May/June 2024

Modern Israel 101

An Introduction to the History of the Jewish State


To fully appreciate the Jewish state today, we need a proper understanding of its history. In this issue of Israel My Glory, our authors provide a crash course on the State of Israel’s history and some of the defining factors that have shaped it.

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Features

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From the Editor May/Jun 2024

Ever since God promised the land of Israel to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob nearly 4,000 years ago, a yearning to live in this Holy Land...

Conquering our Kvetching

My beloved mother was a five-star kvetch. This Yiddish term describes a habitual complainer—and my mother was...

The Fight to Survive

From Egypt’s Pharaoh to Persia’s Haman to Germany’s Hitler, many a world leader has attempted to destroy the Jewish people, defying God’s declaration...

The Forgotten Ones

As of June 2023, according to the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Refugees, the world has 108.4 million displaced people...

Israel’s Never-Ending Struggle

The Arab-Israeli conflict is often perceived as a highly intricate issue involving a multitude of historical, political, and social elements...

Bordering on Normal

Israel is bordered by Lebanon and Syria in the north, Jordan in the east, the Mediterranean Sea in the west, and Egypt in the south. No map, however, conveys the...


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Inside View May/Jun 2024

Hamas’s brutal attack on Israel last October and the subsequent war exposed the current global rise of antisemitism. Protesters justified Hamas’s massacre...

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Cease the Ceasefire Talks

Shortly after Hamas’s brutal October 7, 2023, massacre in Israel, U.S. President Joe Biden demonstrated solidarity with the...

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The Return of the Two-State Solution

It’s back. Hamas’s October 7 slaughter of more than 1,200 Israelis and Israel’s military response to the slaughter have revived...

The Friends of Israel in Action May/Jun 2024

In November, as one of the final phases of our Friends of Israel (FOI) Equip internship program, five FOI interns...

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The Battle to Define Antisemitism

If we were to title the last 10 years of American cultural history, we might dub them “The Age of Redefinition.”...

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Can a Christian’s Name Be Erased From the Book of Life?

In Revelation 3:5, the apostle John wrote, “He who overcomes shall be...

The Million-Dollar Question

Israel is always at the center of conflict. Will there ever be true peace—shalom—in the Middle East?..

Is the Book of Judges Really History? (Conclusion)

The book of Judges’ historicity is crucial in determining the validity of Israel’s...

Paul’s Testimony

Contending for the faith is not easy. It’s an unpopular, perilous, thankless job. It is more pleasant to be an appeaser than an opposer...

When the Walk Becomes a Crawl

Who among us hasn’t experienced both the mountaintops and gullies of life? Sometimes we know unspeakable joy, and other...

Jewish World Update May/Jun 2024

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has come under intense...

Apples of Gold May/Jun 2024

My Arab neighbors often come to my home to speak about spiritual matters. When they cannot answer my questions, they tell me they will...

Daily News from Israel

Olympic “Games Wide Open” (Unless You’re Israeli!)

Israel's athletes are cautiously preparing for the Summer Olympics in Paris but have already been met with anti-Semitic opposition...

News Digest — 7/23/24

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Plane, Wings of Zion, Landed In the U.S. Monday night (22nd) at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington DC...

Israel at War: Week 41

Over the weekend Israel retaliated on Yemen’s Houthis, a militant minority, that launched a drone attack on Tel Aviv...

News Digest — 7/22/24

The IDF on Saturday (20th) struck Houthi military targets and enemy infrastructure at the port of Hudaydah in western Yemen...

News Digest — 7/19/24

A drone attack was allegedly carried out on Ben Yehuda Street on the corner of Shalom Aleichem near the US Consulate after loud...

News Digest — 7/18/24

The Knesset voted by a wide majority Wednesday night (17th), in favor of a resolution rejecting...

Netanyahu Vows to Eliminate “Neo-Nazi Regime” in Gaza

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke during a Knesset debate on Wednesday about the IDF’s progress in...

News Digest — 7/17/24

Around 100 rockets targeted several different areas of northern Israel in three separate...

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