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 earlierContinue Reading »
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 ChinaContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 November 2019 | The European Court of Justice issued a controversial ruling on November 12, 2019, and declared: “Foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin, accompanied, where those foodstuffs come from an Israeli settlement within that territory, by the indicationContinue Reading »
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.Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 5 November 2019 | Hamas’s leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, on Monday threatened to turn Israeli cities into “ghost towns” and warned that the terror group has enough firepower to launch rockets into Tel Aviv “for six months in a row.” The remarks come just days after the latest cross-border flare-up between Israel andContinue Reading »
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 threeContinue Reading »
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 theContinue Reading »
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 KatzContinue Reading »
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 undoContinue Reading »
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 becomeContinue Reading »
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