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On this day of the Jewish festival of Purim, we’re going to talk about Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to congress yesterday, and reaction.

Why should America support and stand with Israel?  Many reasons: Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, which is reason alone to stand with her. She has been a staunch ally and friend of the U.S., and unlike the Muslim nations which surround Israel, Israel does not want to destroy the United States. But for Christians, Israel is important for another reason: Biblical prophecy. And if you haven’t studied what the Bible has to say about Israel and its future, you are in for a real treat today.

David Hocking (website)

David Hocking (website)

Pastor David Hocking joins us by phone today. David is considered around the world as one of the foremost experts on Israel, Bible prophecy and the Middle East.

David has been preaching and teaching the Bible for over 50 years and has taught courses in Bible, Theology, Biblical Languages and Expository Preaching in colleges as well as in graduate schools. He has served as pastor in Columbus, Ohio, Long Beach, California, and Santa Ana, California. He has written over 35 books. You can find his teachings at Hope for Today,, and on Blue Letter Bible.

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