New Peace in the Middle East

We are so pleased with the historic signing of the Peace Agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates today at the White House. President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed one of the most important Peace Agreements in the history of the Middle East. The Aaron Accords will be just one step in a long line of peace agreements between Israel and other nations who have historically been their enemy.

Discoveries Give More Confirmation That The Bible Is Accurate

More and more discoveries continue to prove that the contents of the Holy Bible are accurate. Here are two recent stories that add to the long list.

Ancient 3,000-year-old tablet suggests Biblical king may have existed

The study of an ancient tablet that dates back nearly 3,000 years suggests that the biblical King Balak may have been an actual historical figure.

Published in Tel Aviv: The Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University, the study looks at the Mesha Stele and makes the determination that after looking at new photos of the cracked tablet, Balak existed, though the researchers are not 100 percent certain of it.

“After studying new photographs of the Mesha Stele and the squeeze of the stele prepared before the stone was broken, we dismiss Lemaire’s proposal to read  (‘House of David’) on Line 31,” the researchers wrote in the study’s abstract. “It is now clear that there are three consonants in the name of the monarch mentioned there, and that the first is a beth. We cautiously propose that the name on Line 31 be read as Balak, the king of Moab referred to in the Balaam story in Numbers 22–24.”

To read the complete story, click here: https://www.foxnews.com/science/ancient-3000-year-old-tablet-suggests-biblical-king-may-have-existed

Rare ancient treasures bearing Biblical names discovered in Jerusalem’s City of David

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a rare clay seal mark and a 2,600-year-old stone stamp bearing Biblical names amid the ruins of a building destroyed by the ancient Babylonians.

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The amazing finds, which date to the First Temple period, were made in Jerusalem’s famous City of David. The artifacts were discovered in the remains of a structure razed in the 6th century B.C., likely during the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., according to experts.

In a statement, Prof. Yuval Gadot of Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority, which oversaw the dig, said charred pottery shards were found in the building, indicating that the seal mark and stamp survived a major fire. Both artifacts feature ancient Hebrew script.

To read the complete story, click here: https://www.foxnews.com/science/rare-ancient-treasures-bearing-biblical-names-discovered-in-jerusalems-city-of-david

Statement On The Move of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem

Today is an amazing day in history. It is beyond wonderful for God, for Israel, for the United States, and for the world.

Today May 14th, 2018, exactly 70 years after modern-day Israel was once again recognized as a nation, the United States has moved our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

During his campaign, US President Donald Trump said that this move would be happening, and as he has on numerous issues, the President has made good on his promise. Twelve other presidents have had the opportunity to do this, and no one else followed through.

Nearly standing alone, and receiving criticism from around the world, including many of our allies, we have Done The Right Thing when it comes to this issue.

God’s word tells us in Genesis chapter 12 starting verse 1,   “The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

God was founding Israel as a nation, and later in 2 Samuel Chapter 5 -God anoints David as King and David choose Jerusalem as the location to lead the nation from.

All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “We are your own flesh and blood. In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns. And the Lord said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.’”

When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, the king made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel.

David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. In Hebron, he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem, he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.

Pastor John Hagee said this at the official ceremony in Jerusalem:

“Jerusalem is the city of God, Jerusalem is the heartbeat of Israel, Jerusalem is where Abraham placed his son on the altar,” he continued. “Jerusalem is where Messiah will come and establish a kingdom that will never end.”

Yes today, Israel and the United States stand arm-in-arm as we should. I’m proud to be a Christian, an American, and a brother to God’s Chosen People.

May this union last until the return of Christ our Savior and bless both Israel and the United States for what happened today!

Ed Boston

US Recognizes That Jerusalem Is The Official Capital of Israel

This will be the first of several things that the Ed Boston Podcast will be doing on this historic day, the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

The following excerpt comes from a story at Newsweek.com.

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a “Biblical prophecy” by moving the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Judge Jeanine Pirro claimed on her Fox News show on Saturday. The new embassy, which has been met by criticism from Palestinians and the European Union, is set to open on Monday.

Pirro was in Israel ahead of the relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Calling the move a “truly historic moment in Israel’s history,” Pirro said Trump’s decision to relocate the embassy was one celebrated by the people of Israel.

Remember – From International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Pledge to Remember

Shalom, Ed,

No one who experiences Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in Israel ever forgets it. And from sundown April 11 to sundown April 12, something very moving will happen.

At precisely 10 am, for two minutes, sirens sound across the country. All activity literally comes to a halt. People stop working, pedestrians pause, cars pull over to the side of the road, and Israel is united in silent remembrance of the six million people murdered during this terrible chapter in history.

This year, as Israel prepares to celebrate her 70th birthday, I am asking friends of Israel everywhere to show their solidarity with the Jewish state that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust by observing two minutes of silence to remember those who perished.

In the Bible, God told Ezekiel to prophesy to the dry bones – the people of Israel – “I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land” (Ezekiel 37:14). For 70 years, the modern state of Israel has stood as fulfillment of this prophecy.

Thank you, my friend. Your moment of silence will remind the world that we must “never forget” the Holocaust – and that we must continue to support Israel, the sovereign Jewish state that for 70 years has been a refuge where Jewish people can live in safety.

With prayers for shalom, peace,

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
Founder and President