Chris Katulka

We Lost a Mensch

If you’ve ever been called a mensch, consider it a great compliment. The Yiddish word is used to describe someone of noble character…

Two Israeli Tourists Detained in Turkey

Turkish authorities detained two Israelis after they photographed Erdogan’s Palace and sent the photos to their family. The couple and their family insist…

Remembering Colin Powell

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell died on October 18th at the age of 84 due to COVID-19. Colin Powell will be remembered…

From the Root of Jesse

When my friend and colleague Steve Herzig lived in Chicago many years ago, he issued a challenge to some of his friends. The challenge seemed simple enough, but…

AOC Weeps Over Iron Dome Funding

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to give $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome missile defense system two days after objections from The Squad…

Abbas and Gantz Hold Rare Meeting

Palestinian Authority, President Mahmoud Abbas met with Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, late last month. The two held a rare meeting…

Hamas Congratulates the Taliban

Hamas, the terrorist organization governing the Gaza Strip, congratulated the Taliban reconquest of Afghanistan and the “defeat” of the United States…

Like William Henry Hechler

Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, considered William Henry Hechler the first Christian Zionist…

God Doesn’t ‘Cancel’ Us

A missionary and church planter found himself in a difficult position when the members of the so-called cancel culture endeavored to silence him…

Israelis Mourn Mount Meron Deaths

The Times of Israel reported at least 45 Israelis were crushed to death and more than 150 people hurt in a human stampede at a mass gathering

The New Middle East

Last December I stumbled across an article that nearly knocked me off my chair. The headline read, “Israel and the UAE working together…

“Jerusalem is not Al-Aqsa”

Saudi Arabian lawyer, Osama Yamani, claimed last November, that “Jerusalem is not Al-Aqsa.” Yamani is referring to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem…

Israel’s “Miracle Drug”

The Jerusalem Post reports the largest hospital in Greece will take part in clinical trials of an Israeli treatment for COVID-19. During the press conference…

“It Works”

“It works,” reports the Times of Israel. Maccabi Healthcare Services has vaccinated a half a million Israelis, with both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and the stats…

Will Abbas Hold Palestinian Elections?

Palestinians recently marked the 16th anniversary of their second presidential election. General elections have not been held since 2005 when Mahmoud Abbas won…

Goodbye, Year of the Virus

People the world over are probably relieved to say, “Happy New Year!” There is sheer jubilee in knowing the books on 2020 are…

Susan Rice Remarks on Biden and Israel

The election isn’t over quite yet, but that isn’t stopping President-elect Joe Biden from submitting his cabinet. There is speculation that former Obama…

France Faces Islamic Terrorism

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to maintain French values of freedom, which protect the right to parody the prophet Muhammad…

Israel in Second Lockdown

Israel’s government imposed its second national lockdown last Friday amid rising COVID cases. Under the new rules, nearly all businesses will be closed…

Antisemitism Rises Online in UK

Antisemitic incidents in the United Kingdom have dropped by 13% in 2020 compared to the year before, this is likely due to COVID-19 lockdown regulations…

Abuse of Power

The moment I saw Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on the neck of George Floyd as Floyd lay facedown, cuffed, and breathless, I knew…

Israeli Tech Allows Blind to See

Millions of blind people are expected to receive sight, thanks to new Israeli technology. The CorNeat KPro implant replaces damaged corneas…

What Is Normal?

I think you’ll agree with me that nothing seems normal anymore. COVID-19 has emptied highways, closed schools, turned homes into offices…

The Acts 1:6 Controversy

The book of Acts opens after the disciples had been learning about the Kingdom of God for 40 days from the King Himself…

Iran Bans Israel Technology

Iran’s parliament passed legislation banning “any cooperation” with Israel — specifically including the use of Israeli computer hardware and software…

Israel Lifting More Restrictions

It’s anticipated that the Israeli government will lift more economic restrictions in the coming weeks after reports that the spread of the coronavirus appeared to be slowing…

Annexation of the West Bank

Now that a unity government is formed in Israel with Netanyahu at the helm for another 18 months, the prime minister is advancing his desire to annex large portions…

Realistic But Rejected

During the 2016 election cycle, presidential candidate Donald Trump often described an Israeli-Palestinian peace as one of history’s toughest deals…

Kinneret Rising

The water level of the Sea of Galilee continues to rise to levels that the Israel Water Authority hasn’t seen since 2004. This year, Israel is seeing up to 150% more rain…

Israeli Elections Not Over

One of Israel’s powerful politicians Avigdor Lieberman, is rumored to have recommended Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz be given…

Coronavirus in Israel

One Israeli was confirmed to have contracted coronavirus while on a Diamond Princess Japanese cruise. The group of Israelis who were on…

Unifying Israel

Israel Railways recently christened the King David Line, a new fast rail connecting the country’s two metropolitan cities: Tel Aviv and Jerusalem…

The Evil is Still the Same

Last month 50 world leaders met in Jerusalem for the fifth World Holocaust Forum, to mark the 75th anniversary…

The Ultimate DNA Test

The Jerusalem Post called  the Tel Aviv-based company, Variantyx, the one-stop shop for DNA testing. Companies like Ancestry.com, 23andMe, and MyHeritage are very popular…

“The ‘Forgotten’ Jewish Refugees”

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, told the General Assembly that it’s his intentions to propose a resolution about what he called “the ‘forgotten’ Jewish refugees” to counter…