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What Happened in the Past Year between the Gaza Strip and Israel?

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | Hamas, an internationally recognized terrorist organization, has been waging an armed conflict against Israel for almost two decades, with the stated purpose of killing Jews and destroying the State of Israel. Since violently taking control over the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian Authority [PA] in 2007, Hamas has used its

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Anti-Semitic Incidents Hit Record High in the Netherlands for 2018

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | The Netherlands on Tuesday became the latest European country to report sickening levels of anti-Semitism with a 19% increase in recorded anti-Jewish incidents in 2018 to a record 230 cases, Ben Cohen reported in the Algemeiner. The Center for Information and Documentation Israel (CIDI)—a Dutch Jewish watchdog group—recorded in its

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Gallup: 70% of Americans View Israel Favorably

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | In its recently released poll, 7 in 10 Americans view Israel favorably across all political party lines—a level of support that has been steady in recent years, Gallup reported Wednesday. According to Gallup, the 69% of Americans who view Israel “very” or “mostly” favorably was down slightly from last year’s

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Hamas Seems Ready for Calm, but will Islamic Jihad Cooperate?

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Hamas did not stage riots or confrontations along the Israel–Gaza border on Saturday night, for the first in months of nightly incidents at the friction points along the security fence. Earlier in the day, however, a mortar shell was fired at the Eshkol Regional Council and exploded in an open

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US Senator Vows Plan to Recognize Golan as Israel’s “Now and Forever”

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | In a significant diplomatic win for Israel, US Senator Lindsay Graham—a former candidate for president and a key member of US President Donald Trump’s Republican political party—on Monday openly endorsed Israeli sovereignty over the strategic Golan Heights that border Syria. “I’ve got a simple message. I will go back to

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Palestinian Terrorist Charged with Three Counts of Murder

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | The Judea Military Court charged Asem Barghouti with three counts of murder Monday, following his alleged participation in the Ofra and Givat Assaf [communities north of Jerusalem] drive-by shooting attacks in December. Barghouti is being charged with the murder of St.-Sgt. Yuval Mor Yosef and Sgt. Yosef Cohen, who were

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Israel Increases Permits for Jordanians to Work in Eilat by 33%

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Israel increased the number of work permits it is issuing to Jordanians for employment in Eilat by 33% to 2,000, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. The permits will allow Jordanians to work during the day in the resort town, located not far from the [southern] border, and return home at

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As Gaza Tensions Continue, Netanyahu Warns Israel “Will Do Everything Necessary”

Monday, 11 March 2019 | More rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel over the weekend and Israel responded with air strikes on terror targets. As the tensions between Israel and terrorists in the Gaza Strip brew, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a warning to those who think that next month’s election in Israel

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Jordan and the Palestinian Authority Seek to Sabotage the Trump Peace Plan

Monday, 11 March 2019 | In recent weeks, signs are growing of an imminent explosion in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] and the Gaza Strip as the Israeli elections in April draw near. Israel can take measures to prevent such an explosion. The most serious danger, though, is that of an eruption sparked by

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The Israeli Running for the Presidency of Guatemala

Monday, 11 March 2019 | Israel’s already excellent relations with Guatemala may soon receive a new boost, thanks to a most peculiar presidential candidate. Yitzhak Farhi, a 58-year-old businessman from Ra’anana [north of Tel Aviv], is running for president of the Latin country, and believes his chances of winning are good. “My four fellow candidates

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ISRAEL & THE CHURCH:
GOD’s ROAD MAP

REBECCA J. BRIMMER
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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.

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