The Christmas ambush

For believers, Christmas is the joyous season when the words of the angel are proclaimed, “I bring you good tidings of great joy for all the people” (Lk. 2:10), referring to Jesus’ birth. Last Christmas that meant good tidings for all except Israel. In fact, it was a Christmas ambush. Instead of preaching the season’s […]

Two ministers, two opposing views of Israel and the Jews

Two leaders in the Christian community died a day after Christmas. Though committed to the same Gospel, their lives diverged enormously on the subject of the Jews. Born in St. Georgen in the heart of Germany’s Black Forest on April 25, 1940, Gerhard M. Heinzmann succumbed to the coronavirus at age 81. A widower, he […]

Israeli air force and German Luftwaffe over Jerusalem

A powerful image with deep symbolism. On October 17, fighter jets from Germany and Israel flew in tight formation over Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish state, and its parliament building (Knesset). The flight attested to the solidarity between the two nations. The Israeli squadron was led by air force commander Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin and […]

Drugs, diplomacy and deliverance

A new cancer-killing medicine, developed in Jerusalem, has passed the scrutiny of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and been approved for use. With the unwieldy name Doxorubicin-HCI Liposomal Injection, it is a modified chemotherapy medicine for the treatment of ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma and Kaposi’s Sarcoma. It is significantly less expensive, hence more […]

Israel remains – God’s Word is truth!

After a 40 years’ sojourn in the desert, Israel was finally on the threshold of entering the Promised Land. Moses knew he would not enter with them, he knew he would be replaced by Joshua. In a series of earnest addresses, Moses still prepared the nation he had led up until now. He reminded Israel […]

The great Nakba – whose tragedy?

Each year on May 15, Palestinian Arabs commemorate the Nakba (“catastrophe”), when 750,000 Arabs left their homes in Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem and other towns and villages in May 1948. The Jews are blamed for expelling the Arabs, rendering them homeless refugees, and declaring the Jewish state, Israel. This view has been repeated so often it […]

Scapegoating Israel

For the past 28 years, UN Watch, a Swiss non-governmental organization (NGO), has been “monitoring the performance of the United Nations by the yardstick of its own Charter.” The results confirm suspicions. Despite massive evidence of horrifying human rights violations in some countries (China, Iran and North Korea), the voting record of the 193 member […]

Genocide in Gaza?

It is one of the most heinous charges thrown at Israel. And it is reiterated in almost every speech calling for the destruction of Israel. The accusation states that the Jewish state is committing genocide by murdering Palestinian Arabs. And yet, it is utterly false. In few words, Michael Dickson exposes the absurdity of unfactual […]

Jerusalem’s survival as the Jewish capital threatened

Say what you want about former US President Donald Trump, but Israel can only be grateful. During his presidency, Jerusalem was finally recognized as the historical capital located in Israel, the US Embassy was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights was recognized, among other decisions. Since 1995, when […]

When the world fails, God prevails

I recall Billy Graham once saying, when he was a guest on “The Merv Griffin Show,” a popular American TV talk show, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” Rev. Graham was quoting his wife, Ruth, who had first made the remark in 1965. They were commenting on the […]