Wednesday, December 6th was a momentous and long-awaited day in Jerusalem! When US President Donald Trump made his historic announcement that the United States was formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, we all rejoiced! President Trump went a step further and said that America would be moving their embassy from Tel Aviv toContinue Reading »
When I came to Israel for the first time in 2012 as a tourist, I utterly loved it. In 2013, I began living here in Jerusalem off and on. However, from the moment I experienced Jerusalem beyond the veil of tourism, my love for her began to mature. Today, even though I’m not a citizen,Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday welcomed representatives from the Christian media to the gala opening of a first-of-its kind four-day summit on covering news emanating from Israel and the Middle East. The Christian Media Summit saw editors, reporters, journalists and photographers from some 70 Christian outlets around the worldContinue Reading »
Friday, 13 October 2017 | After more than a decade of strife, bloodshed and bitter contention that has left the Palestinian people divided, the two main role-players in the Palestinian political landscape—rival factions Fatah and Hamas—yesterday inked a reconciliation agreement in Cairo. According to the Hamas deputy political leader, Saleh al-Arouri, the agreement will uniteContinue Reading »
Knesset Members and Christian leaders from around the world recently gathered in Jerusalem for the first annual Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast. A highlight was a visit to the president’s house. “This is a significant convening,” Rivlin said. “The meeting at the Knesset and here at my residence is important as we long to receive the prayersContinue Reading »
Friday, 12 May 2017 | It has only been a few years since the ‘Friends of Zion Museum’ opened in central Jerusalem. The museum sets out to depict the story of non-Jews who have, by their love and courage of the Jewish people, played an important role in the establishment of the Jewish state. UsingContinue Reading »
Editor’s note: This week BFP International President and CEO, Rebecca Brimmer, spoke at a “Night to Honor Our Christian Allies” held in Jerusalem and sponsored by the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and the World Jewish Congress. The goal of this annual event is to provide an opportunity for Israeli leaders and Jewish community leaders fromContinue Reading »
Monday, 16 May 2016 | Some 2,500 years ago, God pledged through the Hebrew prophet Isaiah, “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, SheContinue Reading »
Dr. Faydra Shapiro is a specialist in contemporary Jewish–Christian relations, with a focus on evangelical Christian–Jewish relations, and has published and presented extensively on the topic of Christian Zionism and evangelical Christian support for Israel. In addition to being a scholar, teacher and author, Dr. Shapiro is a wife and mother, and a trusted friendContinue Reading »
Some years ago I sat listening as Rabbi Ari Abramowitz, a great friend of Bridges for Peace, explained to our group, “Naturally, Jews focus on Jewish Zionism and Christians focus on Christian Zionism, but there’s really one Zionism for all of us to focus on, and that’s biblical Zionism.” My heart was stirred that dayContinue Reading »
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