Promised Land Stories: The West Bank

In last week's Promised Land Story, we took a look at Judea and Samaria. It is the Biblical heartland where Abraham made his way into Canaan, David shepherded his father's flocks, the tabernacle was established at Shiloh and so many other Biblical accounts took place. However, today that same area is known primarily as the …

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Promised Land Stories: Judea and Samaria

If you haven't noticed, Hermana is a very peace-loving, gentle woman. She loves to teach and mentor, and the geological knowledge accumulated over years of living in Israel accentuates her Biblical knowledge. Today, using a simple map, she illustrates the lay of the land in Samaria and Judea, known as the heartland of Israel. Interestingly, …

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Antisemitism Rising in US Congress

As you may know, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to make a decision regarding whether or not Israel will exercise sovereignty over parts (30%) of Judea and Samaria. Some have labeled this "annexation," which is not accurate. Annexation implies taking over land that currently belongs to someone else. All Judea and Samaria (aka West …

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In Their Own Words: Palestinians Want Israeli Sovereignty

A key objective on our tours to Israel is to meet Palestinian people, to find that most are honorable people, simply wanting freedom to make a life for themselves. It is clear when you see them working peacefully side-by-side with Jews in Israeli territory, that they are thankful for the opportunity to support their families. …

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