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Israel: Esther story overshadows nuclear Iran

As Iran stepped up its quest for nuclear weaponry this week, Israel commemorated the salvation of the Jewish race portrayed in the biblical story of Queen Esther.

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Israel: Archaeology proving Bible’s credibility

With over 20,000 excavation sites, 1 million artifacts and 600 volunteers annually, archeology in Israel is digging up hard evidence confirming the credibility of the Bible.

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Jerusalem Day victory marches on …

By Marney Blom Late last week I attended a press briefing conducted by the Israeli police spokesperson, in preparation for the Jerusalem Day “Dance of the Flags” march.  New security measures were to be implemented in response to the clashes that had tarnished last year’s march.  Stone throwing by Arab Palestinians, and flared tempers by both […]

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Jerusalem victory dance

Despite an upsurge in terrorist attacks in the holy city, undeterred religious Zionist youth take to the streets to celebrate the miracle of the 1967 reunification of Jerusalem, with the Jerusalem Day “Dance of the Flags” march.

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God’s Messenger …

  By Marney Blom Early last week I received a communique confirming that I had been scheduled to meet with Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the founder and chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation and an outspoken advocate for the rights of all faiths – not just Muslims – to pray on the Temple Mount.  Rabbi […]

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Israel: Time to build the Third Temple?

Although temple worship ceased 2000 years ago, Orthodox Jews worldwide pray daily for the restoration of the Holy Temple and for the Shekinah (Divine) Presence to dwell in it.

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Record numbers of French Jewry find ‘safe haven’ in Israel

French immigration to Israel is surging exponentially. It is simply no longer safe to be identifiably Jewish in France.

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Israel: Days of Awe

After the shofar is blown on Rosh Hashana, for ten days the Jewish people pray, repent and perform good deeds in hopes of cancelling the previous year’s sins, and ensure their names are written in the “The Book of Life” on Yom Kippur.

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Israeli Elections Special Report

Though trailing in the polls in the days prior to the elections, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party finished strong to win the most Knesset seats. He will remain Israel’s Prime Minister if he is able to cobble together a coalition government. Video story only. Click VIDEO below.

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Vive la France en Israël

By Marney Blom On Friday, January 9th terrorism struck France leaving journalists, law enforcement agents and innocent Jewish citizens the latest victims of radical Islam. Two days later, while attending my biweekly Hebrew class, I heard first hand the anguish felt by the French Jewish community.  Several of my Israeli classmates, former residents of Paris, […]

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Oy … why so many hills!

By Marney Blom As persecution of Christians in Muslim-dominated countries has come to the fore with the explosion of ISIS this year, in early December I decided to explore the difficulties facing Christians living in Jerusalem’s backyard – Bethlehem.  Although historically this land was ancient Israel as well as the birth place of Israel’s greatest […]

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Eyes in the Sky

By Marney Blom On Tuesday morning I awoke again to helicopters overhead and to the east of my residence in southern Jerusalem. “Not another terrorist attack in the capital!” I thought. Sadly, reports confirmed that Kehilat Yaakov Synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem had been attacked, leaving five Israelis dead and seven wounded. The hovering helicopters […]

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‘Israel worth fighting for’ – Israeli Christians

Upsurge of radical Islam and regional persecution of Christians in sharp contrast to rights and freedoms enjoyed by Christians in Israel, causing more young Israeli Christians to consider national and military service.

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Israel: Onward Christian soldiers, serving in IDF

With no end in sight for the tensions in the Middle East, Israel is bolstering its ability to protect itself with an increasing number of Christian soldiers serving alongside Jewish Israelis.

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Living Under Fire

By Marney Blom After spending a number of weeks in Canada, I returned to Israel not quite knowing what to expect. I quickly discovered that life in Jerusalem appeared relatively normal: restaurants and buses were packed, people were out on the streets and the market place was in full bustle. But then it happened — […]

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