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A Painful Week in Israel

Friday, 06 January 2017 | The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was founded when the State of Israel was established in 1948. This tiny country is surrounded by often hostile neighbors who seek her annihilation. In most of our countries, college or university comes after graduation. Here, 18-year-old high school graduates head off to serve in

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Jerusalem-based Company Wins Labeling Fight with BDS

Friday, 23 December 2016 | The struggle between Jerusalem-based Hatov ice cream and the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanction) movement in Britain has come to a close, with Hatov continuing to sell products labeled “Israeli product made in Jerusalem.” Hatov produces its ice cream at the Atarot industrial zone in northeast Jerusalem. The packaging of

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Hope Rises from the Ashes

Friday, 09 December 2016 | Bridges for Peace has been actively involved in helping the victims of last month’s horrendous fires that brought devastation to so many areas across the land of Israel. Because of the love and generosity of Christians, we are able to bring desperately needed assistance, and with it hope, to those

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Africa and Israel: a Match Made in Heaven?

  In times past, Africa was known as the “dark continent,” a mysterious, romantic place filled with tribal cultures, exotic wildlife and beautiful landscapes. It was a destination for Christian missionaries as well as those who dreamed of the adventure of the big-game safari. For many decades, however, violence and turmoil reigned throughout much of

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Multiple Choice Alternative Answers to the Two-State “Solution”

Twenty-three years have passed since the signing of the Oslo Accords, which heralded an official and public Israel–Palestinian effort to reach peace via the so-called “two-state solution.” Israel was to surrender land taken from Jordan and Egypt in the 1967 war to the Palestinians for their state, in exchange for which the Palestinians would stop

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Who Leads the Palestinian People?

  The region called the Middle East is known for many things: oceans of oil hidden beneath vast plains of burning sand, camels, the Arab Spring and calls to prayer. Yet conspicuously absent from the list of distinguishing features is a line item called “flourishing democracies.” The reason for the omission is obvious. Apart from

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Government Report on UK Anti-Semitism “Does Not Pull Its Punches”

October 20, 2016

Friday, 21 October 2016 | From critiques of the Labor political party to Twitter, a report on anti-Semitism from the British Parliament offered a strikingly honest look at the bias against Jews in the United Kingdom, while sounding the alarm about where that prejudice is most troubling—including the percentage of the nation’s population. “While the

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Political Shakeup in Iran, but Expect President Rouhani to Stay

Friday, 22 October 2016 | It is roughly seven months before the next presidential elections in Iran, and two members of President Hassan Rouhani have resigned. Signs of political upheaval that could see the chief Iranian proponent of the nuclear deal removed from power? Not likely. The Iranian Fars News Agency reported that Minister of

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Encouraging Tourism in Northern Israel

Friday, 21 October, 2016 | A new pleasure cruise line has been inaugurated between Haifa and Akko at the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and the Old Akko Development Company. The idea behind the initiative is to encourage tourism in the north, especially in Akko, while at the same time encourage visitors to use

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International Parliamentarians to Gain Better Understanding of Jerusalem

Friday, 14 October 2016 | For the first time ever, a delegation of dozens of members of parliament (MP) from around the world will tour the city of Hebron; meet with Israeli government ministers and other leading characters in the Israeli political and financial arena; and celebrate with 5,000 Christian supporters of Israel. The MPs

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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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