Every Christmas thousands of Christians flock to Bethlehem to celebrate the holiday close to where Jesus (Yeshua) was born. They marvel at the 40-foot Christmas tree, bow their heads at the Church of Nativity and sing Christmas carols in the frosty night air. Once Christmas is over, Bethlehem returns to normal. The tree comes down.Continue Reading »
“So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the Garden of Eden…’” Ezekiel 36:35 It was just a 25-minute drive from Jerusalem, but I felt like I had entered another world. A small group of friends had embarked on a day trip to the biblical heartland of Judea. When we arrivedContinue Reading »
We live in an era of fake news, conspiracy theories and half-truths. Detractors of the State of Israel are experts in tactics of disseminating disinformation in their ongoing campaign of misrepresenting the history of the Land of Israel as a means to taint various facets of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Repeating the same lies over andContinue Reading »
Political cartoonist Yaacov Kirschen used to say he was an atheist. He didn’t understand how any Jew could believe in God after the Holocaust. Years later he adjusted his statement and became an agnostic. He just didn’t know. Later, he spoke at one of our events and talked about reading the book of Ezekiel. HeContinue Reading »
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 »
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