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 by clicking here. The full book will be available for purchase as an e-book at 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...]

More on the Philistine Cemetery Discovery at Ashkelon

I posted yesterday about the announcement Sunday of the discovery of more than 200 Philistine skeletons in a 3,000-year old cemetery at Ashkelon, Israel. Ashkelon was one of the five city-states of ancient Philistia, the arch rival of ancient Israel that we read so much about in the Jewish Bible (Old Testament). This is a major archaeological find that will have much impact on studies about the ancient Philistines, of whom there has been quite a lack of information.The most important goal of … [Read more...]

Why Get DNA from Cemetery of 200 Philistines?

It was just announced yesterday that an archaeological team has discovered a 3,000 year old cemetery in Askelon National Park in Israel that contains the skeletons of 200 Philistines. (Askelon was a major Philistine city with an important harbor on the Mediterranean coast.) The discovery actually was made thirty years ago by the Leon Levy Expedition, a team of archaeologists from Harvard University, Boston College, Wheaton College in Illinois, and Troy College in Alabama. This elite group has … [Read more...]

Egypt–Forfeit the North Sinai to Create a Palestinian State

Thursday, a masked gunman representing an Islamic terrorist group in the North Sinai that is affiliated with ISIS walked up to 46-year old Rafael Moussa, a Coptic Orthodox Church priest, and shot him dead as he was standing near the Coptic St. George Church in El Arish, the capital city of North Sinai, which is part of the large Sinai Peninsula, a mostly wilderness that belongs to Egypt. An ISIS message was soon posted on the Internet describing Moussa as a "disbelieving combatant."For about … [Read more...]