Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant

When we are overseas on speaking tours, people have often told us they are not free to speak the truth about radical Islam, the Quran, or Muslim hatred of Christians, Jews and Israel. Bible believers are afraid of being declared Islamophobic and being prosecuted in court. There have been such cases in Europe and North […]

An email message at three in the morning

Shira and Amichai Ish-Ram at news conference at Shaarey Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. (Israel National News, INN) My wife received an email message from a woman in our neighborhood last December 10 asking for prayer. Her 21-year-old granddaughter, Shira Ish-Ran, seven months pregnant, and her husband Amichai had both just been shot in a terrorist […]

How Christians should relate to Israel: Psalm 117 – A guideline

How many Gentiles praise God for His good deeds, mercy, bountiful blessings, lovingkindness towards…Israel? Gentiles giving praise for Israel’s blessing? Is this even an issue? Absolutely! Consider Psalm 117, the shortest chapter in the Bible–just two verses: “Praise the L-RD, all you nations; praise Him, all you peoples; for His lovingkindness overwhelms us, and the […]

A Collection of News Stories from Israel

Son of Israeli PM speaks out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair, has developed a social-media following due to his reputation for being bitingly blunt. Oft-quoted by the news media, he recently took Ahmed Tibi, the notorious Arab member of the Israeli Parliament, to task for his stream of criticisms of Israel (as reported […]

Imagining the unimaginable

Picture this: An American Evangelical pastor kneeling in the Oval Office of the White House and praying for President Donald Trump, with the pastor’s hand placed on the president’s shoulder. It’s no fiction. On October 12, Pastor Andrew Brunson, who had been in a prison in Turkey since 2016 on false charges of espionage, and […]

Balaam then and now

The story of Balak and Balaam in the Book of Numbers is a most unusual one, and not just because it involves a talking donkey. Numbers is about the history of the Children of Israel and religious instructions they received during the wanderings from Mount Sinai to the Promised Land. One episode, however, taking up […]

What’s in a name?

The charge heard most against Israel is some version of “Israel is a colonial power occupying the land of others.” Those are code words. Use them and instantly sympathy is garnered for the underdog. In the case of Israel, the Palestinian-Arabs are the presumed victims, a persecuted minority oppressed by imperialist Israel. Indeed, Israel is […]

Israel chosen to serve others

Following are just a few of the fundamental aspects of Israel’s efforts to assist people worldwide. Every person on earth should be thankful for something he or she received through the Jewish people. Due to shortsighted understanding among the nations, however, Israel’s being chosen has led to envy rather than gratitude. From ancient times, the […]

Crocodile tears for slain kinsmen

The inconsistency is glaring. In Ramallah, the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority, propagandists work day and night to portray Israel as evil occupiers oppressing millions of helpless Palestinians. But has anyone heard PA President Mahmoud Abbas condemn the Syrians, Russians or Iranians for killing 3,840 Palestinians? That is the number of dead in Syria since […]

Palestinian plot for peace?

Since the establishment of the modern State of Israel on May 14, 1948, Israel has indicated a consistent readiness for peace. Decades ago, Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said famously, “We want to meet our Arab neighbors on the football field, not the battlefield.” Rather than moving closer towards any resolution, however, it seems the […]