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...]

Egyptian General Who Destroyed Gaza Tunnels Assasinated

Yesterday, militants gunned down Egyptian Army Brigadier General Adel Ragai in front of his home in Cairo, Egypt. He was commander of the Ninth Armored Division that had been deployed in Egypt's chaotic North Sinai, between Gaza and the coastal city of El Arish, the capital of North Sinai. Three militants believed to have committed the killing were seen with assault rifles in a vehicle in front of Ragai's home.For the past three years, ISIS has been seeking to take over the North Sinai … [Read more...]

Continuing Jewish Settlements in West Bank

For multiple decades, both the United Nations and the USA--Israel's #1 ally and sugar daddy--have denounced Israel's continuing policy of increasing Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Why? It is hoped that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be solved by creating a Palestinian state in the discontiguous Gaza Strip and West Bank, or portions thereof, with an approximately twenty-mile corridor joining the two land parcels. Why this land? That is where most Palestinians have lived and are still … [Read more...]

“Palestine Is Coming” Goes Digital

My book, Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient Philistia (1990), is now digital. Over half of its fourteen chapters are now available as a shortened version for free at my website kermitzarley.com by clicking here. The full book will be available for purchase as an e-book at amazon.com soon. The printed book is available at my website.Palestine Is Coming is a three-part book: First Part: The Past, Second Part: The Present, and Third Part: The Future. This free, shortened, e-book … [Read more...]

World Vision in Gaza Is Under Investigation

I've been a financial contributor to World Vision for many years. It is a large, premier, Christian, humanitarian aid organization. World Vision says it currently is aiding about 40,000 Palestinian children in both Gaza and the West Bank besides helped in establishing needed basics such as digging water wells, building greenhouses and such. That is a serious aid program. Yesterday, World Vision in Gaza became suspect.Shin Bet is the intelligence-security agency of Israel, much like the CIA … [Read more...]

Birth Rates of Israeli Jews and Palestinians No Longer a Threat to the Jewishness of Israel

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Israel's feared demographic problem has remarkably dissipated. For decades, it was predicted that the high birth rate among Palestinian women who are citizens of Israel would eventually make Israel a predominantly Palestinian country. Predictions were that this would have happened by now or no more than a decade from now. Indeed, I reported this threat in my book, Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient Philistia (1990). Not now. Things have … [Read more...]