Why End Times? (86) – Chapter 8 – Thy Kingdom Come

editor 18 January 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 8 – Thy Kingdom Come

“…Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven has come near” (Matthew 3:2 and 4:17).
John the Baptist and the Lord Jesus both proclaim exactly the same message. They even use identical words: “…Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven has come near” and the whole of Jerusalem and the whole of the Jordan region and the whole of Judea go out to John and are baptised (Matthew 3:5). With regard to this it is interesting to look at the baptismal practices of the Qumran sect found in the same area, near the Dead Sea. They left us the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were found there in jars, in the caves, in 1947. In the years that followed, very ancient Bible manuscripts more than 2,000 years, old among many other things, were also discovered. Read more »

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Considering Netanyahu’s transformational leadership

editor 18 January 2018

By Caroline Glick.. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the most underappreciated leader Israel has ever had. In the near future, he will likely take Israel’s first prime minister David Ben-Gurion’s title of longest serving premier. Yet, Netanyahu is not only perceived as being a leader of less significance than Ben-Gurion. He is considered a less consequential leader than prime ministers like Levi Eshkol, Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon, whose records in office are far thinner than Netanyahu’s. Read more »

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Dr. Einat Wilf’s Introduction to Israel

editor 18 January 2018

By Dr. Einat Wilf.. Dr. Einat Wilf, former member of the Israeli parliament (Knesset), giving a very broad overview of what Israel is. She discusses Zionism, how Israel was first born of the mind, Israel as an immigrant society, what it means to be the Jewish state, Israel’s Arab minority, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more »

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Netanyahu Blasts Abbas Speech: He Revealed Truth About Conflict and Did Israel a Service

editor 17 January 2018

By Noa Landau.. Speaking to reporters while visiting India, Netanyahu says he supports economic relief for Gaza; on Iran, the prime minister warns West: Last chance to fix nuclear deal. NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s comments that Israel killed the Oslo accords by saying that his remarks did Israel a service. Netanyahu, speaking to Israeli journalists in his entourage during his visit to India, also said that he supports economic relief for the Gaza Strip. Read more »

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Wanted: A Counter-Iran Strategy

editor 16 January 2018

By Jonathan Spyer.. The Middle East hasn’t settled down; far from it. Iran’s designs will disrupt it for years to come, and U.S. policymakers must start preparing. common but mistaken reading of the current strategic situation in the Middle East presents the region as approaching the end of a period of instability. The “return of the Arab state” is one of the more arresting refrains that this perspective has produced. According to this view, the wars in Syria and in Iraq are drawing to a close. Read more »

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Why End Times? (85) – Chapter 7 – Jerusalem

editor 16 January 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 7 – Jerusalem

Blessing for the nations
The presence of the Jews among the nations of the world over the last 2000 years has been a blessing for these nations. Before Gentiles came to Christ, they were even without God, Paul says in Ephesians 2:11-12: “…Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called ‘uncircumcised’ by those who call themselves ‘the circumcision’ (that done in the body by the hands of men) – remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.” Read more »

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Open Anti-Semitism in Britain. Who Cares? Not The Anti-Racist Left

editor 15 January 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. A demonstration was held in London last week (December 2017) in protest at President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It featured the usual suspects: the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, Friends of Al Aqsa, War on Want, Socialist Worker. Nothing surprising about any of that. The far left — along with significant NGOs — is motivated by a vicious loathing of Israel and support for those committed to its extermination. [Photo top right: Signs from the London march | Still from YouTube].  Read more »

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Free the Palestinians: End UNRWA funding

editor 13 January 2018

By Shoshana Bryen.. It is time to resolve the issue of the imprisoned Palestinian population. The one imprisoned by the United Nations and its own unrealistic vision of the future. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. contribution to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) could be eliminated might be the catalyst important and positive changes, if people can get over the moaning and crying about killing poor refugee babies. It’s not likely. Read more »

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A Historic Watershed That Shames Britain and Europe

editor 13 January 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. It’s a seismic event, a great decision and a historic watershed. This is where blackmail and intimidation are faced down. This is where appeasement ends. President Trump’s speech recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has signaled that, for America, the century- long Arab attempt to destroy Israel’s legitimacy – the essence of the Middle East conflict – has failed. Trump was careful and subtle. He did not say all of Jerusalem was Israel’s capital. The US will support a two-state solution if Israel and the Arabs agree to it. Read more »

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British Jews, Right and Left

editor 12 January 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. I was interviewed for an interesting and thoughtful BBC Radio Four programme about the changing political allegiances of British Jews, presented by Jo Coburn. It contains some poignant personal reminiscences, fascinating historical and political nuggets and no small anguish at how this tiny community’s ingrained nervousness as the target of bigotry has now soared once again to a high level. Read more »

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