"It doesn’t matter where we are in Israel, we always say we’re going “up” to Jerusalem. Like so many things in God’s word, there is a literal meaning (in terms of altitude – it’s on Mount Zion) and also a spiritual meaning..."
Israel is the first country worldwide to carry out airstrikes with the F-35 stealth fighter jet, Israel Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin told participants at a three-day conference in Herzliya marking the IAF's 70th Anniversary.
Once home to 350 high school students, the Bikat Kinarot boarding school closed in 2008. Return Ministries is working to transform the site into an “educational facility for Jews and Christians living and working together.”
The day after the biblical feast of Shavuot (the Feast of Weeks) and Pentecost Sunday, the nation of Paraguay dedicated its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.
Fallout continues in the Middle East after violence along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. On Tuesday, Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador in retaliation for Israel's defense of its southern border.
An initiative founded by descendants of the Nazi Wehrmacht, SS and German police force to remember the Holocaust, the March of Life organization this week held its first event in Jerusalem, a three-day conference in Jerusalem to commemorate the Holocaust, co-organized with Helping Hand Coalition.
Israel welcomed the second international embassy to Jerusalem this week as Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales inaugurated his country's official diplomatic mission on Wednesday.
Though many are blaming the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem for igniting the mass protest of 40,000 Palestinians at the border of Gaza, riots had been taking place for six weeks now and rose to a crescendo only on Monday, coinciding with the embassy opening.
As officials marked the historic transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overflowed with gratitude to America and her president for recognizing an important truth.
With much news coverage, road closures, heightened security and fanfare, the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem on Monday. No less important, albeit far less ostentatious, two more embassy transfers are due to follow shortly: Guatemala on Wednesday and Paraguay by the end of the month.