According to media reports, the Jordanian government is refusing to permit the return to Amman of Israel’s resident ambassador to Jordan.¹ The embassy staff was withdrawn by Israel in light of the recent tension between the two countries following the shooting by an Israeli security guard of an alleged Jordanian assailant and the fear thatContinue Reading »
The controversy surrounding the Israeli authorities’ decision to place metal detectors at the gates of the Temple Mount calls to mind the famous Arab saying, “he beat me and cried then came to me to complain.” This inversion of reality is common among perpetrators who pretend to be victims. The decision to install the metalContinue Reading »
Often when discussing Israel, speakers remark that the tiny nation is in the news, on the airwaves and visible in cyber space no matter where you might travel. For those who recognize the biblical and prophetic significance of what God is doing in Israel, it comes as no surprise. However, another country is finding aContinue Reading »
Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has made it a point to deal with inequities toward Israel at the UN. In May she penned an open letter in the Washington Post in which she took the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to task for its anti-Israel bias and unfair judgments againstContinue Reading »
Peace in the Middle East is more than just a dream. For multiple Arab nations and Israel, it’s already something of a reality—or at least close enough for now. That’s the opinion of Dr. Jonathan Spyer, a Middle East expert who told The Mideast Update that secretive relations between Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UnitedContinue Reading »
Friday, 23 June 2017 | Like the majority of their friends who are starting summer vacation, these high school kids will also work, have fun and maybe travel abroad with their families. However, they have another mission that they have taken upon themselves: to defend Israel’s name. “There is a limit to what the governmentContinue Reading »
June 17 marked the World Day to Combat Desertification. In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day in order to promote public awareness of the issue. What is desertification? Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas as a result of human activity, climate change and various additional factors. AsContinue Reading »
Friday, 16 June 2017 | On June 7, ISIS executed simultaneous terrorist attacks against the Iranian parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini—the spiritual and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. As of this writing, 12 people were killed and dozens more injured in the first major ISIS attack in Iran. This horrible attackContinue Reading »
Monday, 12 June 2017 | All over the world anti-Semites are becoming mainstreamed. It is no longer disqualifying to be outed as a Jew hater. This is especially so if the anti-Semite uses the cover of rabid hatred for the nation-state of the Jewish people. These bigots succeed in becoming accepted — even praised —Continue Reading »
Monday, 29 May 2017 | The most iconic moment of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East was not his “speech on Islam”; it was his visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The Western Wall is a contested space, and that controversy has bled outside Israel’s borders. U.S. Secretary of State Rex TillersonContinue Reading »
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