Republicans will have to decide, quickly and publicly, whether they think everyone deserves access to health care or only some people do.
It’s clear that divisions remain, but Democrats need to leave them behind.
Israel is small. Really small. At it’s narrowest, the country is only nine miles wide, and it’s just slightly larger than New Jersey. Jerusalem is 45 miles from Amman, Jordan. Haifa is about 80 miles from Beirut and 90 miles to Damascus. The population is about 8.2 million people. The population of the West Bank […]
Near the Gaza Strip in southern Israel, the bus stops double as bomb shelters, reinforced concrete caves built to shield people from rockets and mortars and protect them from deadly shrapnel. Every new house is required to have a reinforced room to protect the inhabitants from an attack. Once the voice over the early warning […]
Tomes have been written about Jerusalem and the fact that it is home to holy sites for the world’s three great monotheistic religions. The Temple Mount is the third holiest site in Islam and home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. By tradition, the Dome of the Rock is believed to […]
We talk about Syria like it’s still a nation state. Talking with military intelligence experts along the northern Israeli border with Lebanon and Syria, it becomes clear that’s not the case. Rebel fighters, the Islamic State, Kurds and Turkey – along with the Assad regime and its affiliated groups, which include Hezbollah – have carved […]
Prior to a week in Israel, you could count the number of truly kosher meals I’ve had on one hand and maybe a nose. Not that many. The food we shared in Israel was amazing and the amount was legion. In most cases, meals were served family style and in courses. Early in the trip, […]
I grew up fairly religious in the Southern Baptist Church. I was the youth minister my senior year of high school, preaching a sermon on the conversion of Saul and his epiphany after being blinded on the road to Damascus. In Acts 9:4 we read: “And he fell to the earth and heard a voice […]
If the Israelis, under constant threat and living just miles from an alphabet soup of other militant groups who hate them, can show the compassion to care for people in need, can we not do more?