Since the fateful attack on the Temple Mount in which two Druze-Israeli police officers were slain by Mulsim terrorists, there has been a surge in tensions between Muslim and Druze citizens within their communities in Israel.
In addition to plans to overhaul the infrastructure of non-Jewish neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, there has been a call to upgrade Arab schools in that area and a demand for additional funding for their education.
Israel is not exempt from this contentious topic. Being the only majority Jewish state in the world, the concept of “church” is replaced by “synagogue.”
Refusals by athletes from Islamic countries to compete against Israelis is nothing new. At the end of last month, however, a different scenario unfolded. At a competition in Malta, an Algerian swimmer, Abdullah Ardjoun did compete against an Israeli — and was severely reprimanded by his country despite winning the gold medal.
Scheduled archaeological digs carried out at Givat HaTitora in Modi’in — halfway between Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem, and the coastal city of Tel Aviv — a surprise treasure trove was uncovered in the form of bronze and silver jewelry dating back 900 years.
The organizers of this year’s 17th annual conference added another aspect of Israel’s security: the strategic importance of Christian Zionism.
When the 19th annual Pride Parade was held on the streets of Tel Aviv in the name of celebrating pluralism and “bisexual visibility,” it attracted 200,000 participants — including 30,000 from abroad — and was billed as the largest procession of its kind in the Middle East and Asia.
After much preparation and anticipation, the second Jerusalem Encounter conference convened last week as Wayne Hilsden, founder and president of the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries (FIRM), warmly welcoming hundreds of guests.
Haley has proved herself to be a firm and true friend of the Jewish state. Leading up to her visit to Israel, Haley called on the UN Human Rights Council to desist from exhibiting explicit anti-Israel bias if it wanted to maintain its integrity and credibility.
KNI spoke with The Shelter’s Judy Pex. Pex and her husband John are the masterminds behind the unique project that has impacted many thousands of lives over the last 30 years.