May/June 2012

The Holy Land Today

What life is like in the modern state of Israel


This issue transports readers to the streets of modern Jerusalem, where they can take a stroll through the city’s markets and museums and visit the Temple Institute, where preparations are underway for the third Temple. Also, learn about where we are on the prophetic timetable and amazing archaeological discoveries that affirm the Jewish claim to the land.

Features

Raising the White Flag

It’s bad enough America’s courts are turning their backs on the nation’s his- toric values. But now something else has arisen that is just as bad—or worse.

Preparing for the Third Temple

Few people know more than Jimmy about what’s happening in Israel today to prepare for the third Temple. Excitement is in the air, as you’ll see here.

A Letter From Jerusalem: Survival Strategies for Ordinary Living

Ever been to an outdoor market or a museum in Jerusalem? Journalist Elliot Jager takes you on a stroll through the city to see what everyday life is like for people who live there.

World Events and Prophecy

If you find Bible prophecy a bit confusing, this article is perfect for you! It’s clear, concise, and shows unmistakably how end-times events are right around the corner.

The Arab Revolts and Israel

Most people know the face of the Middle East is changing. How did the change begin? Where is it heading? The answers are here.

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Eye on the Middle East May/Jun 2012

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Christian Zionism—The Real Story

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An Incentive to Pray Fervently for Israel

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The Death of Reason, the Burial of Faith

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They Cry in Silence May/Jun 2012

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Where Is the Ark of the Covenant?

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The Questions No One Asks

As the Palestinian-Arabs and their friends continue to push for “Palestinian” statehood, the wrong questions are being asked while the pertinent questions every reporter, activist, and foreign minister should be asking...

Ending the Palestinian ‘Right of Return’

This year the Israeli Supreme Court upheld a law that prohibits Palestinians who marry Israelis from gaining automatic citizenship. Although it was a controversial decision in some circles, Israel has good...

The Seven Keys to History Part One

Creation is God’s handiwork. It is the starting point for a correct understanding of everything about humankind, history, and life. So we begin this series...

Amazing Archaeological Discoveries Affirm Jewish Claim to Land

A 2,000-year-old, second-Temple-era clay seal the size of a coin and a 1,500-year-old stamp, discovered within weeks of each other, have thrilled the Israeli archaeological world and further prove Israel’s historical...

Reich Explains the Clay Seal

Professor Ronny Reich of Haifa University, who oversaw excavation of a 2,000-year-old clay seal, spoke to the press, giving more details about the amazing discovery in Israel...

The Facts and Flaws of Covenant Theology Conclusion

What does God say about Israel’s future? If the New Testament teaches ethnic Israel has a future, then Replacement Theology is untrue. While on Earth, Jesus established that He was premillennial...

The Lord’s Chastening Hebrews 12:5–17

Tribulation and suffering befall all true Christians sometime in their lives. The believers addressed in the book of Hebrews were no exception. Persecution had...

The Love and Mercy of God Part Five

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Israel in the News May/Jun 2012

Legal activists gave Delta Airlines a recent lesson in geography—and law—after its frequent-flyer program website referred to Ben Gurion airport in Lod outside Tel Aviv as “Occupied Palestinian Territory...

Zvi May/Jun 2012

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Daily News from Israel

Temple Mount Closures

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Breaking Tradition at the Wailing Wall

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