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Speaker to share perspectives on Israel and Palestine

June 13, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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In the footsteps of Jesus: Local group makes pilgrimage to Holy Land

February 15, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON While floating in a boat on the sea of Galilee, they envisioned the sight of Jesus walking on water.
They collected rocks from the Valley of Elah, the place where David slew Goliath.
In the waters of the Jordan River, they were baptized.
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Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire

November 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Israel and the Hamas militant group agreed to a cease-fire Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.
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Attack by Iran’s Ahmadinejad sparks Israel walkout

September 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Iran’s president called Israel a nuclear-armed “fake regime” shielded by the United States, prompting Israel’s U.N. ambassador to walk out of a high-level U.N. meeting Monday promoting the rule of law. Continue Reading

Student believes communication is way to peace between Israelis and Palestinians

August 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Jad Zoughbi is a Palestinian Christian who believes communication is the way to peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Willmar, Minn., grandma and her grandson see ancient biblical sites on trip to Israel

March 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Lois Norbie of Willmar taught Sunday school at her church for years. As she would recite the well-known Bible stories to her students the birth of Jesus, the Last Supper, the Resurrection she would dream of traveling to Israel and seeing the site of those biblical events for herself.
This year, she made that dream a reality.
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Israelis agree with U.S. assessment that Iran hasn’t decided on nuclear bomb construction

March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Despite saber-rattling from Jerusalem, Israeli officials now agree with the U.S. assessment that Tehran has not yet decided on the actual construction of a nuclear bomb, according to senior Israeli government and defense figures. Even so, there is great concern in Israel about leaving Iran “on the cusp” of a bomb explaining why Israel continues to hint at a military attack on Iran’s nuclear installations before it moves enough of them underground to protect them from Israel’s bombs. Continue Reading

Arab-Jewish hockey team breaks barriers

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An Arab-Jewish hockey team has become an unlikely icebreaker in this remote corner of northern Israel, overcoming barriers of language, culture and conflict. Continue Reading

Romney: ‘Military option,’ diplomacy his plan to stop Iran nukes

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mitt Romney says his plan would include returning U.S. aircraft carrier groups to the eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. He also says he would increase military assistance to Israel. Continue Reading

Obama says force an option against Iran, but will try to talk Israel out of striking now

March 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

President Barack Obama says he doesn’t want war but insists he would attack Iran if that was the only option left to stop that nation from getting a nuclear weapon. Continue Reading