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Gaza and the God of Israel
July 18, 2014

Despite the circumstances, God is keeping Israel safe and reversing attempts to destroy her.

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Missiles, Messiahs and Maccabees
November 20, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

A Hanukkah Meditation It’s Almost Hanukkah Hanukkah will soon be arriving (December 8, 2012 to be exact). The erev of the holiday falls on the night of December 7 — which happens to be the “date that will live in infamy” when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Which brings me to another possible war, the escalating […]

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Talk of Reconciling
May 1, 2012

Believers in Jesus are bound by the same frailties as the rest of humanity, yet we are not to mirror behaviors that are considered “normal” by the world. We are to reflect a different standard. Yeshua enshrined this expectation when He said, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have […]

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You Are Home
February 1, 2010

My responsibilities with Jews for Jesus have me traveling approximately 125 days a year. As I write to you, I have just begun an eight-day trip that is taking me first to Dallas, then to London. I am grateful to God for giving me this opportunity to serve Him, yet I have never quite gotten […]

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A Messianic Jewish Approach to the Middle East Conflict
July 3, 2007

The signs said, Stop Zionist slaughter of Palestinians.” Sure, I’d seen signs like those before. But in the hands of ultra-Orthodox Jews? Yet there they were—dozens of them— shoulder to shoulder in their black coats, alongside others holding Palestinian flags in front of the Israeli embassy. More signs read, "Judaism rejects Zionism and the state […]

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Running Away
February 5, 2006

I was camped with my paratrooper unit in the desert surrounding the Dead Sea when I recognized the name Joshua Friedberg on the front page of an Israeli newspaper. Ne’dar, missing. Before I had time to process what was happening, I was on a bus heading back to Machon Meir Yeshiva in Jerusalem to join […]

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Resources to Consider: Why Care About Israel by Sandra Teplinsky and Arabs in the Shadow of Israel by Tony Maalouf
Author: Ruth Rosen

It is most unlikely that a completely unbiased book regarding Arabs and/or Jews exists, and the existence of an unbiased reader is even less likely. But that shouldn’t discourage us from reading such books; it’s just an incentive to pray for discernment concerning other people’s biases, and a willingness to admit our own. There is […]

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Spielberg’s Munich, and the Prospects for Peace
January 3, 2006
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A Forbidden Peace
October 1, 2004

How certain Jews and Arabs have learned to love each other.

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Forbidden Peace: the Story Behind the Headlines

Forbidden Peace: the Story Behind the Headlines Jews for Jesus   What would make a Palestinian man, who hated Jews with a passion, embrace a former Israeli soldier as his brother? Why would an Israeli woman, whose son was brutally attacked, look at his assailants with forgiveness in her eyes? How is it possible that […]

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Living on the Edge
June 1, 2004

There are so many adjectives one could use to describe living in a place that changes daily, if not hour-by-hour. At the risk of beginning on a negative note, let’s just say that great” or “awesome” are not always at the top of the list. When our family moved to Israel in 1994, I was […]

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Anxious for Armageddon: A Call to Partnership for Middle Eastern and Western Christians
September 1, 1995

Donald E. Wagner. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1995. xii, 253 pages. $14.95, paper. Reviewed by Jim Eriksen I first met Don Wagner at a 1991 Conference in Cyprus sponsored by Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding. It was at that conference and on a subsequent tour of Syria, Jordan and Israel that I was introduced to […]

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Who Are God’s People in the Middle East?
September 1, 1994
Author: Jim Eriksen

Gary M. Burge. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993. 207 pages. $9.99, paper. Reviewed by Jim Eriksen, San Francisco, CA. Gary Burge wrote this book while on sabbatical from his teaching position as associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. The strength of his presentation lies in his historical overview of what he calls Israel/Palestine,” a […]

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The Sulha: Reconciliation in the Middle East
March 1, 1989
Author: Ilan Zamir

The policeman gaped at me, unable to suppress his astonishment. “Man, that’s dangerous what you want to do. You can get into serious trouble. You’re an Israeli Jew and these people you want to meet are Arabs on the West Bank.…” I knew he meant well; he was a fellow Jew who wanted me to […]

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