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  • U.N. said to lack 'high ground' for Jerusalem rebuke

    by David Roach, posted Friday, December 22, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    UNITED NATIONS (BP) -- In a move characterized by media outlets as a denunciation of the Trump administration, the United Nations General Assembly voted Thursday (Dec. 21) to ask nations not to establish diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.

    By a 128-9 vote with 35 abstentions and 21 U.N. member nations absent, the General Assembly's resolution "Status of Jerusalem" expressed "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem" -- an apparent reference to President Trump's Dec. 6 announcement the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy there. Read More

  • Nazareth mayor: Christmas events not canceled

    by David Roach, posted Monday, December 18, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    NAZARETH, Israel (BP) -- Israeli Arab officials in Nazareth, Jesus' hometown where an angel announced His incarnation to the virgin Mary, have walked back statements that Christmas celebrations there would be canceled to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Meanwhile, when the Palestinian town of Bethlehem, Jesus' birthplace, learned of Trump's Dec. 6 announcement regarding Jerusalem, it briefly switched off the area's Christmas lights in protest, Reuters reported, as did Ramallah in the West Bank. Read More

  • Jerusalem: Trump declaration sparks Baptists' reactions

    by David Roach, posted Friday, December 08, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    JERUSALEM (BP) -- As violence continued in the Middle East after President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Southern Baptists expressed a range of views on the topic.

    Former Southern Baptist Convention Presidents Ronnie Floyd and Jack Graham were among those to celebrate Trump's Dec. 6 proclamation on Jerusalem, which included a promise to move the U.S. embassy there. Jamal Bishara, an Arab Israeli who served on the Multiethnic Advisory Council appointed in 2014 by SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page, called the Trump administration's move "another slap in the face to Palestinians." Read More

  • Protests follow Trump's Jerusalem announcement

    by Onize Ohikere/WORLD News Service, posted Thursday, December 07, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    JERUSALEM (BP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital sparked condemnation Thursday (Dec. 7) from global leaders and some Islamist groups.

    Trump announced the decision Wednesday and said the United States will relocate its embassy to the city, despite warnings from several global leaders that such a move could worsen regional tensions.

    Israel has long claimed Jerusalem as its indivisible capital, while Palestinians argued East Jerusalem will serve as their future capital. Read More

  • Support of Israel wanes among younger evangelicals

    by Bob Smietana, posted Monday, December 04, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Older American evangelicals love Israel, but many younger evangelicals simply don't care, according to a new survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

    Three-quarters (77 percent) of evangelicals 65 and older say they support the existence, security and prosperity of Israel. That drops to 58 percent among younger evangelicals, those 18 to 34.

    Four in 10 younger evangelicals (41 percent) have no strong views about Israel. Read More

  • Archaeologists' discovery supports Bible's Gezer account

    by David Roach, posted Monday, July 10, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    TEL GEZER, Israel (BP) -- A discovery of ancient human remains by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary archaeologists has helped confirm Scripture's portrayal of the city of Gezer in southern Israel.

    The discovery, unearthed this summer by Southwestern's Tandy Institute of Archaeology, included remains of two adults and a child inside a building that appeared to have been violently destroyed by Egyptians in the 13th century B.C., according to media reports. Because the Egyptians in that period preferred to keep vanquished foes alive, "the heavy destruction suggests the Egyptian pharaoh ... Read More

  • Messianic leader dies in Iraq in pedestrian accident

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Wednesday, June 07, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Tony Simon, a noted evangelist and pastor in Israel, was killed in a pedestrian accident in Iraq on May 29. The Messianic leader was in Iraq to provide aid to locals in the troubled country. Read More

  • Trump's Israel trip sparks 'revival of encouragement'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    JERUSALEM (BP) -- President Trump's visit to Israel this week drew praise from some Southern Baptists and led some of them to renew calls for moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

    "For several years the Jewish people in America and Messianic Jewish communities have been pleading with our government to bring back the relationship that we once had with Israel and the Jewish people," said Ric Worshill, president of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship. Read More

  • Trump noncommittal to two-state Mideast solution

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, February 16, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Trump appeared to back off support for a two-state solution in the Middle East Wednesday (Feb. 15), with some Southern Baptists voicing different perspectives on relations between Israelis and Palestinians.

    The United States has officially supported separate Jewish and Palestinian states for 15 years but Trump called that stance into question at a joint White House news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read More

  • 'Silver and gold' items highlight NOBTS dig

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Monday, December 19, 2016 (one year ago)

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    KARMEI YOSEF, ISRAEL (BP) -- Before the Israelites entered the Promised Land, God warned His people through Moses to avoid the idols of the Canaanites. Joshua reiterated this strict warning against the Canaanite gods after the people crossed the Jordan.

    But the Israelites did not heed these warnings. The idols and false gods of the Canaanites proved to be a snare to the people from the time of the Conquest until the Exile. Read More