Israel & the Middle East

Articles related to current events in Israel other countries in the Middle East region.

How much do you really know about Israel?

Aaron writes, "Most Christians who would say they support Israel are no doubt sincere, but the fact is, they really don’t actually know much about this country. Israel is “the Land of the Bible” but it’s not a museum."

Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel

Shira writes, "In this world of chaos, believe it or not, there are 124 nations which actually have border disputes, and some are occupying disputed territory. Yet 123 have chosen their own capital without any question from the rest of the world. Only Israel doesn't have a capital—that is, a capital recognized by the world."

Why is the Israeli Likud celebrating a ‘Christian’ New Year?

Stan writes, "This question tantalised me the minute I saw Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely rejoicing on a Twitter feed in the first minutes of the morning of January 1, 2018."

Preparing for 2018: “To everything there is a season and a time for every...

Sandra writes, "As 2017 dashes to an end, Israelis across the spectrum are concerned with what could soon be the end of another sort: the tenure of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."

Why DO the nations rage?

Aaron writes, "Seeing Israel right in front of their faces forces people to consider the possibility that if the Bible was telling the truth about the re-gathering of the Jewish People and the reconstitution of their country on the map of the world, than maybe it’s telling the truth about all that other stuff..."

Potential for war against Israel

David writes, "I have not written this to scare you, but to encourage you to prepare - to prepare for a major change in our usually quiet lifestyle, and even more important to increase your prayer activity."

Jerusalem – The nations are dooming themselves

David writes, "Perhaps the most relevant fact is that the Creator of the Universe and all that exists, repeatedly declares in His Word - the Bible, that He has chosen Jerusalem to be the capital city of Israel, and the capital of His Kingdom on the Earth."

Jerusalem: A cup of trembling

Elhanan writes, "There is little doubt that the parting of the Holy Land is central to all nations in their political programs to solve the longstanding great controversy. But the prophets Joel, Zechariah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Micah and others foresee a day of reckoning over Jerusalem..."

Why Jerusalem recognition matters

Ron writes, "From France to Turkey, from Hamas to Bernie—the majority of the world believes that President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was, at best, a mistake and, at worst, the end of the world!"

COMMENTARY: President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem right step

Some critics of the speech say they agree in principle, but this is not the time. I ask: “If not now when?” This has been a debatable issue since 1948, which escalated in 1967...