70 years of recognition

Today is the 70th anniversary of the international recognition of the right of the state of Israel to exist. This continues to be challenged by many Palestinians. On 29/11/1947 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 181 (also known as the Partition Resolution) that gave international legitimacy to divide Great Britain’s former Palestinian mandate into …

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Your Christian identity

Are you a Jewish Christian or a Christian Jew or both? Are you a Friend of Israel, a Conservative Friend of Israel, a Christian Friend of Israel or whatever? Are you a Messianic Jew, a Hebrew Christian or Jewish Christian? What is your primary identity? The International Development Secretary Priti Patel was formally reprimanded by …

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Two liberating anniversaries today

Liberty is the theme for Reformation Day 2017. There are two liberating anniversaries today - 500 and 100 years ago respectively - and the message from each of them is being forgotten. 500 years ago today Martin Luther sparked the European Protestant Reformation and 100 years ago today the Balfour Declaration was finalised by the …

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Why we need Israeli technology

Water out of thin air in the desert.  Food where you need it.  These are being solved by Israel. Three Israeli companies have developed technologies that will help the world.  By 2025, the United Nations has predicted that two thirds of the world's population will have difficulty finding clean drinking water. The solution is at …

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American Independence Day

Today, American Independence Day, reminds us of 'no taxation without representation'.  This was the principle on which the American War of Independence was fought. It was not simply a desire for independence, but a revolt against undemocratic control.  This is the same motivation behind Brexit  – the vote by the UK on 23/6/2016 to leave …

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