Hannah writes, "As a long-time follower of Yeshua the Messiah living in Israel, I address these questions to my brothers and sisters who support the pre-Tribulation Rapture scenario."
An archived TV interview from 1952 provides a rare real-time glimpse into conditions surrounding the toddler Jewish state, as reported by James G. McDonald, America's first ambassador to Israel.
Hannah writes, "Rabbis expound on its name, purpose and traditions, but they never explain why the Haggadah historically surrounded the Afikoman with silence, except for one contradictory statement..."
Hannah writes, "In other words, Messiah taught that even the most trivial variations in the Hebrew Scriptures are there for a reason, and are as enduring as the earth. If so, it follows that they can yield profound insights... for those with eyes to see."
Hannah writes, "One of the most generous offers ever made to Gaza was ignored by the global community. Hamas slapped it down with breathtaking contempt for the people who elected them. Mainstream media saw the scandal but took a pass."
Hannah writes, "The unprecedented coaching and staging of this peace conference included writing the 'concluding statement' before the speeches even started. Yet the careful planning disintegrated into spectacular confusion, provoking ridicule and back-pedaling."
Global powers are dealing with the Middle East as they remember it 100 years ago. Their state of denial not only misreads evolving Israel-Arab relations, but also a century of God's intervention to upend Western sabotage. Not surprisingly, the two are intertwined.
Hannah writes, "The upcoming Paris Peace Conference bears an eerie resemblance to its 1919 namesake, which sowed the seeds of conflict for the next century. Repeating that failed effort is insanity... unless peace is actually not the goal."
The mess created by Western powers in the Levant was nearly solved by Jews and Arabs in direct talks 98 years ago... but a Paris Peace Conference torpedoed the agreement. This January the saboteurs return for an encore.
Hannah writes, "Was the "servant light" invented by the 1st-century Nazarenes, and then suppressed by the rabbinic community? The idea is not as crazy as it sounds."