Signs of the times – “Turkey and Russia”

Last month it was announced that Turkey had “been removed from the US’ F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme after it took delivery of the Russian-made S-400 air defence system … The White House said: ‘Turkey’s decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defence systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible. The F-35 cannot coexist… Read More Signs of the times – “Turkey and Russia”

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Signs of the times – “Returning to the land”

It has recently been announced by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics that the country’s population now exceeds nine million. As of March this year the number of Jews had reached 6,697,000, or 74.2% of the population, with 1,890,000 (20.9%) who are Arab, and 434,000 (4.8%) who belong to other religious or ethnic groups. The Times… Read More Signs of the times – “Returning to the land”

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Signs of the times – “Locust invasions”

In February urgent warnings were issued of imminent locust swarms affecting particularly the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned that “Good rains along the Red Sea coastal plains in Eritrea and Sudan have allowed two generations of breeding since October, leading to a substantial increase in locust… Read More Signs of the times – “Locust invasions”

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Signs of the times – “Israel’s security”

As we embark on a new year, by God’s grace, security remains a pressing issue for Israelis. At a recent visit to Jerusalem by US officials, headed by the National Security Adviser John Bolton, one matter discussed was the forthcoming “US withdrawal from Syria and the implications for Israel, particularly on the Golan Heights. ‘The… Read More Signs of the times – “Israel’s security”

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Signs of the times – “Britain and the Gulf”

As we await the final outcome of negotiations with the EU, Britain continues to look for ways of bolstering her influence in the world post-Brexit. To this end, there is an ongoing strengthening of ties with traditional allies in the Gulf region. In April this year it was announced that Britain had opened a permanent… Read More Signs of the times – “Britain and the Gulf”

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Signs of the times – “Israel’s security and the Golan Heights”

Relations between Israel and Russia deteriorated last month after a Russian military plane was shot down by the air defence systems of the Assad regime, her ally. Moscow blamed the Israeli government for the incident which happened at the time of an attack on Syrian facilities by four Israeli F-16 jets. “Russia said Israel’s ‘irresponsible… Read More Signs of the times – “Israel’s security and the Golan Heights”

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Signs of the times – “A new order in the Middle East”

Looking back over the past seven years and the upheavals generated by the so-called “Arab Spring”, it is interesting to see how the hopes of millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa were quickly dashed. A recent article entitled, “The New Arab Order: Power and Violence in Today’s Middle East” by Marc… Read More Signs of the times – “A new order in the Middle East”

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Signs of the times – “A new deal with Russia?”

During his election campaign Donald Trump made a number of well publicised policy soundbites, including a desire for the US to have a better relationship with Russia. Moscow certainly welcomed his election victory and President Putin was one of the world’s first leaders to congratulate Mr Trump on his victory. However, relations between Washington and… Read More Signs of the times – “A new deal with Russia?”

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Signs of the times – “The miracle of Israel”

The current administration in Washington has from the start been extremely vocal in its support for the State of Israel. The Vice President, Mike Pence, has even acknowledged that Israel’s position in the modern world is a fulfilment of Bible prophecy. For example, in his address last January to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, the Vice… Read More Signs of the times – “The miracle of Israel”

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Signs of the times – “An object of scorn and ridicule”

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held every year on January 27, chosen because on that day in 1945 the Nazis’ largest concentration and death camp, Auschwitz–Birkenau, was liberated by the Red Army. This year, around that date, there were a number of articles in the press commenting on the ongoing problem of anti-Semitism today, most… Read More Signs of the times – “An object of scorn and ridicule”

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