2,000-Year-Old Jewish Community Unearthed Near Beit Shemesh

editor 30 March 2017

By JNS.org.. During a weeklong excavation project near Beit Shemesh, 240 Israeli students from Jerusalem’s Boyer High School uncovered the remains of an ancient Jewish community dating back to Israel’s Second Temple period. The archaeological dig was launched prior to the construction of a new residential neighborhood in the area and, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) district archaeologist for Judah, Dr. Amit Shadman, “the excavations will be followed by the site’s preservation and development as an archaeological site in the heart of the new neighborhood.” [Photo top right: An aerial view of the newly discovered 2,000-year-old Jewish community near Beit Shemesh, Israel. Photo: Emil Aladjem, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.] Read more »

Share
 

World Shrugs as Hizballah Prepares Massive Civilian Deaths

editor 30 March 2017

By Noah Beck.. Originally written for the Investigative Project on Terrorism

Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently warned Israel that his Iran-backed terror group could attack targets producing mass Israeli casualties, including a huge ammonia storage tank in Haifa, and a nuclear reactor in Dimona. Also last month (February, 2017), Tower Magazine reported that, since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Iran has provided Hizballah with a vast supply of “game-changing,” state-of-the art weapons, despite Israel’s occasional airstrikes against weapons convoys. [Photo top right:A rocket display in the southern town of Sderot, for years Hamas’s primary target (photo credit: Moshe Shai/Flash 90)] Read more »

Share
 

Why End Times? (21) – Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

editor 30 March 2017

From the book Why End Times? Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

The escalation of violence
In the Book of Revelation John sees burning stars falling from the sky. He speaks in Revelation 8 and 9 about the destruction of a quar- ter and a third of humanity, and about the poisoning of life in the sea. We have discussed this in detail. ABC-weapons? You shudder when you read how the Lord fights in Ezekiel 38 and 39, and in Zechariah 14. A German Roman-Catholic atomic scientist, Bernhard Philberth, once wrote a book ‘Christliche Prophetie und Nuklear Energie’. In that book he compares the events in the Book of Revelation and in passages such as Zechariah 14:12 and 15 with the consequences of the weaponry modern man has at his disposal. Read more »

Share
 

Woman who received doctorate 77 years after Nazis denied it to her dies aged 104

editor 29 March 2017

By WJC.. Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport, who became Germany’s oldest recipient of a doctorate almost eight decades after fleeing the Nazis, has died at the age of 104. A specialist in newborn care, Syllm-Rapoport received world-wide attention when she passed her oral exam at the University of Hamburg at the age of 102, in 2015. Read more »

Share
 

Israeli Settlements: Facts About Jewish Settlements in the West Bank

editor 29 March 2017

By Mitchell G. Bard.. History of the Settlement Movement

Following Israel’s resounding defeat of the invading Arab armies in the Six-Day War, strategic concerns led both of Israel’s major political parties – the Labor and Likud – to support and establish settlements at various times. The first settlements were built by Labor governments from 1968 to 1977, with the explicit objective to secure a Jewish majority in key strategic regions of the West Bank – such as the Tel AvivJerusalem corridor – that were the scene of heavy fighting in several of the Arab-Israeli wars. Read more »

Share
 

Why End Times? (20) – Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

editor 28 March 2017

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

The fourth trumpet
When the fourth angel blows his trumpet, a third of the sun, the moon and the stars are stricken so that a third of them are darkened and there is no light of day for a third (of the earth?). The night is similarly affected. When nuclear bombs are exploded above the surface of the earth, enormous amounts of masses of rock are thrown up into the atmosphere. The energy from each kiloton class atomic bomb is capable of pulverizing approximately a thousand tons of rock. Read more »

Share
 

Kuwait Trying to Oust Knesset From Inter-Parliamentary Union

editor 25 March 2017

By Yasser Okbi/Maariv Hashavua/JPost.com Staff.. Israel’s “loud and blatant violations of international resolutions,” and not anti-Israeli or racist motives, are the inspiration for the move, claims Kuwaiti parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim. Kuwait has decided to forge ahead with a move that would attempt to expel Israel from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Read more »

Share
 

Thousands Gather to See Site of Jesus’s Tomb in Church of the Holy Sepulchre

editor 25 March 2017

By Daniel K. Eisenbud.. Last restoration took place in 1810, recent restoration cost $3.5 million. Thousands of tourists and clergy members from across the globe gathered on Wednesday at the Old City’s Christian quarter to view the recently restored Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus’s tomb is located. The last time the church was restored was in 1810. [Photo top right: A ceremony held at the Holy Sepulchre after restoration. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)] Read more »

Share
 

Waiting on the Tenth

editor 24 March 2017

By Paula R. Stern..Once, a few years ago, I was standing in Rome Airport when I noticed a few men gathering together. They were Jews looking for the 10th man to make a minyan – a quorum required for certain prayers. Once, almost a decade ago, I was driving with a few friends and as the afternoon slipped into evening, I asked one of the men if he wanted me to stop the car so he could pray the afternoon services. “Not yet,” he told me. It was getting later and later and I asked a few more times. Each time, he smiled and said, “not yet.” Read more »

Share
 

Defence Minister Warns of EU Diplomatic ‘Assault’ Against Israel by End of the Year

editor 24 March 2017

By Tovah Lazaroff.. Liberman followed his warning by saying that Israeli politicians should dial back on decision that work irk world powers, telling them that “there are things we cannot do unilaterally.” The European Union is planning a diplomatic “assault” against Israel by the end of the year once a number of major leadership elections on that continent are over, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Tuesday night (March 21, 2017). [Photo top right:Avigdor Liberman. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)] Read more »

Share

Buy now! Israel a journey through time Christians for Israel Donate