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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.

Can You Trust God to Let the Chips Fall Where He wants?

1. Many Evangelicals presume that peace in Israel-Palestine will never happen unless Jesus Christ, God in the Flesh, ruptures through the clouds, detonating his divine light, between the heavens and earth, his Second Coming. 2. “Only then peace will come to the Middle...

Kings with One Eye in the Land of the Blind …

In Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon’s, ‘Setting the Record Straight on Christian Zionism,’ critiquing Raphael Megarik’s book review of ‘Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, And U.S.-Israeli Relations,’ my take is: they’re both right and both wrong, depending on the eye of...

God Owns EVERYTHING …

I am honored to have translated Dr. Steven Paas, ‘Katanacho and the Protestant Struggle Against Israelism,’ delivered on 20 September 2019, at the symposium of Kairos-Sabeel in The Netherlands. Dr. Paas: “The conquest of Canaan was not the result of the ethnic...

Should Evangelicals Be Apolitical, Asexual?

Neither! Many are at the forefront pulling the ropes in the gut-wrenching tugs-of-war called ‘democracy.’ Yes, help make this world become a better place. Vote for the candidates who befit your conscience, to  underpin Julie Zauzmer’s, ‘Evangelicals aren’t turned off...

Mindfulness Versus Mindlessness …

In ‘The Abuse of Religion to Foster Extremism Is a Universal Phenomenon’ James J. Zogby, PhD, (doctorate in Comparative Religions focusing on the Abrahamic Faiths and the religions of India), asserts “all of the world's major religions have groups and individuals who...

Is the Pope Catholic?

Yes! Are all Catholics the same? No! Neither are all Evangelicals. Nonetheless, there are common threads in belief systems; and, people gravitate toward their comfort zones. In their Opinion expressed in, ‘Too Many Jews and Israelis See White Evangelicals as...

It Started Out So Good …

In reference to Israeli journalist, Meron Rapoport’s, ‘When Zionism imagined Jewish nationalism without supremacy,’ I respond: “What kind of people are we to become? Jews, Christians, and Muslims have an inherent spiritual link to the Region. Can we recognize and...

Let’s Switch on the Light!

Can Pagan-Zionists, including those who profess Christianity, speed up the Second Coming for Christians and the ‘First Coming’ for Jews and unglue the historical and, sometimes, hysterical bond between Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Israel-Palestine? Let’s switch on...

Taking Off at Full Throttle FUELED with EQUALITY …

Is there any other way to take off but at full throttle? To eventually soar through the clouds, you’ll need all the torque you can get, maximum thrust to overcome resistance. That’s what it’s going to take to secure real and sustainable peace. In the past, those in...

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way …

Thank you Mr. Khalil Shikaki, director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah, for your insights expressed in your article, ‘The Limits of European Influence in Palestine and Israel.’ As one who is more European than most with an...

What Goes Around, Comes Around …

In Dutch, we have a saying: “Wie kaats kan de bal terug verwachten,” which literally means: “he who bounces the ball can expect it to be bounced back,” figuratively translated as “What Goes Around, Comes Around.” And, permit me to be blunt. It’s in my genes. The Dutch...

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

Guest Blog

By Steven Paas 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. 

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. 

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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