Focus on Israel

  • History can be offensive, but it shouldn’t be revised!

    For as long as man has existed, history has continually been written and has become the ever-growing foundation for our civilization. The ink used to pen the annals of history can be blood, sweat or tears or a combination of…

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    Why do we have to explain concentration camps in 2019?

    New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) recently made a statement on Twitter that has garnered a lot of attention from both the Right and the Left. She said” The United States is running concentration camps on our southern borders, and…

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  • Anti-Semitism continues to rise in 2017

    The Senate’s antisemitism resolution: The good, the bad and the ugly!

    On June 13, 2019, a joint resolution was introduced by Sens. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, and Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, and on June 14, it passed unanimously! The resolution is a short document that unequivocally denounces antisemitism. It comes less than…

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    Who knew that BDS could benefit Israel?

    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement continues to be the best-kept secret in a lot of circles, including the evangelical community. While its proponents will tell you that it was born in 2005 in “Palestine”, the concept goes back in history, much…

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  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

    The time to be a ‘righteous Gentile’ is today!

    After the Second World War, as Europe was coming to grips with the horrors of the Holocaust, it became evident that while most of the world turned its back on the Jewish people, some people found it in their hearts…

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  • Six reasons to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day!

    While last year was the memorable 70th anniversary of the birth of the modern State of Israel on May 14, 1948, every new anniversary is a reason to celebrate. This year is no different! We celebrate because of Israel’s survival.…

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  • Who cares about the Holocaust anymore?

    Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah (meaning “Day of the Catastrophe”) has taken place every year on the 27th of Nisan since its inception in 1951. At 10:00 AM local time in Israel, everything comes to a stop as a siren is…

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  • Zionism: What it is and what it is not

    The word Zionism can have either a positive or a negative connotation attached to it depending on who you are asking for a definition. When hard-pressed, most people, from either side of the spectrum have a difficult time clearly defining…

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  • The ‘greedy Jew’ is alive and well!

    Some of history’s oldest canards are against the Jews. One of these, that we can find towards the top of the list, is the myth of the “greedy Jew.” During the Middle Ages, Christians were allowed to borrow money ONLY…

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  • Not exactly ‘A Pope for All Seasons!’

    In the story “A Man for All Seasons” based on the life of Sir Thomas More, the hero is portrayed as a man of principle envied by many of his contemporaries, including some of his rivals. Sir Thomas More was once described…

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