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Beginning of the end for anti-Israel BDS movement

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

09/21/2020 As you look around the globe, what countries’ treatments of their citizens, neighbors, or minorities appall you? Perhaps it’s communist China’s oppressive regime, which forces Uighur Muslims into labor camps and offers bounties on followers of Jesus Christ. Perhaps it’s Iran’s “catalogue of shocking human rights violations, including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, torture and other ill-treatment.” Or maybe … Read More

Not silent and not still

Thursday, September 10, 2020

09/09/2020 This week’s Torah portion is Deuteronomy 29:20-30:9, which calls upon Israel to be faithful to the covenant in the land God has given them. God promises that even if Israel is scattered among the nations and the land lies desolate, He will restore Israel from captivity, gathering the Jewish people even from the ends … Read More

Lebanon Demands Change after the Explosion—and the U.S. Should Help

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

09/04/2020 Some weeks ago, a great but far from unpredictable tragedy  befell Lebanon. The best explanation currently available for the Beirut blast that killed at least 190, wounded thousands and threatens to crush Lebanon economically, is that the country’s incompetent and corrupt government allowed 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate to sit in the heart of … Read More

Good Money After Bad: America’s Failed Policy in Lebanon | Opinion

Friday, July 31, 2020

7/30/2020 Since 2006, successive U.S. administrations have squandered more than $2 billion in taxpayer dollars by sending it to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), and have justified this to Americans by touting supposed victoriesagainst ISIS and Al Qaeda. While taxpayers from Boston to Birmingham have had their hard-earned American money sent to Beirut, Lebanon has become an Iranian client … Read More

In The Age Of Coronavirus, Christians Keep Celebrating And Supporting Israel

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Since 2006, the annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) summit in Washington, D.C. has been bringing people from around the globe together to hear government insiders, learn from experts, lobby Congress, and rejoice in supporting and celebrating Israel. But in the age of coronavirus, gatherings have been canceled. So CUFI adapted, “virtualizing” its 2020 summit. … Read More

Missouri Enacts Anti-BDS Law, Joining 31 Other States

Monday, July 13, 2020

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, signed a bill into law on Monday to prohibit the state contracting with companies that boycott Israel. As such, it has become the 32nd state to enact an anti-BDS measure. The state’s House of Representatives passed the measure, 95-40, in May. The state Senate passed it, 28-1, on April 30. The … Read More

Christians United For Israel Opposes The Van Hollen Amendment

Monday, July 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Action Fund announced on Monday that it opposes Senator Van Hollen (D-MD) amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The amendment would prohibit Israel from using US security assistance funds for the annexation of parts of the West Bank.  “Senator Van Hollen’s proposed … Read More

Peter Beinart Is Wrong to Reject Zionism

Monday, July 13, 2020

Since its January debut, one unintended consequence of President Trump’s plan for peace in the Middle East is that it has forced Israel’s detractors to shed their veneer of support for Israeli and Palestinian self-determination. The Trump proposal is realistic, ensures Israel has defensible borders and offers the Palestinians a chance to determine their own … Read More

Pastor John Hagee: Gulf States Should Offer Israel Normalized Ties

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Gulf states should offer to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel rather than threatening to cut burgeoning ties out of anger over Israeli annexation plans and the US peace initiative, Pastor John Hagee told The Jerusalem Post. “The Gulf states, who are claiming that Israeli ‘annexation’ would lead to an end to their not-so-secret relations … Read More