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Modern Israel

05/04/22
by Susan Michael

One of Israel’s primary founders and first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, said: “In Israel, to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.” He had witnessed the state’s founding after almost 2,000 years of exile. He had also witnessed five Arab armies attack the newborn state—armies equipped...

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Why Does Antisemitism Still Exist?

04/07/22
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director, host of Out of Zion podcast, and creator of the Israel Answers
 Antisemitism’s Modern Forms

The evil pursuit of the Jewish people has continued for millennia, which is why historian Robert Wistrich called antisemitism “the longest hatred.” Every time this irrational vitriol seems to be dying out, it reinvents itself with a different look and a different...

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Why Palestinians Are Fleeing the Gaza Strip

11/16/21
by Khaled Abu Toameh
Referring to the lavish lifestyle led by most Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip and abroad, many Palestinians complained that while the fish are eating the poor emigrants, Hamas leaders continue to enjoy the best fish and seafood on offer in Qatar and the Gaza Strip. Apparently, the two million...

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Why Palestinians Cannot Make Peace with Israel

10/27/21
by Khaled Abu Toameh
  The Palestinian Authority, which is largely funded by American and European taxpayers' money, is imprisoning Palestinians for even trying to engage in real estate deals with Jews.
  The Palestinian public seems generally supportive of the death sentences and extrajudicial killings of...

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Should the United States Fund Israel’s Iron Dome?

10/22/21
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

Iron Dome funding recently hit headlines when progressive Democrats had it removed from an emergency bill needed to keep the US government running. The removal of $1 billion for replenishment and development of Israel’s Iron Dome was at first glance a major blow, but within hours, the US...

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Brazil Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem

09/30/21
by ICEJ Staff

Brazilian pastors, Christian leaders, and faculty from South Florida Bible College (SFBC) gathered recently for Israel: A Dynamic Relationship to hear about Brazil’s support for Israel and meet one of Brazil’s most popular politicians. The symposium, held on the SFBC campus in Deerfield Beach,...

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How Christians are Celebrating the Feast

08/12/21
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

Each year, thousands of believers from around the world ascend to the city of Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).  It is the third great pilgrimage feast of the Lord—a great prophetic sign of our times and powerful foreshadowing of even more glorious days ahead.  

A Prophetic...

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No Stopping the Abraham Accords

05/26/21
by David Parsons, ICEJ Vice President & Senior Spokesman

The series of normalization agreements that Israel recently signed with four Arab nations—known collectively as the “Abraham Accords”—continue to bear fruit for Israel despite several diplomatic hiccups with Sunni Arab leaders and the lack of interest shown by the new Biden administration in...

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What Is the IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism?

04/16/21
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), an intergovernmental organization mandated to focus on Holocaust-related issues, determined that, to address the problem of rising anti-Semitism, there must be clarity about what it is. Some 30 governments have now adopted their non-...

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How Do Israeli Elections Work?

03/10/21
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

On  December 22, 2020, Israel’s coalition government with two prime ministers dissolved after the Knesset failed to pass a state budget. The coalition had survived for eight months after a series of postponed deadlines for agreeing on an Israeli budget. However, the final legal deadline to pass...

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