A Voice of Clarity

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

Major Ala Wahib, 36, the highest ranking Arab-Muslim officer in the Israel Defense Forces, says that, “From the age of zero I was told Israel stole Palestine from us, but when I was 14 I woke up. I discovered Jews are not bad.” Eighteen years later he calls himself a “Zionist Israeli Arab” and is the […]

Reports the Mainstream Media Ignore

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

People rely on the news media in order to be informed about local and world events. That’s clear enough. It is a fundamental tenet of journalism that news be presented objectively. So far the theory. The reality is much different. Much of news reporting today is agenda-driven opinion that conceals facts that conflict with the […]

Another Year, but No New Beginning

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

On New Year’s Day 2016, my son Ariel and a friend were in Tel Aviv to do some shopping along the famed Dizengoff Street before heading home to Jerusalem. Two hours later at the same spot, Nashat Milhem, 28, pulled out a gun and started shooting at shoppers. Survivors of the attack remarked that the […]

A Dark Page in Current Days

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

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

Dr. Herbert Hillel Goldberg

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

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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

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

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?

Gabriel A. Goldberg, M.A.

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

Dr. Herbert Hillel Goldberg

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 […]