Category Archives: Palestinian

The restoration of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount – Part three

This is part three of a six-part newsletter. Part one looked at the recent 13 minute ‘walk around’ the Temple Mount by Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir and the immediate international explosion. Then it examined the histories of Roman, Byzantine and Islamic laws forbidding Jews to walk on or pray on the Temple […]

Why was Jesus born in a manger?

Growing up in French Canada as a young Jewish boy, I found myself enchanted by nativity scenes. Walking home on snow-covered December evenings, I would gaze at winking blue Christmas lights woven around stately pine trees. I smiled to see green, red and golden wreaths hanging on many doors. And especially, my heart was inexplicably […]

Strong horses and lion cubs

The world’s largest sports event – FIFA World Cup 2022 (also known as ‘the Mondial’) – is taking place this month in Doha, Qatar. It is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab/Muslim world, with 32 soccer/football teams participating. Over the past 12 years an estimated $220 billion dollars has been invested […]

Islamic Jihad – the tip of the spear

Islamist rocket fire is lighting up the Middle Eastern skies. Journalists are rushing to scoop the battle as moths fly to a flame. Here is some helpful background on Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and fast moving events.   Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) – spiritual roots The PLO, al Qa’eda, ISIS, Hamas and PIJ – all […]

Roaring on Mount Zion

The enemies of Israel are also the enemies of Israel’s God. And they roar with rage against God’s Jewish people, especially when those Jews thrive on the soil of the Promised Land. In Psalm 74 Jerusalem’s worship leader Asaph raises his intercessory lament about this very situation to YHVH, the God of the armies of […]

Joseph’s prophetic bones

The last three verses of the Book of Genesis have a prophetic glow to them: Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die, but God will assuredly take care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” Then […]

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