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Embassy move to Jerusalem set for 2019

Following through on a campaign promise that has eluded several presidents, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the U.S. embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capitol of Jerusalem ...

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Dead Sea Scroll translation sheds light on festivals Jesus celebrated

Researchers at the world-renowned University of Haifa, Israel have completed the translation of one of the last two parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dr. Eshbal Ratson and Prof. Jonathan Ben-Dov of ...

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Busy year for improved U.S., Israel relations

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is proving to be a powerhouse on the diplomatic front. She has emerged as the most vociferous supporter of Israel in the last 50 years. 2017 saw many ...

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There’s a human side to issue of terror

Former Mayor of Israeli town address diplomats on how terrorism affected them. “It’s a strange analogy perhaps, but just as we in the biblical heartland of Israel are healing children and rebuilding ...

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News Briefs From Israel

 Israeli economy flexes its muscle as shekel is deemed world’s 2nd-strongest currency:  Deutsche Bank last week ranked the Israeli shekel as the world’s second-strongest currency, bolstering the broader outlook on the Jewish ...

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The Balfour Declaration – A thorn in the flesh of political correctness!

Little did Lord Arthur Balfour (1848-1930) know when he penned his declaration, that much of the world would be in an uproar about it, 1oo years later. His short letter to Lord ...

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Innovation and Leadership in Israel, the Start-up Nation

A 2016 exhibition at Israel’s main airport, Ben Gurion, highlighted the country’s achievements in medicine, science and technology. From irrigating a desert for agriculture to GPS that Moses would have loved, Israel ...

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Visitors can now see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre like never before.

Renovation of church allows visitors better look at evidence of Jesus death, burial and resurrection. By Dwight Widaman | Editor If you’ve been to Israel you’ve most likely toured the Church of ...

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Israel Tourism Setting Records

Israel continues to be one of the hottest destinations for visitors in the world. This winter is breaking all previous standards as a record number of international visitors visited Israel in January ...

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New UN head affirms Jewish ties to Temple Mount, angers Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Israel – Palestinian Authority officials demanded an apology from United Nations Secretary General António Guterres for his remarks affirming the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount. Guterres, who replaced former Secretary ...

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Part 5. Israel: Into the Wilderness and Goodbyes

  Our departure from Jerusalem was bittersweet. We had much more to experience as we headed for the wilderness of Ein Gedi passing the caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found ...

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Part 4: Our Family Trip to Israel: All Roads Lead to Jerusalem

Our Family trip to Israel. Jerusalem–the Holy City. It was a cool night, as late May evenings often are in Jerusalem. Pleasantly warm days with cotton-candy clouds always seemed to lead to clear, ...

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Shakshuka Recipe from Jerusalem

One of the yummiest things we enjoyed in Israel was shakshuka. It is a well-loved Israeli dish popular for both breakfast and supper. It is one of the most savory things you’ll ...

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Part 3: Our Family Trip to Israel

In the Footsteps of Jesus. Nazareth Leaving the Mediterranean coast the next morning, we headed inland toward Jesus’ boyhood hometown. Two millennia ago, Nazareth was a poor farming community of 400 Jews. ...

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Part 2: Our Family Trip to Israel

Sharing the Wonder of the Holy Land with a New Generation!   “Welcome to Israel!” The captain announces, “Welcome to Israel!” as our US Airways jet touches down, eliciting applause from first class ...

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