JERUSALEM – Today, forty artifacts including the seals impressions of King Hezekiah of Judah and Isaiah, left Ben Gurion airport en route to Edmond, Oklahoma where they will be showcased for the next three months. Opening in two weeks, the “Seals of King Hezekiah and Isaiah Discovered” exhibit will bring to life the epic 2700-year-old history of Jerusalem’s deliverance from the mighty Assyrian Empire. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at stunning circumstances surrounding both the discovery of the bullae and the opportunity to now display them to the public.
Two important events of the past week reshaped the Middle East: United States President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iranian Nuclear Deal, and Iran and Israel went at each other for the first time in decades. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses these events in light of the Europe’s foreign policy decision making regarding Iran. On the one hand, Europe lambasted Mr. Trump for pulling out of the deal, and on the other, it reprimanded Iran firing on Israel from Syria, somehow not connecting that Iran’s presence in Syria has been conditional of the economic benefits Europe is suppling Tehran through the nuclear deal.