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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.

Toward a Beloved Community* …

Clearly, the United States has failed in spawning any form of sustainable peace accords. Europe is still trying but is stuck to its historical and hysterical ruts. The Arab Peace Initiative has merits, but the Saudis lack credibility. Could Iran galvanize the world to...

A Salute to Father Time …

Each day, within our short lifetimes, each one of us makes the choice of being good, bad, or ugly. Our choice defines who we are (*Page 121; Kindle Location 2379). In the Hourglass, Saint Pope John Paul II says: “Time belongs to God.” In case there is any question...

If You Can’t BEAT them, LEAD THEM!

In ‘Boiling Point,’ my friend and brother, the Secretary-General of the National Council of Churches, headquartered in Washington DC and representing 40 million American parishioners states: “Let us recall that the United States illegally invaded Iraq 17 years ago and...

God is Bigger Than Religion …

In a ‘Recurring Theme of My Pontificate,’ Saint Pope John Paul II stresses that God stands higher than any religious order. John Paul II: “It is a hopeful sign that world religions are becoming increasingly aware of their common responsibility for the welfare of...

A World More Dignified for All …

 Each week we let Saint Pope John Paul II share meaningful signposts to spark socio-economic resolves through justice and righteousness combined with mercy and compassion; in short, human dignity. In ‘A World More Dignified for All,’ John Paul II touches on the...

An Act to Follow …

Whether you’re Jewish, steeped in Judaism; Christian, immersed in Christianity; or, Muslim, submitting to God in the Islam tradition, the Parable of the Good Samaritan is an (hard) act to follow. The Good Samaritan, a message delivered in 1984 by Saint Pope John Paul...

On the Horizon … A New Decennium

 Can we agree to greet our new decennium with Shalom (שלום), Salam (سلام), Peace? Every single day, each one of us chooses to be good, bad, or ugly. What we choose defines who we are. (*Page 121; Kindle Location 2379). It is surrendering toward Light versus succumbing...

Christmas … The Ultimate Sacrifice!

“May the gentle face of the Child of Bethlehem remind everyone that we all have one Father,” says Saint Pope John Paul II on his Christmas Day Message in 2001 as encapsulated in ‘Christ is our Peace … est pax nostra.’ God knows what it takes. In order to redeem and...

Countering Counterfeit Zionism with Divine Discernment …

There’s no other way. For openers, many Christians who support Modern Israel, who aid and abet Israeli atrocities, believe in their heart of hearts that their corroboration with the ‘wrong crowd’ -- a cruel, brutal, spiteful, heartless, ruthless, callous and...

It’s the Plague …

A Demonic Plague! That’s what Evangelicals, poised in Spiritual Warfare, would say. It inflicts the best and worst of us by counterfeiting goodness and falsifying holiness that blinds and mesmerizes the weak and strong. It’s so enticing and more tantalizing to trust...

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...

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. And I am pained to see it being led by an individual who is willing to jeopardize the fundamentals of civil society that we all take for granted, namely: equality before law.

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. 

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 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.