Important Ingredient Missing in the Campaign for President of the United States

Have you noticed that in all the current U.S. presidential campaign oratory, in all the TV debates, and in all the mass media coverage of the campaigns, something has been missing? Yes, one most important subject, one most serious issue has been strangely missing and that missing ingredient is nothing other than Israel!

Of course, the first thing we must ask is, "Why?"  Why is Israel not on the minds of candidates Obama and Romney? Why are they seemingly ignoring one of America's most important foreign policy issues? Why has there been no in-depth mention of Israel in their campaign rhetoric?

Prophetically-inspired Events Accelerating at Dizzying Pace

The war drums between Iran and Israel have been beating louder and louder, but both countries face tremendous hurdles that appear to be preventing the obvious. Iran, for example, may well have the warheads, but their missile technology is not yet advanced enough to deliver an accurate strike on Israel. Israel may have first strike capability, but it does not yet have the backing of world super powers to provide the much needed political, and quite possibly, military support.

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"Triple Standard" for Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it accurately recently in an American TV interview. He said that the world holds Israel to a "triple standard." Not a double standard, but a triple standard. He explained that there is one standard for the world's dictatorships, a second standard for the world's democracies, and a third standard for Israel.

Are Words Important? A Thousand to One Say Yes.

To make a point I would like to go back to the time, months ago, when we all listened to media reports about IDF soldier, Gilad Shalit’s, release from captivity.  We heard of his “capture” by armed Palestinian gunmen who, in more accurate terms, were Palestinian terrorists.  Furthermore, the term “captured” was a complete and intentional misnomer used by the anti-Israel media. Gilad Shalit was kidnapped in 2006, not “captured,” and his two IDF comrades were murdered, not “killed in the conflict.”

Why Not a "Holy Peace"?

The term, "Jihad" in Arabic means "holy war.” To me, it’s quite a stretch to think of war as "holy." Wouldn’t you consider peace to be a lot more "holy?" Shouldn’t the Muslims be promoting "holy peace” instead of "holy war?"

"Jihad" seems to be an important doctrinal concept to Muslims. It comes directly from their supposedly holy book, the Koran. It is taught as the main means for the spreading of Islam to non-Muslim peoples and nations. Islam has grown and advanced historically primarily by warfare, by conquering with the sword. Therefore, it has sometimes been called "the religion of the sword."

Radical Muslims No Match for Australian PM

Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has taken a hardline stance against radical Muslims in her country. Her stance is an example of strong and courageous leadership--a breath of fresh air to the free world--which leaders in Europe and America would do well to imitate.

Gillard announced to her whole nation that “all Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law should get out of the country.” She stressed: “All immigrants must adapt to become Australians. Take it or leave it.”

In Times Like These

An Israeli citizen commented recently that in all his life in Israel, he has never known a time when there was more anxiety, more sense of danger and a greater feeling of insecurity than there is today among the Israeli people. So many perilous prospects exist right now that even the average Jewish person in Israel is more fearful and apprehensive than ever before.

The GOP Budget and America's Future

The president's budget gives more power to bureaucrats, takes more from taxpayers to fuel the expansion of government, and commits our nation to a future of debt and decline.

By Congressman Paul Ryan

“Chrislam”… Straight from the Pits of Hell

Maybe we should not be too surprised. Maybe we should have seen it coming. Incredible as it seems, it is now a shocking reality. What people would have thought impossible not so long ago is now coming to pass.  While not actually new on the scene, it is relatively new to America.  What is it? The answer is Chrislam!

Christian and Muslim leaders have been meeting together for months to work on mixing together Christianity and Islam into one religion. They are trying to form an ecumenical merger of these two opposing creeds into a new and strange partnership. And they are giving it the combination name of “Chrislam.”

The complexities of an Iran-Israel war

Don't solely look to politics and contemporary history to make sense of the Middle East, the Bible also sheds light on this turbulent time.