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Israel under Attack: Rocket Fire on South Continues

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | Air raid sirens warning of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip sounded Wednesday night at the Netiv Ha’Asara community that borders the northern section of the Hamas-run enclave. The moshav [collective community] was holding a night swim for dozens of local children at the time. Local residents reported hearing an

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Amid Soaring Tensions, Iran Shoots down Invitation of Talks with US

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | One day after United States President Donald Trump openly discussed possible negotiations with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the Iranians firmly dismissed unconditional talks between the sides. Rouhani, in comments published by the Fars News Agency, said they were “ready for talks,” but told the Americans that they had to remove

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President Rivlin Visits IDF Troops in Judea and Samaria to Bolster Morale

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | President Rivlin visited the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] Judea and Samaria Division [Wednesday] morning to meet with forces operating in the area since the murder of Rina Shnerb last Friday at Danny’s Spring, near the village of Dolev. The president told his hosts, “Even with the grinding routine in this

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Israeli Judoka Takes Gold at World Championships

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | Israeli judoka Sagi Muki, who competes in the under 81 kg [179 lb] weight category, bested his Belgian opponent, Matthias Casse, in the final to win the gold medal at the Judo World Championship on Wednesday. Muki got a fifth Ippon [the highest score a fighter can achieve in Japanese

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Israel under Fire from Gaza for the Second Time this Week

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 | More violence from the Gaza Strip last night as terrorists launched four mortars toward Israel—though only one mortar cleared the border and the other three reportedly landed in Gazan territory. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said the mortar that landed on the Israeli side of the border fell into open

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Revenge But Not War: Hezbollah’s Plans for a Calculated Strike against Israel

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 | Take a deep breath. Calm down. Plan your next words—and your next steps—carefully. This was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s advice yesterday to the man at the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force and the leader of Tehran’s Lebanon-based terror proxy, Hezbollah. The Israeli premier’s warning comes in

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Brazil University Cancels Pro-Israel Lecture after Threats

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 | A university in Brazil was forced to cancel a lecture by a pro-Israeli advocacy organization StandWithUs after being bombarded by threats from pro-Palestinian groups. The University of Pernambuco, a public university in the city of Recife, opted to cancel the lecture titled “Dilemmas in the Peace Process between Israelis and

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New App Offers 24/7 Hebrew Lessons for New Immigrants

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 | Two recent immigrants to Israel have developed an app to help new arrivals tackle the challenge of learning Hebrew. Aprende Hebreo, a smart-learning company that developed the app, was founded by two young immigrants from Latin America who struggled as they tried to learn the language in government-offered courses known

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Israel Steps up Security Measures as Fear of War Skyrockets

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 | The troubled region of the Middle East is often described as a tinderbox—one tiny spark and everything goes up in flames. This weekend had more than its fair share of sparks, with a Palestinian terror attack in Judea and Samaria, rocket fire from the Gaza Strip in the south and

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Did Israel Strike Palestinian Terror Group Targets in Lebanon?

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 | Israel reportedly launched a strike against a Palestinian terror group deep inside Lebanon, according to Arabic media. Reports circulated Monday morning that the Israeli military struck a base for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command (PFLP–GC), located in the Bekaa valley of eastern Lebanon near the Syrian

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ISRAEL & THE CHURCH:
GOD’s ROAD MAP

REBECCA J. BRIMMER
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