Israel & the Middle East

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

Celebrating Israel’s 70 Years of Independence!

Stefan writes, "This week Israel will reach a massive milestone in its history: celebrating 70 years of independence. Israel’s re-establishment and its achievements over the past seven decades are astonishing and by far beat the odds of the cards dealt to it on May 14th, 1948."

The state of the State of Israel: The Gospel and the Body of Messiah

Howard writes, "What is God doing in Israel? What is the spiritual state of the State of Israel as she celebrates 70 years as a sovereign nation among the nations of the world?"

Israel remembers at 70

Elhanan writes, "As we come to the significant 70th year of Israel’s amazing rebirth after 2000 years, rising from those very ashes of the Holocaust, may the Guardian of Israel remember, for His own name’s sake."

Israel Remembers 23,646 fallen soldiers

Today, April 17, 2018, is Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron) in Israel, and the nation remembers the 23,646 soldiers who have been killed in battle and 3,134 victims of terrorist attacks.

Whose right of determination?

Howard writes, "It is often said by even Israeli government ministers that we, the Jewish people, have the right of “self-determination” to be a Jewish nation-state. This can never be a justification by Jewish people for having our own sovereign country."

70 great things about Israel

In honour of Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 reasons to love Israel!

The drums of war are getting louder – Time to raise the level...

David writes, "If you are seeing the prophetic significance of what I have written above, there are several responses that should be automatic in your life..."

Loving Israel for the wrong reasons

Aaron writes, "Many Western Christians support Israel because they think of Israel as a bastion against things that they’re profoundly afraid of and which, all too often, they hate. They think of the IDF in particular as a force protecting them from terrorism."

The city of gold

Elhanan writes, "Jerusalem is the Golden City, her gold no mere reflection, but rather the glow of a rich ore emanating from her depths."

An historical perspective of the mess in Gaza

Jamie writes, "The Gaza situation seems like it has no good solution. With Hamas in power, a peaceful resolution appears impossible. In the meantime, please pray for wisdom and restraint on the part of Israel’s military leadership. Finally, pray that Hamas would be exposed to the Palestinians in Gaza as the primary source of their misery."