“No Joke,” tweeted Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, “the UN just condemned Israel as the world’s only violator of women’s rights, backed by votes of council members Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Yemen.” Of the 40 countries that condemned Israel in a July 2019 United Nations (UN) resolution, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran andContinue 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 »
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 »
Israel is like no other place on earth. The history of the Jewish people stretches back thousands of years, yet the modern nation is only 71 years old. Almost 30% of Israelis are olim (immigrants), coming from all across the world and bringing some of their own culture with them. Israel is thus a wonderfulContinue Reading »
“So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the Garden of Eden…’” Ezekiel 36:35 It was just a 25-minute drive from Jerusalem, but I felt like I had entered another world. A small group of friends had embarked on a day trip to the biblical heartland of Judea. When we arrivedContinue Reading »
“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land.” Ezekiel 36:24 Some two-and-a-half millennia after God made this pledge, we are seeing the prophecy come to pass in front of our eyes as Jewish people from America to Australia and South Africa toContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 | Thousands of young Jewish volunteers and professionals from all around the world gathered at Ra’anana Park Auditorium in central Israel last week to celebrate the start of Masa Israel Journey’s 2019–20 program year. The vibrant event, which saw an unprecedented 2,500-participant turnout, marks Israel’s largest-ever single gathering of Diaspora [JewishContinue 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 »
Friday, 1 November 2019 | A family participating in an Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) excavation some 9.3 miles [15 km] east of Haifa at the ancient city of Usha found a 1,400-year-old hammer and nails. This was particularly interesting because it confirmed the fact that the ancient inhabitants of Usha manufactured iron tools. The IAA’sContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | Israel has taken another step in moving from fossil fuels to environmentally friendly renewable energy, approving its biggest plant of unique solar panels to date. The plant, which is for commercial use, operates without generating pollution or any greenhouse gas emissions. The Electricity Authority (TEA) and Energy Minister Yuval SteinitzContinue Reading »
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