My friend, Henry, (not his real name) was in his early teens when the Nazis came to power in his native Germany. Although Jewish, he was extremely popular in his German school, elected president of his class, a football hero and a star pupil. One morning as the school day began, Henry’s teacher called himContinue Reading »
For years, Arab nations have kept Israel at an arm’s length and avoided public moves that would imply there was any relationship between them at all. But during the last year, a former Saudi Arabian general actually visited Israel, the Egyptian foreign minister paid an official visit to Jerusalem—and those were just two of theContinue Reading »
News headlines across Israel and the world reported that ISIS may have inspired the Palestinian terrorist who committed the deadly January 8, 2017, truck ramming attack in Jerusalem that killed four Israelis and injured 16. Speculation over possible ISIS involvement was triggered by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s comment at the scene, “All signs point toContinue Reading »
Thursday, 12 January 2017 | Israel is facing very real and imminent danger to her very existence; if ever the intercession of her Christian friends was critical it is at this very moment in history. This Sunday, January 15, 2017, has the frightening potential to join the ranks of those historic days that are knownContinue Reading »
Friday, 06 January 2017 | The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was founded when the State of Israel was established in 1948. This tiny country is surrounded by often hostile neighbors who seek her annihilation. In most of our countries, college or university comes after graduation. Here, 18-year-old high school graduates head off to serve inContinue Reading »
Friday, 23 December 2016 | The struggle between Jerusalem-based Hatov ice cream and the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanction) movement in Britain has come to a close, with Hatov continuing to sell products labeled “Israeli product made in Jerusalem.” Hatov produces its ice cream at the Atarot industrial zone in northeast Jerusalem. The packaging ofContinue Reading »
Friday, 09 December 2016 | Bridges for Peace has been actively involved in helping the victims of last month’s horrendous fires that brought devastation to so many areas across the land of Israel. Because of the love and generosity of Christians, we are able to bring desperately needed assistance, and with it hope, to thoseContinue Reading »
In times past, Africa was known as the “dark continent,” a mysterious, romantic place filled with tribal cultures, exotic wildlife and beautiful landscapes. It was a destination for Christian missionaries as well as those who dreamed of the adventure of the big-game safari. For many decades, however, violence and turmoil reigned throughout much ofContinue Reading »
Twenty-three years have passed since the signing of the Oslo Accords, which heralded an official and public Israel–Palestinian effort to reach peace via the so-called “two-state solution.” Israel was to surrender land taken from Jordan and Egypt in the 1967 war to the Palestinians for their state, in exchange for which the Palestinians would stopContinue Reading »
The region called the Middle East is known for many things: oceans of oil hidden beneath vast plains of burning sand, camels, the Arab Spring and calls to prayer. Yet conspicuously absent from the list of distinguishing features is a line item called “flourishing democracies.” The reason for the omission is obvious. Apart fromContinue Reading »
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