Petra Heldt in Jerusalem's Shuk where a suicide bomber almost took her life: Photo: Dexter Van Zile

It has been more than 20 years since Petra Heldt was nearly killed by a suicide bomber, but she can still tell you the exact time the bomb went off. “One point sixteen in the afternoon. I know because my watch stopped,” she says. Then she laughs.

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Brian and Taylor Schrauger on 15 Aug 1998 Photo Brian SchraugerBecause I am a Christian, many people assume it is my religious faith that is the primary motivation for my advocacy for Israel. But that is not the case. Like all true Zionists, my strongest motives are more visceral, more mysterious than any creed or pledge.

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Frank Pfeifer and Dexter Van Zile | Photo: Courtesy, Dexter Van ZileFrank Pfeiffer grew up with a terrible family secret. His grandfather was a Nazi SS officer who killed countless Jews. Today Pfeiffer, an evangelical Christian, openly confronts his family's past—and boldly stands with the Jewish state of Israel.

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Abbas and Mufti | Photo: of Abbas, by Israel GPO; of Mufti in Nazi Germany, a Vimeo screenshot; Montage by Brian SchraugerPA President Abbas's recent appeal to file suit against the United Kingdom for its 1917 Balfour Declaration is not new. In fact, it is the same essential sentiment as Jerusalem's Grand Mufti in 1943 - in Germany.

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PRESS TV reports on Israeli flag burning at DNC Philadephia on 26 July 2016 | Photo: YouTube screenshot PressTV News Videos channelYesterday Iranian news carried a story about protestors burning an Israeli flag. Why? Because this time it happened in Philadephia, not Tehran. And at the Democratic National Convention.

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