Image (above): Ahasuerus and Haman at the Feast of Esther, oil painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660. Netanyahu drew on the story of Esther, the Jewish queen of Persia, in his speech to the U.S. Congress. The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. This time, he […]
Who do you think wrote this? It wasn’t the Quakers. Because war is contrary to the mind and spirit of Christ, we believe that no war should be identified with the will of Christ. Our churches should not be made agents of war propaganda or recruiting stations. War thrives on and is perpetuated by hysteria, […]
CBS News just broadcast the best report I’ve ever seen on TV concerning the barriers to Mideast peace. It’s only 13 minutes, but covers the ground very well, and is up to the minute. I can’t manage to embed the video, but here’s a link. What do you think?
Running an errand yesterday at Brookwood Mall, I take a short cut through Books-A-Million and am brought up short by a notice of a book signing. Jimmy Carter will be in the store this Friday at 7 p.m., signing yet another book about Israel and Palestine. This one’s called We Can Have Peace in the […]