Israel & the Middle East

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

Sukkot: Thousands upon thousands

Elhanan writes, "This is a phenomenon little dreamed of for two millennia, as Jerusalem lay mourning in her ruins, and waiting. Few dreamed that the Jewish people would ever actually return and rebuild the ancient ruined cities, and prevail against overwhelming enemies."

Delay the embassy, delay a blessing?

President Donald Trump told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee he'll delay moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem... The question some here in Israel are asking is "why the delay?"

What Israel taught me about trust

Justin writes, "Spending a month in Israel with the Philos Leadership Institute, I heard from many speakers regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A common expression and theme was..."

Reining in the ultra-Orthodox in Israel

Daniel writes, "Last month I wrote about the power of the ultra-Orthodox Jews. Their two main political parties combine to wield enormous, inordinate influence in Israeli government. They both support the following policies..."

Heads of state prepare for 100th anniversary of the Beer Sheva charge

Beer Sheva is gearing up for historic visits by Prime Ministers of two distant countries whose brave soldiers fought on our local soil in a spectacular battle against the Turks and the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago on October 31, 1917.

Reawakened Assyria, ‘Kexit’ and the Coming New Middle East

Joni writes, "Many people today consider the Middle East hopeless darkness! However, Isaiah 19:23-25 speaks of a physical highway, connecting Egypt to Israel to Assyria – three nations worshiping together, a ‘blessing’, dispelling the darkness."

Israel, British foreign policy and the Balfour Declaration: Part One

David writes, "In February 1920, Winston Churchill publicly affirmed his support for a Jewish national home in Palestine, writing in a British newspaper..."

A defining moment

Daniel writes, "The decision upon which we will focus here, was to affirm the Chief Rabbis as the ultimate determiners of the validity of conversions to Judaism and thus those who can define people as Jewish or not Jewish."

Australia can still lead the way

Stan writes, "One hundred years ago men from the Southern Hemisphere fighting under the flag of the British Empire opened the way for the Jews to come home."

Theodore Herzl’s Christian mentor

"Herzl may be the face of modern Zionism, but William Hechler is an unsung hero who also played an important role in helping to recreate the Jewish homeland."

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