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Christians and Jews dedicate Lion of Judah sculpture in Jerusalem

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Christians and Jews joined together recently to dedicate the Lion of Judah, a bronze lion statue in Jerusalem. The sculpture was created by American Christian artist Max Greiner and given to Israel ...

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What is Shavuot (Pentecost) really all about?

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Over the past 44 years, I have had the privilege of speaking in over 450 churches in any number of varied contexts. When given the opportunity, I have asked the audiences a ...

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Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day, marking return of city to Jewish people

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Israel last weekend celebrated Jerusalem Day, commemorating when Israeli troops freed the old city from 2,000 years of occupation by foreign powers. The Bible says the heart and soul of the Jewish ...

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Reveal: Israel Summer Experience Tour

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Are you ready for 9 exciting days that will change your life? How about seeing some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and beaches while immersing yourself in a 3,500-year-old culture that ...

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Greek Orthodox Church accuses fringe groups of trying to drive it from Jerusalem

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Radical fringe groups in Israel are trying to drive the Greek Orthodox Church out of Jerusalem, according to the local head of the church. “Our presence in Jerusalem is under threat,” Theophilos ...

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Marking Christmas, Israeli Christians are ‘thriving’ while Middle Eastern brethren face persecution

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While Christians are facing persecution and shrinking numbers throughout the Middle East, Israeli Christians are facing a different reality with growing numbers and high quality of life. The number of Christians in ...

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Miss South Africa defies government by competing in Miss Universe pageant in Israel

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Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, is thankful that she defied her government to compete in the recent Miss Universe pageant in Israel. “If I had not come to Israel to compete in ...

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AdventHealth buys Holy Land Experience theme park in Florida

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A Seventh-day Adventist health-care company has purchased the Holy Land Experience theme park in Orlando from Trinity Broadcasting Network. TBN, the park’s owner since 2007, sold the roughly 15-acre museum and tourist ...

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Jerusalem librarian sentenced for role as Hezbollah spy

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A former Jerusalem librarian has been sentenced to prison after being outed as a spy for the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah. The group is the world’s most well-funded terrorist organization and operates ...

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‘Lost tribe’ Bnei Menashe returns to Israel

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The Bnei Menashe has been nicknamed a “lost tribe” and is an ethnolinguistic group in India’s North-Eastern border states of Manipur and Mizoram. They can possibly date their origins back to Old ...

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Palestinians say they’re in a police state not of Israel but of their own leaders

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Palestinians say they’re living in a police state. But contrary to what some may think, it’s not at the hands of Israel, but their own Palestinian leaders. Earlier this year, Palestinian Authority ...

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Palestinians want Jews banned from the Temple Mount

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Jews will be banned from the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, if Palestinian ceasefire demands are met. Jordanian and Egyptian foreign ministers Tuesday were given the demands by Palestinian Authority ...

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What the conflict between Israel and Hamas has taught us

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Given the history of the region, it is a given that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will be complex and painful, even as a cease-fire with Hamas is announced. It is also a given ...

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To stop rocket movement, Israel destroys 60 miles of Hamas tunnels

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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) revealed it destroyed more than 60 miles of underground tunnels in the Gaza Strip.  The complex tunnel system, built by the Islamist military wing of Hamas, is ...

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Associated Press denies knowing they shared office with Hamas for 15 years

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Overnight, Israel destroyed a building housing operations for the terrorist group Hamas. It also housed the offices of western news agencies, including the Associated Press. Israel warned reporters to leave the building ...

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Israel destroys Gaza headquarters of Hamas

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Israel has destroyed the Gaza headquarters of the terrorist group Hamas. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck a number of targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday that are critical for Hamas’ ...

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1,000 Hamas rockets fall on Israel as Biden condemns attacks

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It was another night of rockets pounding Israeli with civilians hunkered down in bomb shelters. The Biden administration responded late Tuesday. The terrorist organization Hamas, which controls the Gaza strip, continued the ...

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Israel responds after Hamas fires rockets at Jerusalem

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The Israeli army reports that the chief of staff has called in troop reinforcements in the country’s south, as tensions continue to rise, despite international calls for a ceasefire. Israeli Defense Minister ...

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Jerusalem nears 1 million as high tech moves to town

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Jerusalem isn’t the sleepy city built around tourism it once was. A new report finds that it remains Israel’s most populous metropolis and now competes with glitzy Tel Aviv for the high ...

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Israel will welcome tourists in late May

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The Israeli tourism in Israel will be open for business by late May. “We are starting the first pilot on the 23rd of May,” Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen said. “It will take ...

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Disney deletes Jerusalem from Passover greeting

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Disney, not known for historical accuracy, deleted Jerusalem from a common Jewish greeting on Passover. Disney Channel aired the public service announcement for the most sacred Jewish holy day and replaced a ...

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American cities will light up for Israeli Independence Day

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America is honoring the Independence Day of its closest ally – Israel. Buildings across the United States will light up in the blue-and-white colors of the Israeli national flag to honor Yom ...

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Biblical Israel: Garden of Gethsemane

Mark and Matthew identify Gethsemane as the place Jesus went with his disciples after eating the Passover meal within the city of Jerusalem. This was just prior to his arrest (Matthew 26:36; ...

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Evangel University becomes latest school to drop Crusader mascot

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Evangel University is retiring the use of its Crusader mascot after a lengthy review process. The Crusader has been the official mascot since the school’s creation in 1955. According to a press ...

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After a month, Biden calls American ally Israel

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It took a month but President Joe Biden has finally spoken to perhaps America’s most important ally – Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his American counterpart called him on Wednesday. The ...

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