israeli-palestinian conflict

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

Book Title: Why Care About Israel Arabs in the Shadow of Israel Author: Sandra Teplinsky Tony Maalouf Date Published: June 1, 2004 November 10, 2003 Publisher: Chosen Books Kregel Academic & Professional Genre: 1. Pentecostal & Charismatic2. Judaism3. Worship and Devotion 1. Prophecy2. Prophecies3. Israel & Palestine ISBN: 978-0800793432 978-0825431845 Reviewer: Ruth Rosen Ruth Rosen […]

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Spielberg’s Munich, and the Prospects for Peace
January 3, 2006

Movie Title: Munich Director: Steven Spielberg Writers: Tony Kushner (screenplay), Eric Roth (screenplay), George Jonas (book) Primary Actors (stars): Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze Date released: January 6, 2006 Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller MPAA rating: R Duration: 2h 44min Reviewer: Jews for Jesus By now many of us have seen Steven Spielberg’s recently […]

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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

Movie Title: Forbidden Peace: the Story Behind the Headlines Director: Beth Freeman Kenison Writers: Beth Freeman Kenison Date released: January 2, 2004 Genre: Documentary, History, War Duration: 47 min Reviewer: 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 […]

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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

Book Title: Anxious for Armageddon Author: Donald E. Wagner and Elias Chacour Date Published: January 1995 Publisher: Herald Press (PA) Genre: 1. Christianity2. Theology ISBN: 978-0836136517 Reviewer: Jim Eriksen Review Date: Sep 1, 1995 I first met Don Wagner at a 1991 Conference in Cyprus sponsored by Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding. It was at […]

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

Book Title: Who Are God’s People in the Middle East? Author: Gary M. Burge Date Published: December 1993 Publisher: Zondervan Genre: 1. Prophecy2. Theology ISBN: 978-0310386919 Reviewer: Jim Eriksen Review Date: Sep 1. 1994 Gary Burge wrote this book while on sabbatical from his teaching position as associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. […]

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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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