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Six Days of War for Jerusalem

History teaches that the conflicts that sway the destiny of nations are often fought over a protracted period of time. The events that shake the fate of peoples do not, after all, unfold overnight. Yet principles are never fully absolute. The best exception to this rule arguably occurred when Israel was forced into yet another

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When Jordan Controlled Jerusalem’s Holy City : It Was Never Palestine’s Capital

Fifty years ago, barbed wire and land mines divided Jerusalem between Jordanian and Israeli territory. That Jerusalem was starkly divided into “east” and “west” wasn’t the only thing that looked noticeably different under Jordanian control which lasted from 1949 until the 1967 Six Day War that saw Israel take back the entirety of Jerusalem. The

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Up to Jerusalem!

Jerusalem, the jewel of the Middle East, is a city that has succeeded in attracting thousands of inspired pilgrims from all over the world for centuries. Each year the city literally swells at its seams as Christians and Jews from around the globe embark on a journey to visit the Holy City. A pilgrimage in

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Jerusalem Treasures

 Jerusalem, where ancient prophecy is today’s reality and miracles happen every day. A thoroughly modern city with the world’s most impressive tech industry, it is still home to centuries old neighborhoods where children play freely in the streets and the voices of the prophets seem to whisper around every corner, calling us to remember. It

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Builders of Jerusalem

Unique characters and fascinating tales fill the modern day history of Jerusalem. In the greater Ottoman Empire, Jerusalem was nothing more than a provincial town of little consequence. In actual fact it was only after coming under the British Mandatory administration that Jerusalem once again became a modern cultural center. It took the daring of

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Bringing Jewish People Home

Friday, 24 February 2017 | Scripture contains many references to aliyah, or the immigration of the Jewish people to the land of Israel. Today we are seeing prophecy fulfilled as Jews from the four corners of the world are returning to the land of their inheritance. Deuteronomy 30:3–4 anticipates this day as we read these

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Winter Is Back—a Rainy Week in Israel

Friday, 17 February 2017 | Editor’s note: Rain has continued to fall in Israel since this article was originally published on 12 February. In Jerusalem, 36mm (1.4 in) of rain fell from Sunday through Wednesday. It had rained throughout the night (Sunday) and some areas in the Greater Haifa area suffered from flooding with over

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Hebrew Language Day

Friday, 27 January 2017 | Israel marks Hebrew Language Day every year on the birthday of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of modern spoken Hebrew. This year, the Hebrew date fell on January 19. The revival of the Hebrew language is an extraordinary story, unparalleled in history. A language with roots dating back more than

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Living Next to Gaza

Israel is a tiny nation whose citizens all live short distances from her borders with neighboring countries. Of course, some live closer than others and two of those borders—Gaza in the southwest, and Lebanon–Syria in the north—are very hostile. What is it like to live within sight of the Gaza border? This autumn, the Bridges

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Renewal of Nature

“For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease.” Job 14:7 Traveling through the lush, forested areas of the Jerusalem hills, it is difficult to imagine the dry, barren landscape that the pioneers of the State of Israel found

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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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