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Taking up the Sword?

The Bible makes a distinction between “taking up arms” and “bearing arms.” Understanding this difference has wide implications on the political situation today.   There have been modern cases of misuse of weapons by police, even what appears to have been manslaughter...

Israel’s Unsolved Rift

What was the source of the heated argument among the National Council on the morning of May 14th, 1948, just hours before the declaration of the state of Israel? The name of the state and the final wording of the declaration had been agreed upon, but the inclusion of...

Globalization

Last year facing the UN, President Trump spoke of nationalism over globalism; this year he spoke of patriotism over globalism–essentially the same concept. Are we for globalization? We certainly believe in an age of world peace as described in Isaiah 2 and Micah...

The Palestinian Confederation Idea

A New Confederation Plan? Israeli Press is reporting on a new attempt of a solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians–a “confederation plan” for the Palestinian areas of Judea and Samaria (West Bank). The original plan for confederation came...

What Status for Messianic Jews in Israel?

What is the place of Messianic Jews in Israeli society? When a Jewish believer in Yeshua applies to become an Israel citizen under the “Law of Return,” is he or she received as any other Jewish person returning to our biblical homeland? When seeking to buy or rent...