Tuesday, 23 January 2018 | The Transportation and Finance Ministries presented plans Sunday for five new light rail lines and 27 kilometers [16.8 mi] of tracks, set to cover Jerusalem by 2024. By the time the network expansion is complete, half of Jerusalem’s population will live within a five minute walk of a train station.Continue Reading »
On US Election Day in November 2016, I was leading a Solidarity Mission. The audience was full of Christians who love Israel. Many were from the US and were anxiously checking their smart phones for early election results. The air was electric with expectation as it became clearer that Donald Trump had a good chanceContinue Reading »
Calling Israel “no ordinary country” can certainly be considered an understatement. The strip of land perched on the edge of the Middle East serves as the stage against which numerous biblical events played out—and the backdrop for ancient prophecy fulfilled today. The building blocks of the modern state are the promises spoken by the GodContinue Reading »
Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has made it a point to deal with inequities toward Israel at the UN. In May she penned an open letter in the Washington Post in which she took the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to task for its anti-Israel bias and unfair judgments againstContinue Reading »
Peace in the Middle East is more than just a dream. For multiple Arab nations and Israel, it’s already something of a reality—or at least close enough for now. That’s the opinion of Dr. Jonathan Spyer, a Middle East expert who told The Mideast Update that secretive relations between Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UnitedContinue Reading »
2017 will be remembered as the year of unforgettable anniversaries. In 1917 the Balfour Declaration was penned and General Allenby liberated Jerusalem from the Ottoman Empire. The first Zionist Congress met 120 years ago and issued a united declaration to establish a Jewish homeland. This was pivotal for the next milestone which came 70 yearsContinue Reading »
Thursday, 18 May 2017 | Israel calls it HaKotel HaMa’aravi, the most significant and holy site in all of Judaism, the focal point of the Jewish faith for nearly 2,000 years. The Palestinians hail it as their inherited own and vehemently deny the plethora of evidence testifying to Jewish ties. The United Nations Educational, ScientificContinue Reading »
Thursday, 18 May 2017 | The Ministry of Construction and Housing is working alongside the city of Jerusalem to consolidate a construction plan to build over 28,000 apartments in the capital over the next decade. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to present US President Donald Trump with the plan at the latter’s visit toContinue Reading »
It is a sight singular to Jerusalem. Friday afternoons, when the sun starts its descent, the shops shut their doors tight, the hum of peak traffic quiets to a hush and the sidewalks in the City of Gold fill with people heading in one direction. Fathers with sidelocks walk in step with their young sons,Continue Reading »
Syria attacked the newly reborn State of Israel almost 70 years ago. But that hasn’t impacted Israel’s ongoing work to help Syrians wounded in that nation’s civil war—and it may even offer hope for peace. The Israeli Galilee Medical Center has helped more than 1,500 wounded Syrians, roughly 500 of them children and infants. MasadContinue Reading »
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