• And how are things going in Israel these days? With all the turmoil in Syria and the problems created by Iran and Russia, you’d expect people to be ...
    Discontent
    By Robert Wise
    October 19th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Agnes: Part 6
    By Robert Wise
    October 19th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • Hey! Before we go any further, there will no blog next week because I will be traveling. Sorry, but I’ll be out of pocket. HOWEVER, get ready for a ...
    Chasing the Angel of Death
    By Robert Wise
    October 05th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Agnes: Part 5
    By Robert Wise
    October 05th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Agnes: Part 4
    By Robert Wise
    September 28th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • Iran is back in the headlines. President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations called Iran an international pariah. While the entire rest of t...
    The Issue with Syria
    By Robert Wise
    September 28th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Please grant me a little indulgence. I want to add a reflection that is outside the usual trip through the world of the Middle East. I feel a need to ...
    A Personal Reflection
    By Robert Wise
    September 21st, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Agnes: Part 3
    By Robert Wise
    September 21st, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Agnes
    By Robert Wise
    September 07th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • Americans have an interesting habit of listening intently to a crisis, getting highly upset, and then in a few days forgetting all about it. Right now...
    Carnage In Syria
    By Robert Wise
    September 07th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Mike and Beth: Part 7
    By Robert Wise
    August 31st, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • Hey!  I’m back from Alaska. My trip took me up to the edge of the Arctic Circle and through Denali National Park. Beautiful beyond expression! I sa...
    Israeli Update
    By Robert Wise
    August 31st, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Hey! Before we go any further … got a special word for you. After today I’ll be in Alaska up there close to the Arctic Circle and hiking through D...
    Run-In at the Wall, Part 3

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Mike and Beth: Part 6
    By Robert Wise
    August 17th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Mike and Beth: Part 5
    By Robert Wise
    August 10th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • Last week we looked at any issue not particularly published in the United States: A struggle over religious observance at the Western Wall has develop...
    Run-In at the Wall, Part 2
    By Robert Wise
    August 10th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Think it is hard to make sense out of American politics? Take a hard look at Israel. Even the most ardent evangelical supporters of Israel don’t ven...
    Run-In at the Wall
    By Robert Wise
    August 03rd, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Mike and Beth: Part 4
    By Robert Wise
    August 03rd, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • In late June, the Washington Post ran a story claiming the State Department was distancing itself from President Donald Trump and creating an alternat...
    Who's Running the Show?
    By Robert Wise
    July 25th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Mike and Beth: Part 3
    By Robert Wise
    July 27th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • I stumbled upon this yummy twist on a classic Caprese Salad when I ran out of tomatoes just before heading out to a potluck brunch today. I substitute...
    Strawberry Pistachio Caprese S...
    By Becky Johnson
    July 27th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Taking a breather from the turmoil of politics and war in the Middle East, a little side trip through the archeological discoveries of recent days can...
    A Second Look at the Past
    By Robert Wise
    July 20th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Mike and Beth: Part 2
    By Robert Wise
    July 20th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Mike and Beth: Part I
    By Robert Wise
    July 13th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • Tourists often assume there’s only one kind of Holy Trip – but in fact there are two very different ways to see Israel. Christians take the Jerusa...
    Ammunition Hill Fifty Years La...
    By Robert Wise
    July 13th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • With all the furor over President Trump’s tweets and adolescent responses to criticism, an important shift has gone unreported. Trump has actually m...
    A Shift In the Sand
    By Robert Wise
    July 06th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the ...
    A Stranger in the Night
    By Robert Wise
    July 06th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the ...
    Meet Leslie: Part 7
    By Robert Wise
    June 29th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • A number of issues bear a second look… like the situation in Iran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, co-author of the nuclear armaments deal with t...
    Assessing the Current Situatio...
    By Robert Wise
    June 29th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Fifty years ago, the Six-Day War was fought, won by Israel, Jerusalem united, new boundaries set, and the Holy Land has not been the same since. After...
    Fifty Years in the Holy Land
    By Robert Wise
    June 22nd, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the han...
    Meet Leslie: Part 6
    By Robert Wise
    June 22nd, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • It’s a little bumpy writing this blog as I am flying over the Alps, returning from Rome. For the past week, I’ve been in audiences with Pope Franc...
    Greetings from Rome
    By Robert Wise
    June 15th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East, Miracles Never Cease
  • STOP!  Got a road sign for you. This is the last blog until June 15. Sorry, but I’ll be traveling and out of the country. As you probably know, I w...
    What about Syria?
    By Robert Wise
    May 25th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the ...
    Meet Leslie: Part 5
    By Robert Wise
    May 25th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the ...
    Meet Leslie: Part 4
    By Robert Wise
    May 18th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • This time it’s a building!From the time of my first visit to Jerusalem in 1968, I’ve recognized that the Holy City is filled with mysteries and le...
    Another Resurrection in Jerusa...
    By Robert Wise
    May 18th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East