Posts Tagged ‘History’


Brits Still Two-Faced Over Balfour

editor 31 October 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Astonishingly, the British Foreign Office is still continuing to undermine the Balfour Declaration, the centenary of which falls in a couple of weeks’ time. In a speech at the UN Security Council a few days ago Jonathan Allen, the UK’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, said the following: “From the outset, I would like to make clear, as we approach the centenary of the Balfour Declaration next month, that the UK understands and respects the sensitivities many have about the Declaration and the events that have taken place in the region since 1917. [Photo top right: Head of Janus, Vatican museum, Rome. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons]. (more…)


You’re offended? Oy vey!

editor 10 October 2017

By Peter Arnold.. If your ancestors, dear reader, were Europeans of any sort, know that they threw us out of their countries, or stood aside while we were persecuted, evicted and murdered. So emulate us and get a life! As individuals we have not spent 3,500 years wallowing in self-pity. We get on with it and so should you…writes Peter Arnold. [Photo top right: Chaim Topol as Tevye in Fiddler on the roof](more…)


Israel to UNESCO: ‘We’re not ISIS, don’t sever our ties to the Temple Mount’

editor 15 July 2016

By Tovah Lazaroff.. UNESCO resolution attacks Israeli practices in the Old City, including its actions on the Temple Mount. UNESCO called on Israel to halt all its archeological and restoration work in and around the Old City, as it submits its latest draft resolution on Jerusalem that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. Upon learning of the matter, Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold on Monday (July 11, 2016) issued a searing letter to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in which he accused them of being totally “disconnected from reality.” (more…)


Former Israeli Ambassador: Europe’s ‘Obsession’ With Jews Should Serve as Warning to America

editor 14 July 2016

By Lea Speyer.. Europe’s “obsession” with Jews should serve as a warning to America as it grapples with how to support Israel, a former Israeli ambassador to the US wroteon Thursday (July 7, 2016). In an op-ed published by Newsweek, Michael Oren — a member of Knesset for the centrist Kulanu Party and chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee – expressed shock at the way in which European lawmakers hound Israel. (more…)


Jerusalem in a Nutshell

editor 8 October 2015

By Eli E. Hertz.. Jerusalem’s Jewish connection dates back more than 3,000 years. Even after Jews lost control of the city in 70 CE, a Jewish spiritual and physical bond with Jerusalem remained unbroken, despite 2,000 years of dispersion. (more…)


400 Silent Years? The History of the 400 years (Part 9)

editor 25 June 2014

Lance Lambert… We come now to a brief survey of the history of this period, dwelling particularly upon the time of Antiochus Epiphanes and the Macabees. Zerubbabel was the last of the royal princes of the House of David to take any office. The actual Throne of David became vacant when King Zedekiah was taken into exile in 586BC; there was no rightful, legal king or prince in Israel until Christ was born. (more…)


400 Silent Years? Anything but Silent!!! (Part 5)

editor 28 May 2014

by Lance Lambert ..During the Exile, God’s people were forever cured of idolatry. With the Temple destroyed, sacrifice ended, the Priesthood scattered, Jerusalem razed, the people deported, a new form of worship and fellowship grew up. We do not know how or when exactly the Synagogue started but somehow during the Exile, God’s children began gathering together for the reading and exposition of Scripture, and for worship and prayer. “Synagogue” is a Greek word meaning “a gathering of people,” a congregation” (Hebrew Knesset.) it is used 56 times in the N.T. (more…)


400 Silent Years? Anything but Silent!!! (Part 4)

editor 21 May 2014

By Lance Lambert..The Party of the Essenes grew up at the same time as the Pharisees and Sadducees, emerging from the Chasidim in the 2nd Cent BC. They arose probably because they could not accept the political settlement after Antiochus IV Epiphanes, which gave the high priesthood and governorship to the Hasmoneans. They withdrew therefore from public life as a “righteous remnant,” a “people prepared for the Lord.” (more…)


400 Silent Years? Pharisees and Sadducees (Part 3)

editor 14 May 2014

By Lance Lambert.. The Pharisees were a party on the extreme right wing, which grew up after the return from Babylon. They felt the need, in the light of the tremendous inroads of Hellenism, to protect the pure and true faith.Originally they were known as “The Chasidim” – The Pious. This broke into two wings – the small nationalistic political party called “The Zealots”[1] and the much larger, more popular party of the Pharisees probably a nickname,[2] but best understood as “Puritans.” (more…)


Analyzing “the deal”: As Iran & White House claim victory, what will Israel & the Saudis do now?

editor 27 November 2013

By Joel C. Rosenberg.. (Washington, D.C.) —  The deal is done. The Iranian leaders are claiming victory. The White House is claiming victory. Most European governments, as well as Russia, are claiming victory.

The Israeli government, meanwhile, is horrified. They, and many of their citizens, feel more isolated than ever. As I reported from Jerusalem, this was true before the deal was struck. It is even more true now.

“One [Israeli] radio host on Sunday repeatedly played clips of President Obama, during his visit here in March, reassuring Israelis, in Hebrew, that ‘you are not alone,’ and then said ominously, ‘We are in fact alone,’” reported the New York Times.

Below, you’ll find a selection of key articles I’ve found helpful over the past 72 hours in understanding the deal and the reaction to it from various quarters. (more…)


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