“destroy your enemies by becoming friends” (Matthew 5: 43 – 48). Let’s have tea and work toward a peaceful Israel-Palestine. If it’s possible there, it’s possible everywhere.
Israel is talking about Annexation. What Annexation? What do you call occupation, dispossession, displacement? I join the approximate 40 to 45 percent of Israelis and Palestinians on both sides of the Divide who long for a one-state democracy where equality reigns. It...
Can Christians make God look good in Israel-Palestine? Will Christians help transform the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict into an inevitable Israeli-Palestinian Thrust to Trust; better yet, trust to thrust? Will Christians do something radical, be kind? Better yet, let...
28 “So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between men and women; you are all one in union with Christ Jesus” Galatians 3:28 Good News Translation (GNT). The Good News about the Kingdom of God is for Jews...
Christianity is also for 'dummies' like me. Of course, I grow intellectually and spiritually when reading and studying the 58-page, 'REDEMPTORIS MISSIO – On the permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate,' by Saint Pope John Paul II. No matter how much I...
As World Roils … Wake Up Call on Racism in Israel The Israeli journalist, Yossi Klein, elucidates in plain words the rationale of racism in Israel. Klein's, 'The New Israeli Is Frankenstein's Monster,' extracted from the January 25, 2018 edition of Haaretz, a...
Biblically, the term 'Israel' is more spiritual than geographical. Spiritual Zion, the City of God, the Heart of human consciousness, stands central. Geographical Zion, the City of David, is a place where God commands the Israelites to...
To my many Muslim and Jewish brothers and sisters, I'd love to share with you the Good News About the Kingdom of God (Matthew 24: 14). God, in the flesh of Jesus Christ, has redeemed all humankind, not with cash or coupons, but with His blood. "For God so loves the...
It is time for real Zionism, biblical Zionism: "a return to God, to become a light among nations, to reign with righteousness and justice" (Genesis 18: 19). Zion has a broad spectrum of connotations and denotations. When wrestling with terms like 'Zion' and 'Israel,'...
In 'God's Spirit and the Church Say: "Come!"' Saint Pope John Paul states: "Man can indeed exclude God from the scope of his life. But this does not happen without dire consequences for humankind, human dignity. You know it well: alienation from God carries with it...
The Mishnaic sage Hillel is known to have professed, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor.” Without God’s Holy Spirit residing inside our souls, it is humanly impossible to “love your enemy as I love you” (Matthew 5: 43-48). God energizes and ignites...
While having dinner in Kuwait, I said, and I forgot why: "All truth is God's truth." From out of the blue, our host at the dinner table responded with: "Explain the Trinity!" I was stuck with a mouth full of teeth, lost in words – didn't know where to start. I...
How would Saint Pope John Paul II address the brokenhearted, affected by the killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor of recent days; and, BREAKING NEWS, Iyad Halek, the mentally-impaired and unarmed, autistic and innocent bystander...
By Yumna Patel I February 3, 2020
Understanding the Trump ‘Deal of the Century’: what it does, and doesn’t say
After years of anticipation that began on US President Donald Trump’s campaign trail in 2016, the “Deal of the Century” was finally unveiled last week to Israeli fanfare and Palestinian outrage.
The 181-page plan, complete with conceptual maps, proposed land transfers, and economic incentives, touched on a number of the critical issues surrounding the Israeli Palestinian conflict for decades.
Twitter I April 22, 2019
RT 972mag ““Israel is increasingly restricting movement between Gaza and the West Bank so as to deepen the separation between Palestinians torn between parts of the occupied Palestinian territory,” according to Gisha_Access. https://972mag.com/easter-gaza-permits-blockade/141104/ …“
by Ben White
“the decision is based on political considerations…and the limitations are part of Israel’s “separation policy,” which seeks to widen the divide between geographically disconnected Palestinian
By Benny Gantz I January 2, 2020
Israel needs unity, not immunity
Netanyahu should have assured Israel that the country is more important than any person’s job; instead, he is perverting the rule of law.
These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts” (Zachary 8:16).
Yesterday was a difficult day for the State of Israel. And a sad day for me, personally.
I spent 38 years in uniform, fighting for this country. I went into politics because I care about the course that this country is taking.
By Steven Paas I April 9, 2019
Looking for the Brothers and Sisters of Jesus: Challenging the Ideas of Israelism (including Christian Zionism and Replacement Theology)
This article is meant as an introduction to Dr. Rob Dalrymple’s These Brothers of Mine, 1 The author of that book is a Presbyterian minister in California and a member of an Evangelical Network, which looks for peace and justice in the Middle East. The book contributes to the debate in the Christian world about the relationship between Israel and the Church.
By Sam Bahour I July 4, 2019
An Open Letter To My Fellow, Civil Servant Jared Kushner
From one American to another: Get out of the car. Go home.
The White House today finally released the much-anticipated economic plan of what the Trump administration has infamously coined “the deal of the century.” This release is being made days before the planned economic workshop called for in Bahrain on June 25 and 26. The Economic Plan is three parts: a website, which has an executive summary, a 40-page narrative of the plan, and a 96-page detailed listing of the programs and projects of Peace to Prosperity. I just read them all.