Surprisingly, the open powder keg in Syria has not yet exploded into a regional or global war. But it still could. Unfortunately, another trigger for such a conflict is developing to Israel's southeast. Via Yemini rebels, Iran is making moves to block the chokepoint of international shipping off the southern coast of Yemen. Missiles have been fired at US vessels. This morning the US fired back.
Inclined to seek God with humility? Thousands have come to Israel to do this very thing on Yom Kippur 5777 - a.k.a. 2016. Via live webcams, you too can join worshippers with repentant hearts.
What does it look like when an entire country honors a day to seek God in humble penitence - including its non-religious citizens? Israel is about to do this very thing. This is a glimpse of a singular culture's Day of Repentance.
Last Sunday's shooting spree in Jerusalem is notably different than terror attacks that have plagued the capital for the last year. According to DEBKAfile, Israeli authorities have information of more attacks being planned during the remainder of Israel's High Holy Days.
As Yom Kippur approaches, the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City becomes the nation's epicenter. Thousands come to offer of Selichot (penitential) prayers.
Days before Israelis embrace Yom Kippur, the biblical Day of Repentance, an Islamic terrorist guns down a grandmother and young police officer before he is shot and killed. As Fatah calls for mourning the murderer, Hamas hands out candy celebrating him while Islamic Jihad pledges, "attacks will continue."
Islamic State, or ISIS, like Iran, is driven by a visceral conviction that end times are imminent. According to Islamic prophecies, those times include the return of Jesus who will "break the cross" and herald the Muslim Mahdi as the world's true messiah.
One week from today, the UN Security Council is set to discuss Israel's "settlements as the obstacle to peace and a two-state solution." Israel rejects the premise while bracing for a resolution that, once again, condemns the Jewish State for Jewish communities in its biblical heartland.
According to Israel's former Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya'alon, Iran poses a much greater risk to the Middle East - and the rest of the world - than does ISIS.
Israeli scientists have found a way to correct the genetic flaw that causes Alzheimer's. Lab mice treated with the new therapy *recovered* from the illness.