Category Archives: Terrorism

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 […]

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 […]

Elisha’s arrows, Sauron’s eye, and Ahithophel’s counsel

The Middle East is never boring. Fast paced events over the past few weeks included: Iranian-Gazan instigated riots on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a flexing of their ambition to lead the push for an Islamist caliphate concerted jihadi rocket attacks (over 4,300 total) on Jerusalem and Israel’s civilian population (fired by Hamas – ‘the […]

Watchman on the Walls – War in the Middle East

The name that the Israel Defense Forces has given for this current round of fighting with jihadi terror group Hamas is ‘Shomer Hachomot’ – ‘watchman on the walls.’ The term is based on Isaiah 62:6-7: “On your walls, Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen. All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who profess YHVH, […]

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