The Dreyfus Affair, A Case Of Injustice And Anti-Semitism

Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair was a political scandal that divided the Third French Republic from 1894 until its resolution in 1906. The affair is often seen as a symbol of injustice and anti-semitism, Major roles in the affair were played by the press and public opinion in the lasting social conflict. It all began when, at […]

General Jan Christian Smuts – A True Friend Of Zion

General Jan Christian Smuts

General Jan Christian Smuts, was a South African Statesman, military leader and philosopher and a committed Christian Zionist. What is not generally known, is that while most of those associated with the Balfour declaration have received recognition, one name has not usually been included and that was the highly intelligent and articulate General Smuts who was […]

The Nuremberg Laws: The Beginning Of The End

Nuremberg Laws

The Nuremberg Laws, enacted by the German Reichstag (Parliament) on Sept. 15, 1935, were racially discriminatory, anti-Semitic laws meant to institutionalize the Nazi program to persecute Jews. They were a continuation of earlier anti-Jewish measures enacted following the Nazi rise to power in 1933. The Nuremberg Laws were the harbingers of much worse, harsher measures […]

The First Zionist Congress

The First Zionist Congress

“At Basel, I founded the Jewish State. If I said this aloud today, I would be greeted by universal laughter. In five years, perhaps, and certainly in fifty years, everyone will perceive it.” —Theodor Herzl, Diary Entry, September 1, 1897. Theodor Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress as a symbolic Parliament for those who felt sympathy with the […]

A Family That Transformed Faith Into Saving Human Life

Ten Boom Family

The deeply religious ten Boom family of Holland believed that all human life is precious, leaving them no other course but to rescue Jews and resistance fighters from the clutches of the Nazis during World War II. In May 1940, the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. It was not long after that that the Nazis and their collaborators […]

Rev. William Blackstone In 1891: Palestine Belongs To The Jews!

William Blackstone

Few men have pushed harder for a Jewish homeland in the Land of Israel than Reverend William Blackstone. Born in 1841, Reverend William E. Blackstone was an American Christian Zionist who saw the struggles and mass persecution of Russian Jewry and decided to selflessly dedicate himself to bringing them their civil and human rights. Though, […]

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Father Of Modern Hebrew

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda

It is known that many of the world’s languages are constantly slipping into extinction, particularly in an age of globalization in which the world’s major languages dominate international interchange. Hebrew, the language of the Bible, never became extinct, but rather was mainly the language of Jewish study, prayer and scholarly texts. In their long exile, […]

Guatemala – An Old And True Friend Of Israel

Guatemala flag

There’s an old saying that there’s no better friend than an old friend. In the case of Guatemala’s relationship with Israel, it is certainly true. Guatemala lost little time following US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and its move of the US embassy there. Guatemala promptly announced that it would soon be […]

George Washington: America’s First Friend Of Zion

George Washington

“May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while everyone shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree,” – George Washington On March 4, 1793, George Washington, a founding father and the first President of […]

How Israel’s National Anthem Came To Be

Hatikvah

“Hatikvah” (The Hope), Israel’s national anthem, made its appearance long before the State of Israel was officially declared. The words were written by a well-travelled 19th-century poet and linguist, Naftali Herz Imber, who was born in what is now Ukraine, but for a time lived as a secretary to the renowned Christian Zionist Laurence Oliphant. Oliphant […]