Reading Israel

February 21, 2020

When the Western Wall was a Battleground for Jewish Rights

by Moshe Phillips The book “The Western Wall Wars” (Whirlwind Press) appeared in late 2019 and details the stories about the young men who, from 1930 to 1947, violated British regulations which banned the sounding the shofar at the Western Wall […]
June 30, 2019

Book Review: “Good Heart” weaves Christian-Jewish friendship, support for Israel

By Richard Friedman  “Good Heart” is a sparkling first-time novel by Al Newman, a long-time pro-Israel activist who lives in south Florida. Newman, who is Jewish, believes deeply in expressing thanks to the millions of Christians who are Biblically-inspired to […]
December 6, 2018

Navigating the Jewish-Christian Border

Over the past 35 years, especially in the American South, Christian Zionism has emerged as the most significant new trend in Jewish-Christian relations, even though it continues to perplex and discomfort people on both sides of what Dr. Faydra Shapiro […]
November 26, 2018

God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America

In America, what has come to be known as Christian Zionism dates back to the Puritan era of the 1600s, and while there’s nothing new about Biblically-inspired Christians being interested in Israel and the Jews, the Christian Zionist movement in […]
November 16, 2018

Shared passion: African-American hoops players at home in Israel

Cory Carr, a Fordyce, Ark., native and Texas Tech alumnus, played one season for the Chicago Bulls, then joined Maccabi Ra’anana in Israel in 2000. He became an Israeli citizen in 2009. After playing for many years, he now coaches […]
October 24, 2018

“Bibi” bio tells Netanyahu story

On July 17, 2019, if he’s still in power, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu will become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, surpassing the tenure of the country’s founding prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. On that day, Netanyahu will have served 13 years, or for […]
October 17, 2018

“Israel Matters” details an evolution into Christian Zionism

“Israel Matters: Why Christians Must Think Differently about the People and the Land” is the title of a relatively new and thought-provoking book by Anglican theologian Gerald McDermott, who is currently affiliated with Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. In his […]
October 10, 2018

NBC News’ Martin Fletcher now writing historical novels; “Promised Land” is the newest

Photo by Chelsea Dee Working for a national television news department isn’t conducive to being a novel writer, but that is something longtime NBC News reporter Martin Fletcher always wanted to do. He visited New Orleans for an Oct. 3 […]