World Events

Commentaries, opinions, or journalistic articles written by Israeli believers related to politics or current events that are related to countries outside of Israel and the Middle East.

Should the US withdraw from the Middle East Quartet?

In a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, published Friday by the Israeli daily Israel Hayom, the vice president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies suggested the US consider pulling out of the Quartet (US, UN, EU and Russia).

A word from Amir, Dec. 12, 2017

Amir writes, "Did the Turkish Sultan cross a red line and threaten to kill Jews? The beginning of this story is in a speech that carried the Turkish President in front of hundreds of people, following the speech of Trump on Jerusalem being the capital of Israel!"

Why P. Trump has not moved Embassy to Jerusalem—Yet

New Buzz about Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as early as next week, has Israelis excited There are four key moments, three in the...

Saudi Prince: Alliance can defeat terrorism

Two days after a terror attack on an Egyptian mosque killed more than 300, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman told senior officials from 40 Muslim-majority nations that together they can defeat terrorism.

Urgent global prayer for Lebanon

Joni writes, "Likewise, the vying spiritual and political influences in Lebanon – Shia, Sunni and Christian – this month have been thrown in the air and now is the time to pray that they fall in such a way that the Kingdom of God will advance forcefully in the Middle East."

‘Christian Jihad’ proposed at ‘Love Your Neighbor’ conference

Last month, Christian activist Stephen Sizer adopted Islam’s favorite term for violent struggle to describe his peaceful assault on Zionism: jihad.

Russia, Iran, Turkey say dialogue will end Syrian conflict

Following Monday's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Turkey's Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the U.S. and Russia to withdraw their troops from Syria.

Are we making progress?

Daniel writes, "This understanding of progress provided a unifying narrative, which greatly influenced many countries including the modern state of Israel."

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions

Donna writes, "As long as the Church cannot see the full vision of what God is doing which heavily includes Israel, those who are most influencing the younger generation of Christians will play a part in the deterioration of Israel support in the American public."

Martin Luther, Israel, and the Jewish people

"Luther is famous for propelling the Protestant Reformation into action, and also, less illustriously, for penning such scathing anti-Semitic writings that they inspired Hitler. So, was he a champion of faith? Or a vile anti-Semite?"