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“How shall I console you? To what shall I liken you, O daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I compare with you, that I may comfort you? For your ruin is spread as wide as the sea; who can heal you.” Lamentations 2:13 This verse...
During the Passover season each year, we are reminded of the most powerful event which ever took place in human history. At exactly the moment when thousands of Passover lambs were being slaughtered in the Temple in Jerusalem, Jesus – the Lamb...
“Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.” Exodus 12:13 “Behold the...
Israelis will head to the ballot box next Tuesday (23 March) in their fourth national elections of the past 30 months. The latest polls indicate this may be the closest race yet in these repetitive bids to oust long-time Prime Minister Benjamin...
The days we live in are truly challenging times. The year 2021 started out with more worrisome news: new mutations of COVID-19, talk of an economic meltdown, and disturbing scenes from the Capitol building of the United States. It seems that indeed...
It was shocking to hear the news this week that Fatou Bensouda, the outgoing chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, has proceeded to open an official war crimes probe against Israel – a move which is immoral, unjustified, and...
The festival of Purim, one of the most joyful holidays in Israel, is based on the story of Esther. The events of the book or “scroll” of Esther took place back during the Jewish exile in Persia under King Ahasuerus (Xerxes / 486-465 BC...
In most countries, there is no doubt that our media outlets and the streams of communication have become ‘mainstream’ in a very literal sense. In most places, there is just one prevailing discourse, one message, one viewpoint that is...
There is an old adage in the legal profession that “bad cases make bad law.” And the International Criminal Court in the Hague has recently proven once again that the world community is far too easily willing to stretch and twist...
One of the main developments in the Middle East of late is the Abraham Accords – Israel’s recent normalisation agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Since those accords were concluded last summer, Israel also has signed...

 

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