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IDF Faced with Post-trauma in Recruits from Gaza Border Communities

Thursday, 15 August 2019 | Military and health authorities are now having to accept that a new generation of soldiers from communities bordering the Hamas-controlled enclave, who grew up under a constant threat from Gaza, is plagued by post-trauma even before they’ve began their military service. Eighteen-year-old Israelis, residents of the Gaza border communities, who

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Israeli Navy Leads International Drill for Major Earthquake

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 | Israel’s navy has been training for a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that would lay waste to much of the country’s infrastructure and cause tens of thousands of casualties in a multinational drill involving 11 countries. According to data, there is a significant earthquake in the region every 100 years,

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Iran Threatens to Further Escalate Nuclear Program Conflict with Third Step

Monday, 5 August 2019 | Having already increased their nuclear fuel stockpile and the quality of their nuclear fuel enrichment beyond the limits imposed under the nuclear deal, Iran is now warning that their third step in withdrawing from commitments in the deal is coming up. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted by the

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Iranian Military Brass Meet to Discuss “Preparedness” and “Surprise Capabilities”

Friday, 26 July 2019 | On July 22, 2019, Admiral Ali Shamkhani, secretary-general of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, made a surprise visit to the Khatam-al Anbia military headquarters. The Iranian media linked the visit to “the security situation in our region.” According to Tasnim, the news agency affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

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Mideast Tensions Soar as US Downs Iranian Drone, Iran Seizes Tankers

Monday, 22 July 2019 | Tensions between Iran and the international community escalated last week as an Iranian drone was shot down after threatening an American warship and multiple civilian foreign ships were seized by Iran, including one belonging to the United Kingdom [UK]. The drone incident occurred on Thursday, with United States President Donald

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Heightened Tensions Simmer on the Gaza Border

Monday, 15 July 2019 | The situation on the Israel–Gaza border is yet again on the verge of combusting following the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) shooting of a Hamas operative, which the army later apologized for and attributed to mistaken identity. Hamas, the terror organization in control of the Gaza Strip, fired at least one

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Anti-Semitism: The Chilling New Normal

Historian Paul Johnson has said, “What strikes the historian surveying anti-Semitism worldwide over more than two millennia is its fundamental irrationality. It seems to make no sense, any more than malaria or meningitis make sense.” It goes by many names: bigotry, discrimination, prejudice, intolerance. Most often, it falls in that broad category of “racism,” which

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Unlivable: Israel’s Efforts to Prevent a Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

In August 2012 the United Nations (UN) published a report painting a picture of the dismal future awaiting the people of Gaza. Come 2020, the document said, the coastal enclave would be unlivable. In the seven years since the UN tabled its report, the situation deteriorated almost beyond predictions. Some 2.1 million people live in

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A Singular Solution: A One-state Approach to the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

The two-state solution sounds final—the long-sought answer to the Middle East’s most intractable riddle. But what if it’s not the only “solution” to the problem? What if it’s not even a plausible one? What alternative can there be to the “solution”? There is another possibility, hovering as both a promise and a threat: the one-state

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Life on the Frontlines: Coping under Fire

The siren sounds. You have 15 seconds to reach the bomb shelter. How fast can you run? One, two, three…Were you eating dinner with your family? Driving home from work? In the shower? Perhaps you were asleep? Four, five, six…Run! Run to the nearest bomb shelter. Do you know where it is? Of course you

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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.

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