The Land of Milk and Olives?

By Nathan Steinmeyer, Biblical Archaeology Review— A study published in the journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly has shown that large-scale olive oil production began in the land of Canaan much earlier than previously thought and that the competing interests of Iron Age Philistia and Judah were key to driving the industry’s growth. A joint project of…

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Israel Attacks Hamas in Gaza After Violence Returns to Border

By Hana Levi Julian, Jewish Press— Israeli aircraft struck Hamas terrorist targets in Gaza late Saturday night after a day in which hundreds of Hamas-led Gazans burned tires, hurled explosives and opened gunfire. In one case an Israeli Border Guard officer was shot by a Gazan at point-blank range through a hole in the security…

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Abraham Accords—A Year Later, Hope is Taking Hold

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— The Abraham Accords, signed on the White House lawn on September 15, 2020, heralded an unexpected miracle. After President Trump announced the upcoming agreements on August 13, 2020, the three monotheistic faiths represented at the table—Christian, Jewish, and Muslim—not only honored Father Abraham, but set a new Middle East…

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With Israel requiring quarantine for nearly all incoming travelers, tourism personnel say ‘terrible’ situation has been a ‘rollercoaster’ of ‘inconsistencies,’ ‘half truths’

By Nicole Jansezian, AllIsrael.com— With COVID infections in Israel rising at a rapid pace, the government approved a last-minute restriction last week that struck another blow to the struggling tourism industry: a seven-day quarantine requirement across the board for anyone entering Israel, from almost anywhere. In a matter of days, the cancellations came pouring in.…

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PM Bennett to meet with Biden in Washington next week

By Lahav Harkov, JPost— Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is scheduled to travel to Washington to meet with US President Joe Biden next Thursday. “Towards the end of the month, I am expected to go to the US, coronavirus permitting, for an important meeting with President Biden,” Bennett said in a press conference on Wednesday. “The…

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Red Alert: Do Churches forget that Christ was Jewish—and lived and ministered in Israel?

By Amy Zewe—   Dexter Van Zile, whom you may recall is a co-author of our book, The Casualty of Contempt, and was the target of antizionist hostility in Boston just last month, is calling out the United Church of Christ for antisemitism. In his report published in The JNS (The Jewish News Syndicate), Dexter…

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BBC: Leading the World Against Israel

By Richard Kemp, Gatestone Institute— More than any other media organization, the BBC is responsible for inciting hatred against Israel — not just in Britain but globally. Its agenda helps to ensure continued aggression against the Jewish State; fuels violence by Hamas and other terrorist groups; feeds the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement; encourages distorted…

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Afghanistan and the Abraham Accords

By Elliott Abrams, Pressure Points— What has the collapse of Afghanistan to do with the Abraham Accords—the agreements between Israel and several Arab states? Last week marked Afghanistan’s collapse and also the first anniversary of the Abraham Accords. While the Biden administration congratulated Morocco and Israel last week when Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid visited…

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Palestinians warn: Israel, Hamas headed toward another war

By Khaled Abu Toameh, JPost— Israel and Hamas are headed toward another round of fighting, as international mediators appear to have failed to achieve a breakthrough on bringing Qatari aid money to the Gaza Strip and on the easing of Israeli restrictions, Palestinians warned on Sunday. Israel’s failure to ease restrictions and facilitate the reconstruction…

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Dubai Expo in focus as UAE racks up $700 million of trade with Israel since normalisation

By Lisa Barrington, Reuters— Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which normalised relations a year ago, are looking to Dubai’s Expo world fair in October to boost bilateral trade, which now stands at around $712 million. While the figure, contained in Israeli data, is tiny compared to UAE exports of $24 billion in 2019 to…

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What Hezbollah Learned Last Week

By Caroline Glick— The likelihood that Hezbollah will start a major war against Israel increased significantly in the wake of its missile attack last week. Hezbollah attacked Israel with twenty missiles because the outcome of Hamas’s offensive against the Jewish state in May convinced Iran’s foreign legion in Lebanon that it would only gain from…

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Evidence of 2,800-year-old biblical earthquake found in Jerusalem

By Rossella Tercatin, Jerualem Post— Some 2,800 years ago, a powerful earthquake hit the Land of Israel. Now, for the first time, archaeologists found evidence of the event in Jerusalem, in the City of David National Park, the Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Wednesday. “The words of Amos, a sheep breeder from Tekoa, who prophesied concerning…

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America Is Missing Out On Middle East Progress

By Ilan Berman, Al-Hurra Digital— A year ago this week, Israel and the United Arab Emirates made history when they agreed to formally normalize their diplomatic relations. That breakthrough was followed by others, as Bahrain and Morocco, as well as Sudan, signed on to what has collectively come to be known as the “Abraham Accords.”…

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Economic Zionism: A Powerful and Peaceful Way to Oppose Economic Warfare Against Israel

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— Israel’s biblical heartland is Judea and Samaria. This region is widely known as the “West Bank,” as it lies west of the Jordan River. Much of the world considers Israel as “occupying” this area—but they are wrong. God deeded Judea and Samaria to modern Israel’s ancient ancestors. Genesis 15:18…

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