In 2023 Jewish and Christian peoples the world over are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.
On 27 January 1945 Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, where an estimated 1.1 million Jewish people had been murdered.
At almost all Anzac Day services we hear those profound words: ‘Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends.’ (John 15:13) Those profound words were spoken by Jesus—just a few hours before he experienced an excruciating death—a death He didn’t have to die, but a death He […]
Passover and Easter I was recently in Jerusalem co-leading a tour with my daughter, and had never seen the Old City so full. No wonder, as it was both the season of Passover and Easter. Although this had occurred before, this year was different as Easter for both the Western and the Eastern Christians fell […]
World War One & the German-Turkish alliance When War broke out in August 1914 Germany and Ottoman Turkey had already entered into a secret agreement. Britain was now reluctantly forced into conflict against the Turks. The area of greatest strategic and military importance was the Suez Canal. Everything needed to be done to preserve the […]
Jewish people recognise the 9th day of Av as of great significance, the day on which both of the Jewish temples were destroyed, as well as other events in their history. But there is also another day on which a number of key historical events occurred which impacted the Jewish people – in the modern […]