Get Another Two-State Solution!

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's tenure ends in a few days, he will be making a final push advocating the traditional two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when he attends a Paris peace conference this weekend. He had implemented President Barak Obama's strategy weeks ago at the UN by abstaining from voting for or against a UN Security Council Resolution 2334. It condemned as illegal according to international law Israel's decades-long Jewish settlements program in the … [Read more...]

Trump Moves the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Closer to Bible Prophecy

I blogged fifteen months about the U.S. presidential election. I wrote nearly thirty posts expressing my objection to Donald Trump as president. Yet I believe he has a superior position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than nearly all other non-Jewish parties think. He's got half of the puzzle right; he just needs to get the rest of it put together. If I may say so without appearing arrogant, that's where I come in with my book, Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient … [Read more...]

Palestinians Need Philistine DNA Match to Get their State

This week's issue of Christianity Today magazine has an article entitled, "Biblical Archaeology's Top Ten Discoveries of 2016." It says the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon archaeology team's discovery and announcement of a mass graveyard at the ancient Philistine city of Ashkelon is the fourth most important archaeological discovery in 2016. But I think it could become number 1.As I've posted before, the main intent of this team is to get DNA from some of these approximately 210 Philistine … [Read more...]

Trump Picks Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Yesterday, Republican and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump named David M. Friedman as his choice for U.S. ambassador to Israel. Friedman--a Jew who speaks Hebrew fluently--is a bankruptcy lawyer with no diplomatic experience. He also has been an outspoken opponent of the two-state solution. He suggests it would not be against international law for Israel to unilaterally annex the entire West Bank. And Mr. Friedman strongly advocates moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.During … [Read more...]

West Bank Jews Ecstatic About Trump

The traditional two-state solution for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has died another death with President-elect Donald Trump about to take hold of the reigns at the White House on January 20th next year. And Jews inhabiting West Bank settlements are celebrating it. Why? Donald Trump says the settlements are not "an obstacle to peace." That's according to Trump's Israeli advisor, American Jason Greenblatt, as reported by Israel Army Radio. A surprising 17% of West Bank Jews also have … [Read more...]

Trump for Israel?

Donald Trump--a non-politician and multi-billionaire real estate magnate--became president-elect of the USA last Tuesday. It is turning the USA upside down. Almost all of the dozens of professional pollsters were wrong. They had the Democratic nominee--former First Lady and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton--ahead by an average of 5% of the popular vote. Actually, she did barely win the popular vote but still lost because the USA has a unique Electoral College that decides the victor.What is … [Read more...]

Were the Ancient Philistines “Sea Peoples”?

Sometimes, myths are propagated as true history, and they need to be deconstructed. Such is the case with ancient Philistines. They were a migrant people who settled in southwestern Palestine to become the arch rival of the ancient Israelites. The historical books of the Jewish Bible are full of narratives about conflicts and battles between the Israelites and the Philistines. Both peoples were migrants to this portion of The Levant. The Bible is quite clear about how the Israelites came into … [Read more...]

Palestinians Try Again to Unite

Yesterday, three Palestinian leaders met in Qatar with its emir,¬†Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, to attempt reconciliation after ten years of feuding. In recent years, Qatar has tried to help Palestinians achieve their aspirations, which is to establish a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But the division between the Palestinian Authority, which controls Palestinians living in the West Bank, and Hamas, which governs those in the Gaza Strip, has negatively affected the peace … [Read more...]