Restoration of Israel: The Bones Coming together (Ezekiel 37)

Aliyah flight lands with 59 lone soldiers

08/21/2015 22:27
Nefesh B'Nefesh chartered flight with 232 olim from North America lands with 59 lone soldiers, 29 families, 75 children and 86 singles; 'I feel the need to be a part of defending the Jewish people.' Tears flowed freely at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday when 59 lone...

Israel Prepares For Its High Holy Days and the Messiah's Return

08/15/2015 21:25
The Fall Feasts of Israel, the most important appointments of the biblical calendar, are just around the corner. These three feasts: The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh HaShanah), the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), hold great biblical, historical, and prophetic...

More Than 200 French Jews Arrive in Israel as New Immigrants

08/01/2015 10:56
More than 200 French Jews, half of them children, arrived in Israel as new immigrants. The special aliyah flight that arrived early Tuesday morning was arranged by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption. More than 20,000 French Jews have moved to Israel...

Persecutors of Jews Queue Up to Say Sorry!

07/12/2015 09:39
Amidst rising anti-Semitism, there appears to be a somewhat surprising parallel move towards repentance by some European nations for the many shameful actions taken against Jews over the centuries. The latest comes from Spain which, having expelled some 300,000 Jews in 1492, now appears ready to...

Leading Israeli Rabbi Says the Arrival of the Messiah is Imminent

07/04/2015 21:18
    “I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out.” (Ezekiel 20:34 ) lRabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a leading authority in mainstream Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, has been...

Summer of French aliyah begins

07/03/2015 08:02
Some 400 French Jews arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport this week; more than 3,000 expected to arrive throughout the summer. Additionally, 80 French Jews on tourist visas become Israeli citizens.   Some 130 French Jews, including 46 children and two babies, landed at Ben-Gurion International...

Jerusalem municipality to confiscate land in al-Isawiya

06/30/2015 21:12
Officers of the Israeli municipal council of Jerusalem on Monday posted confiscation orders on vast areas of private Palestinian land in the East Jerusalem town of al-Isawiya, says a local committee member. Muhammad Abu al-Hummus told Ma’an that the maps and confiscation warrants were left in the...

Israeli Minister Urges French Aliyah Following Beheading Attack

06/28/2015 17:56
Israeli Immigration and Absorption Minister Ze'ev Elkin on Friday urged French Jews to flee to Israel after an Islamist terrorist attacked a factory near Lyon and pinned a severed head to the gates. "I call on the Jews of France - come home! Anti-Semitism is rising, terror is increasing," Elkin, a...

Group of 78 'Lost Jews' from India Makes Aliyah

06/23/2015 07:50
Bnei Menashe will be settled in the Golan Heights – where their ancestors, the Menashe tribe, lived. The Shavei Israel organization brought a group of 78 Bnei Menashe immigrants on Aliyah thursday from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, which borders Burma and Bangladesh. Absorption Minister...

Israeli Deputy FM to envoys: Bible shapes Israel's foreign policy

05/23/2015 21:01
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- A top Israeli diplomat, in a video seen by AFP on Friday, has instructed envoys to quote the Bible as giving Jews sovereignty over the entire Holy Land, including the West Bank. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, a deeply religious Jewish woman, was sworn in last week as a...
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Restoration of Israel: The Land is Blooming

Bionic Contact Lenses Turn Touch into Vision

02/15/2015 21:28
Much in the way Braille allows people who are blind to “see” the written word, a bionic contact lens invented by Israeli researcher Prof. Zeev Zalevsky “presses” images onto the surface of the eye to help the brain decipher through touch what the wearer is looking at. The lens, still in a...

Israeli Company's Vaccine Blocks 90% of Cancer Types

01/04/2015 18:41
An Israeli biotech company is developing a vaccine for cancer that it says can help prevent the return of the lethal disease for 90% of the different types of cancer. Vaxil BioTherapeutics based in Nes Ziona has been developing ImMucin for more than five years, and already has seen strong success...

Israel Develops Blood Test to Detect Breast Cancer

06/05/2014 07:37
About 4,500 women in Israel are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, according to the Israel Cancer Association, and roughly 900 die annually from the disease. The key, experts say, is early detection - which can raise the survival rate to 90%. Official state policies therefore promote...

Israeli innovation transforms phone camera imaging

05/21/2014 10:49
An Israeli startup based in Tel Aviv aims to transform smartphone camera imaging by bringing photo quality up to par with that of compact zoom-lens digital cameras.   The company, Corephotonics, has developed a dual-lens phone camera that can produce crystal-clear images even when the zoom...

Israeli Researchers Synthesize Cancer-Fighting Molecule

05/21/2014 10:30
Hebrew University researchers have pinpointed the process by which tumors become resistant to cancer treatments, according to NoCamels, paving the way for significant changes in cancer-treating drugs. While Israel has developed several anti-cancer drugs, not every patient will benefit from every...
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Struggle for Jerusalem

Netanyahu Pledges: Jerusalem Will Never be Divided Again

05/18/2015 21:54
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening participated in the Jerusalem Day celebration at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva, declaring that Jerusalem will be forever united. Referring to recent terror incidents in Jerusalem, Netanyahu stated, "We are determined to pursue the terrorists and...

US Supreme Court to Decide on Jerusalem's Status

04/22/2014 07:17
The US Supreme Court Monday decided to hear the case of an American born in Jerusalem, once again taking up the sensitive issue of the status of the contested city, according to AFP. The justices will hear arguments in the case in the fall before deciding on the constitutionality of a 2002 law...

Iranian Official: 'We are Preparing to Liberate Jerusalem'

03/01/2014 20:17
The Islamist Basij militia force in Tehran ran a special military exercise Thursday and Friday preparing for an Iranian takeover of Jerusalem. ?The exercise, entitled "March to Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem)," included training in the event of such a takeover, including drills for the protection of cities,...

Vatican Pushing for Control of Mount Zion

02/19/2014 10:39
Christian leaders reportedly pressured Israel to turn over control of Mount Zion in Jerusalem during a clandestine meeting of senior city officials. The meeting took place Tuesday in the office of Attorney Amnon Merhav, the director-general of the Jerusalem municipality. It was attended by...

Palestinian Minister: We Demand Sovereignty Over Kotel

02/11/2014 05:54
A top Palestinian Authority official said that the PA was demanding sovereignty over all areas of Jerusalem Israel liberated in the Six Day War, including the Kotel (Western Wall). Speaking to Channel Ten, Mahmoud al-Habbash, Minister of Holy Places in the PA, said that "there will be no peace...

State Department Criticizes New Jerusalem Construction

02/06/2014 09:35
The State Department on Wednesday criticized Israel for approving the construction of over 500 housing units in Jewish neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem. "Our position on Jerusalem is clear," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters when asked about the construction. "We oppose any...

Clashes erupt as Jerusalem municipality demolishes Palestinian homes

02/05/2014 19:50
Demolition teams from the Jerusalem municipality on Wednesday morning destroyed three Palestinian homes and forced a man to demolish his own home in East Jerusalem, leaving 28 homeless. Clashes erupted in one neighborhood following the demolitions, injuring 15 and leading to seven detentions,...

Jerusalem's famous flashpoint

02/04/2014 23:48
Jerusalem's status is a bone of contention between Israelis and Palestinians. One flashpoint is the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, a sacred site of Muslim prayer - known as Temple Mount to Jews. One hundred female Israeli soldiers and 35 Orthodox Jews from the US were recently guided...

Govt. to Split Jerusalem, Where are the Rabbis?

01/24/2014 20:44
The government is planning to cede several sites in ancient Jerusalem to Muslim and Christian ownership, and Israel's rabbis remain silent, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel has accused. "There is a terrible plan, called the 'holy basin,' to split Jerusalem between Christians, Muslims and Jews," Rabbi Ariel...

No to '67 Lines, No to Splitting Jerusalem

01/07/2014 19:54
The term "1967 lines" has been used regarding talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, in reference to the PA claim of ownership to all land that was under Jordanian control between 1949 and 1967. The words have been used to conceal the true weight of the concessions being demanded,...
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A Sky Above Jerusalem

Video of 1967 War

Jerusalem | Filmed in Imax 3D

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Why Israel can't withdraw to its pre '67 borders

David Suissa: The Era of Jews Fighting Back

Israeli soldiers prepare armored personnel carriers (APC) near the border with the Gaza Strip on Nov. 16. Photo by Ronen Zvulun/ReutersAs I’ve been watching images of Hamas rockets falling on Israel, I’ve asked myself: If Hamas had the ability to murder thousands of Jews, wouldn’t they? And if Israel didn’t have a strong army, wouldn’t we surely witness another pogrom?

Since the destruction of the Second Temple some 2,000 years ago, has there been a more physically abused people than the Jews?

How many Crusades and Inquisitions and pogroms have been recorded where Jews were virtually helpless to defend themselves?

Oh sure, we always managed to survive and pull through. We were strong with our values, our Torah, our culture and our wits in adapting to whatever limits were imposed on us.But physically? We were always at the mercy of our landlords.

My ancestors in Morocco survived only because they knew their place. You never heard of a Moroccan Jew fighting for the same rights as Moroccan Arabs. Jews were the dhimmis, the second class citizens of the state. And still, there were stories of pogroms against Moroccan Jews.

The physical abuse of Jews reached its darkest and most murderous hour with the Holocaust.In Alcoholics Anonymous, they say you have to reach your own bottom before you can turn things around. Well, the Holocaust was our absolute bottom.
Perhaps not coincidentally, within a few years we were blessed with our own sovereign state. What would happen now? Would our enemies still come after us?

Indeed they did, but this time, something weird happened.
The Jews fought back.  ii

Israel's size compared to selected countries

From Israel Insider: Few realize just how small Israel really is, but these comparative maps give a hint, comparing Israel's area to the US, Russian, China, and France. From Israel's Story in Maps.


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