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Christians Show Support for Israel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Several thousand Christians from more than a dozen nations joined together with several thousand Israelis recently in the small Samarian Jewish town of Revava to mark the end of the self-imposed Israeli building freeze in the so-called West Bank.

The Christians were in Israel to participate in the annual International Christian Embassy's Feast of Tabernacles celebration. The theme of this year's feast was Genesis 22:17, where God promised Abraham that "his seed shall possess the gates of their enemies."

Obama, a "Strategic Catastrophe" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 00:00

Although Israeli officials publicly play down the crisis in relations between the United States and Israel, privately the language is much different. Sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describe Obama as a "strategic catastrophe" for Israel.

Officials in the prime minister's office, speaking on condition of anonymity to the nation's media, see the Obama administration as a serious threat to the future of the State of Israel. On the record, Israel and the U.S. have a strategic partnership that is unbreakable. Off the record, that once strong partnership now seems to be a thing of the past.

Israel Can Only Rely on Itself PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 00:00

In his address to the Israeli nation on the recent occasion of their 62nd Independence Day anniversary, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared, " Israel can only truly rely on itself."

Obviously, and with good reason, he was reminding his nation and people that they cannot depend on the United States or anyone else in the international community to defend them if and when Iran may try to fulfill their threats to "wipe Israel off the face of the map."

He quoted Theodore Hertzl, the respected Zionist leader of 100 years ago, who had said: "Don't rely on help from strangers, don't trust the charitable, and don't wish for stones to grow soft." And Netanyahu added, "A nation that wishes to stand tall must place all its trust in itself only."

From Mourning to Joy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 28 April 2010 00:00

Last week all of Israel once again made the incredible transition from deep mourning to bounding joy. They first marked the nation's Remembrance Day in honor of all the nation's fallen soldiers, and then moved immediately into the joyful celebration of their 62nd Independence Day.

The rest of the nations of the world never experience the deep emotion the Israelis feel on these two back-to-back holidays. No other nation has experienced what Israel has gone through to become the free and prosperous nation that it is today.


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