Is it the End of the World?

Is it the End of the World?

December 2011 Archives

The Gingrich Who Stole the Palestinian Christmas

posted by jfletcher

The current surging Republican candidate for president, Newt Gingrich, generated a firestorm of criticism today when he asserted in an interview that the Palestinians are “invented.” In answering a question about Zionism, he said: “Remember, there was no Palestine as […]

Little Town of Bethlehem

posted by jfletcher

Whenever I visit Israel, I see things not as a tourist, but as an…observer. It helps one discover the story behind the story. One afternoon, while visiting the Mount of Olives, I spent some time looking at the Seven Arches […]

Untold News

posted by jfletcher

My fascination with the Middle East leads me to extraordinary friendships. One such friendship—a new one—is with the folks at “Untold News” (www.untoldnews.org). Too often (okay, to be more precise: constantly), we hear only gloomy, depressing news from this troubled […]

Previous Posts

Fighting BDS
For some time, Israel’s enemies have been cultivating relationships in a seemingly benign environment: America’s religious community. In particular, BDS (Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions) efforts have continued apace within mainline communities (Presbyterian Church-USA; United Methodist Church; etc.

posted 2:30:21pm Mar. 05, 2014 | read full post »

The Great(?) Debate
I don’t know that it was the end of the creationist movement—I’ll be accused of hysterics on that one by my own kind—but if I’m being fair and objective, Bill Nye more than held his own in his debate with Ken Ham at the latter’s Creation Museum in Kentucky tonight.      (

posted 10:40:50pm Feb. 04, 2014 | read full post »

Warrior
The Warrior is about to go to his fathers. If press reports are accurate, 85-year-old Israeli legend Ariel Sharon is near death. In a coma for almost eight years, “Arik” is slipping from life. Not wanting to falsely anticipate his demise (we still remember the early Titanic headlines: “Al

posted 6:44:29pm Jan. 01, 2014 | read full post »

JFK in Palestine
Four pages, typewritten. Analytical. Discerning of a situation so complex, not much has changed in 75 years. John F. Kennedy in Palestine. On the eve of World War II, the future president visited the tortured little region on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and, just before leaving

posted 10:56:00pm Nov. 21, 2013 | read full post »

Donald Miller's Blood Libel—One Year Later
It's his baby. And it's a year old. Popular evangelical author ("Blue Like Jazz") Donald Miller, one year ago today, wrote at his Storylineblog that the Israel Defense Forces murders innocent Palestinians. In a blog post titled, ironically, "The Painful Truth About the Situation in Israel," Mi

posted 3:10:25pm Nov. 19, 2013 | read full post »


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