Guatemala will move its embassy to Jerusalem in May

Speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington D.C., Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said, “In May of this year, we will celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, and under my instructions, two days after the United States moves its embassy, Guatemala will return and permanently move its embassy to Jerusalem.”

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Trump & Netanyahu Meet for the 5th Time

This past Monday, American President Donald Trump met with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House. There were four key topics on their meeting agenda: Iran, Israel-Palestinian peace talks, the U.S Embassy move to Jerusalem, and Israeli settlements.

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The Alliance for the Peace of Jerusalem

The Alliance for the Peace of Jerusalem is a new organization dedicated to facilitating a better public understanding of the complexities of the Middle East, including its roots in history and the Bible. The group, which is comprised of key faith leaders, scholars, authors, and pastors, strives to educate Millennials and others about Israel’s role in the biblical narrative, past, present, and future, while also affirming God’s concern for Palestinians and all people of the Middle East.

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Israel is welcoming record numbers of tourists

In 2017, nearly 3.6 million tourists visited Israel, a 25 percent increase from 2016. Tourism plays a significant role in the Israeli economy — which should be a good thing. However, people in the tourism industry are facing difficulties that they have never faced before!

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The ongoing debate: should Israel enlist the orthodox?

At the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the study and interpretation of Torah were thought to be an essential service to the Jewish people; therefore, the government granted military exemptions to those who study. However, today, there is growing numbers of Israelis who believe that religious Jews should not be granted an exemption from the mandatory military service.

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