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Petition against diplomatic downgrade

23 May 2019 |

Pastors in South Africa have been asked to help mobilise Christians to sign a petition opposing the recent downgrading of the country’s diplomatic relations with Israel.

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Palestinian Party accepts Israeli rule

23 May 2019 |

A new Palestinian party has been launched advocating the acceptance of Israeli rule – a ‘one-state solution’ – because “people want economic stability”, according to founder Ashraf Jabari.

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$10 billion offer rejected

23 May 2019 |

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly offered Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion to accept President Trump’s much-awaited Middle East peace plan, to be unveiled following the conclusion of Ramadan on June 4. But the offer was apparently … Read More

‘Divine deed’ to land

23 May 2019 |

Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon dramatically held up the Bible as the ‘deed’ to their land during a special session of the United Nations Security Council.

Tasked with the job of proving the case for Jewish connection to the Holy … Read More

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Christians and Jews are both in the firing line

23 May 2019 |

Last updated on June 12th, 2019 at 12:06 pm

Why I sense that God is speaking to both Christians and Jews, telling us we’re in this together

by Charles Gardner

With Israelis recently bombarded by 700 rockets within the space of a single weekend in May, courtesy of terrorist neighbours Hamas, it is well to recall that – 80 years ago – it was the British government pulling the trigger. Read More

“Deep anger and real fear” at the Allies’ attacks

9 June 2018 |

Last updated on June 21st, 2018 at 03:01 pm

The HART report by Baroness Caroline Cox and Rev David Thomas on their visit to Syria this April does not claim to address all the complexities of the Syrian civil war, but gives voice to civilians who have very similar concerns.

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The British nation and Israel: a sacred trust abandoned

30 May 2018 |
Distinguished evangelicals who would not ‘keep silent’ about the physical restoration of Israel (Isaiah 62:1-6): left to right, John Wesley wrote about it, C H Spurgeon preached about it, Lord Palmerston proposed it

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Mosul terror ultimatum for fleeing Christian community

30 July 2014 |

Last updated on August 8th, 2014 at 02:44 pm

The Arabic N for ‘Nisrani’ or Nazarene was painted on the doors of Christian homes in Mosul by the Islamic militants. Believers around the world are now using the symbol in social media such as Facebook and Twitter to express solidarity with the persecuted Iraqi Christians.


THE REMAINING CHRISTIANS OF MOSUL, which was Nineveh in the Bible, were forced to flee their homes after Islamist militants threatened to kill them if they did not convert to Islam or pay the jizya tax. If they could not pay the tax to IS, the new name for ISIS (Islamic State of Iraqand Syria), they had to leave Mosul by noon on 19 July without taking any of their possessions with them. Read More

Gaza – Blockaded or in Quarantine?

30 July 2014 |

Last updated on August 8th, 2014 at 02:41 pm

One of the speakers at Howard Stern’s next Emmaus Group conference this November  is a 28-year-old Palestinian Christian woman known as Christy, who was granted asylum in the UK after death threats forced her to leave her family in Bethlehem.


For many years, Israel’s opponents have filed endless allegations against its military blockade of Gaza. Rallies, protests and campaigns around the world cite Israel’s military blockade of Gaza as a serious contribution to the suffering of Gaza’s 1.7 million inhabitants. Gaza has been described as an overcrowded open air prison. In actual fact, its population density per square mile is less than the London Borough of Croydon. Read More

Young Jews and Arabs pray for peace

30 July 2014 |

Last updated on August 8th, 2014 at 02:18 pm

MESSIANIC JEWS AND ARAB CHRISTIANS met together to dance, sing and praise the Lord – and pray  for peace amidst the conflict in Israel.

The three-day ‘Elav’ festival annual event in July involved 1,000 young people who came together in Haifa. Read More

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