Dr. Jimmy DeYoung Jr. is a speaker, teacher, Mideast guide, videographer and speaker on Prophecy Today. He lived and worked in Jerusalem for many years, is a fully credentialed journalist and has led numerous tours to Israel.
There’s been a cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas. Several hostages have been released with many more Palestinian prisoners released as well. The cease-fire is supposed to end today, however, there are talks taking place to try and extend it.
One interesting aspect of this war is that it’s shown how far Hamas and the Palestinian Authority will go in terms of propaganda. For example, Jim noted how they claimed Israel actually attacked itself on October 7th and that they were the ones that did the shooting at the music festival. They’ve claimed that Israel has stolen organs from corpses. Hamas has even used artificial intelligence to generate what looks like dead bodies (but really aren’t) and claiming that Israeli Defense Forces did this.
Dr. DeYoung noted that in 35 years of his experience, there’s been no one better at giving the Arabs a voice than the Israeli government. Israel often offered a 2-state solution, but it was the Palestinians that said “no” because being part of a state requires recognizing that Israel also has a sovereign right to be a state.
Why aren’t younger people getting this? It’s because they get much of their information from social media, so they wonder why they should support Israel when they believe they’re the ones committing the atrocities.
What have we learned from the released hostages thus far? How much of a problem is posed by Hezbollah? What is “Pay to Slay”? These and other questions are addressed, while listeners provided their input as well.