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The Bible says:

“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.

What a Prayer … WOW!!!

Before saying, “let’s pray,” as he prepared to leave Brussels, on 16 May 1985, Saint Pope Paul II pontificated to the crowd at the Grote Markt / Grand Place de Bruxelles (Town Square of Brussels) in ‘Our Father in Heaven’:                “The evening is already...

Special Edition … Happy Rosh Hashanah

Blessings to you with the Happy New Year Wish below, which I received a couple of days ago from Ms. Yona Shem-Tov, Executive Director of Encounter (https://mailchi.mp/encounterprograms/to-guide-us-all-in-the-new-year-ganbircfbu?e=be4a280ec1) "This ancient and timeless...

Why ‘Till Kingdom Come?’ Why Not Now?

In response to 'Israeli Filmmakers Put AIPAC and U.S. Evangelicals Under the Spotlight – and Are Alarmed at What They Find,' let's delve into why the 70 million US-based Evangelicals with their 600 million followers worldwide fanatically fix their preoccupation on...

Building the Bridge by Healing Wounds …

In 'Power to Forgive, to Reconcile, to Live,' Saint Pope John Paul II urges:                "There is another word that must be part of the vocabulary of every Christian, primarily when grasping barriers of hate and mistrust. This word is reconciliation." Christianity...

Special Edition: Hora Tertia … In Memory

We implore for tenacity and perseverance by all men of goodwill continuing on the paths of justice and peace. May the Lord remove from the heart of man  every trace of resentment, of hostility and of hate, and open him to reconciliation, to solidarity and to peace....

God Proposes … He Rarely Imposes

Nonetheless, there are repercussions to our reactions for or against God. Meet Gabriella! Our sweetheart! Born without a left-brain, she is severely mentally impaired. Physically, she'll soon be 30 years of age with a mental (cognitive) age of around two. Socially,...

Walking in Victory …

There isn’t a believer alive who hasn’t said, more than once, “God's ways are not always our ways:” 8 “‘My thoughts,’ says the Lord, ‘are not like yours,     and my ways are different from yours. 9 As high as the heavens are above the earth,     so high are my ways...

Is Peace biblically Foreshadowed? No, Say Many Christians!

US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner, center, stands with US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien while speaking to journalists during a flight on an Israeli El Al plane to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Nir Elias/Pool Photo via AP)

America … A Continent of Hope

                21 "that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me" (John 17:21) Says Saint Pope John Paul II in 'America … A Continent of Hope:'              ...

The Abraham Accords … A Glimmer of Hope

“One name echoes in Judaism, Christianity and Islam,” says author Bruce Feiler to Krista Tippet on OnBeing.org. Feiler continues: “One man is at the heart of our Abrahamic Faiths: Abraham, Abraham, Abraham. And therein lies great tension.” Jews, Christians and Muslims...

Democracy … A Double-Edged Sword

When God banned Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, He gave each a double-edged sword and said: “Welcome to democracy.” “What’s democracy,” queried Eve. “Freedom,” answered God. “Don’t know what to make of it,” replied Adam, “that word doesn’t ring a bell ......

Evangelicals … Go with Your God Instincts!

That's my mission. Going against the current, diving into the deepest storm and keeping my head above the rolling waves while whirling in clashing swirls to gently but firmly channel American Evangelicals back into the fullness of God! So, what's my mission? Nothing...

 

Guest Blog

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.

Guest Blog

Twitter I April 22, 2019

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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.

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“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

Guest Blog

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. 

 

Guest Blog

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. 

An Open Letter To My Fellow American, Civil Servant Jared Kushner

Guest Blog

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 summarya 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.