Israel, World News, & the Church


Arab Spring article by Jan Markell

The "Arab Spring" and Potential Cataclysmic Winter War


The “Arab Spring” and Potential Cataclysmic Winter War

By Jan Markell

July 28, 2011

Note: This article is from my current bi-monthly print newsletter, Understanding the Times. I try to keep print newsletter and e-newsletter separate but I have had so many e-mails requesting this be published electronically that I am doing so here.  I have also borrowed thoughts from ministry friend Bill Salus, whose eye on the Middle East is one of the best.His Web site is If you would like to sign up for my print newsletter, do so here.It is free for one year and only available in the U.S. due to printing and postage costs.

As Salus and I both note, the whole of the Arab world uprising, euphemistically called the “Arab Spring” by the media, is in a torment of revolt, rage, terror, and chaos. Peace is not on the horizon and democracy is even further away. The supposed democracy-lovers overthrowing evil rulers are thugs and terrorists themselves. When it comes to Islamic-rooted revolutions, there really aren’t any “good guys.”

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Honest Reporting

Defending Israel from Media Bias

Israeli Government Video Irks Palestinians

July 28, 2011 13:56 by Simon Plosker

Congratulations to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon for taking the initiative in the vital battleground of social media.

Ayalon’s YouTube video “The Truth About the West Bank” is evidently considered to be such a threat to the distorted Palestinian historical narrative that Saeb Erekat (who still appears to be the chief Palestinian negotiator despite resigning from the position in February 2011) has responded by publicly condemning the video in no uncertain terms.

It’s really simple – click on the video and watch as Danny Ayalon explains the status of the West Bank. In September the Palestinian Authority plans to tie Israel up in legal knots at the UN with an appeal for statehood in the West Bank and Gaza based on the 1948 armistice line (commonly and misleadingly referred to as the “1967 borders”).

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