The New Christian Zionism Is Pentecostal, Non-Apocalyptic, and Based in the Southern Hemisphere

A generation ago, Christian allies of the state of Israel were generally American Evangelicals influenced by teachings that stressed the importance of the Jews’ return to Zion as a prerequisite for mankind’s final redemption. But now, writes Daniel Hummel, such allies of Israel are being dwarfed numerically by a new kind of Christian Zionist:

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More about: Christian Zionism, Evangelical Christianity, Hebrew Bible, Israel & Zionism, Religion & Holidays

Hamas Takes Advantage of Unrest in Jerusalem to Attack Israel

Starting yesterday evening, Hamas and its allies in Gaza fired over 150 rockets into Israel—and not only at towns and cities in the south of the country but also at Jerusalem. These attacks followed days of sporadic rocket and mortar fire, incendiary devices attached to balloons, and other acts of terror, as well as rioting in Jerusalem and elsewhere. Benny Avni comments on the response from abroad:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Security, Jerusalem, Palestinian terror, US-Israel relations