Israel’s COVID lockdown coincides with fall holidays

Israel started August with the goal of getting daily new coronavirus infections down from 2000 to under 500 by the end of the month. Unfortunately, we have gone the opposite direction, hitting over 5,000 on Tuesday. With a record spike in coronavirus cases in the past week, Israel is heading into the biblical high holidays under… Read more »

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Arab League refuses to condemn Israel-UAE deal

In a major blow to the Palestinians, the Arab League voted not to condemn the United Arab Emirates for a normalization deal with Israel, announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on Aug. 13. The resolution was proposed by the Palestinian Authority. Debate lasted three hours and “some Arab countries refused to include [a] statement condemning… Read more »

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Does the Bible Speak to Mask-Wearing?

A friend asked a very timely question online: Would Yeshua and the disciples have worn masks issued by the Roman authorities? Would Yeshua have worn a mask also while He was healing the sick and raising the dead? Would the disciples have worn masks while preaching the good news of the Kingdom? Does the Bible… Read more »

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Knesset Passes Last-Minute Bill Extending Budget Deadline, Averting Elections

Israeli lawmakers passed a last-minute deal extending the deadline to arrive at a national budget and avoid a government collapse on Monday which would have forced the country to a fourth round of elections in one and half years.  The bill does not present a budget, but rather delays the deadline for voting on one… Read more »

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Jewish/Gentile Relations in the New Covenant Part 3

What about the Gentiles? When we emphasize God’s unique calling on Israel, it is easy for non-Jews to feel left out. But if we read the Scriptures correctly, we see a God who deeply desires the nations to know him. The calling on Abraham is to bless the whole world through his seed. The calling… Read more »

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Arson Balloons Continuing to Cause Fires in Southern Israel

Palestinian terrorists have continued to launch random rockets and menacing arson balloons into Israel from the Gaza Strip including one balloon that landed in the yard of a kindergarten earlier this week and others in residential areas. Upset by the United Arab Emirates’ decision to declare full normalization with Israel, Gazans rallied at the border… Read more »

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Trump, Bibi broker historic peace deal between Israel and the Emirates

Yesterday afternoon Israeli news reported that Benjamin Netanyahu left an important coronavirus meeting in order to attend to what he called “a national emergency”. Given the political climate here in Israel, there was a collective eyeroll, assuming there was no real national emergency. However, a few hours later, news emerged that President Trump had brokered… Read more »

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Netanyahu blames US for his decision to not annex West Bank settlements now

NOTE: This was written before the breaking news about what Israel is getting—peace with many Arab states—for halting annexation. With speculation high that Israel might be facing new elections soon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu placed the blame on the United States for his failure to annex West Bank settlements. U.S. President Donald Trump is busy… Read more »

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South African Chief Justice under fire for Citing Pro-Israel Scriptures

The chief justice in South Africa is having to defend himself for making comments straight from the Bible that “were pro-Israel” and lamenting his country’s “lopsided” attitude towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mogoeng Mogoeng said that he is being targeted by Africa4Palestine, a human rights organization previously known as BDS South Africa, for remarks he made… Read more »

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Netherlands Admits to Paying Terrorists who Killed 17-year-old Israeli

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok and Development Minister Sigrid Kaag admitted that their government has been paying part of the salaries of two terrorists who were involved in planning the attack that killed 17-year-old Israeli, Rina Shnerb, last year. The Dutch parliament donates funds to the Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), and one… Read more »

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