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The Valley of Defense: Why Israel Must Control the Jordan Valley

The Jordan River and surrounding valley have been a key part of Israel for millennia—from the parting of the Jordan River for Joshua to the baptism of Jesus (Yeshua) by John the Baptist. In recent decades, it has been key to the defense of the Jewish state. Since Israel captured the Jordan Valley from the

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Israel Champions Women’s Rights in the Middle East

“No Joke,” tweeted Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, “the UN just condemned Israel as the world’s only violator of women’s rights, backed by votes of council members Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Yemen.” Of the 40 countries that condemned Israel in a July 2019 United Nations (UN) resolution, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran and

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Operation Sentinel: The Coalition Guarding the World’s Oil Highway

Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary defines the word sentinel as “a soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place, from surprise, to observe the approach of danger, and give notice of it.” Is it any wonder that US President Donald Trump chose Operation Sentinel as the name for his Persian Gulf coalition that began earlier

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China’s Hand in Israel

In Chinese tradition, the pig with its characteristically fat face and big ears is a mark of prosperity. It is appropriate then that as the Chinese year of the pig draws to a close, the world must take note of the prosperity and spectacular economic ascent of the People’s Republic of China. How exactly China

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Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

Every Christmas thousands of Christians flock to Bethlehem to celebrate the holiday close to where Jesus (Yeshua) was born. They marvel at the 40-foot Christmas tree, bow their heads at the Church of Nativity and sing Christmas carols in the frosty night air. Once Christmas is over, Bethlehem returns to normal. The tree comes down.

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Israeli Home Struck by Rocket from Gaza

Monday, 4 November 2019 | An Israeli home took a direct hit when more rockets were fired from Gaza on Friday night. No injuries were reported as the family had already fled to the shelter when they heard the Code Red siren, but the home was damaged after residents of Israeli border communities endured three

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IDF Chief: Israel’s Next Main Security Challenge is Iran-led Activity in the North

Friday, 25 October 2019 | Israel’s northern border—in particular, Iranian-led activity—is the main security challenge the country faces, IDF [Israel Defense Forces] Chief of Staff Lt.–Gen. Aviv Kochavi said Thursday. “Israel’s central strategic challenge lies in the northern arena,” Kochavi told reporters at a press conference to unveil the military’s new multi-year plan. “At the

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Israel Proposes “Historic” Non-Aggression Pacts, Cooperation with Arab Nations

Monday, 7 October 2019 | Israel and the Arab Gulf states may face a common enemy in Iran and may not be in open conflict—but technically, they are still at war. Now Israel is talking with those countries about changing that technicality by signing non-aggression pacts with those Arab nations. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz

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Iran Lied: Could Millions Die?

In a much-hailed agreement in 2015, the major world powers surrendered their best leverage—stiff economic sanctions on Iran—in exchange for concessions from Tehran that supposedly would prevent the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons. Just four years later, Iran managed to undo two of the most important concessions in that agreement while threatening to undo

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Educate for Life—or Death?

Since the early 19th century, summer camp has been a part of life for virtually every Jewish child worldwide. It began as an effort to provide a place for children living in poverty to spend some restful time enjoying the great outdoors, away from crowded apartments and teeming, sweltering cities. Today, summer camp has become

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ISRAEL & THE CHURCH:
GOD’s ROAD MAP

REBECCA J. BRIMMER
& BRIDGES FOR PEACE LEADERS

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.

(288 pages)

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