Trump Says U.S. to Impose ‘Large Sanctions’ on Turkey Over Pastor’s Detention

By Haaretz— U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the United States would impose significant sanctions on Turkey over its detention of American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson and called on Ankara to immediately release him. “The United States will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their long time detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson, a great…

Messianic Lite: Va’etchanan, “and I pleaded”

This week’s Messianic Lite is our second Torah portion in Deuteronomy. It covers 3:23 to 7:11. According to Bible translator Robert Alter, the book of Deuteronomy is Moses’ “valedictory address.” He recapitulates the narrative of the Exodus, reinforces the points of the law, and repeats previous exhortations. Moses understands the threat facing God’s people as…

Trump Warns Iran

By Mike Evans, Friends of Zion— Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, accustomed to pacifism from the White House, stirred a hornet’s nest when warned against further US sanctions due to take effect next week. Rouhani is said to have told a meeting of Iranian diplomats: “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of…