Is Jerusalem a stumbling block to peace in the Middle East? East Jerusalem has factored significantly in the current US-mediated peace negotiations. Some of the issue revolves around who has a legal right to East Jerusalem. Marney Blom, a Canadian news correspondent in Israel offers an answer based on facts foundational to Israel’s existence as a nation.
Mark Milke also comments on Israel’s status in the news. In his Calgary Herald column he writes, “To understand why Israel might stop six ships trying to break its embargo on direct imports into the Gaza Strip, it helps to have more context….” He expounds on that context and on the role of Hamas in these events.
Do you want a good book that offers unusual insight into the heart of Hamas? Mosab Yousef, the son of a founder of Hamas, has done an exceptional job of recording his experiences with Hamas and his deliverance from it. In an article titled, Is Christianity Dying in the West, Harry Antonides highlights Yousef’s riveting account of terror, betrayal, political intrigue, and unthinkable choices to offer “living proof of [God’s] kingdom bringing peace and reconciliation in the most unlikely places.”
These are thought-provoking articles on Israel and the world’s relationship with it. They make for good reading. You may also wish to check out the following.
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And here’s another one: For a head-start on Father’s Day, “The Way Forward for Fathers” considers the relationship of fathers toward their children in light of our relationship with God, our heavenly Father.
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Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef A gripping account of terror, betrayal, political intrigue, and unthinkable choices. Son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas, Mosab knew intimately the assault against Israel. That all changed as he came to know the Israelis and later his Savior, Jesus.
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