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Israel or Iran: Who’s the Arab World’s Real Enemy?

Friday, 18 May 2018 | The recent Israeli-Iranian conflict in Syria has been described by the Arab press as the beginning of the first war in which Israel isn’t fighting against Arabs, but rather against Persians. How do Iran’s supporters see the recent events, and why do Saudi commentators believe that Iran is on the

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Iran-Backed Hezbollah Gains Tighter Control over Lebanon Through “Decisive” Election Victory

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terrorist group that exerts political and military control over Lebanon has won a “decisive” electoral victory and emerged stronger as the result of the first parliamentary elections held in that country in nine years, Reuters reported Monday. A coalition constituting Hezbollah and allied parties—including Amal, another Shiite

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“Emperor” Putin’s Middle East, Russia’s Ongoing Role in the Region

When term limits threatened to end the reign of Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2008, he deftly changed his title from president to prime minister while still giving himself the most powerful position in the country. When he was legally allowed to hold the presidency again, he used that position to maintain control. Yet, his

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A Dangerous Precedent: Poland’s New Holocaust Law

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”—Elie Wiesel In January 2018, Poland passed a controversial bill making it a crime to blame Poland for the atrocities of the Holocaust. The bill, proposed by the country’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), calls for up to three years in prison or a fine

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Guatemala and Israel—Closer than Brothers

In a global climate that often sees Israel isolated and maligned on the international stage, there is a country that has consistently shown itself to be Israel’s friend. Some may be surprised to learn that the country is the small Latin American nation of Guatemala. Scarred by civil war, numerous coups and drug violence, Guatemala

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Circus of the Absurd, The UN Human Rights Council

  In March 2018, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) held its 37th session in Geneva, Switzerland, with the purported goal of identifying human rights violations around the globe and making recommendations to UN member states on how they should be addressed. When looking at the world situation, one would think the Council would have

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Israel and the War on ISIS

In 2017, ISIS had plans to blow up a passenger plane flying from Australia. However, with the scheme nearing completion, the suspects behind the plot were instead arrested—and the key piece of intelligence that foiled the bombing came from Israel. The Ha’aretz newspaper, in reporting on the prevented attack, said a high-tech Israeli intelligence unit

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220 Airstrikes on Palestinians; World Yawns

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 | While all eyes are set on the weekly demonstrations organized by Hamas and other Palestinian factions along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, as part of the so-called March of Return, a Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus is facing a wide-scale military offensive and ethnic cleansing by the

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Has Europe Even Tried to Fight Anti-Semitism?

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 | On April 18, 2018, two young men, both wearing Jewish skullcaps, were insulted by a group of Muslims and whipped with a belt in a clearly anti-Semitic attack in Prenzlauer Berg, one of Berlin’s most fashionable neighborhoods. The violent assault, partly filmed by one of the victims, sparked national indignation

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Iran Warns of Rapid Nuclear Enrichment, “Trouble” if US Nixes Nuclear Deal

Monday, 23 April 2018 | The nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers intended to increase the time it would take Iran to develop nuclear weapons if they ever chose to “break out” and move full speed towards nukes. There are many steps in that process, but a key step is developing the nuclear

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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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