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Category Archives: Exploring Israel

Mount of Olives


Jerusalem is entirely surrounded by mountains, “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people” Psalm 125:2 The mountain that rises in the east of Jerusalem is called the Mount of Olives. From the Mount of Olives it is said that the feet of the Lord shall stand on this mountain. “ This...
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Pressure on Jerusalem


This text I write with gratitude from the north of Jerusalem. This area is known as occupied territory and located 1-2 km from the places Beit Hanina and Shuafat. Both towns are located in the area of the tribe of Benjamin and according to some writers was the name: Beit Anina. In the year 636 A.D....
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The shofar in 1967


  The fact that Jerusalem came back into the hands of the Jewish people during the Six Day War in 1967 was after 2000 years a great miracle.   When you visit Jerusalem I recommend you going to the place where the paratroopers fought and won the battle with great courage and commitment in 1967....
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Kibbutz Revivim


  In 1943 there were courageous men in Mitzpeh Revivim in the Negev. They started to build a small settlement that was going to become a kibbutz where as of today still live, work and study more than 900 people. In the days of the beginning of the State of Israel the purpose of the...
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Israel 61 years


In 61 years Israel achieved more than other countries did in centuries. The State of Israel survives in spite of all oppression and under the most bizarre circumstances. The country has been built on the ashes of World War II. Jews who now live in and outside of Israel have shown how to survive the sick...
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Suffering in Gaza


(by permission from: www.beth-yeshua.nl) Israel protecting its citizens After eight years of living under shooting of rockets Israel took the courage to actively protect her citizens. Not anymore through diplomacy, but with military means. Since the year 2000 terrorists attack the south of Israel with rockets which cause material damage, emotional damage and fear and now and...
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The Myth of the Naqba


The Myth of the Naqba The commemoration of the sixtieth year of Israel’s existence was seized by the Palestinians and her allies to repeat the old myth of the “Naqba” (catastrophe): that the establishment of the State of Israel was being accompanied by a planned ethnic cleansing and eviction of the Palestinians and that the...
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Tisha beAv and Messiah


Tisha beAv and Messiah, our hope Although the Roman Empire destroyed the Second Temple, Jewish tradition teaches that the underlying reason for the destruction was the practice of Jews speaking ill of each other (loshon hara) and spreading “senseless hatred” (sinat chinam). The day of mourning also is being remembered as the period when the...
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Second bulldozer attack


Bible verse: Jesaja 62:6-7  “On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves; And give Him no rest until He establishes And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” JPost.com » Israel » Article Jul 22,...
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Israel 60 years!


State of Israel again on the map since 60 years Sixty years ago history was written when the State of Israel was established, on May 14 of 1948, 5 Iyar 5708. Immediate occasion was the termination of the British Mandate that very same evening. The Second World War made visible how necessary this has been....
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