As God continues to answer Israel’s prayers for rain, the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose by an astounding six centimeters (2.36 inches) over the last 24 hours and almost five feet so far this winter.
His prose, along with the poetry of Yehuda Amichai and the music of Yehuda Poliker, underlay the mental climate in which I chose to make my home in Israel.
The Left’s identity politics are becoming curiouser and curiouser for Jews.
The area around three churches near to the Jordan River has been cleared of landmines. Approximately 1,500 of the devices have been removed, near an area that is believed to have been Jesus’ baptismal site.
Israelis, Arabs and others are impatiently waiting to see the “peace plan” devised by the Trump administration for Palestinian Arabs in the land beyond the 1949 Armistice Line, which was occupied by Jordan for 19 years.
Israel’s nearly 25-year peace treaty with Jordan has been a remarkable oasis of stability in a region otherwise riven with conflict and bloodshed. However, following a mass demonstration in Jordan’s capital Amman on Friday, King Abdullah announced that he has decided not to extend a part in the 1994 Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, which annexes regions of the Arava desert and Naharayim to Israel.
For those who have visited the lowest point on the face of the planet, Ezekiel’s end-of-days prophecy of the Dead Sea coming to life seems impossible, yet recently, scientists have been shocked to discover that the sinkholes appearing around the sea are quickly filling up with fish and other forms of life previously unseen in the inhospitable region.
There’s a bogeyman out there: the impending inundation of Arabs into Israel. “Dateline Jerusalem: A demographic study released Tuesday predicts that in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Arabs will outnumber Jews by the year 2020.”
The recent actions of Hamas, which could step in for the Palestinian Authority at any moment, should provide a wakeup call to everyone.
The plan will include the expansion of pipelines for use in agriculture, and is intended to help Israel to rehabilitate dried-up rivers.