While the world waits for something to shift in Israel that will end its ground operation in Gaza, Israel is not waiting for the world to catch up with the shift that has already occurred because of the air and underground attacks from Gaza.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised anymore when Israelis raise their eyebrows of suspicion when I say that I love the land, language, people, and God of Israel while also being introduced as a pastor from the United States.
Once again those who are determined to uproot what has been planted have struck deep into the garden of God. This time they have plucked three tender shoots from the soil of promise not far from the burial cave of Father Abraham in Hebron.
It is not often that I dive into the political quagmire regarding the proposed “two-state solution” for Israel. However, since I just returned from the region I sense an urge to speak up…from a biblical perspective.
After having a brush with the conflict and chaos that is connected with the holiest piece of real estate in the world, I have decided to take a step back to get a historical, linguistic perspective on what most people call the Temple Mount.