The Geopolitics of Israel: Biblical and Modern

On the Bible Places blog: Strafor Global Intelligence has an interesting analysis of how Israel’s geographical realities have affected its political situation in biblical times as well as today. It’s an interesting read. The article begins: The founding principle of geopolitics is that place — geography — plays a significant role in determining how nations…

Dissidents Occupy Cuba Church, Seek Papal Audience

Yahoo News: Havana — Thirteen Cuban dissidents have holed up in a Roman Catholic church in Havana to press for an audience with Pope Benedict XVI when he visits in two weeks, saying they want to air their grievances about human rights on the island. Some other dissidents and a church spokesman denounced the move, which…