Enews: Hannukah and the Menorah

Today I interviewed Arlene Bridges Samuels. Arlene pioneered Christian outreach for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). After she served nine years on AIPAC’s staff, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem USA engaged her as Outreach Director part-time for their project, American Christian Leaders for Israel. Arlene is now an author at The Blogs-Times of Israel.…

The Menorah—Israel’s National Symbol is a Hanukkah Inspiration

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— The imposing 15-foot-high bronze menorah that stands like a sentinel outside Israel’s Knesset Building has long been a tourist favorite. A photo op in front of this extraordinary candelabrum offers a lasting memory for groups or lone visitors who pose before Israel’s official national symbol. The magnificent seven-branch Knesset…

Obama’s New Book Lacks Important Context and Omits Significant History About Israel

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN— Former President Barack Obama has penned a 728-page memoir, A Promised Land, that was released on November 17 and has already amassed record-breaking sales in its first week: 1.7 million copies. Lauded for its eloquent use of language, the book nonetheless has engendered criticism regarding Israel—and I’d like to add…

Amid pandemic, Chabad’s largest Hanukkah campaign yet to reach 8 million

By Dovid Margolin, Chabard.org— One night in early November, Vienna exploded with the sharp cracks of automatic gunfire. An Islamist terrorist had struck the Austrian capital. By the time police neutralized him, he had murdered four and injured 23, leaving the cobblestone streets of old Vienna stained with blood. The gunman had marked all Austrians…