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...]

Professor Wayne Grudem Endorses Donald Trump for U.S. President

I have posted several times during the past year about my objection to Donald Trump becoming president of the United States of America. At first, the very idea seemed like a joke to me. The only thing I have liked about this most unordinary presidential election campaign in my lifetime has been the many cartoons created about the Trumpster. In my early posts about him, I predicted he would not last. But like many other usually sane minds who have prognosticated about this Republican presidential … [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...]

Was Donald Trump a Draft Dodger?

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for U. S. president, says if president he will strengthen our military, aid our veterans, and be really tough on ISIS. So, Trump is campaigning as a friend of the military, sometimes giving speeches to veteran gatherings.During this political campaign last summer, Donald Trump made a disparaging remark about longtime-serving Republican Senator of Arizona, John McCain, a decorated navy captain and pilot who served in the Vietnam War. His plane … [Read more...]

The Panama Canal Just Got a Lot Bigger

The American Society of Civil Engineers designates the Panama Canal as "one of the seven wonders of the modern world." Located in the western hemisphere in Central America, it greatly reduces the shipping route between East and West so that ships do not have to navigate the dangerous southern tip of South American--Cape Horn. More tonnage of goods is transported through the Panama Canal than any other canal in the world.So, as the world's most important waterway, the nearly fifty-mile Panama … [Read more...]