In yet another display of the threat to international peace and stability that their nation presents, Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, warned the European Union recently of “ominous” consequences if the EU does not follow through with actions to perpetuate the economic benefits of the 2015 nuclear agreement.
More than a decade after Hamas violently seized control over the Gaza Strip, leading to a split between their group and the Palestinian Authority, a recent Lebanese report suggests that Hamas is changing its mind and is willing to allow the Palestinian Authority to return to Gaza on the condition that elections be held within six months.
In a move that should sicken any sensible person, it has been recently reported by several news agencies that the radical Islamic organization known as Hamas has been training children to carry out terrorist actions in Gaza and Israel. Hamas has been the de facto governing authority of the Gaza Strip since its takeover of that area in 2007 and has instigated numerous conflicts with Israel.
Due to a combination of factors — ranging from persecution by Arab and Islamic extremists, record high unemployment, a drop in tourism, and a shocking decrease in support for Israel among evangelicals — experts have noticed that, overall, the Christian faith is fading from certain areas within the Holy Land.
In their never ending pursuit to threaten the existence of Israel and gain a dominant foothold in the unstable Middle East, new satellite imagery has confirmed that Iran has recently built another permanent military base outside Syria’s capital city complete with hangers used to store missiles capable of hitting all of Israel.
An Israeli daily newspaper, Israel Hayom, reported an interesting development in terms of world-wide security. Speaking in Jerusalem recently, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced that the Israeli government will be launching a new program for high school seniors in the 2018-2019 school year.
The long standing hatred that Iran harbors against Israel revealed itself very recently as Iran’s puppet force in Syria; the Islamic Republic working in conjunction with the Iranian Al Quds Force, launched an unprovoked rocket attack against Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights region of northern Israel.
One of the most revered Jewish holy sites in all of Israel may be crumbling before our eyes. Recently the day of Tisha B'Av (the ninth of the Hebrew month of Av) was observed. This was the day that both the first and second Jewish Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed; the first by the Babylonians in 585 BC and the second by the Romans in 70 AD.
In a recent article appearing in The Wall Street Journal, some disturbing news was shared. A growing trend among young evangelical Christians finds they are less supportive of Israel than previous generations. This trend is reflected in a survey by LifeWay – a leading evangelical publishing house and polling organization – who surveyed more than 2,000 people in December 2017.