At 16:00 on May 14, 1948—hours before sunset signaled the start of the Sabbath—David Ben-Gurion banged his gavel on the table to call the 250-strong crowd in the Tel Aviv Museum to order. “I shall now read to you the scroll of the Establishment of the State,” the architect of the modern State of IsraelContinue Reading »
The State of Israel has endured one of the longest periods of political instability in recent memory. Since the dissolution of the government in December 2018 until the end of 2022, the nation has seen four rounds of indecisive snap elections, one haphazard coalition government made up of incongruent political parties and finally a fifthContinue Reading »
The global media has its eagle eye continually focused on the Jewish state. Its Knesset (Parliament) and the legislative branch of the government, the prime minister and the executive branch, the Israel Defense Forces and Israel’s security forces—to name a few—all take their turns under the microscope. And the international community is never short onContinue Reading »
The words of the well-known Jewish blessing, the Shehecheyanu, are so very apt as we consider Israel’s Diamond Anniversary. “Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King of the universe, who has granted us life, and sustained us, and brought us to this time.” The Return “The first miracle is the idea of a people whoContinue Reading »
Celebrating 100,000 Homecomings Scripture is full of God’s promises to return the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to their ancient homeland. Jeremiah 32:37–44 is a beautiful description of His heart and plans. In verse 41, the Lord promises, “Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant themContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 8 March 2023 | Israel is working to expand the Abraham Accords with four other nations, Israel Hayom learned this week. Foreign Minister Eli Cohen is working to normalize ties with Mauritania, Somalia, Niger and Indonesia, sources said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is—of course—also involved in efforts behind the scenes, as are the US’sContinue Reading »
Friday, 3 March 2023 | Iran is seeking to acquire advanced S-400 air defense systems from Russia, which the top brass in Jerusalem believes will tighten the window to strike the Islamic regime’s nuclear program, Bloomberg reported, citing “people familiar with the matter.” Russia has not yet publicly confirmed whether it will provide the systemsContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 February 2023 | The Palestinian Authority [PA] and its leader, Mahmoud Abbas, continue to twist, misrepresent and rewrite the history of the Jews as part of an ongoing campaign to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Jewish people. The campaign aims to negate and reject the connection between the Jews and theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 26 January 2023 | The Israel Air Force [IAF] is training its helicopter pilots to deal with extreme scenarios not only at the operational level but also at the cognitive level, according to IAF Maj. L. On January 22, the IAF launched its “Staging Threat” exercise for helicopter squadrons. The exercise, which will runContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 24 January 2023 | The Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization has built more than 20 observation and guard posts along the Israel–Lebanon border over the past year. According to UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War between the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] and Hezbollah, the terrorist group is forbidden fromContinue Reading »
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