Flying High Over Peace Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — AUGUST 16, 2020 — The truth is, I saw something coming this week, but not this. I never expected that “it” would be peace with another Arab country. “It” was the subject of speculation on a webinar I hosted this week about what was going on.  But I thought “it” was something military, that would involve Israeli F35s …

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Lebanon Exploding
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Death toll rises to 135; approximately 5,000 people wounded. JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — AUGUST 5, 2020 — I thought of my friend “Sami” today after hearing of the massive explosion in Beirut. I got to know him before I moved to Israel as the guy who would stand at the exit of the local Costco.  He was always happy and pleasant as …

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Generations of Dreams Coming True Upon Touchdown
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — AUGUST 5, 2020 — I recently came across photos taken 30 years ago this summer. During that time, I was privileged to greet several planeloads of new immigrants from the former Soviet Union landing in Israel, welcoming them on the tarmac as they began their new lives in their ancient home. Even though some didn’t know it, they …

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Did Corona Kill Sovereignty
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — July 27, 2020 — At the beginning of July, all eyes and pundits were focused on Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty to portions of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), with speculation about when Israel would do it, over what territory, and what the political, diplomatic, and military fallout would be.  What a difference a month makes! Albeit …

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Let’s Do A Shiva
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — July 16, 2020 — Recently, I have been impressed with the growing number of Christian friends who have reached out to learn about Jewish customs regarding death and mourning.  More and more Christians understand how Judaism and Jewish traditions are central to Christianity, and how much of Judaism was part of the DNA of early Christianity has …

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Extremist Islam Threatens Christians Across the Middle East
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — July 13, 2020 — International backlash is growing over Turkey’s decision this week to allow what was once a landmark church to be converted into a mosque.  While not as bloody (yet) as the purging of ancient Christian communities throughout the Middle East by ISIS and other Arab and Moslem extremists, Turkey is betting that it can …

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Jacob’s Sheep Come Home
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MIGDAL  EDER, ISRAEL — July 6, 2020 — Over the past century, Jews and Christians have celebrated the return of the Jewish people to the Biblical Land of Israel, a restoration prophetic proportion. More recently, this return was accompanied by some four-legged friends representing Israel’s 3000-year history in the Judean Mountains. This is the modern story of Jacob’s Sheep. Jacob’s …

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Operation Wedding
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 12, 2020 —  For generations, Jews lived in Russia and then the Soviet Union, suffering overt anti-Semitism, discrimination, and physical threats to their lives. This was commonplace under the Czars, and inherited by the Soviets. For the vast majority, there were no alternatives but to do their best to eek out a living, always under the …

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Jews and Christians Unite to Support Christian Arabs
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 10, 2020 —  With talk of Israel’s annexation of Jewish communities in historic Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), and unilateral actions and threats by Palestinian and other Arabs even in advance of such a decision much less any actions being taken, the status and fate of Christian Arabs in the Land has been overshadowed. Throughout …

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No Pie for Palestine
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 8, 2020 — Once, I was down to the last bite of a really good blueberry pie. My wife moved in with her fork to have some and I (playfully) stabbed her in the hand with my fork. Suffice it to say, I didn’t end up with the last bite of pie, and my stabbing her …

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