The fears that haunt Israelis in a hostile world

editor 22 December 2014

By Carol Hunt.. Last Wednesday (December 10, 2014), the Dail, the majority of whose members had spent the day trying to ignore a very large crowd who were outside trying to speak to them, voted unanimously to call on the Government to recognise the state of Palestine. A well-intentioned motion, one would think. Read more »


Is Palestine a State That We Can Recognize?

editor 20 December 2014

By Beatrize Becerra.. I’ve always struggled to understand that sort of cognitive and emotional imbalance that Europe shows towards the Jewish-Arab conflict. On the one hand, we can’t deny the importance of Israel as the only advanced democracy in the Middle East, nor the enormous relevance of the Israeli state from an economical, commercial and technological perspective. Read more »


What Should We Learn from Rami Levy?

editor 20 December 2014

By Paula R.Stern.. Life teaches us so many things…but only if we are willing to learn them. Today, my 14 year old once again learned fear. She was on her way home from a school trip just as a terrorist was attacking the Rami Levy branch near our home. As the bus passed Mishor Adumim, she heard sirens and one of the children on the bus, who must have checked the Internet, told her that there’d been a shooting attack. Read more »


Israel finds more gas – but will it be extracted?

editor 19 December 2014

By David Shamah.. If the numbers work out, the Royee field will be a distant third in size to the Leviathan and Tamar fields. Israel may have a glut of natural gas. To Israel’s growing family of offshore gas fields, add the Royee field. In a statement to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Sunday, Ratio Oil and Israel Opportunity Energy Resources announced that a seismic survey of the Royee field indicated that it contained about 3 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas that could be extracted. Read more »


The “Mandate for Palestine” is the Best Reply to “Occupation”

editor 18 December 2014

By Eli E. Hertz.. The following document was presented by Eli Hertz at the meeting of the Board of Governors of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists on December 3, 2009 in Washington D.C.
Dear friend, Have you ever asked yourself why during the period between 1917 and 1947 hundreds of thousands of Jews throughout the world woke up one morning and decided to leave their homes and go to Palestine? Read more »


UN Resolution 194 and the “Right of Return”

editor 18 December 2014

By Eli E. Hertz.. Resolution 194, adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 11, 1948, addressed a host of issues, but only one paragraph out of 15 dealt with refugees created by the conflict. Resolution 194 attempted to create the tools required to reach a truce in the region. It established a conciliation commission with representatives from the United States, France and Turkey to replace the UN mediator. The commission was charged with achieving “a final settlement of all questions between … governments and authorities concerned.” The Resolution’s “refugee clause” is not a standalone item, as the Arabs would have us think, nor does it pertain specifically to Palestinian Arab refugees. Read more »


Portuguese parliament calls on govt to recognise Palestinian state

editor 18 December 2014

By AFP.. Lisbon (AFP) – Portugal’s parliament on Friday (December 13, 2014) adopted a resolution calling on the government to recognise the Palestinian state, following a growing number of similar votes around Europe. Parliament’s motion, filed jointly by the ruling centre-right majority and the opposition Socialist party, proposed “recognising, in coordination with the European Union, the state of Palestine as independent and sovereign”.

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‘Hamas will liberate West Bank, just like Gaza’

editor 18 December 2014

By Eli Leon, Shlomo Cesana, Nitzi Yaakov and Israel Hayom Staff.. Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar reveals group’s true intentions in Judea and Samaria, says, “We will repeat the same steps in the West Bank as preparation for our arrival in all of Palestine”. PM speaks with Greek counterpart after Athens attack.

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What (really) motivates Evangelicals?

editor 18 December 2014

By Robert Stearns.. Evangelicals, while maintaining their view of Scripture and their faith in Jesus as the Messiah, are largely motivated in standing with Israel and the Jewish people worldwide. As someone who has spent the last 20 years of my life at the intersection of Jewish and Christian communities worldwide, I have been asked countless times by Jewish friends: “Why do Evangelicals possess such love for the Jewish people and the land of Israel?” Read more »


Special Prayer alert – Hanukkah 2014

editor 17 December 2014

By Tomas Sandell and Andrew Tucker.. Today (Wednesday 17th December 2014) is the first day of Hanukkah, the festival of light, which is celebrated to remember the rededication of the second temple (164 B.C) after the Greeks had defiled it, among other ways, by raising a statue of Zeus in the temple. The battle between the Sons of Zion and the Sons of Greece continues to this day. ( Zech 9:13 ). Today there are four major developments which are threatening the survival of Israel as a homeland of the Jewish people: Read more »

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