Israel's Northern Kingdom was established after the death of King Solomon. According to the Bible, the 10 tribes of Israel in that Northern Kingdom were taken into captivity by Assyria in about 740 BCE. Ever since, they have been lost to history. Today they are being found; one of them in India.
In Australia, Netanyahu strengthens economic ties, and invites Australia's PM to visit, "to hike in the Golan Heights." And "by the way," he adds, "the Golan will never go back to Syria; it will always be a part of the State of Israel."
Apparently, the head of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate has been in Israel this week, visiting Israeli and PA officials. What motivated his visit? And what were his objectives?
12 hours after it was posted on Facebook, a 4 minute clip of the US Ambassador to the UN went viral, with almost 4 milion views. Why? See for yourself.
In the wake of Netanyahu's visit to the US, the rest of his away trip has slipped below the surface of international attention. In fact, his visits this week to Singapore and Australia, far away from a self-absorbed West, is a continuation of Israel's strategic alliances with nations to the East - and in the world's southern hemisphere.
"I know that you have committed yourselves to fight for social justice, to defend our Sister Mother Earth and to stand alongside migrants. I want to reaffirm your choice and share two reflections." Global warming is real, and "Muslim terrorism does not exist." ~Pope Francis, February 2017
Trump's enemies have almost destroyed his understanding with Putin regarding Syria. Now the question is whether or not Trump can break through his enemies' sabotage of his nascent Middle East policy. Governments in Tehran, Riyadh, Ankara, Damascus, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Jerusalem are bracing to jump either way.
Sifting through debris from illegal Islamic excavations on the Temple Mount has recently resulted in the discovery of a snail shell. The dye it was used to create was both priceless and holy, the ultimate royal blue - for priestly garments as commanded by the Bible.
During their joint press conference on Wednesday, both Trump and Netanyahu agreed that Iran's ambition for nuclear weapons poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East and the West. Lashing back, Tehran named Israel as the "biggest threat to regional and international peace and security." It was a message quickly followed up by the head of Hezbollah with a thinly veiled threat to strike Israel's nuclear power center with its vast arsenal of high-tech Iranian missiles.
The reality is that our world is becoming more religious and hateful every day – and almost all of this hate is driven by Islamists. But everywhere, our governments and media call them moderates. It is time to push back.