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Report: France Threatens Israel over Applying Sovereignty to Judea and Samaria

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | Under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s urging, Israel could begin applying sovereignty over more land in Judea and Samaria—but not without possible retribution from the European Union with France at the helm. France is not alone. The idea of Israeli sovereignty in the biblical heartland has set other European nations aflutter

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Israel’s Fight with Iran Continues Despite COVID-19

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | As far as the Syrian front goes, Israel’s coronavirus crisis is a thing of the past. The series of attacks in Syria attributed to Israel during April seems like a planned policy, and is no longer merely a presumed response to Iranian initiative. It seems it was a planned action,

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Half a Million Israeli Children Return to Kindergartens, Nurseries

Monday, 11 May 2020 | Half a million children returned to preschools, kindergartens and nurseries on Sunday morning as Israel gradually phases out restrictions put in place to stave off the spread of coronavirus. Public preschools will have to rotate between the attendance of different groups of students to adhere to strict social distancing regulations

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Israel to Start Coronavirus Antibodies Tests This Week

Monday, 11 May 2020 | Israeli HMOs [Health Ministry Organizations] this week are set to begin conducting tests for antibodies meant to reveal if a person had coronavirus and has developed an immunity to it. It was revealed last week that Israel was to conduct 100,000 serological tests for COVID-19 in an effort to determine

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Three Gulf States Want to Partner with Israel to Fight COVID-19

Monday, 11 May 2020 | Times of crisis have a knack for breaking down barriers. The COVID-19 is bridging the gap between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf. Officials from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and another unnamed Gulf State are actively cooperating with Israeli researchers and medical experts

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Former Netanyahu Ally Rejects Joining Unity Government

Monday, 11 May 2020 | PM [Prime Minister] Netanyahu and Yamina leader Naftali Bennett won’t be on the same side in the next government. The 14-day countdown for Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new unity government and avoid a fourth consecutive Israeli election is well underway—and while Netanyahu is expected to succeed, a traditional political

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Cementing Unity Government, Rivlin Tasks Netanyahu with Forming Government

Friday, 8 May 2020 | After undergoing seemingly endless political hurdles, Israel made another step toward a unity government yesterday when President Reuven Rivlin tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government. The move was more of a formality to extend the clock on Israel’s political process, which would have run out last night

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Malls and Markets Reopen after Israel Lifts Coronavirus Restrictions

Friday, 8 May 2020 | Outdoor markets and malls opened in Israel on Thursday after more than 40 days of closure due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Ahead of opening, vendors were busy preparing and disinfecting stalls and shops in anticipation of the return of their customers. At Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market, police had limited the

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Report: Iran Behind Hack of Israeli Water Authority Sites

Friday, 8 May 2020 | Iran is behind a cyberattack on Israeli water authority sites last month, Fox News reported Thursday. It is unclear whether the attack was successful. The attack targeted several Water Authority facilities and was thwarted by the authority’s cyber division, according to an internal departmental report. Israeli cyber security officials gave

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Vatican Archives Suggest World War 2 Pope Knew about the Holocaust

Friday, 8 May 2020 | Was the World War II-era pope aware of the mass killing of Jews? Moreover, did he fail to act, arguably sealing their terrible fate? The recently unsealed Vatican archives belonging to pope Pius XII suggest that the answer may be yes. The records of the wartime pontiff—whom some accuse of

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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.

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