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Lela Gilbert, a Distinguished Fellow in American-Israeli Journalism for Hillsdale College, is an award-winning writer. Lela has authored or co-authored more than 60 books including the critically acclaimed Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel through the Eyes of a Christian Sojourner. She also co-authored Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians. Lela is an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute and is a contributor to Philos Project, Fox News, The Jerusalem Post, Weekly Standard and others. She lives in Jerusalem.

ARTICLES BY: Lela Gilbert


April 25, 2017 1:52 pm
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Reflections on Holocaust Memorial Day

Once a year in Israel, when spring flowers are at their most beautiful, it happens at precisely 10 a.m. At that moment, the wail of an air...

April 13, 2017 11:03 am
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Passover – The Remembrance of Suffering, Enslavement and God-Given Freedom

Holidays in Israel are interwoven into daily life so beautifully that to me, after just a few years, they seemed to ebb and flow like...

April 2, 2017 8:12 am
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Hatred, Courage and the Israeli-Saudi Connection

During recent years, dramatic political changes have shaken the Middle East. Some have described these events metaphorically as “shifting desert sands.” They have also been...

March 23, 2017 7:25 am
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Israel, Fake News and the ‘Apartheid State’

When I first set foot in Jerusalem in August 2006 – arriving in the country in the midst of the Second Lebanon War – one...

March 5, 2017 8:26 am
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Jews, Christians and Another Jihadi Pogrom in Egypt

From the lips of a little child – an 8-year-old girl from El Arish, Egypt – comes a heartbreaking message. Her words speak volumes about...

January 2, 2017 7:31 am
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A New Year in a Broken World

Those who have the healthy habit of working out at a gym several times a week will soon be complaining about the massive – and...

November 15, 2016 7:34 am
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Eyewitness Accounts From Persecuted Iraqi Christians

It is painful to recall the events of late summer 2014, when the Islamic State killed or expelled thousands of Christians from their historic homeland...

October 26, 2016 7:51 am
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Wonder Woman: An Inspiration to Us All

On Oct. 18, a rather unusual and unexpected news story materialized on my computer screen, and it came as a pleasant respite from the rest...

October 23, 2016 7:36 am
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Jews and Christians Rejoicing Over the Sukkot Holiday Drowned Out the Foolish, Futile UNESCO Resolution

UNESCO chose a rather odd time to ratify its resolution against Israel’s “occupation of Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif” and Jerusalem’s Old City. The declaration, which was initially...

October 5, 2016 6:34 am
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An Enormous Funeral for an Enigmatic Israeli Leader

One of the best known and most widely admired Israeli statesmen died on Sept. 28. After suffering a massive stroke two weeks earlier, Shimon Peres...

August 1, 2016 1:23 pm
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The Silent Struggle of Bethlehem’s Christians

It’s a surprisingly short drive from West Jerusalem to Bethlehem – 10 or 15 minutes, at the most. But on a hot summer night a...

July 3, 2016 8:31 am
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40 Years After Entebbe – Memories From Yoni Netanyahu’s Brother, Iddo (INTERVIEW)

Independence Day is the most joyful summer holiday in America. The Fourth of July is fêted with barbecues, outdoor gatherings of families, friends and spectacular...

June 2, 2016 6:21 am
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An Outrageous Anti-Christian Attack in Egypt

Encouraging reports continue to emerge about significant improvements in Israel’s relationship with Egypt. With Cairo battling an explosive ISIS presence in the Sinai Peninsula, and destroying Hamas...

May 5, 2016 7:03 am
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Armenians, Artsakh and the Invisible Hand

Sunday, April 24 commemorated the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The day was observed by the world’s Armenian churches and remembered solemnly in many...

Features

Abbas Honors Terrorists Ahead of Trump Visit

The Palestinian Authority (PA) honored two terrorists this month in the lead up to President Donald Trump's visit with PA...

US Veterans in Israel: Memorial Day Profiles in Courage and Healing (Part Two)

JNS.org - According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 20 veterans commit suicide across...

World

ADL Rejects Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour Over BDS, Upholds Her ‘...

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a sharp rejection on Thursday of the pro-BDS positions advocated by Linda Sarsour – the...

Israel

Netanyahu Presented With Plan to Transfer Some Eastern Jerusalem Neighborho...

JNS.org - Knesset member Dr. Anat Berko (Likud) has presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a plan to separate some...

Middle East

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Defies Trump Over Iran’s Middle East ...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov directly challenged US President Donald Trump's tough stance on Iran this week during a briefing...

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