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Israeli Delegation Arrives in Disaster-stricken Brazil

Monday, 28 Jan 2019 | An Israeli search and rescue team touched down in Brazil Sunday night, just 48 hours after a dam collapse, which so far has killed 58 people and left 300 missing. On Friday, disaster struck Minas Gerais, Brazil, when a dam full of mine tailings burst and sent a river of

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Israel Jumps to 5th Place in Bloomberg’s Innovation Index

Thursday, 24 January 2019 | Israel surged to 5th place in the Bloomberg Innovation Index of 2019, climbing five spots from last year’s index where Israel ranked 10th, Globes reported Tuesday. The Bloomberg Innovation Index ranks the world’s 60 most pioneering economies, according to the most recent data. The ranking is compiled by analyzing seven

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Swords to Plowshares: Israel Makes a Farm Out of a Minefield

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Israeli farmers from communities bordering Gaza will have some 16,000 dunams [4,000 acres] of agricultural land allocated to them once the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] clears an area, dubbed “firezone,” from landmines and unexploded bombs. Swathes of Israeli farmland has been scorched by incendiary airborne devices launched into Israel by

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The South Blooms Green Again

Thursday, 29 November 2018 | Over the summer, the sight of blackened earth and ashes where there was once an abundance of natural greenery—until the incendiary kite and balloon terror consumed the fields and vegetation in the Gaza vicinity—was depressing. But nature has its way of rebirth, and the recent rainfall has washed away the

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Israel Sets Tourism Record for Most Visitors in October 2018

Thursday, 8 November 2018 | A report released by the tourism ministry on Monday revealed that Israel’s tourism industry continues to break records with more tourists visiting the Jewish state in October 2018 than ever before, totaling about 486,000 registered entries to the country. Globes reported that this represents a 19% increase over April 2018

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In First, National Anthem is Played in Abu Dhabi as Israeli Wins Gold Medal

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | For the first time, Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, was played in Abu Dhabi as Israeli judoka Sagi Muki won the gold medal in his weight division, the Times of Israel reported Sunday. In the tournament, the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam, in which judokas from 62 nations competed, three of

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Baby of Syrian Refugees Returns to Israel for Second Life-Saving Surgery

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | A Syrian baby suffering from a severe heart defect was flown from Cyprus to Israel on Tuesday to receive special treatment at Sheba Hospital in Beersheva. The baby first traveled to Israel in December, just days after he was born, to receive life-saving surgery, the Jerusalem Post reported. Last year,

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Israel Crowns 93-Year-Old Great Grandmother as Miss Holocaust Survivor in Annual Pageant

Thursday, 18 October 2018 | A 93-year-old great-grandmother was crowned winner of the annual Miss Holocaust Survivor contest in Haifa on Sunday. Polish-born Tova Ringer and 11 other ladies celebrated their survival and the lives they led after overcoming the horrors of the Second World War. “I’m very happy,” Ringer, a resident of Haifa, told Reuters.

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Guatemalan Cities Name Streets for “Jerusalem, Capital of Israel”

Friday, 12 October 2018 | Four cities in Guatemala have decided to rename streets, squares and a park “Jerusalem the capital of Israel,” as a sign of support for Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer its embassy to the city. Guatemala remains the only country in

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Neighbor to Neighbor

Golan Residents Pull Together to Help Syrian Refugees The Syrian Civil War may be drawing to a close, but for years now fierce fighting and chemical weapons have left a scar on the Middle East, driving hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to the Israeli and Jordanian borders. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have been

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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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