Answer to prayer after Paris “Peace” Conference

editor 23 January 2017

By Christians for Israel International.. Seventy nations met in Paris (Sunday January 15, 2017) and signed a Joint Declaration in which they called on Israel and the Palestinians to re-commit themselves to the “two states” solution which they say is the “only way to achieve enduring peace”. The declaration, which was perhaps less problematic for Israel than anticipated, has no binding force. But it does have a strong political significance because it supports Security Council resolution 2334 that declared ALL Israeli settlements (= Jews) “illegal”, and will only strengthen the desire of many nations to ensure that a Palestinian state is created. Read more »

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Top 10 Reasons Not to Go to Paris

editor 23 January 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. Paris is supposed to be an amazing city. I was there once. For 24 hours. It wasn’t great. The people were really nasty – from the snotty municipal worker who refused to give me directions because my French wasn’t accented properly, to the inconsiderate cleaner at the airport who carefully smashed her broom into garbage cans near benches where people were sleeping, but quietly circled the cans where the benches were empty (I kid you not…we watched this for 15 minutes till we realized and confirmed the pattern). Maybe they just don’t like tourists. Maybe they don’t like Americans. Or maybe they just don’t like Jews. Who knows? Read more »

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The Real Situation of Arab Citizens of Israel

editor 21 January 2017

By Robert Cherry.. The liberal press has two staples in its coverage of Israeli politics. It consistently stresses that the major obstacle to settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the behavior of anti-Arab right-wing politicians, led by Naftali Bennett, who promote more Jewish settlements in the West Bank. We are also told incessantly that Jewish anti-Arab attitudes, nourished by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rhetoric, threaten the civil rights of and the opportunities available to Israel’s Arab citizens. [Photo top right: A druze woman casts her ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in the northern druze arab village of Maghar; January 22, 2013. Reuters Ammar Awad] Read more »

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Why Trump Should Move US Embassy to Jerusalem

editor 21 January 2017

By Kenneth Lasson.. It’s a wonder that US passports for people born in Israel’s holy city don’t list them as having entered the world in “Occupied Jerusalem.” If President-elect Donald Trump is as much a man of his word as he says he is, he’ll move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem shortly after he takes office. There are good diplomatic and constitutional reasons for him to do so. [Photo top right: The US embassy in Tel Aviv. (photo credit:REUTERS)] Read more »

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Jewish life by the Liffey: A look at the Jewish community in Ireland

editor 20 January 2017

By Barry Davis.. “The only country unsullied by any one act of persecution of the Jews.” As the Irish Jewish museum on Walworth Road in Dublin veered into view, I got a familiar feeling. It was a palpable sense of a blast from the Jewish past. It was the same knee-jerk reaction I had when I was on a year-long hiatus back in Blighty in the mid-’80s, when I worked for a while as a delivery driver, and made twice-weekly trips to the East End of London. Back then, there were still a few Jewish residents of my late father’s generation, and even older. [Photo top right:Maurice Cohen, head of the local community in Dublin, stands outside the Irish Jewish Museum in the city. (photo credit:Courtesy)] Read more »

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Jewish Agency Emissary to Ukraine Expects Aliyah to Rise

editor 20 January 2017

By Steve Linde.. Roman Polonsky, director of the Jewish Agency’s Department for Russian-speaking Jewry, says aliya from Ukraine has actually tripled in the last three years. Although it is hardly reported in the media, two or three and sometimes up to 10 people are killed every day in clashes in the region of Donetsk in Ukraine,” says Jewish Agency emissary Max Lurye. “People who live in that area constantly hear explosions, and this has contributed to an unstable situation for all residents, including Jews.” [Photo top right:Roman Polonsky. (Credit: Sasson Tiram)] Read more »

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Why End Times? (5) – Chapter 1 – Why End Times?

editor 19 January 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 1 – Why End Times?

Demons fear the Word of God
The powers of darkness know only too well how they will finally meet their doom. They know and believe the Word of God, and they tremble. They know that a time of torture will one day dawn for them. When the Lord Jesus drives a number of them out of two demon- possessed men, the demons in question speak in Matthew 8:28-29: “…When He arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met Him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way. ‘What do you want with us, Son of God?’ they shouted. ‘Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time.’” Read more »

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Serving the Eternal One in the midst of this world

editor 19 January 2017

By Binyomin Jacobs, Chief Rabbi – January 5, 2017.. Very soon, the first book of the Torah, Genesis, will be finished during synagogue services on Shabbat in every synagogue in the world. “Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.” Not a happy ending! All the while there’s a rule in the Jewish Tradition that the weekly Torah reading should always end with a positive message or a joyful happening. And so we must conclude that placing Joseph’s body in a coffin is hiding a positive thought. Read more »

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Uncovering Jewish History in Vilna

editor 19 January 2017

By Dr. Yvette Alt Miller.. Cutting edge technology is unearthing fascinating new evidence regarding the Jews of Vilna. Israeli archeologists are world-renowned for identifying and excavating ancient sites within Israel and beyond, adding to our understanding of life thousands of years ago. In recent years, some archeologists from the Israeli Antiquities Authority, working with other archeologists from around the world, have been uncovering secrets from a more recent past, namely synagogues and other Jewish buildings in Vilnius, Lithuania, which were destroyed during World War Two by the Nazis, and an escape tunnel used by Lithuanian Jews during the Holocaust. In the process, these scientists have reminded the world that the history of Vilnius is largely the history of its Jews. [Photo top right: The Great Synagogue of Vilna in 1934. (Wikimedia Commons)] Read more »

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Why End Times? (4) – Chapter 1 – Why End Times?

editor 18 January 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 1 – Why End Times?

God is in control
The devil is only able to afflict Job with his trials when the Lord gives satan permission to do so. Job 1:6-11: “…One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and satan also came with them. The LORD said to satan, ‘Where have you come from?’ satan answered the LORD, ‘From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.’ Read more »

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