Your news from Israel – 13 February 2017 – The Jerusalem Journal Brian Schrauger

WALKING WHERE THEY WALKED, ASCENDING TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT 2,000 YEARS AGO

What was it like to “go up” to the Temple, “the house of the God of Jacob“? Starting this week, pilgrims to Jerusalem can walk the same path worshippers took 2,000 years ago. READ MORE…

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RUSSIA TO GIVE HIGH TECH WEAPONS TO SYRIA; WILL THEY MAKE THEIR WAY TO HEZBOLLAH? …by Brian Schrauger

In an announcement that Jerusalem did not expect, Russia has signaled its intent to provide high-tech weapons to the armed forces of Syria. The problem is that Damascus remains the puppet of Iran and a sibling puppet with Lebanon’s “Party of Allah.” Their visceral commitment to Israel’s destruction is at least as strong as their desire to defeat ISIS. Accordingly, Jerusalem wonders: will these high-tech weapons be added to Hezbollah’s vast arsenal for use against the Jewish state? READ MORE…

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NEW DISCOVERY IN THE JUDEAN CAVES OF QUMRAN, HOME OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

Archeologists from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, along with faculty and students from a Christian university in the US, have found “one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in the caves of Qumran.” READ MORE…

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ISIS FIRES ON ISRAEL

ISIS is not only to Israel’s north, in Syria, and east, in Iraq; it is also just across the border to the south. In fact, the terror group has taken over a large swath of the Sinai peninsula. From its stronghold there, it launched four rockets into Israel last night. But this is not the only military activity that occurred during the evening. There were two more. READ MORE…

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