North Korea tested a nuclear weapon on September 3rd that literally shook the region. The United States Geological Survey, a government entity that measures earthquakes, reported on their website a “possible explosion” measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. They reported the rumble was felt by persons in China, Russia and Japan. And symbolically, theContinue Reading »
There’s complicated, and then there’s Lebanon. The country’s government is effectively controlled by Hezbollah, a terrorist organization. That same group murdered current Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri’s father, but now he is something of a figurehead for the government mastered by Hezbollah. Meanwhile, the Lebanese army is tasked by the United Nations with keeping Hezbollah’s armsContinue Reading »
Friday, 10 November 2017 | The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has had enough. Last week, Iran finalized its takeover of Lebanon when Hariri resigned, and reportedly fled to Saudi Arabia. Hariri, denouncing Hezbollah and its Iranian backers, said he feared for his life. Hariri has good reason to be afraid of Hezbollah, the powerfulContinue Reading »
Recognizing the Jewish State “We expect everyone who talks about a peace process to recognize the State of Israel and, of course, to recognize a Jewish state. We are not prepared to accept bogus reconciliations in which the Palestinian side apparently reconciles at the expense of our existence. Whoever wants to make such a reconciliation,Continue Reading »
Monday, 06 November 2017 | The much-publicized meeting between Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah and senior Hamas official Salah al-Aruri on October 31, 2017, in Beirut, reflects the two terror organizations’ growing cooperation against Israel with Iran’s approval. The Hizbullah leader has become Iran’s point man as it builds up Hamas’ military power in the GazaContinue Reading »
Friday 03 November 2017 | The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) suffered a major blow Monday, when a tunnel carrying its operatives—including senior commanders—was detonated by the IDF, killing nine terrorists with five still considered missing. The IDF considers the incident to still be ongoing, with the Gaza Division remaining on high alert in fear ofContinue Reading »
Friday, 13 October 2017 | After more than a decade of strife, bloodshed and bitter contention that has left the Palestinian people divided, the two main role-players in the Palestinian political landscape—rival factions Fatah and Hamas—yesterday inked a reconciliation agreement in Cairo. According to the Hamas deputy political leader, Saleh al-Arouri, the agreement will uniteContinue Reading »
Friday, 13 October 2017 | An unlikely delegation of Arab, Muslim and Christian Israelis and Palestinians head for US and Europe to show ‘the beautiful face of Israel’ and urge BDS groups to stop their activities. A small, unlikely “dream team” delegation comprised entirely of minorities in Israel is preparing to embark on a tripContinue Reading »
“Be favorable Lord our God toward Your people Israel and their prayer, and restore the service to the Holy of Holies of Your Temple.” Every day for thousands of years the Jewish people have prayed these words. Millions upon millions of prayers have gone up to the heavens directed toward one place, the Temple MountContinue Reading »
Iran and Syria have long been allies in the fight against Israel and the West, with Iran generally the more powerful benefactor in the relationship. But the civil war in Syria—and Iran’s military involvement there—has given Iran the opportunity to not just help their ally, but to use them as a testing ground for aContinue Reading »
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