In a shockingly horrific act of violence that has sadly become the trademark of ISIS, nine people were killed as they left a church service in Quetta, Pakistan. Close to 60 other people–including children– were wounded in the attack.
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 notoriously ever-interfering atheist organization; the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), has once again inserted themselves into local affairs. The organization who typically targets small communities and businesses who don’t have the financial ability to fight back recently went after a public high school in Searcy, Arkansas.
In a very concerning article recently reported in the British newspaper Sunday Mirror Professor Michael Clarke, a counter-terrorism and defense expert, warns that Russia will likely launch a cyber-war against the U.S. and U.K. for their role in the recent airstrikes against Syria. Professor Clarke stated, “I suspect Russia will choose not to respond in military terms. But cyber warfare is highly likely.”
While we are not necessarily endorsing this as biblically accurate, it is still worthy of mentioning that 250 Jewish Rabbis – including the prominent Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, sent a thank you letter to US President Donald Trump praising him for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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.