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Then he led me back to the bank of the river. When I arrived there, I saw a great number of trees on each side of the river. He said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and […]

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The Southern Baptists passed a resolution in support of Israel last week, during their annual convention. The resolution also condemned the BDS (Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions) movement, aimed at hurting the Jewish state economically. I’ve written a lot the last five years about […]

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Especially in light of the barbaric murders of Israeli Jews in Tel Aviv yesterday—by Palestinians—it was appropriate that my daily Bible reading landed on Ezekiel 36. In this lead-up to the great Israeli “Declaration of Independence” that follows in Ezekiel […]

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For the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge me. (Isaiah 45:4) One of the most confounding chapters in all […]

Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she […]

This evening marks the beginning of Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this solemn day, I pause to reflect on two things: the Jews and their enemies. I know more than a few Jews wept on May 14, 1948, when the state […]

Humanity never really changes. We often think “people are worse” now than ever before. Part of that is the 24/7 news cycle we can’t seem to escape from. Yet I’m often struck by the commonality between eras and generations. The […]

I just returned from speaking at a church on the East Coast, and it was instructive for several reasons. My topic was Israel and her “place among the nations.” Turnout was excellent but at dinner that evening, the pastor gave […]

The first time I drove down to the Dead Sea, I almost ran off the road when acres of palm groves began dotting the barren landscape of the Judean Hills. What is this? I wondered. It was part of my […]

We get it each presidential election cycle: campaign promises that evaporate after the party is over. This year, a particularly annoying promise is again sure to be broken. “I will move America’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem!” No, you […]