Tour Rewind: Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, Southern Steps, City of David

Replica of what Temple Mount looked like in Jesus' day (This view is from the southeastern corner.) Once in Jerusalem, the pace picks up and there is much more walking and less bus time. The city and the sites are much more crowded, and the skills of bus drivers in traffic are put to the …

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The Six Day War: Navigating the Road to Peace

We are wrapping up our series commemorating Israel's Six Day War, one of the most critical victories in Israel's miraculous war history. We have recounted the 6 days, plus the aftermath, and are now finishing off our series by looking at the long, difficult road to peace. (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, …

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The Six Day War: Aftermath

Over the past 6 days, we have commemorated the miraculous victory of the IDF in the Six Day War. Facing Arab plans to annihilate the Jewish state, Israel launched a preemptive strike in order to stave off a much bigger and better equipped Egyptian military. Syria and Jordan stood ready to pound the Israelis as …

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The Six Day War: Day 6

Israel's history is checkered with miraculous victories since her rebirth in 1948. Five Arab enemies attacked the day after Israel declared independence that year. Despite being totally out-numbered and lacking military equipment, the Lord brought victory. Continuing to antagonize the Jewish nation, Arab neighbors came calling once again in 1956. Still out-manned and out-equipped, Israel …

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