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  • What Does Christianity Say About One People, One Land, One God?


    What Does Christianity Say About One People, One Land, One God? September 21, 2018 20:17

    By Abraham A. van Kempen

     

    Source: The Times of Israel

    https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/what-does-christianity-say-about-one-people-one-land-one-god/

    Published SEP 22, 2018

     

    When asked on my first day in kindergarten, ‘where were you born,’ I sparkled with pride: ‘Palaestina!’ Palaestina, pronounced in Dutch, sounded so exotic.

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  • EQUALITY, EQUALITY, EQUALITY – Feared in the Land of ‘Zionism’ …


    EQUALITY, EQUALITY, EQUALITY – Feared in the Land of ‘Zionism’ … September 15, 2018 11:10

    By Abraham A. van Kempen

     
    Source: The Times of Israel

    https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/equality-equality-equality-feared-in-the-land-of-zionism/

    Published SEP 14, 2018

     

    When the Palestinians are Freed, SO ARE WE.

     

    In my letter to President Barack Obama, dated 29 January 2015, I asked: “Instead of heading toward a Native American model with Palestinians confined on reservations amid a sea of Israeli settlements and security zones, why not [authenticate Israel’s democracy with] open borders, freedom of movement? Mr. President, many people around the world would like to hear you say: ‘Mr. Netanyahu, tear down those walls.’”

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  • When the Palestinians are Freed, SO ARE WE…


    When the Palestinians are Freed, SO ARE WE… August 31, 2018 10:49

    By Abraham A. van Kempen

     

    Source: The Times of Israel

    https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/to-avoid-criticism-do-nothing-be-nothing/

    Published AUG 31, 2018

     

    To Avoid Criticism, Do Nothing, Be Nothing? Not Jeremy Corbyn! As Mr Jeremy Corbyn is being raked over the coals I can only admire him more. He’s doing what a leader does … guiding us through the irresolvable toward the attainable. As a signatory of Jews for Justice for Palestinians, a British Subject, and a Jew, I salute Mr Jeremy Corbyn.

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  • Will Evangelicals Ever Champion BDS?


    Will Evangelicals Ever Champion BDS? August 23, 2018 18:34

    By Abraham A. van Kempen

     

    Could the 70 million American Evangelicals with their 600+ followers worldwide endorse and promote the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to rein in Israel? Yes! But first they must snap out of their trance idolizing Israel. Modern Israel rejects the prophetic ideals of Judaism. The fullness of Christianity reflects the prophetic ideals.

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  • To Dignify or To Destroy


    To Dignify or To Destroy September 04, 2018 00:50

    By Abraham A. van Kempen

     

    Source: The Times of Israel

    https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/to-dignify-or-to-destroy/

    Published SEP 3, 2018

     

    Let’s Change the Way America Thinks About Israel-Palestine …

     

    That’s my mission. Going against the current, diving into the deepest storm and keeping my head above the rolling waves while whirling in clashing swirls to gently but firmly channel American Evangelicals back into the fullness of Christianity! So, what’s my mission? Nothing short of helping to change the way America thinks about Israel-Palestine; and, resuming my training to cross the Dead Sea in 2020, from Jordan to Israel, swimming on my back at age 70 when the time is ripe. Because … when the Palestinians are freed, so are we.

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  • Year 5779 … Can Oil and Vinegar Become One?


    Year 5779 …  Can Oil and Vinegar Become One? September 10, 2018 16:17

    By Abraham A. van Kempen

     


    Source: The Times of Israel

    https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/year-5779-can-oil-and-vinegar-become-one/

    Published SEP 10, 2018

     

    Yes! Just shake the bottle! The particles will freely move and become one. Freedom of movement – freedom from bondage, freedom from borders – is the essence that sparks fusion. Freedom is catalytic. Bondage is cataclysmic.

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  • Evangelicals … Go with Your God-Instincts!


    Evangelicals … Go with Your God-Instincts! October 05, 2018 12:16

    By Abraham A. van Kempen

     

    When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian Quest to Co-Exist, which ‘Joshua,’ do most Evangelicals invoke? Is it the Joshua in the times of Moses or is it the Joshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ Yehoshuʿa) whose name in Aramaic, the language of Jesus, is also Yeshua Hamashiach, ‘Jesus the Messiah, the ‘Anointed One,’ ‘Salvation,’ the Prince of Peace?

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  • UNPACKING THE ACTUAL IMPACT OF BDS ON ISRAEL'S ECONOMY


    UNPACKING THE ACTUAL IMPACT OF BDS ON ISRAEL'S ECONOMY October 10, 2018 15:05

    Source: The Jerusalem Post

    https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Unpacking-the-actual-impact-of-BDS-on-Israels-economy-569049

     

    By Adam Reuter / GLOBES
    Published October 10, 2018

     

    One of the goals of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement is to hurt the Israeli economy. The movement may not be as effective as many believe it to be.

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  • Making the Means, Methods and Mechanism for MANY to Move Mountains …


    Move mountains September 04, 2015 11:09

    By: Abraham A. van Kempen, Editor

     

    Source: The Times of Israel

    https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/to-dignify-or-to-destroy/

    Published SEP 3, 2018

    Become part of what might become the biggest letter writing campaign in the history of mankind. Anyone, everywhere may write a letter, personally or anonymously, to a designated world leader of choice in just three clicks. Immediately thereafter, the letter is published on www.buildingthebridge.eu and, simultaneously, it is flashed throughout cyberspace.

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