In June, at the invitation of the Israeli Knesett, I had an incredible opportunity to speak along with former Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachman and several Israeli leaders at the National Prayer Breakfast in Jerusalem. I was so honored to be selected to participate in this four-hour event to pray for God’s blessing on Israel.
Only in Jerusalem would a burst sewage pipe lead to a major biblical and historical discovery. In 2004, construction workers accompanied by archaeologists – a common practice in the Old City – were sent in to repair the pipe. This group stumbled upon a set of stairs leading to Shiloah, also known as the Siloam Pool where Jesus healed the blind man (John 9:1-11).
Sadly, it has become apparent that the U.S. elections held in 2018 have resulted in several aggressively anti-Israeli individuals being elected to Congress. In particular, there are three women in Congress that defenders of Israel must keep a close watch on as their words reveal their deep-seated hatred toward Israel.
In an exciting recent announcement, a small team of Israeli scientists believe they might have found a complete cure for 90% of cancers! Clarifying this, Dan Aridor, chairman of the board of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies, boldly remarked that “We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer.”
After a series of significant threats of missile attacks from Russia, and in response to escalating tensions with Iran in Syria, and the terror groups Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza, the nation of Israel was forced to deploy the Iron Dome missile defense system to the second largest city in Israel; the economic center of Tel Aviv.
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.