Israel

The New Christian Zionism book review Gerald R. McDermott Out With the Old & In With the New
Out with the Old and in with the New: Review of The New Christian Zionism

This review of The New Christian Zionism, edited by Gerald R. McDermott, first appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of…

2017 Year of Anniversaries Martin Luther Reformation Balfour Declaration Six Day War Israel
2017: A Year of Anniversaries

In 2017, there are three anniversaries that are of particular interest to me as a Christian and as a Christian who supports Israel.

The U.S. “Abstention” on U.N. Resolution 2334 Condemning Israeli Settlements: Who Won?
The U.S. “Abstention” on U.N. Resolution 2334 Condemning Israeli Settlements: Who Won?

Because the U.N. does not have the power of the sword, the U.S. abstention in the recent U.N. vote has not weakened Israel at all; it has weakened the U.N.

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Today We Joined the Jackals: Obama Ignores Middle East Chaos, Targets Jews

This Christmas Eve, two billion Christians around the world are reveling in the promise of peace on earth and goodwill toward men. What the United States of America just did at the United Nations does nothing for either cause.

Book Review Walter Brueggemann Chosen
Choosing to Misread?

Brueggemann’s Chosen? is an example of the one-sided propaganda which he says he deplores.

Islam Christianity End of Palestine
Islam, Christianity, & the End of Palestine

Twenty-three years ago today, Israeli Prime Minister Rabin and PLO negotiator Abbas agreed to the Oslo Accords.

Hidden Danger Just War Thinking
The Hidden Dangers of Just War Thinking

As a broad set of ethical principles, the just war outlook is vital to civilized society. However, errors come—and they can be dangerous ones—when proponents of just war take their categories too narrowly and apply their axioms without historical context.

Memorandum of Understanding
A New Covenant: The Case for Renewing and Improving the Memorandum of Understanding with Israel

Despite an adamantly proclaimed right to self-defense and a proven ability to carry it out during historic conflicts like the Six-Day and Yom-Kippur Wars, the tensions in and around Israel have only seemed to worsen. Cooperation with our Judeo-Christian cousin is more crucial now than ever.

America First Committee Israel
Israel & Avoiding the Mistakes of the America First Committee

The lesson of the greatest generation is “Don’t repeat the mistakes of the America First Committee,” and here we are.