Why End Times? (14) – Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

editor 22 February 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

Matthew
Let’s follow Matthew 24, complemented by the parallel passages from Mark and Luke. In this discourse the Lord Jesus answers the disciples’ three-part question: “…Tell us, when will this happen? [that not one stone will be left on another of Jerusalem and the Temple, that every one will be thrown down, as Jesus just said in Matthew 23:37-24:1-2] and what will be the sign of Your coming [Parousia, Coming in Glory] and of the end [completion] of the age” (Matthew 24:3). The disciples are not asking about ‘the end of the world’. Read more »

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[Press Release]   Australia and Israel – a story of deep friendship

editor 22 February 2017

The visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu reflects deep relationship between Australia and Israel. Over the last 100 years, Australia has played an instrumental role in the creation of the Jewish homeland, and has been blessed by the contributions of hundreds and thousands of its Jewish citizens. Today the two nations share deep cultural, business, and technological ties. The Australian government is to be commended for its positive relationship with the State of Israel, and its constructive approach towards the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. In the months and years ahead, we must continue to play an active and constructive role. Read more »

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Netanyahu visit: Australia’s relationship with Israel and where it could go

editor 21 February 2017

By Omar Dabbagh.. In the past fortnight the Israeli leader has visited London and Washington DC for talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May and “old friend” US President Donald Trump. His visit to Australia this week (Wednesday Feb 22 – Saturday Feb 25, 2017) will be the first for a serving Israeli Prime Minister. His time with Malcolm Turnbull will likely cover similar ground: the Palestinian conflict, West Bank settlements, Iran, and combatting global terror. [Photo top right: PM Malcolm Turnbull and PM Benjamin Netanyahu]  Read more »

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My Sephardic Inheritance: a Spoonful of Salt, a Spoonful of Sugar

editor 21 February 2017

By Hannah Pressman.. What a family heirloom taught me about my ancestors, and the mysterious parts of my Jewish history. Anointing challah with honey during the first year of marriage is a popular Jewish tradition—a way for newlyweds to mark the sweetness of their new life together. I confess, though, to preferring savory indulgences over sweet ones, in general. So, once the second year of my marriage was underway, I was not all that reluctant to return to salting my challah. Read more »

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‘Eyeless in Gaza’ director reveals the headlines Hamas don’t let you see

editor 20 February 2017

By Francine Wolfisz.. Francine Wolfisz chats to director Martin Himel about his new film, Eyeless in Gaza, which reveals how journalists are forced to tow the line. Seasoned journalist Matti Friedman had noticed all was not as it should be at the Associated Press (AP) bureau in Gaza. Hamas fighters had burst into the office and threatened staff over photographs they had published. Then they witnessed a rocket launch right beside their office, endangering the lives of staff and nearby residents – and yet AP did not report it. Read more »

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The Delusion of the “Two-State Solution”

editor 18 February 2017

By Joel Fisher.. The world still believes that the “Two State Solution” is the way to resolve the Israel-Palestine Conflict. But when the Palestinians invoke this idea, they mean something very different, which has nothing to do with peace. For some time, the slogan of the so-called “Two-State Solution” has constantly been presented in the media as a desirable goal, one that Israel and the Palestinians should implement in the interest of peace. Read more »

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Iran growing network to train foreign terrorists, dissident group says

editor 18 February 2017

By Rowan Scarborough.. Iran’s hard-line Islamic regime has escalated its overseas terrorist operations, establishing a network of over a dozen internal training camps for foreign fighters, the regime’s largest resistance group said at a press conference on Tuesday in Washington. The National Council of Resistance of Iran issued its intelligence report specifying the camps’ locations and the countries represented. [Photo top right:Photo by: Hadi Mizban Members of the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran boast an extensive spy network, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its special forces wing, the Quds force, and has a track record of exposing clandestine parts of the Iranian security apparatus. (Associated Press)] Read more »

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A Look Back at Ten Years as A Soldier’s Mother

editor 18 February 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. On February 13, 2007, I decided that I wanted to experiment more formally with this thing called “blogging.” There was no WordPress, no other real blogging platform other than Blogger. I decided to go for it and with the first screen, I was stuck. It asked me the name for the blog I wanted to create. I didn’t know what to write. There were two major things happening in my life. One I was anticipating with such joy; the second I was intentionally trying not to face. Read more »

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Jewish Holocaust Heroes And Heroines Honored In Paris

editor 17 February 2017

By Rina Bassist.. B’nai B’rith gives award to nine overlooked French natives. Paris – France’s Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia, French-Jewish resistance expert Dr. Tsilla Hershco and other leaders of the French-Jewish community gathered on Monday (February 13, 2017) at the Paris “Memorial de la Shoah” museum for an exceptional ceremony, honoring nine Jewish men and women for saving Jews during the Holocaust. Marcel Marceau, Theo Klein, Léon and Joseph Eligoulachvilli, George and Fanny Loinger, Nelly Willer, Rachel Grunstein and Liliane Lieber-Klein were awarded the Jewish Rescuers award (JRJ) for saving Jews during World War II. [Photo top right: Dr. Tsilla Hershco, a French-Jewish resistance expert, speaks at the B’nai B’rith ceremony yesterday in Paris.. (photo credit:Rina Bassist)] Read more »

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Foreign Government Funding to Political NGOs Operating in Another Democracy Is a Violation of Sovereignty and Self-Determination

editor 17 February 2017

By Gerald M. Steinberg.. Op-ed: All foreign government funding to political NGOs operating in another democracy is a violation of sovereignty and self-determination, and this issue is particularly important for Israelis. The clash between Charles Michel, the prime minister of Belgium, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over funding for NGOs involved in the conflict and war crimes allegations highlights the sensitivity of this issue, and the need to go beyond the headlines. Read more »

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