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A Dark Page in Current Days

The mildest incident–mild because there was no loss of life–was in October, when Joseph’s ancient tomb in Nablus (the biblical Shechem), was torched by Palestinian-Arab rioters. But there has been heart-rending loss of life in other cases. Four rabbis were among those murdered in recent weeks. Two terrorists fired guns into an ambushed car, killing […]

Prophecy becomes Reality Today

In the 1970s, I spoke across Canada and the United States especially about eschatology (endtime themes). In that connection, I analyzed chapters 38 and 39 of the prophet Ezekiel in detail. These deal with the attack of Gog of Magog and several of its allies from the north against the “land that is brought back […]

Israel: An Unexpected Surprise

Egyptian citizen Haisam Hassanein was the Tel Aviv University International Students Master’s Degree Program valedictorian for 2015. Following are his unexpected remarks from the graduation ceremony on August 17, condensed for space. Ed. Egyptian citizen Haisam Hassanein was the Tel Aviv University International Students Master’s Degree Program valedictorian for 2015 Good evening. It is my […]

65 Miracles in One Day

There was a story on an inside page of the newspaper this morning about 65 miracles. In the rush to work or school, most readers wouldn’t have paid much attention. But there it was, along with a photo of 65 new immigrants to Israel from North America, age 10 months to 83 years, standing in […]

Why Would God Kill Moses?

There is a bizarre incident early in the book of Exodus that reveals a fundamental principle about God’s relationship with Israel. Brief, it seems secondary to the bigger story of the Exodus. It is, however, at the very heart of the matter. Importantly, the strange episode draws our attention to events today. It serves as […]

Nothing new under the sun – Eccl. 1:9

New words, old goal: Jew-hatred, anti-Judaism, anti-Zionism, anti-Israelism, all of it is anti-Semitism. But even more serious: It is literally anti-God!  To say it succinctly and immediately, I encounter a difficulty with the inexactitude of the term anti-Semitism. There are various Semitic peoples that are descendants of Shem, the oldest son of Noah. Yet, this […]

Iran’s Christmas in July

On July 14 this year, Persian celebrations continued for hours into the night in Tehran. A million revelers filled the streets of the Iranian capital. The masterful Iranian negotiators had come home from Palais Coburg on Theodor Herzl Square in Vienna with a dream deal. An early Christmas gift of between US$100 and 150 billion […]

The Adversary wants to Imitate

Israel is a primary target of Satan’s enmity against God and mankind on earth. Called the Accuser (Adversary, or the vernacular devil), the father of lies hates the God of truth and hates His Word because it embodies the truth (Ps. 119:160). Israel became the channel for the Word of God and for the salvation […]

“Yea, has God Said?” and Was it Truly So?

Already in Paradise, man was confronted by opposition to God’s Word. The cunning serpent, inspired by Satan (the Adversary), queried, “Yea, hath God said?” and reinterpreted it to mean “you shall be as gods” (Gen. 3:1, 5). There was a temptation which enticed them (v. 6). The temptation continues The Replacement Theory is also a […]

The Elephant in the Room

– Why fiction about Israel is converted into truth The people of Israel have a God ordained destiny in the land of Israel. They also have a divinely ordained law to treat fairly the “stranger” who joins the nation. After all, the Jew was also a stranger in Egypt (Exod. 22:21). One of every two Europeans, […]