Author: Lela Gilbert
Lela Gilbert is the lead contributor to The Philos Project blog. Lela, a Christian who has been based in Israel and the U.S. since 2006, is an award-winning writer who has authored or co-authored more than 60 books. Her most recently published work is the critically acclaimed Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel through the Eyes of a Christian Sojourner. She authored Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World; she also co-authored Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians and the award-winning Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion. Lela is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute and a frequent contributor to Fox News, Algemeiner, The Jerusalem Post, The Huffington Post, and many other publications. Her entire body of work is available at http://lelagilbert.com.
Jerusalem Notebook: A Quest for Peace at Jerusalem’s Western WallThursday, July 6, 2017
A look at the Western Wall in light of recent events: Who can worship there? Where and how should they worship? And what forms of worship are acceptable?
Jerusalem Notebook: The U.S. Embassy – to Move or Not to Move?Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Since many countries do not recognize Jerusalem as an Israeli city, moving the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv is, to say the least, controversial.
Jerusalem Notebook: On the Golden Anniversary of the Six-Day War, We Remember a Time of MiraclesMonday, June 5, 2017
The Six-Day War began on June 5, 1967. The next five days included a showdown between Israel and its neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
Egypt Attack On Coptic Christians: Wake up, President Sisi! ISIS is Murdering Your Christian ChildrenWednesday, May 31, 2017
On Friday morning, 28 Egyptians in the Sinai were murdered by terrorists. Will this most recent bloodshed finally awaken the Egyptian authorities?
Jerusalem Notebook: Reflections on Holocaust Memorial DayMonday, April 24, 2017
This is Yom HaShoah, the Day of the Shoah – Holocaust Memorial Day – when Israel stops and remembers Adolf Hitler’s 6 million Jewish victims.
Jerusalem Notebook: Passover – The Remembrance of Suffering, Enslavement and God-Given FreedomMonday, April 10, 2017
The Jewish people are reminded, year in and year out, of their long and painful history as they observe their holy holidays – particularly Passover.
Jerusalem Notebook: Hatred, Courage and the Israeli-Saudi ConnectionFriday, March 31, 2017
The story of a young Saudi intellectual who visited Jerusalem and then wrote an open letter to his generation with the hope of political transformation.
Jerusalem Notebook: Israel, Fake News and the ‘Apartheid State’Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Thanks to the willful blindness of various journalists, diplomats and anti-Israel activists, the apartheid accusation against Israel has never really disappeared.
Jerusalem Notebook: Jews, Christians and Another Deadly Jihadi Pogrom in EgyptFriday, March 3, 2017
Hundreds of Christians in Egypt have been forced to flee for their lives because the Islamic State continues to make bloodthirsty threats against believers.
Jerusalem Notebook: A New Year in a Broken WorldSunday, January 1, 2017
Perhaps more than ever in 2017, beginning afresh ought to include reflecting more seriously on the troubled and broken world we live in.