Israel & the Middle East

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

Beer Sheva will never be the same!

Howard writes, "Thank-you for your prayers connected with the events here in Beer Sheva for the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC Beer Sheva Charge and victory. The city has never had a day like this before!"

Reaffirming the decree for Israel’s restoration: Reviving the Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917

Sandra writes, "This week marks the anniversaries of two historic, global level declarations that released Kingdom of God transformation in the earth."

LISTEN: Lecture: Why did Britain issue the Balfour Declaration?

David Schmidt spoke on Lloyd George's 1917 Cabinet and why Britain issued the Balfour Declaration. The last of our historical lecture series 100 Years Ago:...

Hamas wants Lebanon 2.0—Israel

Ron writes, "Recently, it was announced that Hamas and the Palestinian Authority are back together…again! They’ve buried the (blood-stained) hatchet. But can this really work?"

Things people forget about the Balfour Declaration 100 years On

"After the passing of a hundred years, most have forgotten that it was not a unilateral act of the UK. There was no UN at that time, or even League of Nations, but in the wake of the Turks finally losing their grip on the countries in the Levant..."

LISTEN: Lecture – From the Balfour Declaration to the British Mandate

Jonathan Kaplan, vice provost of the Rothberg School at Hebrew University, spoke on how events from the Balfour Declaration to the British Mandate affected the Holy Land.

What’s the big deal about Israel?

"For such a small country, Israel seems to be everywhere. Which begs the question: What’s the big deal?"

Does Israel’s democracy even matter anymore?

Aaron writes, "Traditionally, Israel has argued that Western countries should support it because it is “the only true democracy in the Middle East.” That used to garner a lot of sympathy in Western countries, but it’s becoming less and less relevant for several reasons."

The ANZAC Beer Sheva Charge – Oct 31, 1917

Howard writes, "This October 31 marks the 100th anniversary of the heroic victorious charge of the Australian Light Horse Brigade of between 500-800 horsemen against the entrenched Ottoman Turkish forces in Beer Sheva... Our congregation, Yeshua’s Inheritance, has been actively involved in this whole matter concerning the ANZAC since 2001."

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."

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