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Heightened Tensions Simmer on the Gaza Border

Monday, 15 July 2019 | The situation on the Israel–Gaza border is yet again on the verge of combusting following the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) shooting of a Hamas operative, which the army later apologized for and attributed to mistaken identity. Hamas, the terror organization in control of the Gaza Strip, fired at least one

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Anti-Semitism: The Chilling New Normal

Historian Paul Johnson has said, “What strikes the historian surveying anti-Semitism worldwide over more than two millennia is its fundamental irrationality. It seems to make no sense, any more than malaria or meningitis make sense.” It goes by many names: bigotry, discrimination, prejudice, intolerance. Most often, it falls in that broad category of “racism,” which

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Unlivable: Israel’s Efforts to Prevent a Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

In August 2012 the United Nations (UN) published a report painting a picture of the dismal future awaiting the people of Gaza. Come 2020, the document said, the coastal enclave would be unlivable. In the seven years since the UN tabled its report, the situation deteriorated almost beyond predictions. Some 2.1 million people live in

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A Singular Solution: A One-state Approach to the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

The two-state solution sounds final—the long-sought answer to the Middle East’s most intractable riddle. But what if it’s not the only “solution” to the problem? What if it’s not even a plausible one? What alternative can there be to the “solution”? There is another possibility, hovering as both a promise and a threat: the one-state

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Life on the Frontlines: Coping under Fire

The siren sounds. You have 15 seconds to reach the bomb shelter. How fast can you run? One, two, three…Were you eating dinner with your family? Driving home from work? In the shower? Perhaps you were asleep? Four, five, six…Run! Run to the nearest bomb shelter. Do you know where it is? Of course you

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Breaking the Barrier: How Israel and Hamas Communicate

“Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims.” So reads Article 28 of the charter of Hamas, the terror organization in political and military control of the Gaza Strip. The charter also reads, “Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as

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Netanyahu on “Wide-Ranging” Military Op in Gaza: “We May Yet Have To”

Monday, 01 July 2019 | Israel and the Hamas terror group in Gaza may have reached a renewed cease-fire agreement, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that his country is still keeping its options on the table if Gaza terrorism resumes—and that includes a “wide-ranging military operation” in Gaza. Addressing critics of his government’s

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Israeli Army Trains for Future War with Hezbollah 

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | In a cooperative training exercise last week, army cadets at the IDF’s [Israel Defense Forces] Officer Training School drilled for a takeover of a Lebanese village held by Hezbollah in a potential future war with the Iranian-backed terrorist group. The exercise, dubbed “The Combined Combat Workshop,” brought together the armored

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Secret PA Pay Raise Angers Ordinary Palestinians Facing Economic Hardship

Monday, 10 June 2019 | Palestinian leaders are facing outrage from their own constituents after leaked documents revealed that members of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Cabinet gave themselves a secret retroactive pay raise in 2017, resulting in a 67% salary hike. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the lavish payouts came at a time of

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Iran, Shiite Proxies Mark Al-Quds Day with Burning of US, Israeli Flags

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 | Tens of thousands of Iranians marked the annual Al-Quds Day in the Islamic Republic on Friday, carrying banners with slogans such as “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine” and featuring chants of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.” Israeli and American flags were also burned. The rally in

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ISRAEL & THE CHURCH:
GOD’s ROAD MAP

REBECCA J. BRIMMER
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Full color, revised edition introduces the Hebraic roots of Christianity and tells the story of God’s covenant relationship with Israel. Study questions, excellent for small group or personal study.

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