remains in full swing. After all, if Israelis waited more »


Finding Elisha

By Tom Brennan Who were these men and women who are called Prophets? Why are they important to all of us? In recent years the more »


Is GMO Kosher: Israel Asks Questions Others Won’t

By Tom Brennan Today much of the world is very much involved in discussing, labeling and outright banning of GMO foods. GMO stands for genetically more »


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The Psychology of Missile Terror

By Joseph Korson When Hamas launches a barrage of missiles towards Israel they succeed in their goals even before the missiles land. I am an Israeli citizen and I live here with my wife and children. I have a mother that lives in Tel Aviv … [Read More...]


Israel in a Twilight Zone of Adversity

By Esther Korson Today, the 39th day of “Operation Protective Edge,” is the last day of a 72 hour truce.  There is no way to know as yet whether or not the truce will be extended—Hamas continues to insist that it will begin firing rockets … [Read More...]

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When this Cruel War is Over

By Tom Brennan The most recent military action by Israel to protect itself is drawing to a close, at least for now. There will be mourning for the dead, healing for the wounded and resupply and after action reports and analysis and more … [Read More...]

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Fallen on Hard Times in Jerusalem

Never, Ever Alone

By Elisabeth Hinze After weeks of refusing to see the signs, I had to face facts. My favourite (and only) pair of jeans was just no longer wearable. Literally. They simply fell apart. Oh, it had been a long time coming. But still an … [Read More...]

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Supporting the Supporters of Israel

By Tom Brennan Today many churches are expressing their support for Israel and often receive notice in local newspapers and social media pages. Everything from videos, to local events and speakers, the number of these being picked up on the … [Read More...]


Golda Meir: Israel’s “Iron Lady”

By Tom Brennan Golda Meir is an example of what can be called a typical Israeli success story about a very special woman. She was the fourth Prime Minister of the State of Israel and the first woman to hold that office. Before there was … [Read More...]

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Finding Elisha

By Tom Brennan Who were these men and women who are called Prophets? Why are they important to all of us? In recent years the physical evidence for the Bible’s accuracy is increasing in volume as more excavations bring to the surface … Read More...


A Tale of Two Tunnels

By Tom Brennan Hezekiah and Hamas The amazing complex of tunnels along the Gaza frontier surprised the IDF and changed their battle plan. The man hours, materials and sophisticated techniques for constructing them were certainly … Read More...


Is There an “Original Judaism?” Part II

By Nicole Sivan Part 1 Moderns Sects of Judaism Five million out of the world’s thirteen million Jews live in the United States; slightly over six million Jews reside in Israel. While Orthodox Judaism and secularism dominate in Israel, … Read More...


Tisha B’Av and Tragedy for Jews

By Barry Rosenfeld “And you will say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord, “If you will not listen to Me, to walk in My law which I have set before you, to listen to the words of My servants the prophets, whom I have been sending to you again and … Read More...

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Kuma Adonai (Arise Oh God)

By Elisabeth Hinze David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, summed up life in his country pretty accurately, “In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.”  Smart man.  Because it is on those miracles, those … Read More...


Judea: the Hard Duty Post for the Romans

By Tom Brennan How often when you are reading the Bible, or historical fiction do you get the impression that Jerusalem and Judea were backwaters. Historical fiction, and often movies that feature Roman main characters, often have lines like … Read More...

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