Israel and Iran: Destination War?

Recent headlines have many speculating that the Middle East teeters on the brink of war as Israel and Iran prepare to face each other on the battlefield. The evidence seems to point in that direction. A mysterious explosion tearing through Iran’s Natanz nuclear plant—the second such disaster in a year striking at the heart of

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The Death of Sarah Halimi

This is the story of a woman viciously murdered simply because she was Jewish. It is a story her family wants told as they seek justice, battling systemic anti-Semitism at every turn. It is a story that is difficult to read, but one with a critical message. Even for those of us who are committed

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Shuk Culture

 One of the most delightful pillars of Israeli society is the concept of the shuk (marketplace). These vibrant outdoor markets thrive under Israel’s sunny skies, offering everything from the freshest local goods to handmade souvenirs and eateries that delight foodies from all over the world. Vendors call on passersby to sample their goods and haggle

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Yemen Moshe:Outside the City Walls

Crowning the ridge overlooking the Hinnom Valley is a white-sailed windmill called the Montefiore windmill, a seemingly out-of-place landmark near Jerusalem’s center and directly across the valley from the Old City and Mount Zion.At its base lies one of the oldest and loveliest residential neighborhoods in the city: Yemin Moshe. Next door and considered part

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The Road to Emmaus

It is a privilege for Bible-believers to visit Israel, the Land of the Bible, and watch the black and white pages of their Holy Book transform into color before their very eyes. Not only are they reading the ancient accounts on the pages, they are now seeing the land and scenery up close, experiencing it

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Who Are Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid?

To Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Congratulations on forming a government. I want to assure you both that Bridges for Peace will pray for you daily, for wisdom, strength, courage and the ability to bring unity to a hurting nation. As a Christian leader who has lived in Israel for more

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Iran’s Black Gold: How Oil Fuels Terror

In the spring of 2019, the Quds Force—the terror-sponsoring wing of Iran’s powerful paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)—used an oil shipment scheme in Syria to transport almost 10 million barrels of crude oil, which sold for the equivalent of more than US $500 million, a United States Treasury Department press release said. The profits

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Who’s in the Crosshairs?

Throughout the 11-day conflict in May when Hamas fired more than 4,300 rockets in nearly uninterrupted volleys on Israeli civilians, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) retaliated to protect its people from the deadly attack. Like nearly all military operations in its 73-year history, Operation Guardian of the Walls unleashed a floodgate of condemnation, accusation and

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Baba Ganoush

This classic Mediterranean dip is a great addition for any party. We’re including a basic recipe as well as a few zesty variations! Ingredients 1 large eggplant 3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup tahini 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice Salt to taste 2 Tbsp. olive oil for garnish Fresh pita, flatbread or crackers for dipping

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Toyota Teams Up with Israel to Develop Electric Commercial Vehicles

Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors Co. and the Israeli start-up REE Automotive announced their partnership to develop electric commercial vehicles to transport people and goods. The companies said the signing of their business agreement shows their shared vision of “providing new value to society through next-generation commercial mobility” that is geared to “improve quality of life

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Delaying the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and affects more than 10 million people around the world. To better understand the origins of the disease, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Penn State College of Medicine have developed an integrative approach, combining experimental and computational methods to understand

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Other Half of Ancient Lamp Found in Budapest Unearthed in Jerusalem

The Roman-era oil lamp recently unearthed in Jerusalem may be the missing half of a similar artifact found in Budapest nine years ago, the City of David Foundation announced. Mere hours after publication of the discovery of the “lucky” lamp shaped like a grotesque half face, Hungarian archaeologist Gabor Lassanyi contacted Ari Levy, director of

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