Monday, 06 August 2018 | In an apparent threat to global shipping, Iran has begun naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. United States defense officials told the Journal that the exercises, involving more than 100 vessels—though mostly smaller craft—have “fully started.”Continue Reading »
Thursday, 26 July 2018 | Hamas’s military wing likely wants war. To the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, only another round of fighting in Gaza—in the form of another big war—can shuffle the cards and allow them to reach the results they want. It’s not at all certain Hamas’s political leadership wants another military campaign inContinue Reading »
Monday, 23 July 2018 | Tons of humanitarian aid transferred to desperate refugees. Border gates creaking open to admit gravely wounded civilians caught in the cross-hairs of fighting. Those same wounded civilians receiving life-saving medical treatment in Israeli hospitals. Throughout the seven years of the Syrian Civil War, Israel has made every effort—often behind theContinue Reading »
Monday, 16 July 2018 | A non-stop rain of rockets, air raid sirens screaming incessantly, a family home, children’s playground and synagogue hit and nearly 24 hours spent in bomb shelters. This is what Saturday was like for Israelis living near the Gaza border. The traumatic Shabbat started in the pre-dawn hours. Hamas, the terrorContinue Reading »
In the surge of media attention surrounding the Gaza riots earlier this year, one theme was prevalent: a virulent attack on the State of Israel and her right to defend her sovereign borders. The attack came with one of the most incisive weapons in the war for public opinion—the media. Misleading Headlines Shortly after theContinue Reading »
In May this year, the United States made history by becoming the first major world power to place its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. While this was certainly a momentous move, the City of Gold was shining long before US President Donald Trump recognized it as Israel’s capital. In fact, President Trump himself said theContinue Reading »
Israel has in centuries past experienced some severe earthquakes. Testimony of this is found not only in archaeological and geological records, but also in the ancient biblical text. Scripture teaches that several significant past events were accompanied by great shakings in the natural world and it is foretold that future events will be also. WhileContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 | The capture of areas in the Daraa province and the Jordan border crossing south of it serves as an important psychological victory for Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Russians. It’s important because it is a serious blow to the morale of the Sunni rebels, who are withdrawing on almostContinue Reading »
Monday, 09 July 2018 | A former senior IDF [Israel Defense Forces] colonel who served in the Home Front Command has warned that a major earthquake is expected to rip through Israel in the near future and has urged the general public to follow the authorities’ advice and prepare accordingly. It is unclear exactly whenContinue Reading »
When the earth shakes anywhere on the globe, Israel is one of the first countries to spring into action and lend aid. Maybe it’s because Israel herself sits atop a massive fault line and understands all too well the destruction caused by a major earthquake. Or it could be that Israel’s swift response arises fromContinue Reading »
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