Category Archives: Borders

Strange bedfellows in the Middle East

“The longer a blind man lives, the more he sees,” said Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem. Grandiose plans can lead to folly, and the blindness of politicians and kings may lead to disaster. The recent peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) surprised the world’s media. Only the third country to enter into […]

Annexation for dummies

Years ago Steve Stills penned a song in response to the November 1966 protest-riots on Sunset Strip. One of rock’s classic protest songs, its first line goes, “There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear . . .  You better stop! Hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look what going down.” A lot is […]

Clarifying the Deal

  The U.S. ‘Deal of the Century’ was released in Washington D.C. on  Tuesday January 28, 2020. Here is some bite-sized perspective to help understand what is going on. “It’s for your own good” The phrase “it’s for your own good” usually means that you are being forced to do something which is neither enjoyable or desired. The […]

What happens when a nation lifts the Jerusalem stone

  Over 2,400 years ago the Spirit of prophecy fell on Zechariah as he declared “the burden of the word of YHVH concerning Israel – It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem an overly hard-to-lift stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will be severely injured” (Zechariah 12:3).  Since that day many nations […]

Jerusalem – the joy of the whole earth?

On Monday, May 14, Israel was the center of some powerful earth tremors. The 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel, a major and essential step in the fulfillment of the ‘dry bones vision’ of Ezekiel 37:1-14 The recognition by the world’s primary super-power, the United States, of the connection between […]

Striking a match in a roomful of fumes

Israel finds itself in the crosshairs of more than a handful of potential blow-ups this week. It is a time for those who love Jerusalem to be praying. Here is the list of significant events happening this week: May 6 – Lebanese elections and Hezbollah’s ascendancy The Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah (www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm) has been on […]

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