Monday, 16 July 2018 | A non-stop rain of rockets, air raid sirens screaming incessantly, a family home, children’s playground and synagogue hit and nearly 24 hours spent in bomb shelters. This is what Saturday was like for Israelis living near the Gaza border. The traumatic Shabbat started in the pre-dawn hours. Hamas, the terrorContinue Reading »
In the surge of media attention surrounding the Gaza riots earlier this year, one theme was prevalent: a virulent attack on the State of Israel and her right to defend her sovereign borders. The attack came with one of the most incisive weapons in the war for public opinion—the media. Misleading Headlines Shortly after theContinue Reading »
In May this year, the United States made history by becoming the first major world power to place its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. While this was certainly a momentous move, the City of Gold was shining long before US President Donald Trump recognized it as Israel’s capital. In fact, President Trump himself said theContinue Reading »
Israel has in centuries past experienced some severe earthquakes. Testimony of this is found not only in archaeological and geological records, but also in the ancient biblical text. Scripture teaches that several significant past events were accompanied by great shakings in the natural world and it is foretold that future events will be also. WhileContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 | The capture of areas in the Daraa province and the Jordan border crossing south of it serves as an important psychological victory for Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Russians. It’s important because it is a serious blow to the morale of the Sunni rebels, who are withdrawing on almostContinue Reading »
When the earth shakes anywhere on the globe, Israel is one of the first countries to spring into action and lend aid. Maybe it’s because Israel herself sits atop a massive fault line and understands all too well the destruction caused by a major earthquake. Or it could be that Israel’s swift response arises fromContinue Reading »
All that was at stake was world peace—or at least, nuclear peace. The question hanging before the United States (US) and Europe—and of critical interest to Israel—was whether it was better to keep the flawed nuclear Iran deal or to have no deal at all. In May this year, the US President Donald Trump administrationContinue Reading »
Monday, 02 July 2018 | Last week, Israel’s military provided hundreds of tents and tons of food and clothing to displaced Syrian refugees living in camps inside Syrian territory. Just days later, Israel’s military increased their number of troops along the Syrian border, as tensions between Israel, the Syrian regime and its ally Iran stayContinue Reading »
Thursday, 21 June 2018 | The US will withdraw from the UN [United Nations] Human Rights Council [UNHRC], Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. “‘The US is officially withdrawing from the UNHRC. This step is not a retreat from human rights commitments,’ Haley said, charging thatContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 June 2018 | Addressing an international conference on terror, Shin Bet [Israeli internal security organization] Director Nadav Argaman said that his agency has prevented 250 terror attacks in 2018, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. Argaman said that among the prevented terror attacks were significant ones including suicide bombings, kidnappings, and shootings. Argaman creditedContinue Reading »
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