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A June Day in Jerusalem

Still waking up, but with hot coffee in hand, we step outside on the balcony to join the pots of red geraniums that are already welcoming the day. The Jerusalem sky never fails to stun us. It is too blue to be real, but there it is, always this blue through at least September, reaching […]

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Learning to Decipher the Rhetoric

One of Israel’s staunchest allies, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, recently visited the Jewish State and expressed great solidarity between the two countries. The highlight of the very warm and friendly visit was his speech before the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, where he told Israel’s leaders that Canada would stand behind them through “fire and […]

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The Palestinian Jesus

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued a Christmas message in Bethlehem last month in which he called Jesus “a Palestinian messenger.” As a Muslim, Abbas used the term “messenger” which is in keeping with Islam’s view of Jesus as a prophet. But, to describe him as “Palestinian” is a very cunning twist of facts in […]

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Getting to Know Pope Francis

Pope Francis became the leader of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013. Since that time, he has become one of the more controversial popes in the church’s recent history. In the last 64 years, there have been seven Popes: Pope Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II, Benedict […]

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American Support for Israel

A retired Army General and formerhigh ranking official in the Obama Administration, recently spoke at a well-known American university. During the questions following his remarks he was asked by a student why“25 percent of US Foreign Aid goes to Israel.” The General stumbled around and gave no real answer other than, “It’s complicated.” What he […]

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Six Must-See Destinations

Have you been dreaming of the trip of a lifetime? Is 2014 the year you are going to finally make that dream a reality? Here are some absolute must-see destinations for you to consider! For beach bums: Negril Take a journey with me, along a meandering coastal road, dotted with almond trees, small homes, and […]

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A Burden for Bethlehem

By: David Parsons of ICEJ Bethlehem, known as the birthplace of Jesus, has historically been a largely Christian Arab town that relied heavily on Christian tourism. But the influx of visitors dropped sharply during the second Palestinian intifada in 2000 and is only now starting to recover. The local Arab Christian community is also struggling, […]

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So You Want to Be a Missionary…

If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you probably have heard of incredible, inspiring stories of missionaries who have sacrificed the comforts of their homeland for a life overseas being Jesus’ hands and feet. They share of God’s miraculous working power, testimonies of people coming to Christ, financial breakthroughs and more. […]

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The Truth about Israel

Support for Israel runs deep in this country for a number of reasons. According to recent polls, as many as 80 percent of American Christians feel a moral obligation to support Israel. A large part of this is due to the influence of the Bible, but there is also an appreciation for Israel’s democratic values […]

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Egypt My People

Scriptural references regarding Egypt can seem a bit contradictory. Most refer to Egypt in negative terms, alluding to bondage and idolatry, while others foretell a national revival and times of restoration. Egypt is also mentioned more times in scripture than any other nation, second only to Israel who also was warned of impending judgment while […]

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