An Anglican View of the Balfour Declaration

A persistent question in Christianity is how to understand God’s promises to Israel in the Hebrew Bible. Did the Church replace (or “supersede”) Israel, thus voiding the Sinaitic covenant? Or do the Jews remain God’s chosen people? And if the latter, must Christians believe that His promise to give the land of Israel to the descendants of Jacob remains in effect? The answers given to these questions affect Christian attitudes not just toward Jews but also toward Zionism. Reflecting on last week’s centenary of the Balfour Declaration, an Anglican theologian writing under the pseudonym Archbishop Cranmer addresses them through the lens of the Church of England’s theology:

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More about: Balfour Project, Christian Zionism, Church of England, Israel & Zionism, Jewish-Christian relations, Religion & Holidays

Hamas Returns to Its Cycle of Extortion

Aug. 13 2020

Last week, Hamas resumed launching explosives attached to balloons and kites into Israel, one of which landed in the southern town of Arad. The IDF responded with airstrikes, and the terrorist group first test-fired a barrage of missile into the Mediterranean and then fired a missile at an Israeli town—provoking further counterstrikes. Why disturb the peace now? Because, writes Yoav Limor, the monthly aid Hamas receives from Qatar is set to expire next month:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Security, Qatar