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"The LORD said unto Abram ... 'I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee ...
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed
(Genesis 12:1-3)


"Thus saith the LORD God of Israel ... 'The LORD liveth ... which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country,
and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land
(Jeremiah 23:2,8)


"Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:1-4)


Books And Websites


Books, DVDs, Videos   |   Websites and News Agencies


Israel Articles Page   |   Quotations and Miscellaneous Information








The books listed below should all be obtainable from


From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine


"A superlative book ... To understand what is happening in the Middle East, one must begin with its past, which Miss Peters traces to the present with unmatched skill"  The reader comes away not only rethinking the Middle East refugee problem, but also the extent to which propaganda can be swallowed whole for lack of information"


Philistine: The Great Deception


"This incredible, thoroughly documented exposť gives a clear understanding of the Arab mind and their intentions.  It reveals the fear and ambitions of politicians, the  double standards and prejudices of the United Nations and the news medias, and presents convincing evidence that Israel's 'Peace Accord' will usher in perhaps the most devastating and violent era of man's history..."


To The Jew First: The Believer's Responsibility Towards Israel


"Does the nation of Israel still have a place in the purposes of God for mankind?  Has the church replaced Israel as  God's chosen people?  Does the believer in Christ have any unique obligation towards the Jewish nation?  This book aims to provide the reader with the opportunity to reflect on God's dealings with Israel.  This reflection is not optional: God expects us to get an understanding of His dealings with the Jewish nation, and to get involved in accomplishing His purposes for her.  His command with regard to this is: Ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, and give Him no rest, till He establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth (Isaiah  62:6c-7)"


The Mountains of Israel: The Bible & the West Bank

"The Mountains of Israel is a book I can enthusiastically recommend to all those who have a respect for the Hebrew scriptures and wish to know what light they shed upon the the present situation in the Middle East.  Even those dubious about the relevance of the Bible to current issues will find evidence here that will challenge them to reconsider their views.  With the "West Bank" and Israeli-Arab peace negotiations daily in the news, this is a subject on which each one of us wants to be informed.  The Mountains of Israel is an excellent source with which to begin" ~ Sheila Gyllenberg, MA Jewish History, Bar Ilan University, Israel.




News Agencies and Other Websites


Arutz Sheva News Service   /   Jerusalem Post   /   Israeli Embassy in London   /   Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Jewish Virtual Library


"The JVL is the most comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia in the world, ... There are more than 16,000 articles and 7,000 photographs and maps that have been integrated into the site.  The Library has 13 wings: History, Women, The Holocaust, Travel, Israel & the States, Maps, Politics, Biography, Israel, Religion, Judaic treasures of the Library of Congress, Vital Statistics and Reference..."


The History of the Jewish People

"Throughout the ages there has been a fascination with Jewish history. Countless times, people have questioned the 'miracle of the continual existence of the Jewish people' - this despite the almost consistent world delight in their persecution and ridicule. Can we, by reading history, find any clue to this intriguing historical riddle? ... The goals of this writer are threefold: First, to create an easy-to-use overview of information which would be readily available for the student and the layman; second, to provide the reader with a general picture of the world at different times and its impact on Jewish history; third, to ignite some interest or fascination with one of the characters you will meet and to encourage further study..."


Good News From Israel

"News of Israel's Achievements and Heartwarming Stories from the Jewish State"


Magon David Adom  Israel's Medical Emergency Service


"Aid given by MDA receives minimal government funding. Its lifesaving work in Israel - 24 hours round the clock, 365 days per year - is funded by a combination of voluntary donations from Friends of MDA in 17 countries around the world and payment from patients and hospitals. Magen David Adom provides its services to all, regardless of race, creed or ethnic affiliation. 90% of MDA's workforce are volunteers working side by side for a common purpose - to save lives."


Historical and Investigative Research


"Historical and Investigative Research was created to make important documentation available to the general public, because the academic system is rife with politically biased censorship when it comes to examining the foreign policy of the United States."


The Emperor's New Clothes


"Emperor's Clothes is a labor of passion for the truth. ... [It] is where you come for *rigorously documented* information and analysis that exposes how the mainstream media deceives people about US foreign policy."




"HonestReporting is one of the world's largest media watch groups. The story behind the story. Since October 2000, in addition to fighting an anti-terror war, Israel has been fighting a media war. In news outlets around the globe, journalists regularly misrepresent Israel as the aggressor and Palestinians as the victims. In response, HonestReporting was established to scrutinize the media for anti-Israel bias, then mobilize subscribers to respond directly to relevant news agencies."


BBC Watch


"[Our] aim is to monitor BBC output on the subject of Israel with the object of ensuring adherence to the BBC's own editorial guidelines and its legal obligation to provide accurate and impartial news, information and analysis to its funding public. The BBC is the largest broadcasting organisation in the world today and also one of the most influential. However, the BBC's coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict has long been a source of frustration to many, with severe criticism of its standards of accuracy and impartiality being voiced. When the BBC fails to meet standards of accuracy and impartiality, it matters not only because of the effect this has on public opinion in the UK and worldwide, but also because the BBC is in fact neglecting its duty to increase the understanding of the people who fund it..."


CIF Watch


"[We are] dedicated to monitoring antisemitism and combating the assault on Israel's legitimacy at the Guardian and its 'Comment is Free' blog. ... Despite the fact that the Guardian is a mainstream news outlet, it has allowed 'Comment is Free' to become a platform where antisemitism and the delegitimization of Israel thrives. ... [This] manifests itself most frequently on the section of 'Comment is Free' known as 'CiF Middle East'. There Israel is the subject of regular rebuke and moral opprobrium in a manner quite out of proportion to any other country in the Middle East or the world for that matter. The Guardian's own date confirms their disproportionate coverage of Israel. The two core problems at the Guardian and 'Comment is Free' remain: (a) A consistent sanctioning of voices opposed to Israel's very existence; and (b) Silence in the face of undeniable evidence of antisemitism when covering a story or editorializing on a particular issue..."


NGO Monitor


"Promoting critical debate and accountability of Human Rights NGOs in the Arab Israeli Conflict."


Eye On The UN


"EYEontheUN is dedicated to making transparent the UN's record on its fundamental promise - to identify, condemn, and protect against human rights violations and confront and respond to threats to international peace and security. The site will provide an information base for the re-evaluation of priorities and directions for modern-day democratic societies."




"The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East. CAMERA fosters rigorous reporting, while educating news consumers about Middle East issues and the role of the media. Because public opinion ultimately shapes public policy, distorted news coverage that misleads the public can be detrimental to sound policymaking. A non-partisan organization, CAMERA takes no position with regard to American or Israeli political issues or with regard to ultimate solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Inaccurate and distorted accounts of events in Israel and the Middle East are to be found everywhere from college radio stations to network television, from community newspapers to national magazines, and, of course, on the Internet. In recent years misinformation about the Middle East has also surfaced in fashion magazines, architectural publications, encyclopedias, professional reference works, geography textbooks, travel guides, and even dictionaries. Frequently inaccurate and skewed characterizations of Israel and events in the Middle east may fuel anti-Israel and anti-Jewish prejudice."


Palestinian Media Watch


"Founded in 1996, PMW is an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks. PMW's major focus is on the messages that the Palestinian leaders, from the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas, send to the population through the broad range of institutions and infrastructures they control."


The Real Story: Arab Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


This site addresses many of the issues and questions concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict including such as: 'Whose land is it?', 'Who started it?', and the bias of the Press and the United Nations against Israel.




"StandWithUs is an international organization dedicated to bringing peace to the Middle East by educating about Israel and challenging the misinformation that often surrounds the Middle East conflict. Through brochures, speakers, programs, conferences, missions to Israel, campaigns and Internet resources, we strive to ensure that Israel's side of the story is told on university campuses and in communities, the media, libraries, and churches around the world. Please review our various Web sites for more information, and please join us today to help bring us closer to peace. StandWithUs now has 12 offices and chapters around the world."


The Golden Report  -  Jerry Golden Reports From Jerusalem


"Jerry and Connie Golden are Messianic Believers in Yeshua Hamashiah (Jesus Christ) ... On this site you will find 'Special Reports' along with Jerry's commentary ... and the 'Jewish Glossary' section - giving you a better understanding of many terms you hear on today's news concerning Israel."


Olive Tree Ministries


"The prophet Ezekiel foretold 2500 years ago that the key sign of that last generation would be the coming together of the dead, 'dry bones' (Ezekiel 37). Just 150 years ago Mark Twain called the land of Israel a 'moonscape.' But the Psalmist said that 'When the Lord builds up Zion, He shall appear in His glory' (Psalms 102:13-16). And how He has built up Israel in the last one hundred years! Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount, continue to be Godís time clock. That is why the world rages over those areas, and why that shall escalate on a daily basis until the end of the age."


Anglican Friends of Israel


"Our aims are: To resist the call for a boycott of Israel; To support the people of Israel and to secure defensible borders for the State of Israel; To promote bonds of fellowship and interfaith understanding between Anglicans and the Jewish people; To recall the Church to G-dís Covenant with the Jewish people and to call the Church to affirm the centrality of Israel to the Jewish faith; To call Anglicans to repentance for the wrongs-of both word and deed- inflicted by Christians on the Jewish people and the nation of Israel; To fight all libels against Israel and the Jewish people and their State; To promote reconciliation and ties of friendship between the people of Israel and the righteous Arabs who oppose terrorism and wish to have peaceful relations with Israel; To protect the Christian communities threatened by Islamic extremism in the Middle East; To bring the Church back to an understanding of the Jewish roots of our faith."


For Zion's Sake


"For Zionís Sake Ministries is a Jerusalem based non-profit, humanitarian aid organization - established and dedicated to assisting the needs of newly arriving immigrants. ... [We] assist these new immigrants spiritually and physically by providing humanitarian aid through our warehouse distribution of furniture, medicine, food coupons, and clothing."


Elder of Ziyon


News and articles about Israel, and the attitudes and behaviour of the world toward her.


A Soldier's Mother


"From the time our children are born, we accept that our lives and identities have changed. I have been a mother for more than 25 years, seeing my children through their baby years, their school years, through their teenage years, and beyond. When my oldest son entered the army of Israel, I became a soldier's mother."


Crossing the Yarden


"Yarden Frankl is the Special Projects Producer for HonestReporting. That means he produces short films, long-term media analyses, and other efforts related to media bias. Yarden is also proud to be referred to as 'insane' for his obsession with mountain biking, running, and swimming. ... He lives in Neve Daniel, Israel with his family, bikes, and dog..."




A selection of non-Bayith articles, comments, and news reports on Islam.







We recommend the books/DVDs etc we have included on this page, but please note that we would not necessarily agree with every single word contained therein; neither can we necessarily vouch for the websites or periodicals from which these articles are taken, or any other articles or materials by the same authors, or any groups or ministries or websites with which they may be associated, or the beliefs of whatever kind they may hold, or any other aspect of their work or ministry or position.  Likewise, our recommendation here of specific websites/pages does not necessarily imply that we endorse every aspect of that group or ministry.


© Elizabeth McDonald